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The symbol shows the location of the Newhaven (East Sussex, England) transmitter which serves 11,000 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 Newhaven (East Sussex, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Newhaven 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.

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C23 (490.0MHz)131mDTG-400W
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1 BBC One (SD) South East, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 23 BBC Three, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, plus 16 others

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C26 (514.0MHz)131mDTG-400W
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3 ITV 1 (SD) (Meridian (East micro region)), 4 Channel 4 (SD) South ads, 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, 35 ITV1 +1 (Meridian south coast),

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C30 (546.0MHz)131mDTG-400W
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46 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD South East, 102 BBC Two HD England, 103 ITV 1 HD (ITV Meridian Southampton), 104 Channel 4 HD South ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 106 BBC Four HD, 107 BBC Three HD, 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 1 others

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Are you trying to watch these 44 Freeview channels?

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The Newhaven (East Sussex, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4seven, 5Action, 5STAR, 5USA, Al Jazeera Eng, Al Jazeera English, Blaze, Blaze +1, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, 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, W, Yesterday +1.

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 Newhaven transmitter?

regional news image
BBC South East Today 0.8m homes 3.2%
from Tunbridge Wells TN1 1QQ, 41km north-northeast (21°)
to BBC South East region - 45 masts.
regional news image
ITV Meridian News 0.7m homes 2.7%
from Maidstone ME14 5NZ, 66km north-northeast (31°)
to ITV Meridian (East) region - 36 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 50% evening news is shared with all of Meridian plus Oxford

How will the Newhaven (East Sussex, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1970-80s1984-971997-981998-20122012-1319 Jul 2018

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 / June 2022 - more
Table shows multiplexes names see this article;
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Notes: + and - denote 166kHz offset; aerial group are shown as A B C/D E K W T
waves denotes analogue; digital switchover was 30 May 12 and 13 Jun 12.

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

Analogue 1-4 2kW
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 400W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Heathfield transmitter area

Aug 1958-Jan 1992Southern Television
Jan 1982-Dec 1992Television South (TVS)
Jan 1993-Feb 2004Meridian
Feb 2004-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.

Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?

Radiation patterns withheld

Thursday, 31 October 2013

12:46 PM

Robert Thornton: Presumably when the problem is fixed.......

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Michael's 358 posts GB flag
Saturday, 14 December 2013
8:48 PM

I live near the top of the hill in Denton and lived in Bishopstone near Seaford previously (inc. BN - Before Newhaven) and have always been fortunate enough to receive a good signal from Brighton.

This summer I (and a neighbour) had problems with the Newhaven signal pixellating and dropping out so I have made sure that I only receive signals from Whitehawk by manually tuning the receiver(s). This process is detailed elsewhere and can involve only connecting the aerial after 80-odd percent of the tuning process has been completed (and then careful checking with transmitter details) - time consuming but worthwhile!

Weather conditions can still give the occasional problem eg last weeks mist and fog but generally tv life is good.

Hope this might help someone on highish ground east of Brighton......

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Dave's 1 post GB flag
Tuesday, 17 December 2013
9:42 AM

I tunned in to C50 on my TV and had untill yesterday all BBC channels and then they disappear and I cant reselect C50. I live in BN32RP

Very frustrating. All BBC channels used work perfectly and then a few months ago all gone. Managed to get them back yesterday using help from this site but this morning they are gone again!

Very frustrating. Any help

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Simon's 2 posts GB flag
Dave Lindsay

10:20 AM

Simon: Your postcode puts you in Hove, yet you are attempting to tune to the Newhaven transmitter. The one on Whitehawk Hill is probably the one you want. In any case, the BBC region from both transmitters is the same, it being BBC South East.

The UHF channel for Whitehawk's BBC services is 60.

The ITV region of the two transmitters is different: Newhaven carries ITV Meridian (East) whereas Whitehawk has ITV Meridian (South).

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB flag
Monday, 23 December 2013
8:12 PM

Transmitter engineering: how long is the Newhaven transmitter likely to be off air for? I hope we will be back up and running soon just typical so close to christmas

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Leanne's 1 post GB flag
Jon Harris
10:15 PM

>Transmitter engineering: how long is the Newhaven transmitter likely to be off air for? I hope we will be back up and running soon just typical so close to christmas.

Who knows Leanne, as ever not even the courtesy of an explanation as to what is going on. I can't see there's a power supply issue, nothing on the website for that postcode.

I can only think it's a physical issue on the mast and it's dangerous to work on it in the weather.

A simple "this is what the issue is and we reckon it'll be this long to fix" would be nice eh?

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Jon Harris's 1 post GB flag
Ian Farrow
11:12 PM

Newhaven transmitter now working again (time is now 23.10 hrs) on both TV and DAB radio. As you said, it would have been nice to know exactly what was wrong - because after all, they would hardly be out working on the mast at this time of night and in this atrocious weather.

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Ian Farrow's 12 posts GB flag

11:38 PM

Ian Farrow: While it's always nice to know what's going on, what you can do with that information is limited. I mean, you're hardly going to drive to the transmitter with a portable generator if the power is down or go with your tools/laptop to break in and fix the problem, are you?

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Michael's 358 posts GB flag
Tuesday, 24 December 2013

9:22 AM

Ian Farrow : As far as I am aware, the problem was caused by a tree having fallen across the power line feed to the station thereby killing the power supply to same.

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB flag
Wednesday, 1 January 2014
12:09 PM

hello there, i think newhaven transmitter is offline again? because there is no signal on my tv whats happening? and time will it be fixed?

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