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The symbol shows the location of the Bromsgrove (Worcestershire, England) transmitter which serves 30,000 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.

This transmitter has no current reported problems

The BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Bromsgrove (Worcestershire, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Bromsgrove 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.

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C26 (514.0MHz)200mDTG-400W
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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

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C23 (490.0MHz)200mDTG-400W
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3 ITV 1 (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 ITV1 +1 (Central west),

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C30- (545.8MHz)200mDTG-400W
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56 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV 1 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

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C33+ (570.2MHz)195mDTG-8400W
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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, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, plus 15 others

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C36 (594.0MHz)198mDTG-8400W
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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

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C48 (690.0MHz)198mDTG-8400W
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12 Quest, 25 W, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 44 HGTV, 71 Quest Red +1, 73 HobbyMaker, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 88 Classic Hits, 235 Al Jazeera Eng, plus 19 others

DTG-8 64QAM 8K 3/4 27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 0 Freeview HD channels?

The Bromsgrove (Worcestershire, 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 Bromsgrove transmitter?

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BBC Midlands Today 2.9m homes 10.9%
from Birmingham B1 1RF, 18km northeast (41°)
to BBC West Midlands region - 66 masts.
regional news image
ITV Central News 2.9m homes 10.9%
from Birmingham B1 2JT, 18km northeast (40°)
to ITV Central (West) region - 65 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 80% evening news is shared with Central (East)

How will the Bromsgrove (Worcestershire, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20112011-137 Mar 2018

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 6 Apr 11 and 20 Apr 11.

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

Analogue 1-4 2.8kW
SDN, ARQA, ARQB, BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-8.5dB) 400W
Mux 1*, Mux D*(-17.5dB) 50W
Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*, Mux C*(-20.5dB) 25W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Bromsgrove 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. Bromsgrove 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.

Sunday, 9 January 2011
Keith Lyall
2:05 PM

I live up Rock Hill in Bromsgrove. For some reason we are not receiving any programs broadcast on MUX1 (BBC1, BBC2, BBC3 etc). I am sure we used to receive them but since we tend to watch BBC1 and 2 via analogue I cannot be certain when or if we lost them. I have tried replacing the aerial (an old one with elements falling off) but it made no difference. The 2nd TV in the bedroom gets all the programs with no problem. What do I need to do?

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Keith Lyall's 2 posts GB

3:17 PM

Keith Lyall: If you have a VCR or Sky box check that the RF modulator is not set to C34 or C35. Do you have any BBC1 etc in the channel list? If you do, clear the channel list by doing a restore to factory conditions. Then rescan for channels. If BBC1 etc are found before C34+ you will need to do a manual tune on C34 as a weak unusable Mux1 is being detected from another transmitter. If you are able check the signal strength and quality readings on C34 for clues to any reception problems.

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KMJ,Derby's 1,811 posts GB
Monday, 10 January 2011
Transmitter engineering

4:43 PM

BROMSGROVE transmitter - msgrove Transmitter works: In preparation for Digital Switchover engineering work at the Bromsgrove transmitter may mean that services are subject to reduced power operation and switching breaks. This work is scheduled to be completed by the 5th November. Digital UK apologise for any inconvenience caused. [DUK]

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Transmitter engineering

4:43 PM

BROMSGROVE transmitter - msgrove Transmitter works: In preparation for Digital Switchover engineering work at the Bromsgrove transmitter may mean that services are subject to reduced power operation and switching breaks. This work is scheduled to be completed by the 5th November. Digital UK apologise for any inconvenience caused. [DUK]

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Keith Lyall
9:05 PM

KMJ: The VCR was using Ch35 so I switched the RF output off (it is connected by SCART as well). I also rewired the new aerial just in case and moved it around a few degrees. I am not sure which if of these made a difference but I can now receive MUX1 so thank you for your help.

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Keith Lyall's 2 posts GB
Friday, 4 February 2011
k burns
2:50 PM

Hi,my mother lives in catshill nr bromsgrove, we have put an ariel in her loft but cannot pick up any itv channels all the others are ok,
i have put a booster on as well and now have a 90% + signal any ideas?? many thanks. kevin.

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k burns's 1 post GB

5:20 PM

k burns: If you move the aerial to the roof you will get a more reliable signal. Also see Single frequency interference | - independent free digital TV advice .

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Briantist's 38,844 posts GB
Friday, 11 March 2011
6:09 PM

I live in Droitwich and receive freeview services from the Bromsgrove transmitter. Having just bought a new TV I find that only the UHF channels 30 (MuxD) and 34 (Mux1) receive satisfactory digital signals. However, the set is unable to find any programs on the others. I have tried three other sets on the same aerial socket, all of which work fully on all available channels. Could it be that the new set has been engineered to a different/lower standard and will be fine after the switch-over date (20 April 2011) or do you think that there is a fault with the new set?

Thanks in advance.

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Campbell's 1 post GB

7:44 PM

Campbell: As you are receiving Mux1 and MuxD now you should be perfectly alright once switchover is complete. Note that only the PSB muxes complete switchover on 20th April 2011. The COM muxes will complete in September 2011 after the frequencies become available following switchover at Sutton Coldfield. It would seem that the tuner in your new tv requires a stronger signal to work properly. This is often the case with more expensive receivers, the most sensitive tuners being in the cheap STBs from supermarket chains.The downside of a sensitive receiver is weak unreliable signals being picked up and channels stored which are unwatchable!

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KMJ,Derby's 1,811 posts GB
Tuesday, 22 March 2011
Mike Fisher

2:34 PM

has snyone else lost the signal from the Bromsgrove transmitter. I went of earlier came back on and has now disappeared completely

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