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The symbol shows the location of the Cerne Abbas (Dorset, 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 Cerne Abbas (Dorset, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Cerne Abbas 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
C29 (538.0MHz)282mDTG-380W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) West, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 16 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C26 (514.0MHz)282mDTG-380W
Channel icons
3 ITV (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, 25 ITV4, 29 E4 +1, 34 ITV +1 (West),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C23 (490.0MHz)282mDTG-680W
Channel icons
72 Shopping Quarter , 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV HD (ITV Meridian Southampton), 104 Channel 4 HD South ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 204 CBBC HD, plus 1 others

DTG-3 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 52 Freeview channels?

the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels

The Cerne Abbas (Dorset, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 5SELECT, 5STAR, 5USA, Aljazeera English, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBeebies HD, CBS Drama, CBS Justice, CBS Reality, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, YAAAS!, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, Film4 +1, Food Network, Forces TV, FreeSports, GB News, GREAT! movies, GREAT! movies action, HGTV, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, More4 +1, Now 70s, Paramount Network, PBS America +1, pick, Quest +1, Quest Red, Quest Red +1, Really, RT HD, Sky Arts, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, Together TV, 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 Cerne Abbas transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Points West 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Bristol BS8 2LR, 73km north (355°)
to BBC West region - 60 masts.
regional news image
ITV West Country News (East) 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Bristol BS4 3HG, 70km north (358°)
to ITV West region - 61 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 50% evening news is shared with West Country (West)

How will the Cerne Abbas (Dorset, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20102010-1331 Mar 2018-
A K TA K TA K TA K TA K T
C22BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves
C23BBCBBBCB
C25ITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves
C26D3+4D3+4
C28BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves
C29BBCABBCA
C32C4wavesC4wavesC4waves

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 24 Mar 10 and 7 Apr 10.

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

Analogue 1-4 110W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-1.4dB) 80W

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. Cerne Abbas 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
Thursday, 28 April 2016
Transmitter engineering
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11:31 PM

CERNE ABBAS transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 12:06 on 26 Apr to 12:09 on 26 Apr, HD Digital TV Off Air from 00:03 on 24 Apr to 11:44 on 24 Apr, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 12:15 on 26 Apr to 12:18 on 26 Apr. [BBC] Possible service interruptions [DUK]

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Friday, 29 April 2016
Transmitter engineering
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5:31 AM

CERNE ABBAS transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 12:06 on 26 Apr to 12:09 on 26 Apr, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 12:15 on 26 Apr to 12:18 on 26 Apr. [BBC] Possible service interruptions [DUK]

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Wednesday, 24 August 2016
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Nick Warren
5:47 PM

We cannot normally get BBC4 in HD front the Cerne Abbas transmitter but it became available in the run-up to the Olympics in Rio and for a short time afterwards (on channel 106). This has now been discontinued and we are forced to revert to SD on channel 9. Is there any chance BBC4 will be available in HD again in the future?

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StevensOnln1
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7:58 PM

Nick Warren: Probably not until the BBC switch to broadcasting in HD only, sometime in the next few years (no date has been announced yet).

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Thursday, 3 November 2016
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Nick Warren
5:57 PM

The signal from the Cerne Abbas transmitter carries regional news programmes from Bristol (Points West etc) whereas where we are situated (Sydling St Nicholas, just north of Dorchester) our BBC news is covered from Plymouth (South West). I suppose we are stuck with this as long as we are using Freeview?

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6:24 PM

Nick Warren: If you provide your postcode we can see if there is an alternative transmitter you may be able to use. Alternatively you could get Freesat or watch BBC South West news on iPlayer.

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Sunday, 18 December 2016
Transmitter engineering
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1:32 PM

CERNE ABBAS transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 09:45 today to 09:47 today. [BBC]

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7:32 PM

CERNE ABBAS transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 16:42 today to 17:41 today, HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 09:45 today to 09:47 today. [BBC]

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Monday, 19 December 2016
Transmitter engineering
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4:32 AM

CERNE ABBAS transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 16:42 yesterday to 17:41 yesterday, HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 09:45 yesterday to 09:47 yesterday. [BBC]

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Tuesday, 20 December 2016
Transmitter engineering
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4:33 AM

CERNE ABBAS transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 16:42 on 18 Dec to 17:41 on 18 Dec, HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 09:45 on 18 Dec to 09:47 on 18 Dec. [BBC]

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