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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.

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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
C33 (570.0MHz)271mDTG-3400W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) South, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC SD, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 16 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C34 (578.0MHz)271mDTG-3400W
Channel icons
3 ITV (SD) (Meridian (South Coast micro region)), 4 Channel 4 (SD) South ads, 5 Channel 5 (SD), 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), 45 Film4 +1,

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C36 (594.0MHz)271mDTG-6400W
Channel icons
86 More4 +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, 204 CBBC HD,

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 60 Freeview channels?

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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, 5SELECT, 5Spike, 5STAR, 5STAR +1, 5USA, 5USA +1, AlJazeera English (SD), Aljazeera English HD, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBeebies HD, CBS Drama, CBS Justice, CBS Reality, CBS Reality +1, Challenge, Channel 4+1 HD, Channel 5 +1, CITV, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama, E4 +1, Food Network, Forces TV, Freesports, Home, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Together TV +1, Movies4Men, NOW 80s, Now 90s, Paramount Network, PBS America, pick, Pick +1, Quest +1, Quest Red, Quest Red +1, Really, RT HD, Sewing Quarter, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel HD, Sony Movie Channel, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, Together TV, Yesterday, YourTV.

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 (336°)
to BBC South region - 39 masts.
regional news image
ITV Meridian News 0.9m homes 3.6%
from Whiteley PO15 7AD, 31km north (354°)
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?

1950s-80s1984-971997-981998-20122012-1315 May 132013-1716 Oct 2019
VHFB E TB E TB E TC/D E TB C/D E TB C/D E TA K T
C5BBCtvwaves
C33BBCA
C34D3+4
C36BBCB
C39BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves
C42C4wavesC4wavesC4waves
C45BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves
C48 BBCABBCA
C49tv_offITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesD3+4D3+4D3+4
C52tv_offBBCBBBCBBBCB
C54tv_offBBCA

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) by 30 June 2020 - 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 7 Mar 12 and 21 Mar 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 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
Monday, 21 March 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

9:35 AM

VENTNOR transmitter - 21 March 2011: Engineering transmitter work will take place between 08:00hrs and 18:00hrs. TV services that will be disrupted: Analogue services - BBC1, BBC2, ITV & Channel 4. Digital services - N/A [DUK] Over the next week Ventnor relay: TV (analogue) Service Shutdowns, TV (digital) working normally, Radio (analogue) working normally, Radio (digital) working normally. [DUK]

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Transmitter engineering
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1:45 PM

VENTNOR transmitter - 21 March 2011: Engineering transmitter work will take place between 08:00hrs and 18:00hrs. TV services that will be disrupted: Analogue services - BBC1, BBC2, ITV & Channel 4. Digital services - N/A [DUK]

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Transmitter engineering
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9:40 PM

VENTNOR transmitter - Over the next week Ventnor relay: TV (analogue) Service Shutdowns, TV (digital) working normally, Radio (analogue) working normally, Radio (digital) working normally. [DUK]

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Saturday, 17 September 2011
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Philip Hawkins
5:59 PM
Ventnor

Hi,

We live in what is known as "The undercliff" and can only get a poor analog signal from Ventnor. Are things likely to be better or worse after switchover?
Because of the poor off-air reception we are on Sky, so why am I worrying about Freeview? We need to replace a small tv/VHS combo, and a tv with USB record/playback would be ideal - but they only work on Freeview . . .

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Monday, 19 September 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

10:32 AM

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

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Tuesday, 20 September 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

9:46 AM

VENTNOR transmitter - 20 September 2011: Engineering transmitter work will take place between 08:00hrs and 18:00hrs. TV services that will be disrupted: Analogue services - BBC1, BBC2, ITV and Channel 4 Digital services - Not Applicable [DUK] Over the next week Ventnor relay: TV (analogue) Service Shutdowns, no digital TV, Radio (analogue) working normally, no digital radio. [DUK]

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Mike Dimmick
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6:03 PM

Philip Hawkins: Digital UK reckon you have a good chance of locating reliable reception, though that's based on the centre of your postcode and could be worse further down the cliff. It is your best bet, Rowridge itself is shown as a fairly low chance of even variable reception, and zero chance of reliable reception. You will only get the three Public Service multiplexes.

One advantage that digital has over analogue is that the relay can do a full decode with error correction before re-encoding and transmitting. You might have to ask around to see if other viewers have better reception to figure out if the relay is retransmitting a poor quality signal, or if your reception is problematic.

Note that the channels are changing at switchover, which may mean that the channels are also more clear of interference than at present.

Do be aware that reception deteriorates over time as the aerial and particularly the cables weather. If water has penetrated the cables they will drop a lot more signal than if they were completely dry. You should probably plan to replace cables after about 10 years, or if they've been allowed to rub over brickwork or tiles, which damages the insulation.

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Wednesday, 21 September 2011
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Philip Hawkins
2:29 PM

Thanks Mike. Will just have to wait till March and see how it pans out.

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Tuesday, 6 December 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

10:48 AM

VENTNOR transmitter - 6 December 2011: Engineering transmitter work will take place between 08:00hrs and 18:00hrs. TV services that will be disrupted: Analogue services - BBC1, BBC2, ITV and Channel 4 Digital services - Not Applicable [DUK] Over the next week Ventnor relay: TV (analogue) Service Shutdowns, no digital TV, Radio (analogue) working normally, no digital radio. [DUK]

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Sunday, 1 January 2012
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Andy Seaward
11:36 AM
Ventnor

PO38 1TQ - Tulse Hill in Ventnor is shown as a gap in the reception. We have excellent analogue reception at present but what is the likelyhood of a good/any digital reception?

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