Freeview Light on the Modbury (Devon, England) transmitter
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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 problemsThe BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Modbury (Devon, England) transmitter.
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.
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 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?
BBC Spotlight 0.8m homes 2.9%
from Plymouth PL3 5BD, 18km west-northwest (286°)
to BBC South West region - 107 masts.
How will the Modbury (Devon, England) transmission frequencies change over time?
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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?
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Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Caradon Hill transmitter area
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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