Switchover starts in East Sussex and Southwest Kent on Wednesday 30th May
If you live in the Hastings, Heathfield and Tunbridge Wells transmitter areas your digital switchover starts this week. If you already use Freeview you will need to retune - if you have never had Freeview, you will get the BBC services this week. Switchover will complete in a fortnight.
The Heathfield and Tunbridge Wells transmitters will, for the first time, provide a "single frequency network". This means that the two transmitters will use the same frequencies for each Freeview multiplex - the signals at the receiver will combine to provide excellent coverage. The calibration of a SFN may take some time to perfect on switchover day.
On these maps, the full-service six-multiplex transmitters are shown with the "red star" Freeview logo. The public service three-multiplex masts are shown with a brown indicator. The green areas on the maps, are the areas where the strongest signal is from the shown transmitterregion, with the light blue showing overlap areas where signals from other regions are stronger.
On Wednesday 13th June 2012 will see the second stage of switchover, which provides the final Freeview configuration, including Freeview HD for all transmitters in this region - see UK Free TV soon for full details.
On this date, you will need, once again, to do a "first time installation" as indicated above.
Gerald Maguire Monday 4 June 2012 7:17PM Eastbourne
After re-tuning my new Freeview friendly TV I have access to about 14 channels with four or five others apparently not receiving a signal, or a weak one which breaks up the picture. My location is Eastbourne,BN21 1EE.
Can I expect a fuller reange of channels after the next re-tune?. If not what should I do ?
Re: Timmy K
If you have a postcode of RH16 3?? then you may be able to receive a signal from Heathfield or Christal Palace.
My postcode is RH16 3?? and I can't due to trees and buildings.
Look at your aerial.
If the elements go up and down and it is pointing towards Sussex Square, then you are getting your TV from the Haywards Heathrelay.
If the elements are horizontal and the aerial is pointing east then you are getting your signal from Heathfield.
If you have no hills, trees or buildings to the east then you may be OK if you adjust your aerial.
If you are not using a wideband or group E aerial then you will need a new aerial.
A better option would be to get a Freesat receiver and dish.
Peter Richards Saturday 16 June 2012 9:03PM Folkestone
Hi I am having difficulty with freeview.
BBC channels are ok but ITV are poor on freeview
Dave and radio are missing completely I have done
Several retunes my f/view box is new.
My postcode is CT19 4PG
Thank you pete richards