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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
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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
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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Dave Lindsay
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5:53 PM

Andy Seaward: Yes, you will get a digital signal come switchover in March, but you will only get the Public Service Broadcaster groups of channels which are BBC, ITV1, ITV2, C4, E4, More4, C5, the four HD services and a few others.

In order to get more channels you will have to look at another platform. The non-subscription satellite service Freesat is a probable candidate.

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB
Tuesday, 17 January 2012
Transmitter engineering
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9:28 AM

VENTNOR transmitter - 17 to 19 January 2012: 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 will be subject to periods of shutdown. 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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Tuesday, 24 January 2012
Transmitter engineering
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9:27 AM

VENTNOR transmitter - 24 January 2012: 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 will be subject to periods of shutdown. 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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Thursday, 5 April 2012
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Andy Seaward
12:25 PM
Ventnor

The switch over on the Ventnor mast went very well. Is there any chance of ITV3 and ITV4 at some time in the future?

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Dave Lindsay
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12:37 PM

Andy Seaward: Not likely! See here:

Will there ever be more services on the Freeview Light transmitters? | ukfree.tv - independent free digital TV advice

Unfortunately due to the fact that Ventnor is at the bottom of a steep slope, there is no likelihood of being able to receive directly from another transmitter such as Rowridge that carries the Commercial services.

Also, there is no possibility of receiving them across the water from the mainland either.

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Monday, 16 April 2012
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Andy Seaward
2:13 PM
Ventnor

I hope for your sake this will be my last question. I bought a Sharp LC22le320e which has a freeview tuner built in and is labeled for HD. In Ventnor we are supposed to get 4 HD channels (50, 51, 52, 54) but these do not tune in whatever I try. What am I doing wrong?

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Dave Lindsay
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2:50 PM

Andy Seaward: Refer to the Sharp website: LCD TV - Sharp

The specification says that it does not have the ability to receive DVB-T2 (HD) signals. It is also described as "HD Ready" which means that it can show HD pictures, but does not have in-built means to receive them over-the-air.

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Andy Seaward
4:19 PM
Ventnor

Dave Lindsay
Thank you for your help.

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Monday, 23 April 2012
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Philip Hawkins
2:13 PM
Ventnor

Well whoopy doo!

I came across a "Creative USB dongle" bought years ago, which had not produced anything in the past, installed it on a laptop running Windows XP (as stipulated)and plugged in the outside aerial - success.

It gives good clear pictures on both the non-HD multiplexes, without using the aerial booster.

Probably now time to get a Freeview tv . . .

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