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, 5Action, 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, 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, YAAAS!, More4 +1, Now 70s, 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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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?
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Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Sutton Coldfield transmitter area
KIDDERMINSTER transmitter - Freeview: Off the air due to essential engineering from 25 Nov 13:45 until 25 Nov 14:04. Low power due to essential engineering from 24 Nov 10:03 until 24 Nov 10:31. Off the air due to essential engineering from 24 Nov 10:03 until 24 Nov 10:31. . [BBC]
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The BBC are reporting a fault.
Whilst the BBC have reported fault details on their individual transmitter page, they have NOT (yet?) added it to a page which is an engineering list of Freeview faults which is where the updates to this site come from.
The BBC have reported several faults in the last few days since storm Arwen. The transmitter had been on Planned Engineerting last week, From 1:45:47pm to 2:04:54pm on 25th Nov 2021 BBC A/BBCB HD Off the air due to essential engineering.
Then two interruptions on the 27th - From 8:45:04am to 4:33:42pm on 27th Nov 2021 BBC A Off the air due to a fault, From 4:35:21pm to 4:38:37pm on 27th Nov 2021 BBC A Off the air due to a fault.
Then From 5:04:13pm on 28th Nov 2021 to 11:43:38am on 29th Nov 2021 BBC A Off the air due to a fault.
Now From 11:43:38am on 29th Nov 2021 BBC A Off the air due to essential engineering.
These most recent outages I suspect are due to storm damage currently being repaired (they don't provided details). Some transmitters have had power outages.
Statement from BBC Engineering -
Interruptions to television and radio services due to Storm Arwen
Severe weather is causing problems with electricity supplies to several transmitters across the UK. Regional electricity suppliers are working hard to restore services. You can check the status of your local transmitter using our transmitter checker tool.
While you're waiting you could try BBC iPlayer or BBC Sounds to carry on watching or listening to your favourite programmes. They are both available on Smart televisions and many other internet connected devices.
Keep up with the latest weather in your area.
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