Freeview Light on the Backwell (North Somerset, England) transmitter
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The symbol shows the location of the Backwell (North Somerset, England) transmitter which serves 4,600 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 problemsThe BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Backwell (North Somerset, England) transmitter.
Which Freeview channels does the Backwell 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.
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 43 Freeview channels?
The Backwell (North Somerset, 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 MAX, 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 Backwell transmitter?
BBC Points West 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Bristol BS8 2LR, 8km east-northeast (75°)
to BBC West region - 60 masts.
How will the Backwell (North Somerset, England) transmission frequencies change over time?
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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 24 Mar 10 and 7 Apr 10.
How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?
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Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Mendip transmitter area
Lynda: The Wales and West regions have completed switchover - there aren't any major changes to come for the public service channels. The commercial multiplexes at Wenvoe are changing frequencies on the 27th, and many get an increase in power, but this won't affect any regional news services.
You could try deleting all the channels and adding them manually. However, it really sounds like you have a horizontally-polarized aerial pointing at Wenvoe and the levels received from Backwell just aren't high enough for the TV to receive reliably.
You could try removing the aerial connection, performing a complete reset of the TV ('Reinstall All Services'), wait for it to retune (it shouldn't find anything), then plug the aerial in and enter the frequencies manually. For the Public Service channels use the frequencies I gave above. For the commercial channels:
Now: C51/714MHz C30/546MHz C49/698MHz
27 April: C42/624MHz C45/666MHz C49/698MHz
You may get two copies of E4, because in Wales, the slot on D3+4 is taken by S4C and E4 is broadcast on the SDN multiplex instead.
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Roger Higgins: If you have lost the channels from the channel list you will need to re-tune when the transmitter is back on air to restore them. The BBC SD multiplex is shown as having returned to service at 10.37 this morning 3rd November 2013.
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