Freeview Light on the Cynwyl Elfed (Carmarthenshire, Wales) transmitter
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The symbol shows the location of the Cynwyl Elfed (Carmarthenshire, Wales) transmitter which serves less than 500 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 problemsThe BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Cynwyl Elfed (Carmarthenshire, Wales) transmitter.
Which Freeview channels does the Cynwyl Elfed 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.
1 BBC One (SD) Wales, 2 BBC Two Wales, 9 BBC Four, 23 BBC Three, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 13 others 700 BBC Radio 1, 701 BBC Radio 1Xtra, 702 BBC Radio 2, 703 BBC Radio 3, 704 BBC Radio 4 (FM), 705 BBC Radio 5 Live, 706 BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, 707 BBC Radio 6 Music, 708 BBC Radio 4 Extra, 709 BBC Asian Network, 710 BBC World Service, 719 BBC Radio Wales, 720 BBC Radio Cymru,
5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 18 More4, 26 ITV4, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV +1 (Wales),
56 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD Wales, 102 BBC Two HD (England), 104 Channel 4 HD South ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 106 BBC Four HD, 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 1 others 66 TBN UK,
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 43 Freeview channels?
The Cynwyl Elfed (Carmarthenshire, Wales) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4seven, 5Action, 5STAR, 5USA, Aljazeera English, 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 Cynwyl Elfed transmitter?
BBC Wales Today 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 2YQ, 92km east-southeast (122°)
to BBC Wales region - 206 masts.
How will the Cynwyl Elfed (Carmarthenshire, Wales) transmission frequencies change over time?
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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 19 Aug 09 and 16 Sep 09.
How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?
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Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Preseli transmitter area
D Williams: Because sadly that is the way things are going these days.
"Public Service" and "Universal Service" tend to be allowed to give way to profit-driven organisations.
The Commercial broadcasters which don't transmit from Cynwyl Elfed and over 1,000 other similar small relays can choose where to site their transmitters.
Due to them operating to generate profit by selling advertising, their interest is to have as many potential viewers as possible at the lowest possible cost. They broadcast from 81 of the largest transmitter sites (largest by viewer population) and achieve coverage of 90% of the population.
For them to include all the other relays would roughly double their cost of transmission whilst only adding 8.5% of the population to their potential viewer base.
The "Freeview Light" transmitters carry only Public Service Broadcaster services. The Commercial broadcasters don't have a Public Service obligation.
The hilly areas that require relays to fill in the gaps are worst affected. Wales is particularly badly affected, with the Highlands of Scotland and the Lake District also being poorly served by the Commercial broadcasters. See the map here Where are the public service (Freeview Light) transmitters? | ukfree.tv - independent free digital TV advice
Also see Will there ever be more services on the Freeview Light transmitters? | ukfree.tv - independent free digital TV advice for a more in-depth explanation.
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