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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 problems

The BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Malvern (Worcestershire, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Malvern transmitter broadcast?

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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
C41 (634.0MHz)204mDTG-3400W
Channel icons
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

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C44 (658.0MHz)204mDTG-3400W
Channel icons
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),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C47- (681.8MHz)204mDTG-6400W
Channel icons
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

COM4
SDN
 V max
C29 (538.0MHz)204mDTG-8400W
Channel icons
12 Quest, 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 MAX, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, plus 15 others

COM5
ArqA
 V max
C31- (553.8MHz)203mDTG-8400W
Channel icons
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 8 others

COM6
ArqB
 V max
C37 (602.0MHz)204mDTG-8400W
Channel icons
 FreeSports, 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 Aljazeera English, plus 19 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
DTG-8 64QAM 8K 3/4 27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
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?

regional news image
BBC Midlands Today 2.9m homes 10.9%
from Birmingham B1 1RF, 49km northeast (36°)
to BBC West Midlands region - 66 masts.
regional news image
ITV Central News 2.9m homes 10.9%
from Birmingham B1 2JT, 49km northeast (35°)
to ITV Central (West) region - 65 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 80% evening news is shared with Central (East)

How will the Malvern (Worcestershire, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20112011-137 Mar 2018
C/D EC/D EC/D EC/D E TW T
C29SDN
C31ArqA
C37ArqB
C41BBCA
C44D3+4
C47BBCB
C50tv_offSDN
C51tv_off_local_local
C53tv_offBBCA
C55tv_offArqB
C56tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves
C57tv_offD3+4
C59tv_off-ArqA
C60tv_off-BBCB
C62BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves
C66ITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves
C68C4wavesC4wavesC4waves

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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?

Analogue 1-4 2kW
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

Feb 1956-Jul 1968Associated TeleVision†
Feb 1956-Jul 1968Associated British Corporation◊
Jul 1968-Dec 1981Associated TeleVision
Jan 1982-Feb 2004Central Independent 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. Malvern 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
Thursday, 25 August 2011
Transmitter engineering
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10:40 PM

MALVERN transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV (Four, Cbeebies, Parliament, 3... Off Air from 20:20 today to 21:24 today [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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10:40 PM

MALVERN transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV (Four, Cbeebies, Parliament, 3... Off Air from 20:20 today to 21:24 today [BBC]

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Friday, 26 August 2011
Transmitter engineering
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4:33 AM

MALVERN transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV (Four, Cbeebies, Parliament, 3... Off Air from 20:20 yesterday to 21:24 yesterday [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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4:33 AM

MALVERN transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV (Four, Cbeebies, Parliament, 3... Off Air from 20:20 yesterday to 21:24 yesterday [BBC]

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Monday, 29 August 2011
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luke horwat
8:49 PM

hi my 85 year old mother living in penhill swindon had a very unusual incident; she had a phonecall from someone who asked her what make of tv she had. she put the phone down as she thought it was a salesman. then the tv lost all its reception. what is going on!!! are these two incidents related? is it to do with the chabgeover? we thought the tv had been sorted for the changeover. any answers please.

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Monday, 5 September 2011
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Matt
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5:19 PM
Godalming

M.Wainwright: If it really is a problem, a stacked pair could be fitted. What type/brand aerial is it?

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Wednesday, 7 September 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:31 AM

MALVERN transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 00:24 today to 01:34 today [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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4:31 AM

MALVERN transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 00:24 today to 01:34 today [BBC]

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Mart G
5:38 AM

Hi
For some reason I'm having major issues getting itv1 ch4 ch5 at all via digital from the malvern tx and scince this morning I am not getting
Now I can't get bbc1 bbc2 or bbc news at all I have rescanned my box 4 times nothing seems to work will the signal be turned up for malvern and surrounding areas in the future as the power level being used is totally inadequate for the area I know it isn't just me having issues either.

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Mart G
5:51 AM

The recepption is that bad I honestly feel we should get a 95 per cent discount on our tv licence @mark the engineer how does such a weak tx cause interference at sutton colfield ? Surely its gonna be the other way around sutton blocking the malvern tx out!

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