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The symbol shows the location of the Kingsbridge (Devon, England) transmitter which serves 4,100 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 Kingsbridge (Devon, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Kingsbridge 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
C39 (618.0MHz)141mDTG-334W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) South 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
C43 (650.0MHz)141mDTG-334W
Channel icons
3 ITV (SD) (West Country), 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 Country),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C46 (674.0MHz)141mDTG-634W
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 Kingsbridge (Devon, 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 Kingsbridge transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Spotlight 0.8m homes 2.9%
from Plymouth PL3 5BD, 27km west-northwest (300°)
to BBC South West region - 107 masts.
regional news image
ITV West Country News (West) 0.8m homes 2.9%
from Plymouth PL7 5BQ, 21km northwest (311°)
to ITV West Country region - 107 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 50% evening news is shared with West Country (East)

How will the Kingsbridge (Devon, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20092009-1310 Apr 2019
B E TB E TB E TB E TB E K T
C39BBCA
C40BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves
C43ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesD3+4D3+4
C46BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCABBCB
C50tv_offC4wavesC4wavesC4wavesBBCB

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 12 Aug 09 and 9 Sep 09.

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

Analogue 1-4 170W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 34W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Caradon Hill transmitter area

Apr 1961-Dec 1981Westward Television
Jan 1982-Dec 1992Television South West (TSW)
Jan 1993-Feb 2004Westcountry 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. Kingsbridge 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
Monday, 31 October 2011
Transmitter engineering
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4:43 PM

KINGSBRIDGE transmitter - Freeview HD Digital TV Off Air from 15:11 today to 15:17 today [BBC]

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Tuesday, 1 November 2011
Transmitter engineering
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5:10 AM

KINGSBRIDGE transmitter - Freeview HD Digital TV Off Air from 15:11 yesterday to 15:17 yesterday [BBC]

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Wednesday, 2 November 2011
Transmitter engineering
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4:55 AM

KINGSBRIDGE transmitter - Freeview HD Digital TV Off Air from 15:11 on 31 Oct to 15:17 on 31 Oct [BBC]

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Thursday, 7 June 2012
Transmitter engineering
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9:28 PM

KINGSBRIDGE transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 18:29 today HD Digital TV Off Air from 18:29 today [BBC]

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Friday, 8 June 2012
Transmitter engineering
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4:29 AM

KINGSBRIDGE transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 18:29 yesterday to 23:33 yesterday HD Digital TV Off Air from 18:29 yesterday to 23:33 yesterday [BBC]

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Saturday, 9 June 2012
Transmitter engineering
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4:29 AM

KINGSBRIDGE transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 18:29 on 07 Jun to 23:33 on 07 Jun HD Digital TV Off Air from 18:29 on 07 Jun to 23:33 on 07 Jun [BBC]

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Wednesday, 19 September 2012
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Paul
10:35 AM
Gravesend

Can you tell me when more channels will be added to the Kingsbridge transmitter eg Dave? excuse my ignorance but I don't understand why Kingsbridge has a lot less channels than Caradon Hill, given Kingsbridge is a relay of Caradon Hill?

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Dave Lindsay
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10:51 AM

Paul: Never.

There are now two types of broadcaster in the UK: Public Service (PSB) and Commercial (COM).

The Commercial ones are purely profit-driven organisations and the Public Service ones, as the name implies, have a Public Service obligation.

The COM channels achieve coverage of 90% of the population by broadcasting from 81 of the largest transmitters (largest by viewer population).

There are over 1,000 PSB-only relays like Kingsbridge which serve about 8.5% of the population. For the COMs to add them to their portfolio would roughly double their cost of transmission. As they operate purely for profit derived from advertisers which requires viewers, then they wish to acquire most viewers at lowest possible cost. For this reason it isn't surprising that they don't wish to double their cost of transmission in order to add about 10% to their existing viewer base.

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Paul
11:54 AM
Gravesend

Many thanks Dave. Looks like SKY have the market cornered for channels like Dave in rural areas but you have to pay

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Dave Lindsay
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11:58 AM

Paul: Again, it is down to individual channels what platforms they wish to go on.

I guess that it is probably more profitable for them to pay to be free-to-air on the Freeview Commercial channels as well as Sky's subscription service.

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