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The symbol shows the location of the Modbury (Devon, England) transmitter which serves 700 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 Modbury (Devon, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Modbury 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
 H max
C29 (538.0MHz)76mDTG-32W
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
 H max
C31 (554.0MHz)76mDTG-32W
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
 H max
C37 (602.0MHz)76mDTG-62W
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 Modbury (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 Modbury transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Spotlight 0.8m homes 2.9%
from Plymouth PL3 5BD, 18km west-northwest (286°)
to BBC South West region - 107 masts.
regional news image
ITV West Country News (West) 0.8m homes 2.9%
from Plymouth PL7 5BQ, 11km west-northwest (298°)
to ITV West Country region - 107 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 50% evening news is shared with West Country (East)

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

1984-971997-981998-20092009-132013-182013-1719 Jun 2019
C/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D E TC/D E TA K T
C29BBCA
C31D3+4
C37BBCB
C50tv_off BBCABBCA
C55tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBCBBBCBBBCB
C59tv_offITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesD3+4D3+4D3+4
C62BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCA
C65C4wavesC4wavesC4waves

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Table shows multiplexes names see this article;
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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 5W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-4dB) 2W

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. Modbury 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

MODBURY 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

MODBURY 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

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

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Sunday, 18 March 2012
Transmitter engineering
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4:30 AM

MODBURY transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 01:16 today to 01:51 today HD Digital TV Off Air from 01:16 today to 01:51 today [BBC]

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Monday, 19 March 2012
Transmitter engineering
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4:31 AM

MODBURY transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 01:16 yesterday to 01:51 yesterday HD Digital TV Off Air from 01:16 yesterday to 01:51 yesterday [BBC]

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Tuesday, 20 March 2012
Transmitter engineering
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4:30 AM

MODBURY transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 01:16 on 18 Mar to 01:51 on 18 Mar HD Digital TV Off Air from 01:16 on 18 Mar to 01:51 on 18 Mar [BBC]

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Sunday, 7 October 2012
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Anne Kimber
4:25 PM

the number of channels available in Modbury seems very limited compared to those available in Totnes. Why is this and might it change???

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Dave Lindsay
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4:46 PM

Anne Kimber: No, the number of channels available from relays such as Modbury are not likely to increase.

This is because the Commercial networks that don't broadcast from these transmitters achieve coverage of about 90% of the population from 81 of the largest transmitters (largest by viewer population).

There are over 1,000 small "filler-in" relays like Modbury that serve about 8.5% of the population. For the Commercial networks to broadcast from them would roughly double their cost of transmission as the cost to transmit from the relays is about equal to that of the 81 main transmitters.

As the Commercial networks are run purely for profit and have no obligation to provide a public service, they are allowed to make their own decisions as to where they serve.

They show adverts to as many viewers as possible which they wish to acquire at lowest possible cost. Accordingly they have evidently decided that doubling the cost of transmission to increase their viewer-bases by only approximately 10% doesn't make sound business sense.

Unless you can receive from a full-service transmitter, then you aren't ever going to be able to view the Commercial channels.

Freesat is an alternative you might like to consider.

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KMJ,Derby
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6:57 PM

Anne Kimber: Do any of your neighbours have aerials set for horizontal polarisation pointing ENE to Beacon Hill or WNW to Caradon Hill? If so you might be able to receive the full Freeview service with the correct aerial.

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