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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.

 V max
C33 (570.0MHz)271mDTG-400W
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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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C34 (578.0MHz)271mDTG-400W
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3 ITV 1 (SD) (Meridian (South Coast 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
C36 (594.0MHz)271mDTG-400W
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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

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Are you trying to watch these 44 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: 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, GREAT! romance mix, 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 Ventnor transmitter?

regional news image
BBC South Today 1.3m homes 4.9%
from Southampton SO14 7PU, 37km north-northwest (337°)
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-80s1984-971997-981998-20122012-1316 Oct 2019

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 / June 2022 - 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.

Saturday, 22 August 2015
Transmitter engineering

4:32 AM

VENTNOR transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Off Air from 17:09 yesterday to 17:21 yesterday. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering

10:32 AM

VENTNOR transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Off Air from 09:05 today to 09:32 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 17:09 yesterday to 17:21 yesterday. [BBC]

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Sunday, 23 August 2015
Christine Green
1:29 PM

Having problems on bbc channels and radio,picture and sound breaking up,but ok on humax ,is thee currently work going on anyone know?

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Christine Green
1:33 PM

Correction no bbc channels on tv or humax

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Monday, 24 August 2015
Graham Smith
4:18 PM

No ITV or Channel 4 service from 4pm 20AUG until 8.30pm 21AUG.
No BBC channels from 11.15pm until 11.55pm 23AUG
No BBC channels since 4.30pm today 24AUG

What is going on? When do you anticipate that adequate service will be resumed?

Pass this message to an English speaking person with authority and the ability to rectify this ongoing aggravating and appalling service.

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Christine Green
5:16 PM

Graham Smith: I share your pain- getting freeview to admit there IS a fault takes some doing and then alk they can bleat is " have you retuned?"-it is just shabby- we had problems a couple of days ago and it would have been quicker if I'd gone up there with my pozedrive myself!

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Christine Green
5:55 PM

Transmitter engineering: Hello ,have I got news for you!- no flippin bbc since 24 hours ago- -think V entnir transmitter is not fixed,

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Friday, 28 August 2015
Christine Green
3:39 AM

This is beyond a joke now - had scheduled retune on tuesday and got bbc channels back but now they are gone again- po38 area- anyone else?

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10:24 PM

Christine Green: The problem experienced with reception from the Ventnor transmitter is not necessarily caused by a fault on same, but possibly as the result of the engineering work which is presently being carried out at the Rowridge transmitter, the station having had a "possible weak signal" notification in operation for the last two weeks now.

The PSB signal from the Rowridge transmitter is already restricted to the South, and if the "over air" signal received by Ventnor from Rowridge drops under a certain level the Ventnor transmitter is liable to drop out, this I suspect, as possibly being the real reason for the problem.

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Saturday, 29 August 2015
Christine Green
5:41 AM

jb38: thanks yes have bbc back now but for how long?- spoke to Freeview yesterday and they told me Ventnor was off air-it was the first time they actually confirmed there was a problem at all ! And that they didn' t know what was causing it- I have been banging my head against a brick wall for past couple of weeks getting anyone to confirm there were any issues, and been told to retune or even to get an engineer,so this felt like a victory , anyway I hope its the end of it

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