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The symbol shows the location of the Stockland Hill (Devon, England) transmitter which serves 120,000 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 Stockland Hill (Devon, England) transmitter.

Choose from three options: ■ List by multiplex ■ List by channel number ■ List by channel name
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Which Freeview channels does the Stockland Hill 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
C26+ (514.2MHz)463mDTG-350,000W
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1 BBC One (SD) South West, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 23 BBC Three, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 16 others

PSB2
D3+4
 H max
C23+ (490.2MHz)463mDTG-350,000W
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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, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV +1 (West Country),

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C29+ (538.2MHz)463mDTG-650,000W
Channel icons
73 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

COM4
SDN
 H -3dB
C25- (505.8MHz)463mDTG-825,000W
Channel icons
 CCXTV, 12 Quest, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 29 ITV2 +1, 32 5STAR, 33 5Action, 42 GREAT! movies action, 45 Channel 5 +1, 56 5SELECT, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV3 +1, 60 ITV4 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 CBS Reality, 68 Horror Channel, 74 Drama +1, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup TV, 212 YAAAS!, plus 16 others

COM5
ArqA
 H -3dB
C22- (481.8MHz)463mDTG-825,000W
Channel icons
11 Sky Arts, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 31 4Music, 36 pick, 40 Quest Red, 43 Food Network, 46 Film4 +1, 47 Challenge, 48 4seven, 57 Smithsonian Channel, 70 Quest +1, 75 Yesterday +1, 83 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others

COM6
ArqB
 H -3dB
C28- (529.8MHz)463mDTG-825,000W
Channel icons
25 Dave ja vu, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 41 CBS Justice, 44 HGTV, 68 CBS Drama, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 234 RT, 235 Aljazeera English, plus 17 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
DTG-8 64QAM 8K 3/4 27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 11 Freeview HD channels?

the effected channels

The Stockland Hill (Devon, England) mast is not one of the extended Freeview HD (COM7 and COM8) transmitters, it does not provide these high definition (HD) channels: BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, CBeebies HD, Forces TV, FreeSports, More4 +1, Now 70s, PBS America +1, That's TV , Quest Red +1, RT HD.

If you want to watch these HD channels, either use Freesat HD, or move your TV aerial must point to one of the 30 Full Freeview HD transmitters. For more information see the want to know which transmitters will carry extra Freeview HD? page.

Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Stockland Hill transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Spotlight 0.8m homes 2.9%
from Plymouth PL3 5BD, 86km west-southwest (239°)
to BBC South West region - 107 masts.
regional news image
ITV West Country News (West) 0.8m homes 2.9%
from Plymouth PL7 5BQ, 80km southwest (236°)
to ITV West Country region - 107 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 50% evening news is shared with West Country (East)

Are there any self-help relays?

BickleighTransposer15 km N Exeter25 homes
Freshwater C/pActive deflector2 km SE Bridport, Dorset250 homes (caravans)
Ladram BayTransposer15 km SE Exeter400 homes (caravans)

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

1961-80s1984-971997-981998-20092009-1327 Mar 2019
VHFA K TA K TA K TA K TA K T
C9ITVwaves
C22-ArqAArqA
C23ITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves+D3+4D3+4
C25-SDNSDN
C26BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves+BBCABBCA
C28-ArqBArqB
C29C4wavesC4wavesC4waves+BBCBBBCB
C33BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves

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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 6 May 09 and 20 May 09.

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

Analogue 1-4 250kW
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 50kW
SDN, ARQA, ARQB(-10dB) 25kW
Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*(-17dB) 5kW
Mux C*, Mux D*(-20dB) 2.5kW

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Stockland 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.

Comments
Sunday, 16 October 2016
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Neil Lewis
2:33 PM

I have been able to receive West Country programmes such as BBc News and ITV News from Bristol on Channels 800 and 821 all of a sudden although the headings are correct No Signal is displayed has something changed?

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Mr Muhannad El-Shaikh
6:42 PM

I can not receive channel 74 or Aljazeera news channel 108, can you tell me why.
Many thanks.

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StevensOnln1
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

7:23 PM

Neil Lewis & Mr Muhannad El-Shaikh: Please could you both provide a postcode so we can see the predicted coverage for your location.

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Friday, 4 November 2016
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Howard
10:20 AM

All very helpful information, thankyou. What would be appreciated from Twelve Winds would be a printer friendly list of each service available on a TV transmitter. Maybe there is and I missed it? I have pasted up three pages from the Stockland Hill, info. Took a bit of time because of the textbox formatting clashing with my Mac. Never mind, what a discovery that there's so much available!

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Sunday, 20 November 2016
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:31 AM

STOCKLAND HILL transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 00:06 today to 00:13 today. [BBC]

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Monday, 21 November 2016
Transmitter engineering
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4:32 AM

STOCKLAND HILL transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 00:06 yesterday to 00:13 yesterday. [BBC]

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Tuesday, 22 November 2016
Transmitter engineering
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4:31 AM

STOCKLAND HILL transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 00:06 on 20 Nov to 00:13 on 20 Nov. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 30 November 2016
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Tony Taylor
2:52 PM
Cullompton

Arial in loft - postcode EX15 1RS
For the past month my freeview reception has been unwatchable on 3 separate TVs although strangely is OK on a 4th. The picture is covered in large pixels and the sound keeps squeeking. Yesterday I noticed that my mobile phone data connection has changed from 3G to 4G (on the Threee network) and the local mobile phone mast is directly between my house and Stockland Hill Transmitter. Could this be the reason?
I have lived here for 24 years and although TV reception has been weak, with the use of a good arial and signal booster, we have managed to get a good picture until just recently.

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StevensOnln1
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

5:03 PM

Tony Taylor: 4G interference is certainly a possibility, particularly as you have an amplifier which would amplify any interference along with the wanted signal. Suggest you contact AT800 (see link below) who should send you a free filter. Make sure you connect the filter before the amplifier and also check all cables and connections where you can safely access them for any damaged or loose cables etc.

at800 | 4G & Freeview | 4G interference | 4G Filters | 800 MHz

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Thursday, 1 December 2016
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Bfrian Bannister
9:26 AM

Sir
Could you pleas tell me if there is a problem with Sky News on channel132 via the Stockland Hill transmitter??. I have returned my TV, but Sky News seems to be very intermittent. It was off totally last night, then came back, was ok this am, but then got a message to say service no longer available!!!!
All other channels are fine, just wonder if there is a small problem with Sky.

Kind Regards
Brian Bannister

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