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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. . 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
Channel icons
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.

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Tuesday, 28 September 2021
Transmitter engineering
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5:49 PM

KIDDERMINSTER transmitter - DAB: Off the air due to a fault from 28 Sep 16:19 until 28 Sep 16:25. Off the air due to a fault from 27 Sep 07:11 until 27 Sep 07:14. . [BBC]

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Wednesday, 6 October 2021
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5:44 AM

KIDDERMINSTER transmitter - DAB: Off the air due to a fault from 28 Sep 16:19 until 28 Sep 16:25. Off the air due to a fault from 27 Sep 07:11 until 27 Sep 07:14. . [BBC]

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Thursday, 14 October 2021
Transmitter engineering
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5:44 AM

KIDDERMINSTER transmitter - DAB: Off the air due to a fault from 28 Sep 16:19 until 28 Sep 16:25. Off the air due to a fault from 27 Sep 07:11 until 27 Sep 07:14. . [BBC]

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Friday, 22 October 2021
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5:43 AM

KIDDERMINSTER transmitter - DAB: Off the air due to a fault from 28 Sep 16:19 until 28 Sep 16:25. Off the air due to a fault from 27 Sep 07:11 until 27 Sep 07:14. . [BBC]

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Friday, 19 November 2021
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12:13 PM

Kidderminster transmitter - Kidderminster transmitter: Possible effect on TV reception week commencing 15/11/2021 Possible Pixelation or flickering on some or all channels [DUK]

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Monday, 22 November 2021
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6:09 AM

Kidderminster transmitter - Kidderminster transmitter: Possible effect on TV reception week commencing 22/11/2021 Possible Pixelation or flickering on some or all channels [DUK]

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Friday, 26 November 2021
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3:17 PM

KIDDERMINSTER transmitter - Freeview: Off the air due to essential engineering from 25 Nov 13:45 until 25 Nov 14:04. Low power due to essential engineering from 24 Nov 10:03 until 24 Nov 10:31. Off the air due to essential engineering from 24 Nov 10:03 until 24 Nov 10:31. . [BBC]

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Monday, 29 November 2021
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12:10 PM

KIDDERMINSTER transmitter - Freeview: Off the air due to essential engineering from 25 Nov 13:45 until 25 Nov 14:04. . [BBC]

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Diane Ferris
12:23 PM

Dy 10 4hn no signal at all aerial on gable end of bungalow

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Chris.SE
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1:07 PM

Diane Ferris:

The BBC are reporting a fault.
Whilst the BBC have reported fault details on their individual transmitter page, they have NOT (yet?) added it to a page which is an engineering list of Freeview faults which is where the updates to this site come from.

The BBC have reported several faults in the last few days since storm Arwen. The transmitter had been on Planned Engineerting last week, From 1:45:47pm to 2:04:54pm on 25th Nov 2021 BBC A/BBCB HD Off the air due to essential engineering.

Then two interruptions on the 27th - From 8:45:04am to 4:33:42pm on 27th Nov 2021 BBC A Off the air due to a fault, From 4:35:21pm to 4:38:37pm on 27th Nov 2021 BBC A Off the air due to a fault.
Then From 5:04:13pm on 28th Nov 2021 to 11:43:38am on 29th Nov 2021 BBC A Off the air due to a fault.
Now From 11:43:38am on 29th Nov 2021 BBC A Off the air due to essential engineering.

These most recent outages I suspect are due to storm damage currently being repaired (they don't provided details). Some transmitters have had power outages.

Statement from BBC Engineering -

Interruptions to television and radio services due to Storm Arwen

Severe weather is causing problems with electricity supplies to several transmitters across the UK. Regional electricity suppliers are working hard to restore services. You can check the status of your local transmitter using our transmitter checker tool.

While you're waiting you could try BBC iPlayer or BBC Sounds to carry on watching or listening to your favourite programmes. They are both available on Smart televisions and many other internet connected devices.

Keep up with the latest weather in your area.

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