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The symbol shows the location of the Steyning (West Sussex, England) transmitter which serves 1,700 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 Steyning (West Sussex, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Steyning 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
 V max
C39 (618.0MHz)25mDTG-356W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) South, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC Red Button, plus 16 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C42 (642.0MHz)25mDTG-356W
Channel icons
3 ITV (SD) (Meridian (West 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, 24 ITV4, 33 ITV +1 (Meridian south coast),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C45 (666.0MHz)25mDTG-656W
Channel icons
74 Shopping Quarter , 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV HD (ITV Meridian Southampton), 104 Channel 4 HD South ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 204 CBBC HD, plus 1 others

DTG-3 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 51 Freeview channels?

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

The Steyning (West Sussex, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 5SELECT, 5STAR, 5USA, Aljazeera English, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBeebies HD, CBS Drama, CBS Justice, CBS Reality, Together TV +1, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama, E4 +1, Film4 +1, Food Network, Forces TV, FreeSports, HGTV, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, More4 +1, NOW 80s, Paramount Network, PBS America +1, pick, Quest +1, Quest Red, Quest Red +1, Really, RT HD, Sky Arts, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Sony Movies Action, 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 Steyning transmitter?

regional news image
BBC South Today 1.3m homes 4.9%
from Southampton SO14 7PU, 77km west (271°)
to BBC South region - 39 masts.
regional news image
ITV Meridian News 0.9m homes 3.6%
from Whiteley PO15 7AD, 66km west (268°)
to ITV Meridian (South Coast) region - 39 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 50% evening news is shared with all of Meridian plus Oxford

How will the Steyning (West Sussex, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20122012-132013-182013-1716 Oct 2019
EEEEB E K TB E K TB E K T
C39BBCA
C40 D3+4D3+4
C42D3+4
C43 BBCBBBCB
C45BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBCB
C46 BBCABBCA
C50tv_offD3+4
C56tv_offC4wavesC4wavesC4waves
C59tv_offBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCA
C62ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesBBCB

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 29 Feb 12 and 14 Mar 12.

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

Analogue 1-4 140W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-4dB) 56W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Midhurst 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. Steyning was not an original Channel 3 VHF 405-line mast: the historical information shown is the details of the company responsible for the transmitter when it began transmitting Channel 3.

Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?

Radiation patterns withheld

Comments
Sunday, 20 January 2019
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StevensOnln1
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

6:36 PM

Paul Hojka: Steyning is a lite transmitter so in reality probably never. Talking Pictures (along with most of the commercial channels on Freeview) is broadcast from 80-90 transmitters which cover around 90% of UK households. To reach of the 98.5% coverage level of the PSB channels (BBC, ITV, Channel 4 & Channel 5) requires over 1,000 more transmitters, which commercial broadcasters are not willing to pay for in order to reach a relatively small number of additional viewers. If you want more channels you should look at Freesat, which provides most of the same channels available on Freeview (along with various others) via free to air satellite for a one off cost of a Freesat box plus installation of a dish and cabling (an existing dish can be reused if the property hasn't previously had Sky).

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Monday, 21 January 2019
MikeP
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

10:58 AM

Paul Hojka:

Further to that said by StevensOnln1, if you previously used Sky but not SkyQ you can re-use the dish and LNB. The equipment used for SkyQ differs and the LNB is not suitable for use with any other satellite equipment.



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