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Here are the maps produced by Ofcom to indicate the areas that can be covered by the interleaved frequencies required to provide local television services on Freeview.

Here are the maps produced by Ofcom to indicate the areas that
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Here are the maps produced by Ofcom to show the local television on Freeview areas idenfitied in the Ofcom: Indicative locations for local television multiplexes - Initial technical assessment [pdf] document.

The maps are shown with the service covering most homes listed first, as on the Local TV on Freview - table of winners and loosers page.

Crystal Palace, Sutton Coldfield and Brierley Hill

Emley Moor and Beecroft Hill (relay), Winter Hill (southeast petal) and Saddleworth

Fenham and Pontop Pike, Winter Hill (southwest petal) and Storeton

Black Hill (west petal), Craigkelly

Wenvoe, Black Hill (northeast petal)

Rowridge, Angus and Tay Bridge (relay)

Bristol Kings Weston and Bristol Ilchester Crescent and Mendip, Hannington (northeast petal)

Winter Hill (northeast petal), Waltham and Nottingham

Bilsdale (north petal), Belmont

Divis, Bluebell Hill

Sheffield, Guildford

Darvel, Tacolneston

Whitehawk Hill, Fenton

Bilsdale (south), Ridge Hill

Lancaster, The Wrekin

Durris, Pendle Forest


Reigate, Kilvey Hill

Hemel Hempstead, Oxford

Heathfield, Plympton

Moel-y-Parc, Hannington (southeast petal)

Madingley (Cambridge) (ex-C5), Bromsgrove

Luton, Keighley, Malvern, Rosemarkie, Lark Stoke, Sandy Heath, Tunbridge Wells, Limavady, Dover

Carmel, Poole, Knockmore, Rosneath, The Wrekin (east), Ridge Hill (northeast), Olivers Mount, Salisbury, Londonderry

Kidderminster, Huntshaw Cross and Barnstaple (relay), Presely, Llanddona

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Wednesday, 17 August 2011

9:50 PM

The local service for Sheffield will be transmitted from the Sheffield relay, but most of Sheffield gets it's pictures from Emley Moor, Belmont, another local relay, even from distant Waltham or Bilsdale.

What about Sky/Freesat viewers?

I can't see sponsorship or support for a service which many won't be able to get, never mind want to watch!

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Steve's 27 posts GB flag
Thursday, 18 August 2011
Saturday, 21 January 2012
John Titley
9:40 AM

We are limited to 11 channels plus 4 HD.
We live in the St Dogmaels Transmitter area.
Are they broadcasting more channels, such as Dave, etc?

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John Titley's 2 posts GB flag
Dave Lindsay

11:12 AM

John Titley: The commercial channels only broadcast from the sites that they wish to. See here for an explanation:

Will there ever be more services on the Freeview Light transmitters? | - independent free digital TV advice

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB flag
Thursday, 2 February 2012
1:57 PM

We live right on the edge of west Oxford. We are having problems! Some days the TV works without them, but every 2-4 days the TV

will not - without the Freeview box being switched off between each change of action -

1 change programmes
2 change the sound level
3 record anything
4 once the programme guide is shown, enlarge to full size the 'actual programme showing' picture from its small size at the top right of the screen

We are understandably exasperated and totally fed up with this! What can we do to remedy the situation?

Can someone please help!

Thank you,


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Jenny's 1 post GB flag
Friday, 3 February 2012

6:31 AM

Jenny: Sounds like you need a new Freeview box.

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Briantist's 38,915 posts GB flag
Thursday, 9 February 2012

4:14 AM

a local Brighton company has been assured that they will have coverage over whole of Brighton. I find this hard to believe when some parts are on a relay.

How will local channel work if areas are using main and relay transmitters.. surely if power is boosted relays won't be needed

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jay's 92 posts GB flag
jay's: mapJ's Freeview map terrainJ's terrain plot wavesJ's frequency data J's Freeview Detailed Coverage

6:28 AM

jay: Almost no-one uses the relay transmitters, in addition the service will be carried on cable and probably satellite too.

The relays are provided to fill in black-spots in reception caused by the terrain and to allow anyone who has an existing aerial pointing at them at switchover will continue to get the public services.

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Wednesday, 21 March 2012
Frazer Palmer
5:41 PM

Briefly we were able to view BBC South by choice on Freeview from Whitehawk. Now that is no longer available and we miss BBC South Local News from Southampton, although we want to be able to choose BBC South East local news on tv too.

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Dave Lindsay

6:56 PM

Frazer Palmer: From the first stage of switchover, Whitehawk Hill switched from being BBC South to BBC South East. This, apparently, also meant that the regional news programmes adjusted their coverage as well so that South East Today reports on Brighton. See here for an explanation:

Brighton transmitters will be in BBC South East from 7th March 2012 | - independent free digital TV advice

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