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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 29/11/2021 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
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
C34+ (578.2MHz)179mDTG-32,000W
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
C35 (586.0MHz)179mDTG-62,000W
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

COM4
SDN
 V max
C29 (538.0MHz)179mDTG-82,000W
Channel icons
 CCXTV, 12 Quest, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 28 ITV2 +1, 31 5STAR, 32 Paramount Network, 41 GREAT! movies action, 45 Channel 5 +1, 55 5SELECT, 57 ITVBe +1, 58 ITV3 +1, 59 ITV4 +1, 63 Blaze, 66 CBS Reality, 68 Horror Channel, 73 Drama +1, 77 TCC, 80 Blaze +1, 203 CITV, 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, 30 4Music, 35 pick, 39 Quest Red, 42 Food Network, 46 Film4 +1, 47 Challenge, 48 4seven, 56 Smithsonian Channel, 69 Quest +1, 74 Yesterday +1, 82 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others

COM6
ArqB
 V max
C37 (602.0MHz)179mDTG-82,000W
Channel icons
23 Dave ja vu, 26 Yesterday, 33 GREAT! movies, 38 DMAX, 40 CBS Justice, 43 HGTV, 67 CBS Drama, 81 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 234 RT, 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 11 Freeview HD channels?

the effected 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: BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, CBeebies HD, Quest HD, Forces TV, FreeSports, More4 +1, Now 70s, PBS America +1, Quest Red +1, RT HD.

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 - 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
Wednesday, 7 March 2018
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A. Whorton
2:38 PM
Kingswinford

I switch on my tv which is currently off an aerial and no sky or virgin boxes attached (in the kitchen) and get message weak or no signal, is work still on going. Post code dy6 9pt

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StevensOnln1
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3:07 PM

A. Whorton: The frequency changes at Brierley Hill were completed early this morning. All multiplexes have moved to new frequencies, so you will need to retune. If after retuning you still have no channels (or you are missing lots of them) you should contact the Freeview Advice Line (see link below) who will arrange for someone to come out and fit a new aerial (free of charge if you don't have satellite or cable on any TV in your house).

Important changes to Freeview TV signals | Freeview

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Thursday, 8 March 2018
Transmitter engineering
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4:29 AM

BRIERLEY HILL transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:01 yesterday to 02:29 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:01 yesterday to 03:04 yesterday. [BBC]

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BRIERLEY HILL transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 10:08 today to 10:24 today, BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:01 yesterday to 02:29 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:01 yesterday to 03:04 yesterday. [BBC]

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BRIERLEY HILL transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:01 yesterday to 02:29 yesterday, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 10:08 today to 10:24 today, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:01 yesterday to 03:04 yesterday. [BBC]

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Friday, 9 March 2018
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4:29 AM

BRIERLEY HILL transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:01 on 07 Mar to 02:29 on 07 Mar, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 10:08 yesterday to 10:24 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:01 on 07 Mar to 03:04 on 07 Mar. [BBC]

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BRIERLEY HILL transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 10:08 yesterday to 10:24 yesterday, BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:01 on 07 Mar to 02:29 on 07 Mar, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:01 on 07 Mar to 03:04 on 07 Mar. [BBC]

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Saturday, 10 March 2018
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BRIERLEY HILL transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:01 on 07 Mar to 02:29 on 07 Mar, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 10:08 on 08 Mar to 10:24 on 08 Mar, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:01 on 07 Mar to 03:04 on 07 Mar. [BBC]

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G.Maguire
11:37 AM
Dudley

I have a message on my television saying "no signal"my postcode is DY2 9JR
The aerial is on the roof of a block of flats and my neighbours have the same problem.

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MikeP
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11:45 AM

G Maguire:

Then contact the management organisation for your block of flats to have the communal aerial system attended to. These often have filters that may be blocking what are now wanted frequencies since the changes at the transmitter.



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