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The symbol shows the location of the Box (Wiltshire, England) transmitter which serves 700 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 Box (Wiltshire, England) transmitter.

Choose from three options: ■ List by multiplex ■ List by channel number ■ List by channel name

Which Freeview channels does the Box 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.

 V max
C43 (650.0MHz)149mDTG-2W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) West, 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 16 others

 V max
C40 (626.0MHz)149mDTG-2W
Channel icons
3 ITV 1 (SD) (West), 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 (West),

 V max
C46 (674.0MHz)149mDTG-2W
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
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the effected channels

The Box (Wiltshire, 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 Box transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Points West 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Bristol BS8 2LR, 26km west (281°)
to BBC West region - 60 masts.
regional news image
ITV West Country News (East) 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Bristol BS4 3HG, 22km west (277°)
to ITV West region - 61 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 50% evening news is shared with West Country (West)

How will the Box (Wiltshire, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20102010-135 Jun 2019
C40BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves D3+4

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 24 Mar 10 and 7 Apr 10.

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

Analogue 1-4 6W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-4.8dB) 2W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Mendip transmitter area

Jan 1958-Jul 1968Television Wales and the West
Jul 1968-Feb 2004Harlech 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. Box 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.

Tuesday, 3 May 2011
Ian Jones
10:38 AM

I live in the Manchester area in what I thought was a good signal area. I recently bought a new Freeview HD Panasonic receiver but the HD signal is very weak (Strength 1 according to the receiver). I read somewhere that the HD signal is not yet at full strength in this area. Is this correct? I also cannot receive the low strength local Channel M broadcasts which makes me think that my aerial might need replacing as it's over 25 years old.

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Ian Jones's 4 posts GB
Wednesday, 4 May 2011

7:08 AM

Ian Jones: All Freeview HD signals are at full strength on switched-over transmitters. Channel M is on very low power and only available in a limited area.

If your aerial is very old, it certainly may need replacing.

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Briantist's 38,844 posts GB
Monday, 18 July 2011
Transmitter engineering

5:30 AM

BOX transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 04:10 today to 04:18 today HD Digital TV Off Air from 04:10 today to 04:18 today [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 140,935 posts xx
Tuesday, 19 July 2011
Transmitter engineering

4:40 AM

BOX transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 04:10 yesterday to 04:18 yesterday HD Digital TV Off Air from 04:10 yesterday to 04:18 yesterday [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 140,935 posts xx
Wednesday, 20 July 2011
Transmitter engineering

4:33 AM

BOX transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 04:10 on 18 Jul to 04:18 on 18 Jul HD Digital TV Off Air from 04:10 on 18 Jul to 04:18 on 18 Jul [BBC]

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Monday, 17 October 2011
Victor Sperber
11:56 AM

I had a rooftop aerial installed and a new set top box Philips DTR (201/220/221/22 all on the instruction leaflet). Since installing and retuning TV has worked pretty well except for the fact that I get very occasional picture disappearing with text about program appearing and then everything back to normal. Also I sometimes get a streak appearing on the picture. Also there is often a background hum which comes and goes. I have looked at 'Freeview intermittent interference' page and I don't think it's induction interference or mobile phone interference.

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Victor Sperber's 1 post GB
Sunday, 27 November 2011
6:37 PM

Hello I have just purchased a samsung internet tv UE40D5520R, I have a phillips hard disc dvd recorder and a virgin hd+ box, can you please help me out with the cable connections.

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Tony's 2 posts GB
Tuesday, 29 November 2011
11:25 AM

Is there anywhere I can find out when additional channels will be available on my local transmitter ? Currently we get 18 TV channels via the Box transmitter which relays from Mendip - would be nice to know if this is going to change anytime soon


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