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Freeview Light on the Ventnor (Isle Of Wight, England) transmitter

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The symbol shows the location of the Ventnor (Isle Of Wight, England) transmitter which serves 3,300 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 Ventnor (Isle Of Wight, England) transmitter.

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

Which Freeview channels does the Ventnor 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
C48 (690.0MHz)271mDTG-3400W
Channel icons
 BBC Three, 1 BBC One South, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 120 CBBC, 121 CBeebies, 130 BBC News, 131 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC Red Button 1, plus 13 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C49 (698.0MHz)271mDTG-3400W
Channel icons
3 ITV (Meridian (South Coast micro region)), 4 Channel 4 South ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 13 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 14 More4, 15 Film4, 24 ITV4, 28 E4, 33 ITV +1 (Meridian south coast),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C52 (722.0MHz)271mDTG-6400W
Channel icons
 BBC Three HD, 45 Film4 +1, 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, 123 CBBC HD, 602 BBC Red Button 2, 603 BBC Red Button 3, 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 54 Freeview channels?

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

The Ventnor (Isle Of Wight, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 4seven HD, 5STAR, 5USA, 5USA +1, Al Jazeera Arabic, Al Jazeera Eng HD, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, CBeebies HD, CBS Action, CBS Drama, CBS Reality, CBS Reality +1, Challenge, Channel 4+1 HD, Channel 5 +1, Channel 5 +24, CITV, Community Channel, Dave, Dave ja vu, Drama, E4 +1, Food Network, Home, Horror Channel, ITV 2 +1, ITV Be, ITV Be +1, ITV3, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, Movie Mix, Movies4Men, pick, Quest, Quest +1, Really, RT HD, Sky News, Spike, Talking Pictures TV, Tiny Pop, Travel Channel, Tru TV +1, True Entertainment, truTV, Vintage TV, VIVA, Yesterday, YourTV, YourTV +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 Ventnor transmitter?

regional news image
BBC South Today 1.3m homes 4.9%
from Southampton SO14 7PU, 37km north-northwest
to BBC South region - 39 masts.
regional news image
ITV Meridian News 0.9m homes 3.6%
from Whiteley PO15 7AD, 31km north
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 Ventnor (Isle Of Wight, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

years1950s~851984-971997-981998-20122012-1315/5/13-2013-18
aerial groupVHFB EB EB EC/D EB C/D EB C/D E
C5BBCtv
C39BBC1BBC1BBC1
C42C4C4C4
C45BBC2BBC2BBC2
C48 BBCABBCA
700C49ITVITVITVD3+4D3+4D3+4
C52BBCBBBCBBBCB
C54BBCA

orange background for multiplexes names more
green background for transmission frequencies
lilac background for power levels in watts
800MHz band: 4G mobile started in 2013
700MHz band: possible 4G in 2019 more
600MHz band: new or moved digital TV services more
Notes: + and - denote 166kHz offset; aerial group are shown as A B C/D E K W
Italics for analogue, digital switchover was Wednesdays 7th March and 21st March 2012.

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 Rowridge 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. Ventnor 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.

Comments
Saturday, 29 August 2015
J
jb38
7:38 PM

Christine Green: Well, as far as the reliability of the signal is concerned, unfortunately only time will tell, as its "possibly" down to when the engineering work is completed at Rowridge.

However, this problem was known about by the R&TV investigation service for quite a few days now, the latest offerings can be seen by opening the undermentioned link.


Radio & Television Service

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jb38's 7,001 posts Platinum Platinum GB
Thursday, 24 December 2015
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Christine Green
10:06 PM

Lost all bbc channels - bonchurch -anyone else?

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Christine Green's 13 posts GB
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BOC
10:58 PM

Christine Green: There is a fault at the transmitter, engineers a re currently working to correct this

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BOC's 8 posts GB
Friday, 25 December 2015
Saturday, 26 December 2015
Transmitter engineering
4:31 AM

VENTNOR transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 22:56 on 24 Dec to 23:07 on 24 Dec. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 104,625 posts Owner Owner xx
Monday, 28 March 2016
Tuesday, 5 April 2016
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