Freeview Light on the Kidderminster (Worcestershire, England) transmitter
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The symbol shows the location of the Kidderminster (Worcestershire, England) transmitter which serves 33,000 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 problemsThe BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Kidderminster (Worcestershire, England) transmitter.
Which Freeview channels does the Kidderminster 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.
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 Kidderminster (Worcestershire, 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 Kidderminster transmitter?
BBC Midlands Today 2.9m homes 10.9%
from Birmingham B1 1RF, 29km east-northeast (64°)
to BBC West Midlands region - 66 masts.
How will the Kidderminster (Worcestershire, England) transmission frequencies change over time?
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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?
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Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Sutton Coldfield transmitter area
Can you tell me if it is possible for me to recieve freeview? I just wanted to know if it because of my aerial or the transmitter has not begun broadcasting a digital signal. Currently, I can only get analogue. Looking at my roof mounted aerial, it is pointing towards the Kidderminster transmitter.
Many thanks in advance.
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jimli: The Kidderminster transmitter starts broadcasting digital signals on the 7th of September this year. It currently only broadcasts analogue signals. It will be a 'Freeview Light' transmitter, transmitting only the three Public Service multiplexes.
At your location, Digital UK's postcode checker shows that you should be able to get a full 6-multiplex service from Sutton Coldfield starting from the 7th of September. Alternatively you should have a very good chance of getting full service from Ridge Hill starting in four weeks (20 April), though the probability is slightly lower than from Sutton Coldfield. Kidderminster relays signals from Sutton Coldfield.
There are no good options at the moment.
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Digital UK's tradeview now shows that BBC A will start up on C61 on DSO1, but move to C49 on DSO2. This is not in any Ofcom documentation. They have recently removed the list of stations from the multiplex licences and the replacement 'Table of Digital Terrestrial Broadcasting Stations for Multiplex Licences' is useless (at the moment it only lists Mux D, and all the notes are off the edge of the PDF page).
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