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Freeview Light on the South Maesteg (Bridgend, Wales) transmitter

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The symbol shows the location of the South Maesteg (Bridgend, Wales) transmitter which serves 2,700 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 South Maesteg (Bridgend, Wales) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the South Maesteg 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
C33 (570.0MHz)151mDTG-32W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) Wales, 2 BBC Two Wales, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 13 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C36 (594.0MHz)151mDTG-32W
Channel icons
5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 18 More4, 25 ITV4, 29 E4 +1, 34 ITV +1 (Wales),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C48 (690.0MHz)151mDTG-62W
Channel icons
72 Shopping Quarter , 101 BBC One HD Wales, 102 BBC Two HD (England), 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 South Maesteg (Bridgend, Wales) 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 South Maesteg transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Wales Today 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 2YQ, 31km east-southeast (111°)
to BBC Wales region - 206 masts.
regional news image
ITV Cymru Wales 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 6XJ, 30km east-southeast (120°)
to ITV Wales region - 206 masts.

How will the South Maesteg (Bridgend, Wales) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20102010-132013-182013-1715 May 2019
C/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D E TC/D E TK T
C33BBCA
C36D3+4
C48BBCB
C50tv_off BBCBBBCB
C55tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesD3+4D3+4D3+4
C59tv_offITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesBBCABBCABBCA
C62BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCB
C65C4wavesC4wavesC4waves

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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 3 Mar 10 and 31 Mar 10.

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

Analogue 1-4 6W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-4.8dB) 2W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Wenvoe transmitter area

Jan 1958-Jul 1968Television Wales and the West
Jul 1968-Feb 2004Harlech 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. South Maesteg 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, 4 April 2011
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mark
6:59 PM
Maesteg

cf349ah just set up a tv out the kitchen and iv hardly got any channel,got bbc 1 and 2 and cbeebies and radio channels....any idea why i cant get itv or channel 4? its an indoor ariel, does weather effect signal? iv tried searching in manual for the exact frequencies tried with high gain also and still nowt. all other tv`s are run through sky.

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KMJ,Derby
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9:26 PM

mark: Indoor aerials tend to be very hit and miss at receiving all possible signals. A different location in the room might give ITV1, Channel 4 etc but lose the BBC channels.Reception is usually better close to a window facing the transmitter if this is a possibility. The digital UK postcode checker shows Maesteg to give the strongest signals on C25 for BBC channels and C22 for Mux D3+4. The Wenvoe transmitter offers good reception on all six muxes with Mux BBCA on C41+, Mux D3+4 on C44 and Mux ArqB on C49. From 27th April 2011 Mux SDN will be on C42+ and Mux ArqA on C45.If possible it would be worth having an outdoor aerial set on Wenvoe for your Freeview reception.

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KMJ,Derby's 1,811 posts GB
Tuesday, 5 April 2011
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ken picton
4:33 PM
Maesteg

some of my channels eg 11 and 30 have become very weak lately. i feed of the wenvoe transmitter. will things improve after my new retune on 27th of april. my postcode is cf34 9hf, most of my channels slam in at high quality. the problems have only started in the last few months

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Mike Dimmick
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11:59 PM
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ken picton: Yes, probably they will improve. Pick TV (channel 11) is on the SDN multiplex and 5* (channel 30) is on ArqA. These multiplexes are currently running on low power and channels with more interference. They will reach final channels and full power on the 27th.

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Mike Dimmick's 2,486 posts GB
Friday, 5 August 2011
Transmitter engineering
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4:50 PM

SOUTH MAESTEG transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 15:06 today [BBC]

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Saturday, 6 August 2011
Transmitter engineering
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4:35 AM

SOUTH MAESTEG transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 15:06 yesterday [BBC]

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10:38 AM

SOUTH MAESTEG transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 15:06 yesterday to 10:10 today [BBC]

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Sunday, 7 August 2011
Transmitter engineering
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4:42 AM

SOUTH MAESTEG transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 15:06 on 05 Aug to 10:10 yesterday [BBC]

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Monday, 8 August 2011
Transmitter engineering
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4:45 AM

SOUTH MAESTEG transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 15:06 on 05 Aug to 10:10 on 06 Aug [BBC]

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Thursday, 29 September 2011
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9:44 AM

SOUTH MAESTEG transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 08:58 today HD Digital TV Off Air from 08:58 today [BBC]

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