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Local TV on Freeview - new Ofcom maps

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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Saturday, 24 March 2012
1:36 PM

Interesting that Ofcom are foreseeing making this facility available, but I wonder how good such services are at promoting themselves with distinctive content, and thus how much demand there might be.

Southampton had an analogue channel 6 for a while, and I believe I remember a friend saying something about the Oxford area or near there.

I discovered the Southampton one on moving back to the area in 2003. It was a weaker signal and rather grainy here in the north of the coverage, I'd guess perhaps from the Fawley transmitter used for Channel 5, but I don't know.

I didn't become a regular viewer, just checked up on it about half a dozen random times. There was some local programming, but a couple of times I looked it was relaying a Sky channel.

I think it closed down a while ago.

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Andy's 5 posts GB flag
Thursday, 5 April 2012
3:43 PM

I dont see preston on the map

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Robert's 1 post GB flag
Friday, 27 April 2012

1:57 PM

With the closure of Channel M which was the nation's only local digital TV station, and the pronouncement of the owning company's manager that Jeremy Hunt's policy on local TV were totally unsuitable for making a profit, is it likely than any of these proposed local TV stations will ever go on air?

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Corin's 91 posts LU flag
Dave Lindsay

3:46 PM

Corin: See

London TV channel only on Freeview could leave millions unable to view - News - London 24

If it won't work in London, then where will it work?

Granted the issue there is also a lot about there being Public Service only relay transmitters that will never carry such a multiplex. That said, there are probably many in the yellow area who won't be able to receive such a low power signal, even though they receive their TV directly from Crystal Palace.

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB flag
Friday, 18 May 2012

6:12 PM

Dave Lindsay: The signal level might be low, but that is compensated by the use of an alternative transmission mode.

I thought the whole point of the local TV services was they would appear at 106 or 108 on Virgin, Freesat and Sky EPGs as well as Freeview?

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Briantist's 38,910 posts GB flag

6:14 PM

Corin: I suspect that having a "no subsidy" model from the outset, rather than expecting someone else to support their business model will be good for the long-term success of the stations.

Not cutting the cloth to fit the budget from the outset is where local TV has gone wrong all along.

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Briantist's 38,910 posts GB flag
Monday, 26 November 2012
Andrew Lyons
9:25 PM

I'm in Manchester. Coverage for my area is Shown above, but I am not able to receive Capital TV.

Why is this?


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Andrew Lyons's 1 post GB flag
Wednesday, 28 November 2012
Stephen P

10:20 AM

I'm pretty sure the maps are "possible future" not "present service"

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