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The symbol shows the location of the Eastbourne (East Sussex, England) transmitter which serves 3,600 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 Eastbourne (East Sussex, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Eastbourne 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
C26 (514.0MHz)83mDTG-200W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) South East, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 23 BBC Three, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 15 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C30- (545.8MHz)83mDTG-200W
Channel icons
3 ITV 1 (SD) (Meridian (East micro region)), 4 Channel 4 (SD) South ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 18 More4, 26 ITV4, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV1 +1 (Meridian south coast),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C23 (490.0MHz)83mDTG-200W
Channel icons
56 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV 1 HD (ITV Meridian Southampton), 104 Channel 4 HD South ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 106 BBC Four HD, 109 BBC Three HD, 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 1 others

H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 43 Freeview channels?

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

The Eastbourne (East Sussex, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4seven, 5Action, 5STAR, 5USA, Al Jazeera Eng, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBS Reality, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, YAAAS!, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, E4 Extra, Film4 +1, Food Network, GB News, GREAT! movies, GREAT! movies action, HGTV, HobbyMaker, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Legend, PBS America, pick, Pop Player, Quest +1, Quest Red, Really, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, That's TV (UK), Together TV, W, 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 Eastbourne transmitter?

regional news image
BBC South East Today 0.8m homes 3.2%
from Tunbridge Wells TN1 1QQ, 42km north (357°)
to BBC South East region - 45 masts.
regional news image
ITV Meridian News 0.7m homes 2.7%
from Maidstone ME14 5NZ, 61km north-northeast (16°)
to ITV Meridian (East) region - 36 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 50% evening news is shared with all of Meridian plus Oxford

How will the Eastbourne (East Sussex, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1950s-80s1984-971997-981998-20122012-1319 Jul 2018
VHFA K TA K TA K TA K TA K T
C5BBCtvwaves
C21SDN
C23ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesBBCBBBCB
C24ArqA
C26BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCABBCA
C27ArqB
C30C4wavesC4wavesC4waves-D3+4D3+4
C33BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 / June 2022 - 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 30 May 12 and 13 Jun 12.

How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?

BBCA, D3+4, BBCB 200W
Analogue 1-4(-3.2dB) 95W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Heathfield 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. Eastbourne 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.

Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?

Radiation patterns withheld

Comments
Saturday, 31 December 2011
M
Maureen McCann
11:34 AM
Eastbourne

My postecode is BN22 9HA and two years ago bought a HD Ready LCD Digital Freeview Television, also DVD Recorder with bouilt in Digital Freeview. I also had a new aerial put up which looks like 62SA 32 5115 Digital A/5 (Comp 2012) CT100 Download. I think I was receiving from Heathfield, but possibly Hastings now? At the moment the only channels I get are BBC1 & 2 ITV1 & 4. What do I need for when the change over comes to continue getting good pictures please. Mo

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Dave Lindsay
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

12:08 PM

Maureen McCann: Based on the Digital UK predictor, it's probably Heathfield you're receiving from. Hastings isn't mentioned by it, so you probably could't get anything useful from it at your location.

Heathfield is at 347 degrees which is a bit anti-clockwise from north. Heathfield's signals are horizontally polarised, so you aerial will be as well (i.e. aerial elements will be horizontal rather than vertical).

I suggest (no one can be 100%) that you have all you need. Come 30th May you will get BBC standard channels in digital and then two weeks later the rest will become available to you.

BTW, HD ready usually means that the TV can show HD pictures, but does not have the means to receive them itself.

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB
Thursday, 22 March 2012
P
Peter
9:53 PM

looking at the coverage of heathfield it seems I may be able to get a signal from that transmitter rather than Eastbourne relay, I have got the £40 service from freeview to have an engineer coming tomorrow to check the aerial in the loft and replace if required and a freeview box, may ask him some advice if he'll say anything.

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Peter's 11 posts GB
Thursday, 29 March 2012
A
Anthony
4:35 PM

Peter: I currently receive a limited digital service with a aerial pointing to Heathfield. I am in BN22

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Anthony's 2 posts GB
Tuesday, 3 April 2012
Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

8:40 AM

Anthony: "BN22" is not an full postcode, it is impossible to give correct advice about Freeview reception without a full postcode.

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Briantist's 38,844 posts GB
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Mike Dimmick
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

11:00 AM

Peter: Going by the postcode you supplied back in September, Digital UK predict that you have a very good chance of a full service from Heathfield, after switchover. Right now digital is predicted to be unusable.

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Mike Dimmick's 2,486 posts GB
Tuesday, 24 April 2012
D
Duncan
12:57 PM

I live in Eastbourne and in the last 4 weeks reception on freeview via digital tuner on my tv is terrible, mainly for itv and channel 4 programs particularly from 6pm onwards. Can anyone help

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Duncan's 1 post GB
Friday, 18 May 2012
Tuesday, 22 May 2012
L
Lauren
8:10 PM
Eastbourne

My postcode is BN21 4LR. My boyfriend's is BN21 4PA. We both have digital tvs but my boyfriend has been able to get a signal for the last few months although it is weak whereas my tv still says no signal. We are practically at opposite does of the street so I find this a bit worrying for the switch over. My flat was a conversion in 2010 and the ariel was new. Why would this be!?

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Lauren's 1 post GB
Wednesday, 30 May 2012
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:28 AM

EASTBOURNE transmitter - Over the next week Eastbourne relay: TV (analogue) Service Shutdowns, TV (digital) working normally, Radio (analogue) working normally, no digital radio. [DUK]

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