Freeview Light on the Steyning (West Sussex, England) transmitter
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The symbol shows the location of the Steyning (West Sussex, England) transmitter which serves 1,700 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 problemsThe BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Steyning (West Sussex, England) transmitter.
Which Freeview channels does the Steyning 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.
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 Steyning (West Sussex, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 5Action, 5SELECT, 5STAR, 5USA, Aljazeera English, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBeebies HD, CBS Drama, CBS Justice, CBS Reality, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, Film4 +1, Food Network, Forces TV, FreeSports, GB News, GREAT! movies, GREAT! movies action, HGTV, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, YAAAS!, More4 +1, Now 70s, PBS America +1, pick, Quest +1, Quest Red, Quest Red +1, Really, RT HD, Sky Arts, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, 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 Steyning transmitter?
BBC South Today 1.3m homes 4.9%
from Southampton SO14 7PU, 77km west (271°)
to BBC South region - 39 masts.
How will the Steyning (West Sussex, England) transmission frequencies change over time?
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tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 - more
Table shows multiplexes names see this article;
green background for transmission frequencies
Notes: + and - denote 166kHz offset; aerial group are shown as A B C/D E K W T
waves denotes analogue; digital switchover was 29 Feb 12 and 14 Mar 12.
How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?
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Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Midhurst transmitter area
Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?Radiation patterns withheld
Paul Hojka: Steyning is a lite transmitter so in reality probably never. Talking Pictures (along with most of the commercial channels on Freeview) is broadcast from 80-90 transmitters which cover around 90% of UK households. To reach of the 98.5% coverage level of the PSB channels (BBC, ITV, Channel 4 & Channel 5) requires over 1,000 more transmitters, which commercial broadcasters are not willing to pay for in order to reach a relatively small number of additional viewers. If you want more channels you should look at Freesat, which provides most of the same channels available on Freeview (along with various others) via free to air satellite for a one off cost of a Freesat box plus installation of a dish and cabling (an existing dish can be reused if the property hasn't previously had Sky).
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