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The symbol shows the location of the Midhurst (West Sussex, England) transmitter which serves 94,000 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 Midhurst (West Sussex, England) transmitter.



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Which Freeview channels does the Midhurst transmitter broadcast?

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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
 H max
C55 (746.0MHz)299mDTG-320,000W
Channel icons
1 BBC One South, 2 BBC Two England, 7 BBC Three, 9 BBC Four, 120 CBBC, 121 CBeebies, 130 BBC News, 131 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC Red Button 1, plus 13 others

PSB2
D3+4
 H max
C56 (754.0MHz)299mDTG-320,000W
Channel icons
3 ITV (Meridian (West micro region)), 4 Channel 4 South ads, 5 Channel 5 Part Network ads, 6 ITV 2, 13 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 14 More 4, 15 Film 4, 28 E4, 33 ITV +1 (Meridian south coast),

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C58 (770.0MHz)299mDTG-620,000W
Channel icons
45 Film 4 +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 BBC Three HD, 123 CBBC HD, plus 1 others

COM4
SDN
 H -3dB
C54 (738.0MHz)299mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
10 ITV 3, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 26 ITV Be, 27 ITV 2 +1, 30 5*, 34 ITV 3 +1, 37 Quest, 44 Channel 5 +1, 55 Channel 5 +24, 61 True Entertainment, 62 ITV 4 +1, 66 CBS Reality, 72 ITV Be +1, 122 CITV, 242 Vintage TV, plus 24 others

COM5
ArqA
 H -3dB
C59 (778.0MHz)300mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
 BBC Red Button 2, 11 pick, 12 Dave, 17 Really, 29 E4 +1, 32 Movie Mix, 41 Food Network, 42 Travel Channel, 46 Challenge, 48 Movies4Men, 68 truTV, 69 truTV +1, 126 Tiny Pop, 132 Sky News, plus 18 others

COM6
ArqB
 H -3dB
C50 (706.0MHz)300mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
18 4Music, 19 Yesterday, 24 ITV 4, 25 Dave ja vu, 31 Spike , 38 Quest +1, 47 4seven, 58 BT Sport 1 (not free), 59 BT Showcase (not free), 64 CBS Action, 70 Horror Channel, 74 VIVA, 133 Al Jazeera English, 135 RT English , plus 18 others



DTG-3 64QAM 8K 2/324.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-6 256QAM 32KE 2/340.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
DTG-8 64QAM 8K 3/427.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 10 Freeview HD channels?

the effected channels

The Midhurst (West Sussex, England) mast is not one of the extended Freeview HD (COM7 and COM8) transmitters, it does not provide these high definition (HD) channels: 4seven HD, Al Jazeera Arabic, Al Jazeera HD, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, CBeebies HD, Channel 4+1 HD, Community Channel, Community Channel HD, Motors TV.

If you want to watch these HD channels, either use Freesat HD, or move your TV aerial must point to one of the 30 Full Freeview HD transmitters. For more information see the want to know which transmitters will carry extra Freeview HD? page.

Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Midhurst transmitter?

regional news image
BBC South Today 1.3m homes 4.9%
from Southampton SO14 7PU, 51km west-southwest
to BBC South region - 39 masts.
regional news image
ITV Meridian News 0.9m homes 3.6%
from Whiteley PO15 7AD, 41km west-southwest
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 Midhurst (West Sussex, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

years1984-971997-981998-20122012-133/10/12-2013-18
aerial groupC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D E
700C50ArqBArqBArqB
C54 SDNSDN
C55BBC2BBC2BBC2BBCABBCABBCA
C56+1 D3+4D3+4
C58ITVITVITVBBCBBBCBBBCB
C59+BArqAArqAArqA
C60+D
800C61BBC1BBC1BBC1D3+4
C62+ASDN
C64-C
C65+2
C68C4C4C4

orange background for multiplexes names more
green background for transmission frequencies
lilac background for power levels in watts
800MHz band: 4G mobile started in 2013
700MHz band: possible 4G in 2019 more
600MHz band: new or moved digital TV services more
Notes: + and - denote 166kHz offset; aerial group are shown as A B C/D E K W
Italics for analogue, digital switchover was Wednesdays 29th February and 14th March 2012.
Click/touch here to read How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?Analogue 1-4 100kWBBCA, D3+4
Click/touch here to read Other mapsMidhurst Freeview, Midhurst TV region, BBC South, Meridian (West micro region), DAB in We
Click/touch here to read Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Midhurst transmitter areaAug 1958-Jan 1992
Click/touch here to read Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?Radiation patterns withheld

Comments
Wednesday, 15 April 2015
Dave Lindsay
5:21 PM

Finn: The multiplexes as they exist now (as in what services they carry) may be rejigged in the future.

In 2018 attention will probably turn to selling off more of the band used for TV to the mobile operators. Channels 61 to 69 have already been farmed out for 4G with the 50s likely to follow suit. This means that the expanse of frequencies available for TV broadcast will be further erroded which is likely to mean replanning of existing services.

Obviously the move will be to DVB-T2 meaning another "switchover". While some services could stay DVB-T, more may move to DVB-T2 which would explain the current encouragement of uptake of such devices by the extra services of COM7 (and COM8).

BBC Three is set to close (I believe it's been confirmed), so the capacity currently taken by BBC Three HD (on PSB3) will, I suppose, be given over to BBC Four HD. This will obviously mean it becoming available from all transmitters.

I'm not familiar with "4k TV". I also wonder whether there will be a "DVB-T3" come along. Again, I don't know but imagine that it's likely to be in development.

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Finn
8:03 PM

Thanks a lot for your insight Dave, very helpful.

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