Channel 44 is broadcasting free-to-air in digital from our transmitter located at Mount Lofty in the Adelaide Hills. If you are having trouble receiving our live signal, you may need to re-scan your digital television or set-top box.
Televisions and digital set-top boxes have tuners that allow different channel settings to be memorised and stored on preselected positions. Digital TV’s and set-top boxes also contain Electronic Program Guides (EPG’s) that allow you to see what programs are coming up on all the available channels.
In most cases there will be a “Menu” button on your remote control that will allow you to follow a series of prompts in order to re-scan for new channels. If you have difficulty doing this, the instructions that came with your television set or set-top box are the best guide for automatic tuning as methods vary from model to model. If you do not have the instructions you can look for them on the manufacturer’s website.
In some cases you may need to manually tune your television or set-top box. The manufacturer’s instructions that came with your television set are the best guide for manual tuning as methods vary from model to model. Channel 44 transmits Digitally on a frequency of 564.5 MHz.
A good UHF outdoor antenna will strengthen the signal which needs to be aligned towards our transmitter located at Mount Lofty. Indoor antennas can be problematic.
A good quality coaxial cable is recommended. Many reception problems are due to the poor antenna cabling. Ask your local electrical retailer if you are unsure about your cabling.
Picture break-up on digital may indicate insufficient signal strength. It may be due to an obstacle, such as a building, between your antenna and the transmitter at Mount Lofty. Try to relocate the antenna on your property. Obtaining a masthead (booster) amplifier may resolve this.
Broadcast coverage is approximate. Television reception in specific areas is subject to geographical, technical and environmental conditions. Channel 44 does not have a foothills transmitter. This results in a weaker signal for the foothills area.
If you are not in the broadcast area or are struggling to pick up the signal, you can still watch Channel 44 via the Watch Live page.
For more information on switching to digital see the government website www.digitalready.gov.au.
Talk to your local electrical retailer if you are unsure or go to this link to find an antenna specialist.