Freeview Light on the Newton (Northumberland, England) transmitter
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The symbol shows the location of the Newton (Northumberland, England) transmitter which serves 10,000 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 problemsThe BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Newton (Northumberland, England) transmitter.
Which Freeview channels does the Newton 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.
64QAM 8K 2/3 24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-6 256QAM 32KE 2/3 40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)
Are you trying to watch these 52 Freeview channels?
The Newton (Northumberland, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 5Action, 5SELECT, 5STAR, 5USA, Aljazeera English, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBeebies HD, CBS Drama, CBS Justice, CBS Reality, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, Film4 +1, Food Network, Forces TV, FreeSports, GB News, GREAT! movies, GREAT! movies action, HGTV, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, YAAAS!, More4 +1, Now 70s, PBS America +1, pick, Quest +1, Quest Red, Quest Red +1, Really, RT HD, Sky Arts, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, Together TV, 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 Newton transmitter?
BBC Look North (Newcastle) 1.6m homes 6.0%
from Newcastle NE99 2NE, 21km east (94°)
to BBC North East and Cumbria region - 70 masts.
How will the Newton (Northumberland, England) transmission frequencies change over time?
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tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 - 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 12 Sep 12 and 26 Sep 12.
How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?
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Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Pontop Pike transmitter area
If you are receiving Sky Arts which is carried on the ArqA/COM5 multiplex, then you are not receiving it from the Newton transmitter which is only Freeview Light (PSBs1-3).
See https://www.freeview.co.uk/corporate/platform-management/channel-listings-industry-professionals for which channels are carried on which multiplex.
The chances are you are getting your signals from the main Pontop Pike transmitter. Which direction is your aerial pointing and are the rods vertical or horizontal?
The Popntop Pike transmitter is currently listed for Planned Engineering with the Possible effect on TV reception "Pixelation or flickering on some or all channels". This can mean no signal in weaker signal areas. Do NOT retune as this will likely clear your correct tuning and you'd need to repeat retune until you got your signals back.
However please note that there are some minor channel changes going on in these last two days in June, and a retune will be needed at some point and COM7, always a temporary multiplex, is closing.
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