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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.

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

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.

 V max
C39 (618.0MHz)25mDTG-56W
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1 BBC One (SD) South, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 23 BBC Three, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, plus 17 others

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C42 (642.0MHz)25mDTG-56W
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3 ITV 1 (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, 26 ITV4, 28 ITVBe, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV1 +1 (Meridian south coast),

 V max
C45 (666.0MHz)25mDTG-56W
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46 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD South, 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

H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 44 Freeview channels?

the effected channels
the effected channels
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the effected channels

The Steyning (West 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 mix, GREAT! romance, 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 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, 65km 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
C40 D3+4D3+4

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 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

Tuesday, 13 March 2012
Wednesday, 18 April 2012
7:01 PM

hi - great improvement in freeview signal but I suspect my aerial is getting signal from the steyning transmitter - the digital web site suggests might get good signal (and more importantly) many more channells by using the crystal palace transmitter - how do I find out if a good signal can be obtained here from crystal palace and is it a diy job to repoint the aerial at the other site ?

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Friday, 18 May 2012

3:04 PM

paul: Other than looking at Postcode Checker - Trade View you should have no problems getting a great service now from Crystal Palace.

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Briantist's 38,915 posts GB flag
Wednesday, 3 October 2012
Dave Lindsay

10:35 AM

According to DUK Postcode Checker, Steyning changed channels last night. Before it was Group C/D and now it uses B channels.

Channels were 59, 50, 62 and are now 46, 40, 43.

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB flag
Saturday, 26 April 2014
Christine Clarke
9:04 PM

I live in Billingshurst. Can I tune into crystal palace. My tv user manual says I need to know the broadcasting frequency and bandwidth. Help. I can't find this info anywhere.HELP

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Christine Clarke's 4 posts GB flag

9:33 PM

Christine Clarke: If you are indeed using a DA100C model, then according to the manual for same all you require to do is follow the procedure described in paragraph 5 under the "DA100C quick start guide" at the start of the manual, an excerpt from shown below.


If you have done the first time installation before, and would like to
search for Digital Freeview channels again, or if you have moved to a
different region and need to scan channels again,

Press MODE to switch to Digital TV & Media Player mode.

Press MENU, select "Digital TV" by pressing ENTER.

Select "Installation", then select "Auto Search" then press ENTER.

Once the search has finished, press CH+, CH- or EPG to select channels.

Press TV/R to switch between Freeview TV and Radio channels.

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB flag
Monday, 4 April 2016
Transmitter engineering

10:09 AM

STEYNING transmitter - Possible service interruptions [DUK]

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Transmitter engineering's 150,632 posts xx flag
Tuesday, 12 April 2016
Transmitter engineering

12:09 AM

STEYNING transmitter - Possible service interruptions [DUK]

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Transmitter engineering's 150,632 posts xx flag
Tuesday, 19 July 2016
David Lemon
4:42 PM

Steyning transmitter not functioning 16.30 19 July! No reception TV or Radio!

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Sunday, 20 January 2019
Paul Hojka
6:01 PM

I use the Steyning transmitter when will I have the ability to watch Talking Pictures on Freeview?

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