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The symbol shows the location of the Kidderminster (Worcestershire, England) transmitter which serves 33,000 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.

Are there any planned engineering works or unexpected transmitter faults on the Kidderminster (Worcestershire, England) mast?

KIDDERMINSTER transmitter - Freeview: Off the air due to essential engineering from 29 Nov 11:43 until 29 Nov 13:59. Off the air due to essential engineering from 25 Nov 13:45 until 25 Nov 14:04. . BBC


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Which Freeview channels does the Kidderminster 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
C49 (698.0MHz)132mDTG-3400W
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1 BBC One (SD) West Midlands, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 18 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C58 (770.0MHz)132mDTG-3400W
Channel icons
3 ITV (SD) (Central (West micro region)), 4 Channel 4 (SD) Midlands ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 Midlands ads, 18 More4, 25 ITV4, 29 E4 +1, 34 ITV +1 (Central west),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C54 (738.0MHz)132mDTG-6400W
Channel icons
72 Shopping Quarter , 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV HD (ITV Central West), 104 Channel 4 HD Midlands ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 204 CBBC HD, plus 1 others

DTG-3 64QAM 8K 2/3 24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-6 256QAM 32KE 2/3 40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 52 Freeview channels?

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

The Kidderminster (Worcestershire, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 5SELECT, 5STAR, 5USA, Aljazeera English, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBeebies HD, CBS Drama, CBS Justice, CBS Reality, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, YAAAS!, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, Film4 +1, Food Network, Forces TV, FreeSports, GB News, GREAT! movies, GREAT! movies action, HGTV, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, More4 +1, Now 70s, Paramount Network, PBS America +1, pick, Quest +1, Quest Red, Quest Red +1, Really, RT HD, Sky Arts, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, Together TV, 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 Kidderminster transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Midlands Today 2.9m homes 10.9%
from Birmingham B1 1RF, 29km east-northeast (64°)
to BBC West Midlands region - 66 masts.
regional news image
ITV Central News 2.9m homes 10.9%
from Birmingham B1 2JT, 28km east-northeast (63°)
to ITV Central (West) region - 65 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 80% evening news is shared with Central (East)

How will the Kidderminster (Worcestershire, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20112011-137 Mar 2018-
C/D EC/D EC/D EC/D E TC/D E T
C49tv_offBBCABBCA
C54tv_offC4wavesC4wavesC4wavesBBCBBBCB
C56tv_off_local_local
C58tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesD3+4D3+4
C61ITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves
C64BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 - 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 7 Sep 11 and 21 Sep 11.

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 Sutton Coldfield transmitter area

Feb 1956-Jul 1968Associated TeleVision†
Feb 1956-Jul 1968Associated British Corporation◊
Jul 1968-Dec 1981Associated TeleVision
Jan 1982-Feb 2004Central Independent Television
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. Kidderminster 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.

Comments
Friday, 28 January 2011
Transmitter engineering
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7:01 AM

KIDDERMINSTER transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 00:05 today to 02:56 today [BBC]

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Saturday, 29 January 2011
Transmitter engineering
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7:08 AM

KIDDERMINSTER transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 00:05 yesterday to 02:56 yesterday [BBC]

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Sunday, 13 February 2011
Transmitter engineering
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11:36 AM

KIDDERMINSTER transmitter - Over the next week Kidderminster relay: TV (analogue) Service Shutdowns, TV (digital) working normally, Radio (analogue) working normally, Radio (digital) working normally. [DUK]

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Wednesday, 23 March 2011
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jimli
1:45 PM
Kidderminster

Hi,

Can you tell me if it is possible for me to recieve freeview? I just wanted to know if it because of my aerial or the transmitter has not begun broadcasting a digital signal. Currently, I can only get analogue. Looking at my roof mounted aerial, it is pointing towards the Kidderminster transmitter.

Many thanks in advance.

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Mike Dimmick
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6:45 PM
Reading

jimli: The Kidderminster transmitter starts broadcasting digital signals on the 7th of September this year. It currently only broadcasts analogue signals. It will be a 'Freeview Light' transmitter, transmitting only the three Public Service multiplexes.

At your location, Digital UK's postcode checker shows that you should be able to get a full 6-multiplex service from Sutton Coldfield starting from the 7th of September. Alternatively you should have a very good chance of getting full service from Ridge Hill starting in four weeks (20 April), though the probability is slightly lower than from Sutton Coldfield. Kidderminster relays signals from Sutton Coldfield.

There are no good options at the moment.

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Mike Dimmick
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6:54 PM
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Digital UK's tradeview now shows that BBC A will start up on C61 on DSO1, but move to C49 on DSO2. This is not in any Ofcom documentation. They have recently removed the list of stations from the multiplex licences and the replacement 'Table of Digital Terrestrial Broadcasting Stations for Multiplex Licences' is useless (at the moment it only lists Mux D, and all the notes are off the edge of the PDF page).

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Wednesday, 10 August 2011
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Ben
12:53 PM

I too have noticed variable reception from Sutton, both a and d, but am getting a good signal from Bromsgrove. Others might want to try that transmitter, lower power than Sutton but only 8 mile away and line of sight.

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Wednesday, 7 September 2011
Transmitter engineering
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7:35 PM

KIDDERMINSTER transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 06:03 today to 07:26 today [BBC]

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Thursday, 8 September 2011
Transmitter engineering
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4:34 AM

KIDDERMINSTER transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 06:03 yesterday to 07:26 yesterday [BBC]

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Friday, 9 September 2011
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4:36 AM

KIDDERMINSTER transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 06:03 on 07 Sep to 07:26 on 07 Sep [BBC]

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