Freeview Light on the South Brent (Devon, England) transmitter
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The symbol shows the location of the South Brent (Devon, England) transmitter which serves 1,200 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 South Brent (Devon, England) transmitter.
Which Freeview channels does the South Brent 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 43 Freeview channels?
The South Brent (Devon, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4seven, 5Action, 5STAR, 5USA, Aljazeera English, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBS Reality, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, YAAAS!, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, E4 Extra, Film4 +1, Food Network, GB News, GREAT! movies, GREAT! movies action, HGTV, HobbyMaker, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Legend, PBS America, pick, POP MAX, Quest +1, Quest Red, Really, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, That's TV (UK), Together TV, W, 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 South Brent transmitter?
BBC Spotlight 0.8m homes 2.9%
from Plymouth PL3 5BD, 21km west-southwest (258°)
to BBC South West region - 107 masts.
How will the South Brent (Devon, England) transmission frequencies change over time?
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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 8 Apr 09 and 22 Apr 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 Beacon Hill transmitter area
All BBC programmes suffer break-up of signal. This has been infinitely worse this summer than ever before, and even though it's now much cooler, the break-up makes watching live BBC programmes impossible. Can anything be done please - I have missed almost all local news programmes as these aren't available on iPlayer.
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BBC Local News programmes are available on iPlayer but usually only for 24 hours (much to many people's disgust).
I'm afraid that there's very little any broadcaster can do about weather conditions.
Current Weather conditions are causing Tropospheric Ducting - causing interference from more distant transmitters in Europe or the UK. This can be very variable and is usually short term at any instant but conditions have been persisting on and off for many days, different parts of the UK are being affected at different times. Not all multiplexes will be affected at the same time or at all.
Both Freeview and the BBC have issued warnings about short term interference to reception.
If your tuning was correct, do NOT retune if you have badly pixellated pictures or no signal.
As you have posted on the South Brent transmitter page, if you get your reception from it, your aerial should be pointing at compass bearing 296 degrees, that's 26 degrees North of due West, with its rods (or squashed Xs) vertical.
However you may also get good reception (usually) from Beacon Hill so your aerial would be pointing at compass bearing 82 degrees, that's 8 degrees North of due East, with its rods (or squashed Xs) horizontal.
Whichever way your aerial points, adverse conditions may mean you pickup interference and if you retune then you can get tuned to the wrong signals/transmitter, so it's worth looking in your TV Tuning section to check the UHF channels you are tuned to (C means channel) -
For South Brent (only 3 PSB multiplexes) it's UHF C43, C39, & C46.
For Beacon Hill (all 6 multiplexes) it's UHF C44, C41, C47, C42, C45, & C40
Those are In the multiplex order BBCA/PSB1, D3&4/PSB2, BBCB HD/PSB3, SDN/COM4, ArqA/COM5, ArqB/COM6 (no COMs at South Brent).
See https://www.freeview.co.uk/corporate/platform-management/channel-listings-industry-professionals for which channels are carried on which multiplex.
Check your aerial is still pointing correctly, has no missing elements and the coax isn't flapping in the wind. It's also worth considering how old you aerial installation and coax is, older installations may have degraded due to moisture ingress etc. and this can make reception unreliable.
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