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The symbol shows the location of the Winterbourne Steepleton (Dorset, England) transmitter which serves less than 500 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 Winterbourne Steepleton (Dorset, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Winterbourne Steepleton 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
C39 (618.0MHz)162mDTG-32W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) South, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 16 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C45 (666.0MHz)162mDTG-32W
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),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C42 (642.0MHz)162mDTG-62W
Channel icons
74 Shopping Quarter , 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, 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 52 Freeview channels?

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

The Winterbourne Steepleton (Dorset, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 5SELECT, 5STAR, 5USA, Aljazeera English, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBeebies HD, CBS Drama, CBS Justice, CBS Reality, Together TV +1, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama, E4 +1, Film4 +1, Food Network, Forces TV, FreeSports, HGTV, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, More4 +1, Now 70s, NOW 80s, Paramount Network, PBS America +1, pick, Pick +1, Quest +1, Quest Red, Quest Red +1, Really, RT HD, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Sony Movies Action, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, Together TV, 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 Winterbourne Steepleton transmitter?

regional news image
BBC South Today 1.3m homes 4.9%
from Southampton SO14 7PU, 82km east-northeast (73°)
to BBC South region - 39 masts.
regional news image
ITV Meridian News 0.9m homes 3.6%
from Whiteley PO15 7AD, 92km east-northeast (77°)
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 Winterbourne Steepleton (Dorset, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20122012-132013-182013-1731 Mar 2018-
EEEB E K TB E K TB E K TB E K T
C39BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBCABBCABBCABBCA
C42BBCBBBCBBBCBBBCB
C45ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesD3+4D3+4D3+4D3+4
C49tv_offBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves
C66C4wavesC4wavesC4waves

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 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 12W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 2.4W

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. Winterbourne Steepleton 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
Thursday, 29 August 2019
Transmitter engineering
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5:09 AM

WINTERBOURNE STEEPLETON transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 17:54 on 26 Aug to 18:06 on 26 Aug, BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 20:35 on 25 Aug to 00:25 on 26 Aug, HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 21:51 on 25 Aug to 00:25 on 26 Aug. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 15 January 2020
Transmitter engineering
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10:47 AM

WINTERBOURNE STEEPLETON transmitter - Freeview: Off the air due to a fault from 15 Jan 08:53. . [BBC]

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1:48 PM

WINTERBOURNE STEEPLETON transmitter - Freeview: Off the air due to a fault from 15 Jan 08:53 until 15 Jan 11:51. . [BBC]

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Sunday, 16 February 2020
Transmitter engineering
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10:29 PM

WINTERBOURNE STEEPLETON transmitter - Freeview: Off the air due to a fault from 16 Feb 04:37 until 16 Feb 05:06. . [BBC]

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Friday, 22 May 2020
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10:28 PM

WINTERBOURNE STEEPLETON transmitter - Freeview: Weather conditions may be affecting your reception from 21 May 21:08 until 21 May 21:21. . [BBC]

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