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The symbol shows the location of the Brierley Hill (Dudley, England) transmitter which serves 83,000 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 Brierley Hill (Dudley, England) mast?

Brierley Hill transmitter - Brierley Hill transmitter: Possible effect on TV reception week commencing 06/12/2021 Possible Pixelation or flickering on some or all channels Digital tick


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Which Freeview channels does the Brierley Hill 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
C32- (561.8MHz)179mDTG-32,000W
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1 BBC One (SD) West Midlands, 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 18 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C34+ (578.2MHz)179mDTG-32,000W
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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, 26 ITV4, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV +1 (Central west),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C35 (586.0MHz)179mDTG-62,000W
Channel icons
56 5SELECT, 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, 106 BBC Four HD, 109 BBC Three HD, 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 1 others

COM4
SDN
 V max
C29 (538.0MHz)179mDTG-82,000W
Channel icons
12 Quest, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 29 ITV2 +1, 32 5STAR, 33 5Action, 41 Legend, 42 GREAT! movies action, 46 Channel 5 +1, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV3 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 CBS Reality, 74 Dave ja vu, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 89 ITV4 +1, 203 CITV, 208 Pop Player, 211 Ketchup TV, 212 YAAAS!, plus 15 others

COM5
ArqA
 V max
C31- (553.8MHz)179mDTG-82,000W
Channel icons
11 Sky Arts, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 31 E4 Extra, 36 pick, 40 Quest Red, 43 Food Network, 47 Film4 +1, 48 Challenge, 49 4seven, 57 Smithsonian Channel, 60 Drama +1, 70 Quest +1, 75 Yesterday +1, 83 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others

COM6
ArqB
 V max
C37 (602.0MHz)179mDTG-82,000W
Channel icons
 FreeSports, 25 W, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 44 HGTV, 71 Quest Red +1, 73 HobbyMaker, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 91 Classic Hits, 235 Aljazeera English, plus 18 others

LB
 V -10dB
C29 (538.0MHz)179mDTG-12200W
Channel icons
from 31st October 2014: 7 Big Centre TV,

DTG-3 64QAM 8K 2/3 24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-6 256QAM 32KE 2/3 40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
DTG-8 64QAM 8K 3/4 27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-12 QSPK 8K 3/4 8.0Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 0 Freeview HD channels?


The Brierley Hill (Dudley, England) mast is not one of the extended Freeview HD (COM7 and COM8) transmitters, it does not provide these high definition (HD) channels: .

If you want to watch these HD channels, either use Freesat HD, or move your TV aerial must point to one of the 30 Full Freeview HD transmitters. For more information see the want to know which transmitters will carry extra Freeview HD? page.

Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Brierley Hill transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Midlands Today 2.9m homes 10.9%
from Birmingham B1 1RF, 15km east (86°)
to BBC West Midlands region - 66 masts.
regional news image
ITV Central News 2.9m homes 10.9%
from Birmingham B1 2JT, 15km east (86°)
to ITV Central (West) region - 65 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 80% evening news is shared with Central (East)

How will the Brierley Hill (Dudley, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20112011-137 Mar 2018
C/D EC/D EC/D EC/D E TA K T
C29LB
C31ArqA
C32BBCA
C33_local
C34D3+4
C35BBCB
C37ArqB
C50tv_offSDN
C53tv_offC4wavesC4wavesC4wavesBBCB
C55tv_offArqB
C57tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves+D3+4
C59tv_off-ArqA
C60tv_offITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves-BBCA
C63BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves

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 7 Sep 11 and 21 Sep 11.

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

Analogue 1-4 10kW
SDN, ARQA, ARQB, BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 2kW
Mux 2*, Mux B*, LB(-17dB) 200W
Mux 1*, Mux A*, Mux C*(-20dB) 100W
Mux D*(-21dB) 80W

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. Brierley Hill 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, 15 January 2016
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R. Truman
10:15 AM
Stourbridge

Reception from the Brierly Hill transmitter is good most of the time but disappears when it rains, this affects mainly the BBC channels although the signal is poor on other channels.
my post code is DY9 9ED

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Friday, 26 August 2016
Transmitter engineering
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5:31 PM

BRIERLEY HILL transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 16:15 today to 16:27 today. [BBC]

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Paul
9:52 PM

Hi I retuned for the Olympics and got BBC4 in HD from the Brierley Hill transmitter. I was encouraged to retune and lost it again. So it can work on the a BH transmitter, do you think they'll ever put BBC4 HD back?

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Paul's 14 posts GB
Saturday, 27 August 2016
Transmitter engineering
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5:31 AM

BRIERLEY HILL transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 16:15 yesterday to 16:27 yesterday. [BBC]

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StevensOnln1
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2:57 PM

Paul: BBC 4 HD received a temporary increase in coverage for the duration of the Olympics. It has now returned to it's normal broadcast capacity on the temporary COM7 multiplex, which is not transmitted from Brierley Hill. BBC 4 HD isn't likely to return until the BBC stops broadcasting in SD and make all their channels HD only, which is likely to be some time around the end of the decade (no firm date has been announced yet).

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Sunday, 28 August 2016
Transmitter engineering
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5:31 AM

BRIERLEY HILL transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 16:15 on 26 Aug to 16:27 on 26 Aug. [BBC]

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Monday, 21 November 2016
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Leslie Dyche
10:28 AM

Does anyone know why I cannot get "Made In Birmingham", which was supposed to start broadcasting on channel 7 from the 10th Nov.

I have re-tuned my TV numerous times but no success, so does this mean I cannot get it from the Brierley Hill transmitter or has the channel not started yet?

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StevensOnln1
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10:38 AM

Leslie Dyche: Made in Birmingham is a relaunch of the former Big Centre TV local channel. If you could receive that you will also be able to receive Made in Birmingham as there have been no technical changes to the channel.

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Leslie Dyche
11:14 AM

StevensOnln1: I was able to receive Big Centre TV when it first started, but then it suddenly disappeared and I was unable to get it back. This may be why I cannot get the new channel Made In Birmingham as well. Do you know what information I would need to re-tune channel 7 manually, to see if it works that way?

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StevensOnln1
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12:10 PM

Leslie Dyche: Go to the manual tuning screen on your TV and select C29 then wait a few seconds and you should see signal and quality levels appear. If signal and quality are good select the option to scan the frequency or add channels and it should add Made in Birmingham along with True Crime, True Christmas and Kix to your channel list.

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