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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
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, 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 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
Sunday, 11 September 2011
Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

7:15 PM

Dave Adams: I would start by doing this My Freeview box has no EPG, is blank on FIVE, ITV3, ITV4, ITV2+1, has no sound or the channel line up is wrong | ukfree.tv - independent free digital TV advice to the box.

However, the 9150 PVR has been known to have problems during the "mixed mode" situation between the first and second dates of switchover.

So, either wait until the morning of Wednesday 21st September 2011 or clear the channels out by scanning with the aerial out and then do a manual add for:

C39, C41, C44, C47, C51 and C59.

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Richard Worthington
8:46 PM
Malvern

Briantist,

First a thanks for all your previous advice - sure much appreciated by all !

I have a media center and following the 7th Sept switch-over a few of the channels (BBC1, Channel 5 etc) have been dropping out/blocky especially in the morning. I've a couple of questions ...

1) During the 7th-21st period will the transmitter be having work done on it/reduced power for any reason ?

2) Did read previously the power at Malvern was going to be increased in this switchover - is this still the case ?

Many thanks in advance,

Richard
WR14 1QJ, Aerial in Loft, Windows Media Center, Windows 7, Dual Black Gold BGT3620 DVB-T cards

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Richard Worthington's 5 posts GB
Monday, 12 September 2011
Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:03 PM

Richard Worthington: Here goes:

1) No, aside from the time it turned off during DSO1.

2) Yes, see "Comparison of analogue and digital signal levels" at the top of the page, all go from 200W to 400W, an increase of 3dB.

If you have Windows 7 Media Center, make sure you do a full "delete all channels" before you scan again, Media Center will get very confused otherwise.

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Briantist's 38,844 posts GB
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Andy
5:56 PM

Hey there,

Since the re-tune on 7th Sep, Ch 53 (all BBC) is rubbish. Both signal strength and quality are very poor. Everything was fine pre re-tune and all other chnnels are ok. Is anyone else having similar problems?

I have re-tuned again, checked the physical connections and turned the in-built booster off, all to no avail. Am I missing something, as it's getting to be a massive pain in the backside?

TIA, Andy (Malvern - on the Malvern Transmitter).

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Andy's 3 posts EU
Tuesday, 13 September 2011
Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

8:06 AM

Andy: Can please provide a full (not partial) postcode?

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Andy.
11:42 AM
Malvern

Sorry - post code is WR14 2QJ.

Thanks for the help.


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Andy.'s 3 posts EU
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gary
4:03 PM

is it just bbc1 bbc2 cbbc if so likely cause single frequency interference. see link for resolution. Single frequency interference | ukfree.tv - independent free digital TV advice

possibly hd skybox if you have one rf set to ch54 on some models, stamps all over ch53. (WR26HH)

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gary's 3 posts GB
Thursday, 15 September 2011
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Andy.
2:38 PM
Malvern

Yes, it's just the BBC stuff on that channel. The interference angle was one I hadn't looked at, but I can find nothing in the house that could be causing the problem - no skybox, have checked all other devices in the immediate vacinity and I can't think of anything else in the hereabouts that could be causing an interference problem. Bit of a nightmare at the moment.

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Andy.'s 3 posts EU
Saturday, 17 September 2011
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Matt
1:24 PM

Anyone else having trouble with ITV 1 today? NO signal on digital.

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