Full Freeview on the Malvern (Worcestershire, England) transmitter
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The symbol shows the location of the Malvern (Worcestershire, England) transmitter which serves 58,000 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 Malvern (Worcestershire, England) transmitter.
Which Freeview channels does the Malvern 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) West Midlands, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 23 BBC Three, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 18 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 C&W (BBC local radio), 720 BBC H&W (BBC local radio), 721 BBC Shropshire (BBC local radio), 722 BBC WM (BBC local radio), 726 BBC Stoke (BBC local radio), 735 BBC Derby (BBC local radio), 735 BBC Gloucestershire (BBC local radio),
3 ITV 1 (SD) (Central (West micro region)), 4 Channel 4 (SD) Midlands ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 Midlands ads, 18 More4, 26 ITV4, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV1 +1 (Central west),
56 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV 1 HD (ITV Central West), 104 Channel 4 HD Midlands ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 106 BBC Four HD, 109 BBC Three HD, 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 1 others 66 TBN UK,
20 Drama, 21 5USA, 29 ITV2 +1, 32 5STAR, 33 5Action, 41 Legend, 42 GREAT! movies action, 46 Channel 5 +1, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV3 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 CBS Reality, 74 Dave ja vu, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 89 ITV4 +1, 203 CITV, 208 Pop Player, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, plus 15 others Racing TV, Kiss Chat & Date, Proud Dating, ADULT Xpanded2, 16 QVC, 22 TJC, 237 TalkTV, 263 SonLife, 264 VisionTV, 265 On Demand 365, 269 Arise News, 670 ADULT Section (start), 724 Capital, 727 Absolute Radio, 728 Heart,
11 Sky Arts, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 31 E4 Extra, 36 pick, 40 Quest Red, 43 Food Network, 47 Film4 +1, 48 Challenge, 49 4seven, 57 Smithsonian Channel, 60 Drama +1, 70 Quest +1, 75 Yesterday +1, 83 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others CRAFT EXTRA , 45 Gems TV, 85 Create & Craft, 673 ADULT smileTV3, 723 talkSPORT, 730 RNIB Connect, 731 Classic FM, 732 LBC, 733 Trans World Radio,
12 Quest, 25 W, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 44 HGTV, 71 Quest Red +1, 73 HobbyMaker, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 88 Classic Hits, 235 Al Jazeera Eng, plus 19 others ADULT smileTV2, ADULT Studio 66, 37 QVC Beauty, 38 QVC Style, 51 Ideal World, 72 Jewellery Maker, 206 Pop, 674 ADULT Babestn, 678 Xpanded TV, 699 ADULT Section, 711 Hits Radio, 712 KISS FRESH, 713 KISS, 714 KISSTORY, 715 Magic, 716 Greatest Hits Radio, 717 Kerrang!, 718 Smooth Radio, 725 Premier Radio,
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)
Are you trying to watch these 0 Freeview HD channels?
The Malvern (Worcestershire, England) mast is not one of the extended Freeview HD (COM7 and COM8) transmitters, it does not provide these high definition (HD) channels: .
If you want to watch these HD channels, either use Freesat HD, or move your TV aerial must point to one of the 30 Full Freeview HD transmitters. For more information see the want to know which transmitters will carry extra Freeview HD? page.
Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Malvern transmitter?
BBC Midlands Today 2.9m homes 10.9%
from Birmingham B1 1RF, 49km northeast (36°)
to BBC West Midlands region - 66 masts.
How will the Malvern (Worcestershire, 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 7 Sep 11 and 21 Sep 11.
How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?
|SDN, ARQA, ARQB, BBCA, D3+4, BBCB||(-7dB) 400W|
|Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*, Mux C*, Mux D*||(-10dB) 200W|
Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Sutton Coldfield transmitter area
I am also in WR5 and also using Media Centre (under Win 7). Interestingly, I have a slightly different issue in that since switchover ALL my channels have gone from 100% quality to 60% quality. After 07 September retune, all the channels on BBCA were at 60% but the others were all 100%.
Prior to 07 Sep I had no issues with signal/quality, now the "improved" Freeview leaves me worse of!
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Dave Adams: Looking at the predictions, you are in a very strong signal area, so have a look at Freeview signals: too much of a good thing is bad for you | ukfree.tv - independent free digital TV advice .
If you have a "shared aerial" then it might require the "common system" to be adjusted to work with the post-switchover frequencies. If you look at the "Transmission frequencies" section above, you can see that C59 and C60 were not used before switchover.
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My full postcode is WR5 1BL. I've just unplugged my booster, as advised. It doesn't make any difference. Signal strength is 24% at its highest. Some channels are as low as 1%. No visible difference between the channels can be seen though. All start off being blocky, then improve when the channel has been on for 30 seconds or so. The best is not great though - often blocky and with sound interruptions.
The old version of Media Centre had an option for choosing a transmitter. I can't find it anymore - has it gone? Would this make a difference anyway?
Thanks for your help.
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I've got the same issue/problems you have with Windows 7 and dual BlackGold BGT3620 cards with the signal being reported as 60%. Suspect it is something to do with the signal being too strong - the aerial is in the loft and I'm only a few hundred yards from the Malvern transmitter (though just round the end of the hill so not direct sight). There are a few clues ..
1) when looking at the channel source some channels have both the main frequency and the 166 MHz offset (i.e. 8 sources are quoted not the expected 4)
2) Other TVs in the house all at 100% strength and quality
3) When scanning for new signals media center picks up channels right at the start/lower channels so picking up either distant signals or potentially shadows of main signal
4) I have experiemented with attenuators in the past that didn't have much effect
5) I have a distribution box in the loft that suspect might be an issue if the input signal is way too strong - will try taking this out and see the effect
I plan to have a good session over the weekend to try and resolve the problem and will let you know how I get on !
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