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The symbol shows the location of the Sudbury (Suffolk, England) transmitter which serves 440,000 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 Sudbury (Suffolk, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Sudbury transmitter broadcast?

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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
C44 (658.0MHz)229mDTG-3100,000W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) East, 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 15 others

PSB2
D3+4
 H max
C41 (634.0MHz)229mDTG-3100,000W
Channel icons
3 ITV 1 (SD) (Anglia (East micro region)), 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, 26 ITV4, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV1 +1 (Anglia east),

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C47 (682.0MHz)229mDTG-6100,000W
Channel icons
56 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV 1 HD (ITV Meridian Southampton), 104 Channel 4 HD South ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 106 BBC Four HD, 109 BBC Three HD, 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 1 others

COM4
SDN
 H max
C29 (538.0MHz)186mDTG-3100,000W
Channel icons
12 Quest, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 29 ITV2 +1, 32 5STAR, 33 5Action, 41 Legend, 42 GREAT! movies action, 46 Channel 5 +1, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV3 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 CBS Reality, 74 Dave ja vu, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 89 ITV4 +1, 203 CITV, 208 POP MAX, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, plus 15 others

COM5
ArqA
 H max
C31- (553.8MHz)228mDTG-8100,000W
Channel icons
11 Sky Arts, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 31 E4 Extra, 36 pick, 40 Quest Red, 43 Food Network, 47 Film4 +1, 48 Challenge, 49 4seven, 57 Smithsonian Channel, 60 Drama +1, 70 Quest +1, 75 Yesterday +1, 83 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 8 others

COM6
ArqB
 H max
C37 (602.0MHz)228mDTG-8100,000W
Channel icons
 FreeSports, 25 W, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 44 HGTV, 71 Quest Red +1, 73 HobbyMaker, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 88 Classic Hits, 235 Aljazeera English, plus 19 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 0 Freeview HD channels?


The Sudbury (Suffolk, England) mast is not one of the extended Freeview HD (COM7 and COM8) transmitters, it does not provide these high definition (HD) channels: .

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 Sudbury transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Look East (East) 0.8m homes 3.2%
from Norwich NR2 1BH, 77km north-northeast (24°)
to BBC East region - 27 masts.
70% of BBC East (East) and BBC East (West) is shared output
regional news image
ITV Anglia News 0.8m homes 3.2%
from NORWICH NR1 3JG, 78km north-northeast (24°)
to ITV Anglia (East) region - 26 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 80% evening news is shared with Anglia (West)

Are there any self-help relays?

Felixstowe WestTransposer1000 homes +1000 or more homes due to expansion of affected area?
WithamTransposer14 km NE Chelmsford.118 homes

How will the Sudbury (Suffolk, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20112011-131 Aug 2018
B E TB E TB E TE TK T
C29SDN
C31ArqA
C35C5wavesC5waves
C37ArqB
C41ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesD3+4D3+4
C44BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCABBCA
C47C4wavesC4wavesC4wavesBBCBBBCB
C51tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves
C56tv_offArqB
C58tv_offSDN
C60tv_off-ArqA

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 / June 2022 - 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 6 Jul 11 and 20 Jul 11.

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

Analogue 1-4 250kW
SDN, ARQA, ARQB, BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-4dB) 100kW
Analogue 5(-7dB) 50kW
Mux 2*(-14.9dB) 8.1kW
Mux B*(-15.2dB) 7.5kW
Mux 1*(-15.5dB) 7kW
Mux A*(-17dB) 5kW
Mux C*(-22.2dB) 1.5kW
Mux D*(-23.6dB) 1.1kW

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

Oct 1959-Feb 2004Anglia 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. Sudbury 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
Wednesday, 20 July 2011
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Dave
12:45 PM

Hi,
I live in the SS0 post code area before DSO today I had a decent signal across the board using a high gain wideband Ariel pointing at the Sudbury transmitter. However, since retuning this morning the signal on channel 50 is very flaky al the the others are fine, is there any reason for this?
Thank you in advance

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Mrs. C. Richardson
2:15 PM
Ipswich

Postcode IP4 2LR
My digital aerial is on our roof. Before switchover I could get more freeview channels than I can now. Now all it does it break up and some previous channels I now cannot get.
Is the signal likely to get any better.
My neighbours freeview is the same!

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Keith Hook
3:07 PM
Brentwood

I have watched Anglia News on analogue TV at 6pm for years. When I had a new aerial 2 years ago I made sure it would cover Anglai when the change took place.
I retuned my Freeview box today and now cannot get Anglia on either analogue or digital. I have manually tuned the Sudbury Group 34,41,47,49,54 and 50 as advised by Digital Tv but still no Anglia. How do I get it now please?

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Keith Hook's 2 posts GB
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Keith Hook
3:09 PM
Brentwood

Further to my last message. My aerial is on the roof.

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Dave W
3:27 PM
Braintree

Retuned about an hour ago. I still seem to be missing the "MuxD" channels. With all others, I'm now getting the expected high quality and strength signal.

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andyboy
4:14 PM
Benfleet

hi i get east anglia bcc1 bbc2 bbc3 bbc4 bbc news and radio all on 44 ok 70% itv 1 east anglia is 50% 41 not ok only is it full power yet i can not no over digla channels yet please hepl me out thanks ss7 3ra post code

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jb38
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4:23 PM

Keith Hook: The trade predictor does not indicate reception of Anglia as being possible when using the post code provided, at least not at the very low levels being forecast for of the only three Mux's shown, these being Ch's27 - 24 - 21, with the first two being poor and the latter variable.

Sudbury indicates good reception on Ch's 44 - 41 - 47, with the other two Mux's Ch49 being variable and Ch54 showing as poor, something that unfortunately does not show any signs of improvement until 27th of June of next year when channel changes and power up enables all six Mux's to be received, the changes concerned really only being associated with the latter three Mux's.

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jb38
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5:09 PM

Dave W: If referring to Sudbury, MuxD(Ch50)hasnt actually changed as far as its power is concerned, this very low compared to the main Mux's, so if its reception wasnt good before then nothing has really happened that will change it.

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Mike Dimmick
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5:18 PM

jb38, Keith Hook: The Sudbury transmitter transmits the Anglia region, and the probability of reliable reception is VERY HIGH - not 'not possible'. I assume you're referring to the probabilities for Sandy Heath, also part of the Anglia region.

Keith, are you missing any other channels or just those on Mux 2/D3&4?

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KMJ,Derby
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5:28 PM

Dave: C50 MuxD/MuxArqB changed to 64QAM and 8k mode and now carries Sky Sports.

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