Freeview Light on the Kilve (Somerset, England) transmitter
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The symbol shows the location of the Kilve (Somerset, England) 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 Kilve (Somerset, England) transmitter.
Which Freeview channels does the Kilve 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 43 Freeview channels?
The Kilve (Somerset, England) 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 Kilve transmitter?
BBC Points West 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Bristol BS8 2LR, 53km northeast (54°)
to BBC West region - 60 masts.
How will the Kilve (Somerset, England) 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 24 Mar 10 and 7 Apr 10.
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 Mendip transmitter area
hugh james: That is correct. Kilve is a "Freeview Light" transmitter and therefore only carries the "Public Service Broadcaster" multiplexes (groups of channels) which are the BBC, ITV1, ITV2, C4, E4, C5 and a few others.
BT Vision uses the Freeview service and Sky Sports 1 and 2 are carried on one of the commercial multiplexes which does not broadcast from Kilve.
The reason for this is due to the fact that the commercial operators operate on a commercial basis and not one which is to serve as much of the population as possible. For a fuller explanation, see here:
Will there ever be more services on the Freeview Light transmitters? | ukfree.tv - independent free digital TV advice
The only possibility you *might* have is if you can receive signals from another transmitter that does carry these services. As you face Wales, you might be able to receive them from one of the transmitters there, and use your aerial on Kilve for regional programming.
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