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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.

Choose from three options: ■ List by multiplex ■ List by channel number ■ List by channel name

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, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 15 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, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV1 +1 (Meridian south coast),

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C30 (546.0MHz)131mDTG-400W
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56 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 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, 109 BBC Three HD, 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 1 others

H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 43 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, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBS Reality, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, YAAAS!, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, E4 Extra, Film4 +1, Food Network, GB News, GREAT! movies, GREAT! movies action, HGTV, HobbyMaker, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Legend, PBS America, pick, Pop Player, Quest +1, Quest Red, Really, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, That's TV (UK), Together TV, 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?

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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, 65km 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

Friday, 11 May 2012

10:17 AM

Tony Betts: Are there any BBC1 or BBC2 channels stored in the 800's of the channel list which work correctly? At your location you could be receiving signals from both Rowridge and Whitehawk Hill with your aerial pointing to Whitehawk Hill or Newhaven (which is still analogue only). If this is the case try doing a manual tune for each of the Whitehawk Hill frequencies after first clearing the channel list of data. Alternatively, do a channel scan with the aerial unplugged until the scan has gone past the Rowridge frequencies, then plug the aerial back in at about C30.

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KMJ,Derby's 1,811 posts GB
Friday, 18 May 2012

7:09 PM

Dave Lindsay: Thanks. I have changed the database.

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Briantist's 38,844 posts GB
Monday, 28 May 2012
Transmitter engineering

2:28 PM

NEWHAVEN transmitter - Over the next week Newhaven relay: TV (analogue) Service Shutdowns, no digital TV, Radio (analogue) working normally, Radio (digital) working normally. [DUK]

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Transmitter engineering's 141,156 posts xx
Tuesday, 29 May 2012

9:56 AM

I live in Newhaven, so finally on Wednesday my TV's digital tuner will get it's first use. I've had the set for 5 years!!!

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Bill's 47 posts GB

11:10 AM

Bill: Remember though, that its June 13th before the ITV stations can be received as well as the BBC & ITV HD channels, as its only the BBC that starts early.

Just out of curiosity, as you have never used the digital tuner before on your TV I would be interested to know what model of set you have? this purely to check on certain technical aspects concerning the TV.

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB
Wednesday, 30 May 2012

7:05 AM

If you are having difficulties trying to retune, be aware that Newhaven digital doesn't start until 9 am on 30th May. The Newhaven Transmitter page doesn't tell you that, although the information appears with the Heathfield information elsewhere.

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david's 21 posts GB

7:45 AM

Thanks for the comments. Just some background info, I like most residents of Newhaven, haven't waited years for digital tv, so have had to opt for satellite to get it. I went for a Freesat Humax HD recorder which gives me all the TV I need, without giving the Murdochs even more money!

jb38 the TV is a Toshiba WLT68. I checked just now and BBC2 giving blank blue screen. Will try after 9am to tune in to the first lot of digital channels.

Unfortunately when I bought the set there were no HD Freeview sets, so will only be watching HD on Freesat.

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Bill's 47 posts GB

9:38 AM

Just after 9am I was finally able to tune into all the BBC channels.

The quality of the old analogue signal was awful and also in 4:3.

Digital picture vast improvement, but still softer than on Freesat in SD. Could play with TV settings, but that will affect Freesat picture as well.

I find the Standard Def picture on Freesat very good if original broadcast is done in HD.

At least now I will be able to record two channels on Freesat and still be able to watch another channel on Freeview.

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Bill's 47 posts GB
Transmitter engineering

10:30 AM

NEWHAVEN transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 07:54 today to 08:14 today [BBC] Over the next week Newhaven relay: TV (analogue) Service Shutdowns, TV (digital) working normally, Radio (analogue) working normally, Radio (digital) working normally. [DUK]

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