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The symbol shows the location of the Newton Abbot (Devon, England) transmitter which serves 4,900 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 Newton Abbot (Devon, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Newton Abbot 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
 V max
 H -4.8dB
C43 (650.0MHz)
71mDTG-32W
1W
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
 V max
 H -4.8dB
C39 (618.0MHz)
71mDTG-32W
1W
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
 V max
 H -4.8dB
C46 (674.0MHz)
71mDTG-62W
1W
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 Newton Abbot (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 Newton Abbot transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Spotlight 0.8m homes 2.9%
from Plymouth PL3 5BD, 39km west-southwest (248°)
to BBC South West region - 107 masts.
regional news image
ITV West Country News (West) 0.8m homes 2.9%
from Plymouth PL7 5BQ, 32km west-southwest (243°)
to ITV West Country region - 107 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 50% evening news is shared with West Country (East)

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

1984-971997-981998-20092009-1327 Mar 2019
B E TB E TB E TB E TB E K T
C39D3+4
C40BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves 
C43ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesBBCABBCA
C46BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCBBBCB
C50tv_offC4wavesC4wavesC4wavesD3+4

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 8 Apr 09 and 22 Apr 09.

How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?

Analogue 1-4, PSB1||, PSB2||, PSB3|| 2W
PSB1≡, PSB2≡, PSB3≡(-4.8dB) 0.66W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Beacon 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. Newton Abbot 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, 5 March 2012
Transmitter engineering
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4:31 AM

NEWTON ABBOT transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 02:39 today to 03:19 today HD Digital TV Off Air from 02:39 today to 03:19 today [BBC]

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Tuesday, 6 March 2012
Transmitter engineering
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4:33 AM

NEWTON ABBOT transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 02:39 yesterday to 03:19 yesterday HD Digital TV Off Air from 02:39 yesterday to 03:19 yesterday [BBC]

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Wednesday, 7 March 2012
Transmitter engineering
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4:32 AM

NEWTON ABBOT transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 02:39 on 05 Mar to 03:19 on 05 Mar HD Digital TV Off Air from 02:39 on 05 Mar to 03:19 on 05 Mar [BBC]

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Monday, 11 March 2013
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m stevens
4:52 PM
Newton Abbot

why cant we get itv 3&4 and many more freeview stations when half a mile away i can get all freeview programs with a set top aerial from the marldon transmitter my aerial is in the loft on one set and a settop on the other

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jb38
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5:37 PM

m stevens: Basically because your local (very) Newton Abbot transmitter is a PSB only station that does not transmit commercial programmes.

On looking at the channels used by Newton Abbot as well as the main station Beacon Hill it appears as though you might have to use manual tuning to receive the commercials from the latter mentioned, and so go into your TV or boxes tuning menu / manual tune then enter and scan Ch42, storing the results, use the same procedure again but on Ch45, storing the results, finally as before but on Ch51 likewise storing the results.

After having done that have a look at the EPG listing's and the commercials should have returned, Ch42 / Ch45 / Ch51 being the three commercial muxes from Beacon Hill.

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jb38
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5:42 PM

m stevens: Of course what's been said is on the assumption that Beacon Hill can actually be received at your location, something which isn't guaranteed or the powers that be would not have considered it necessary to build the Newton Abbot relay so nearby.

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Tuesday, 24 June 2014
Transmitter engineering
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4:31 PM

NEWTON ABBOT transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 13:25 today to 13:52 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 13:25 today to 13:52 today, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 13:25 today to 13:52 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 13:25 today to 13:52 today. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 25 June 2014
Transmitter engineering
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4:32 AM

NEWTON ABBOT transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 13:25 yesterday to 13:52 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air from 13:25 yesterday to 13:52 yesterday, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 13:25 yesterday to 13:52 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air from 13:25 yesterday to 13:52 ye [BBC]

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Thursday, 26 June 2014
Transmitter engineering
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4:32 AM

NEWTON ABBOT transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 13:25 on 24 Jun to 13:52 on 24 Jun, HD Digital TV Off Air from 13:25 on 24 Jun to 13:52 on 24 Jun, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 13:25 on 24 Jun to 13:52 on 24 Jun, HD Digital TV Off Air from 13:25 on 24 Jun to 13:52 on [BBC]

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Sunday, 1 February 2015
Transmitter engineering
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4:32 PM

NEWTON ABBOT transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 13:38 today to 14:29 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 13:38 today to 14:29 today, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 13:38 today to 14:29 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 13:38 today to 14:29 today. [BBC]

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