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Freeview Light on the Ventnor (Isle Of Wight, England) transmitter

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sa_gmapsGoogle mapsa_bingBing mapsa_gearthGoogle Earthsa_gps50.602,-1.200 or 50°36'6"N 1°12'1"Wsa_postcodePO38 1YL

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. Click to recheck [+] is loading, please wait...

The symbol shows the location of the Ventnor (Isle Of Wight, England) transmitter which serves 3,300 homes.

Other mapstxradioVentnor AM/FMtxregionRowridge TV regiontx1BBC Southtx3Meridian (South Coast micro region)
txdabxxDAB in Isle Of WighttxradioxxAM/FM in Isle Of Wight

Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?

Radiation patterns withheld

What do the colours on the map mean?

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.

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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.

MuxAerial positionFrequencyHeightModeWatts
 vertical max
C48 (690.0MHz)271m64QAM 8K 2/3
24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
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, 301 BBC Red Button 1, plus 13 others

 vertical max
C49 (698.0MHz)271m64QAM 8K 2/3
24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
Channel icons
3 ITV (Meridian (South Coast 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),

 vertical max
C52 (722.0MHz)271m256QAM 32KE 2/3
40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
Channel icons
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

Are you trying to watch these 47 Freeview channels?

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

The Ventnor (Isle Of Wight, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 4seven HD, 5*, 5USA, Al Jazeera Arabic, Al Jazeera English, Al Jazeera HD, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, CBeebies HD, CBS Action, CBS Reality, Challenge, Channel 4+1 HD, Channel 5 +1, Channel 5 +24, CITV, Community Channel, Community Channel HD, Dave, Dave ja vu, Drama, E4+1, Film 4 +1, Food Network, ITV 2 +1, ITV 3, ITV 3 +1, ITV 4, ITV 4 +1, ITV Be, Movie Mix, Movies4Men, pick, Quest, Quest +1, Really, RT English , Sky News, Travel Channel, True Entertainment, truTV, truTV +1, Vintage TV, VIVA, Yesterday.

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
to BBC South region - 39 masts.
regional news image
ITV Meridian News 0.9m homes 3.6%
from Whiteley PO15 7AD, 31km north
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?

aerial groupVHFB EB EB EC/D EB C/D EB C/D E

orange background for multiplexes names moregreen background for transmission frequencieslilac background for power levels in watts800MHz band: 4G mobile to start in 2013700MHz band: possible 4G in 2019 more600MHz 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 7th March and 21st March 2012.

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.

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Saturday 17 August 2013 2:20PM

any news perchance?-from ventnor

Saturday 17 August 2013 3:42PM Ventnor

Dave, any idea when Ventnor freeview will be working again, I have not missed an episode of Casualty for 217 years, therefore have little or no intention of starting now, also first MOTD of new season, list is endless.

Saturday 17 August 2013 3:50PM

Dave: In case you were unaware, everyone on this site has the same information as you, namely the R+T reports <img src="data:image/png;base64,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" class="xico" style="vertical-align:text-bottom" alt=" link icon" link iconRadio & Television Service - in fact, if you are tuned in to the Ventnor relay you will be the first person to notice the channels coming back!

Also, since you have the internet, you should be able to either watch BBC1 live online or later on the iPlayer...

Saturday 17 August 2013 4:02PM

Ventnor blog have managed to find out from the BBC-that a mains power failure at Ventnor transmitter has caused the loss of reception for 5000 homes in the area-they are working to rectify the problem-well after 9 hours-I really hope nthey are successful VERY soon !!!

Transmitter engineering
Monday 1 September 2014 7:33PM

VENTNOR transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Off Air from 14:40 today to 14:41 today. [BBC]

Transmitter engineering
Tuesday 2 September 2014 4:33AM

VENTNOR transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Off Air from 14:40 yesterday to 14:41 yesterday. [BBC]

Transmitter engineering
Wednesday 3 September 2014 4:34AM

VENTNOR transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Off Air from 14:40 on 01 Sep to 14:41 on 01 Sep. [BBC]

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