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The symbol shows the location of the Fremont Point transmitter which serves 30,000 homes. The bright green areas shown where the signal from this transmitter is strong, dark green areas are poorer signals. Those parts shown in yellow may have interference on the same frequency from other masts.

This transmitter has no current reported problems

The BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Fremont Point transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Fremont Point transmitter broadcast?

If you have any kind of Freeview fault, follow this Freeview reset procedure first.

Digital television services are broadcast on a multiplexes (or Mux) where many stations occupy a single broadcast frequency, as shown below.

MuxH/VFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 H max
C44 (658.0MHz)245mDTG-3,200W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) Channel Islands, 2 BBC Two Channel Islands, 9 BBC Four, 23 BBC Three, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, plus 14 others

PSB2
D3+4
 H max
C41+ (634.2MHz)245mDTG-3,200W
Channel icons
3 ITV 1 (SD) (Channel), 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 18 More4, 26 ITV4, 28 ITVBe, 30 E4 +1,

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C47 (682.0MHz)245mDTG-3,200W
Channel icons
46 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD Channel Islands, 102 BBC Two HD Channel Islands, 104 Channel 4 HD South ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 106 BBC Four HD, 107 BBC Three HD, 204 CBBC HD, plus 1 others

H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 44 Freeview channels?

the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels

The Fremont Point mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: U&Yesterday, 4seven, 5Action, 5STAR, 5USA, Al Jazeera Eng, Al Jazeera English, Blaze, Blaze +1, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, DMAX, E4 Extra, YAAAS!, Film4 +1, Food Network, GREAT! action, GREAT! movies, GREAT! romance, GREAT! romance mix, HGTV, HobbyMaker, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Legend, PBS America, Quest +1, Quest Red, Really, Sky Mix, Sky News, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, That's 90s, That's TV 2, Together TV, TRUE CRIME, TRUE CRIME XTRA, U&Dave, U&Dave ja vu, U&Drama +1, U&W.

If you want to watch these channels, your aerial must point to one of the 80 Full service Freeview transmitters. For more information see the will there ever be more services on the Freeview Light transmitters? page.

Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Fremont Point transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Channel Islands News 0.0m homes 0.2%
from St Helier JE2 3PL, 1,455km west-southwest (253°)
to BBC Channel Islands region - 8 masts.
regional news image
ITV Channel News 0.0m homes 0.2%
from St Helier JE1 3ZD, 1,455km west-southwest (253°)
to ITV Channel region - 8 masts.

How will the Fremont Point transmission frequencies change over time?

1962-80s1984-971997-981998-20102010-1330 Jun 2019-
VHFB E TB E TB E TB E K TB E K T
C9ITVwaves
C41ITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves+D3+4D3+4
C44BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCABBCA
C47C4wavesC4wavesC4wavesBBCBBBCB
C51tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 / June 2022 - more
Table shows multiplexes names see this article;
green background for transmission frequencies
Notes: + and - denote 166kHz offset; aerial group are shown as A B C/D E K W T
waves denotes analogue; digital switchover was 17 Nov 10 and 17 Nov 10.

How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?

Analogue 1-4 20kW
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-8dB) 3.2kW

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Fremont Point transmitter area

Sep 1962-Feb 2004Channel
Nov 2011-Dec 2014ITV plc
Feb 1983-Dec 1992TV-am•
Jan 1993-Sep 2010GMTV•
Sep 2010-Dec 2014ITV Daybreak•
• Breakfast ◊ Weekends ♦ Friday night and weekends † Weekdays only.

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Monday, 8 April 2024
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5:10 AM

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5:07 AM

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Denise Joyce
12:03 PM

We have noticed the signal on all the Channels on the No 30 frequency is very weak at 2/10, thus we have effectively lost them, including W, Talking Pictures Yesterday + others. In addition, No 28 has been reduced to half strength, set at 5/10. Is this due to the maintenance or is it a fault? This signal comes from the St Paul's Transmitter in St Leonards on Sea.

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Steve Donaldson
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1:42 PM

Denise Joyce: Freeview publishes a list of transmitters with ongoing engineering works here:

Planned engineering works | Freeview

The transmitter in question is known as 'Hastings' and it does not appear on the list.

The two UHF channels you are having difficulty with are the two highest, with the worst affected being the highest, 30. The next one below 28 is 26, which is COM5 / Arq A multiplex.

Freeview has published a list of programme channels including which multiplex ('mux') they are on:

Channel listings for Industry Professionals | Freeview

Multiplex channels from the Hastings transmitter are:

PSB1 - BBC A - C25
PSB2 - D3&4 - C28
PSB3 - BBC B - C22
COM4 - SDN - C23
COM5 - Arq A - C26
COM6 - Arq B - C30

The 'C' numbers are UHF channel numbers, the broadcast channel shown by your TV.

One possible cause could be interference from a nearby mobile phone base station that has just started operating in the frequency band which was previously used for TV. Restore TV is the organisation responsible for alleviating such interference. They will send a filter out which will filter out the mobile signal, stopping it from getting to your TV. Enter your postcode into their site to see if they have sent you a postcard, meaning they think there is a possibility the base station could be an issue for reception:

https://restoretv.uk/post…ure/

Most people have a TV aerial that connects directly to the TV, without any amplifier or booster. If that is you, then a filter that goes behind the TV is suitable.

If you have an amplifier such as on the roof or in the loft then any filter will need to be fitted before the amplifier. In such circumstances, you should tell Restore TV you have an amplifier and if it is in an inaccessible place, such as on the roof, they should send an engineer out to fit a filter.

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Chris.SE
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11:52 PM

Denise Joyce:

There could be other reasons that you are having reception problems. Steve has taken his best guess at one of the potential problems. Poor reception of those multiplexes may be another. As Steve has indicated, it's likely that it's the Hastings transmitter that you are actually receiving based on your information, but reception of each multiplex can be very dependant on location and we can't check that without a full postcode.

Once we've checked the predicted reception we can then see the likely possibility of general interference, or even the possibility of a fault on your aerial system.
Also where the aerial is located would be helpful.

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Tuesday, 2 July 2024
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12:07 AM

Denise Joyce:

Update on previous information. The Hastings transmitter has an Engineering post indicating that it's having Planned Engineering - Possible effect on TV reception week commencing 01/07/2024 Pixelation or flickering on some or all channels.
It is not appearing on the main list that Steve mentioned.
Errors in listing are not unheard of, again your predicted reception may help indicate whether any Planned Engineering if occurring, is likely to have a big impact on your reception.

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