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Local TV - Virgin Media coverage

Here are details of which of the possible Local TV areas have Virgin Media fibreoptic digital television coverage that would support the new local TV channel.

Here are details of which of the possible  Local TV areas have
published on UK Free TV

Now a look at the provision of digital cable TV services for each of the big population areas in the UK adds another level of possibilities for Local TV coverage.

I am unable to obtain figures for the number of homes in any particular area that have cable TV services (the so-called penetration rates).

This is a map of the "cable coverage areas".

Virgin Media Coverage Map

Finally a combined table of the Freeview Interleaved and Cable coverage areas.

Looks like very bad news for local TV for Hull, Lisburn, Worcester and Oldham - without satellite.

Interleaved#CityBBC region HQITV region HQpopulationFVVM
Angus2Dundee  154,674goodno
Belmont2HullBBC Hull 301,416nono
Bilsdale2Middlesbrough  142,691partyes
Bilsdale2York  137,505goodyes
Black Hill2GlasgowBBC ScotlandSTV Central629,501goodyes
..& Craigkelly2Edinburgh  430,082pooryes
Caldbeck2Carlisle ITV Border101,000goodno
Caradon Hill2PlymouthBBC South West 243,795noyes
Crystal Palace2LondonBBC LondonITV London7,172,091goodyes
Crystal Palace2Southend-on-sea  160,257noyes
Crystal Palace2Slough  126,276noyes
Crystal Palace2Watford  120,960noyes
Crystal Palace2Crawley  100,547noyes
Divis2BelfastBBC NIUTV276,459goodyes
Divis2Lisburn  110,000nono
Durris2Aberdeen STV North212,125goodno
Emley Moor2LeedsBBC NorthITV Yorkshire443,247pooryes
Emley Moor2Wakefield  316,000goodyes
Emley Moor2Bradford  293,717noyes
Emley Moor2Huddersfield  146,234goodyes
Emley Moor2Rotherham  117,262noyes
Fenton2Stoke-on-Trent  259,252goodyes
Hannington2Reading  232,662noyes
Heathfield2Eastbourne  106,562noyes
Hemel Hempstead2St. Albans  130,000goodyes
Kilvey Hill2Swansea  169,880goodyes
Lancaster2Lancaster  135,000goodno
Leicester1Leicester  330,574noyes
Londonderry2Londonderry  105,000goodyes
Bristol KW & IC2BristolBBC WestITV W Country420,556goodyes
Mendip2Bath  90,000noyes
Nottingham2NottinghamBBC E Midlands 249,584pooryes
Nottingham2Derby  229,407noyes
Oxford2Swindon  155,432noyes
Oxford2OxfordBBC Oxford 143,016goodyes
Pontop Pike2Newcastle upon TyneBBC North EastITV North East273,600goodyes
Pontop Pike2Sunderland  177,739goodno
Ridge Hill2Gloucester  123,205noyes
Ridge Hill2Cheltenham  110,320noyes
Ridge Hill2Worcester  93,000nono
Rowridge2SouthamptonBBC SouthITV Meridian234,224goodyes
Rowridge2Portsmouth  186,000noyes
Rowridge2Bournemouth  167,527noyes
Poole*Poole  144,800noyes
Rowridge2Chichester  108,000noyes
Rowridge2Winchester  108,000noyes
Salisbury2Salisbury  115,000goodyes
Sandy Heath2Northampton  189,474noyes
Sandy Heath2Luton  185,543noyes
Sandy Heath2Milton Keynes  184,506nono
Sandy Heath2Peterborough  136,292noyes
Sandy Heath2CambridgeBBC Cambridge 113,442noyes
Sheffield2Sheffield  439,866goodyes
Stockland Hill2Exeter  106,772noyes
Sudbury2Ipswich  138,718noyes
Sudbury2Colchester  104,390noyes
Sutton Coldfield2BirminghamBBC W MidlandsITV Central970,892partyes
Sutton Coldfield2Coventry  303,475noyes
Sutton Coldfield2Wolverhampton  251,462noyes
Sutton Coldfield2Dudley  184,619noyes
Sutton Coldfield2Walsall  170,994noyes
Sutton Coldfield2West Bromwich  136,940noyes
Sutton Coldfield2Sutton Coldfield  105,452goodyes
Tacolneston2NorwichBBC EastITV Anglia174,047partyes
The Wrekin2Telford  138,241goodyes
Wenvoe2CardiffBBC WalesITV Wales292,150goodyes
Wenvoe2Newport  116,143goodyes
Whitehawk Hill2Brighton  256,600goodyes
Winter Hill3Liverpool  469,017goodyes
Winter Hill3ManchesterBBC North WestITV Granada394,269goodyes
Winter Hill3Salford  221,300goodyes
Winter Hill3Preston  184,836goodyes
Winter Hill3Blackpool  142,283goodyes
Winter Hill3Bolton  139,403noyes
Winter Hill3Stockport  136,082noyes
Winter Hill3Blackburn  105,085noyes
Winter Hill3Oldham  103,544nono
Winter Hill3St. Helens  102,629noyes
Winter Hill*5*Chester  118,000goodno


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Comments
Monday, 18 March 2013
K
KMJ,Derby
11:10 AM

mike: The Findon relay had its coverage increased considerably at switchover. Try a manual tune on C44 for BBC South, after first checking in the 800s of the channel list in case it is already there. Failing that you might need an additional aerial, further advice could be given after a reception prediction check using your postcode or one of a nearby public building.

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Tuesday, 4 June 2013
A
Arfur
1:35 AM

Scarborough is shown on the map because VM do have a VM Business Carrier Network route which runs through there: tlw105-VRB

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