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Upcoming Freeview transmitter changes 2017 to 2020

Listed below are all the UK’s main Freeview transmitters. For each one is a list of the channel frequency numbers, and below them the latest expected date of changes, and the various changes:
  • The number represents the multiplex (1 is PSB1, 4 is COM4 and so forth).
  • A filled-in square ∎ is where no change is planned;
  • A box with a tick ☑ is the new multiplex allocation, but I’m not sure which one;
  • A arrow pointing away from the number (like ←2) is a multiplex moving away from the frequency, and the arrow pointing at the number (→7 for example) is the new frequency allocation.
  • “tbc” mean I don’t have the final new allocations.
  • Where the changes will change the aerial group, this is shown with a “before” and “after”. If the before group was “wideband” this data isn’t shown as it is unhelpful.
  • The actual dates of the com7 and com8 changes to (single frequency networks) on C55 and C56 are unknown.

Aberdare212224252728
by Jun 2019?2?5?1?4?3?6tbc
Angus31374953545556575860
by Dec 20197→8→←6←2←4→7→8←3←5←1tbc
Beacon Hill3334404142444547515355565760beforeafter
by Jun 20197→8→∎4∎5←6←2→7→8←3←1WidebandE
Belmont222325262830333553555660
by Jun 2020∎1∎2∎3∎47→8→←5→7→8←6
Bilsdale21232426272931374043465556beforeafter
by Dec 2019←3←1←27→8→∎6∎4∎5→7→8KWideband
Black Hill32354041434446475556beforeafter
by Dec 20187→8→∎3∎4∎2∎5∎1∎6→7→8KE
BlaenPlwyf212224252728
by Dec 2018∎3∎5∎2∎4∎1∎6
Bluebell Hill32343940434546545556
by Dec 2018☑.☑.←5∎3∎2∎4∎1←6→7→8
Bressay212224252728
by Dec 2017?6?3?5?2?4?1tbc
Brierley Hill505355575960
by Jun 2018←4←3←6←2←5←1tbc
Bristol Ilchester Crescent394142444547
by Jun 2019?6?1?4?2?5?3tbc
Bristol Kings Weston404346535760
by Jun 2019?2?1?3←4←5←6tbc
Bromsgrove232630414447
by Jun 2018?2?1?3?4?5?6tbc
Brougher Mountain21222425272829303137
by Dec 2019∎4←2∎5←3∎6←1∎M
Caldbeck22232425262728293032333536485556beforeafter
by Dec 2019∎C←4←C∎1←5←C∎2←6←37→8→→7→8A KWideband
Caradon Hill21222425272831375556beforeafter
by Jun 2019∎4∎3∎5∎2∎6∎17→8→→7→8A KWideband
Carmel232629333648495354575860beforeafter
by Dec 2019←6←2←4←3←5←1C/D EK
Chatton394142444547
by Dec 2019?3?4?2?5?1?6tbc
Chesterfield232629404346
by Jun 2020?2?1?3?6?4?5tbc
Craigkelly21242733343942455556
by Dec 2018?3?2?17→8→?6?4?5→7→8tbc
Crystal Palace22232526283033355556beforeafter
by Jun 2018∎5∎1∎4∎2∎6∎37→8→→7→8A KWideband
Darvel22232526282931323435375556beforeafter
by Dec 2018←1←4←2←5←3∎6☑.☑.→7→8A KWideband
Divis2123242627293033345556beforeafter
by Dec 2019∎2∎4∎3∎5∎1←67→8→→7→8A KWideband
Dover3335363942485051535559beforeafter
by Dec 2019∎6←1←2←3←4←5C/D EK
Durris22232526282932355556
by Dec 2018?3?4?2?5?1?67→8→→7→8tbc
Eitshal222325262829
by Dec 2017?5?2?4?1?6?3tbc
Emley Moor323334364144474851525556
by Jun 20207→8→∎3∎2∎1∎6←4←5→7→8
Fenham21222425272831375556
by Dec 2019?3?5?2?4?1?67→8→→7→8tbc
Fenton21222425272832345556
by Jun 2018?3?5?1?4?2?67→8→→7→8tbc
Ferryside21242730
by Dec 2018?1?3?4?2tbc
Guildford404346484952
by Jun 2018?3?1?2?4←6←5tbc
Hannington32343940414243444546475556beforeafter
by Jun 20187→8→∎3←4∎2←5∎1←6→7→8KE
Hastings222325262830
by Dec 2018?3?4?1?5?2?6tbc
Heathfield404142434446474952beforeafter
by Dec 2018∎6←4∎5∎3←2←1B EB E K
Hemel Hempstead414447505559
by Jun 2018?2?1?3←4←6←5tbc
Huntshaw Cross303132343537485052555659beforeafter
by Jun 2019←4←1←5←3←6←2C/D EA K
Idle212427394245
by Jun 2020?2?1?3?6?4?5tbc
Keelylang Hill394042434546
by Dec 2017?6?3?4?2?5?1tbc
Keighley495354575860
by Jun 2020←1←5←3←4←2←6tbc
Kilvey Hill222325262829
by Jun 2019?5?1?4?2?6?3tbc
Knockmore232629535760
by Dec 2017?2?1?3←4←5←6tbc
Lancaster212224252728
by Jun 2020?3?6?2?4?1?5tbc
Lark Stoke232630414447
by Jun 2018?2?1?3?4?5?6tbc
Limavady394142444547495054555859beforeafter
by Dec 2019←6←1←4←3←5←2C/D EB E K
Llanddona404143444647535760beforeafter
by Dec 2018∎6∎4∎5←3←1←2EB E K
Malvern505355575960
by Jun 2018←4←1←6←2←5←3tbc
Mendip323334353648495254555658
by Jun 2019☑.☑.∎4←1←6←2→7→8←3
Midhurst293334353648505455565859beforeafter
by Jun 2018←6←4←1←2←3←5C/D EK
Moel-Y-Parc323334363942454851525556
by Dec 20187→8→∎2∎3∎1∎6←4←5→7→8
Nottingham212427485152
by Jun 2020?3?2?1?6←4←5tbc
Olivers Mount293132343537495354575860beforeafter
by Jun 2020←6←3←4←1←5←2C/D EA K
Oxford29313741444750535556575960
by Jun 2018☑.☑.←4←1→7→8←3←5←2
Pendle Forest212224252728
by Jun 2020?5?3?6?2?4?1tbc
Plympton424549545658
by Jun 2019?4?5←2←1←6←3tbc
Pontop Pike293133343739424549505455565859
by Dec 20197→8→←3←4←2→7→8←1←5
Pontypool222325262829
by Jun 2019?5?1?4?2?6?3tbc
Preseli394042434546
by Dec 2018∎6∎3∎4∎1∎5∎2
Redruth3233414447485152beforeafter
by Jun 2019∎2∎1∎3∎4←6←5B EK
Reigate212427535760
by Jun 2018?4?5?6←3←2←1tbc
Ridge Hill2122242527282932345556beforeafter
by Jun 2018∎4∎3∎5∎2∎6∎1←W7→8→→7→8A KWideband
Rosemarkie394042434546
by Dec 2017?2?6?3?4?1?5tbc
Rosneath333639424548495354575860beforeafter
by Dec 2018←1←4←3←5←2←6C/D EK
Rowridge21222425272831375556beforeafter
by Jun 2018∎3∎5∎1∎4∎2∎67→8→→7→8A KWideband
Rumster Forest212427305559
by Dec 2017?3?2?1?4←6←5tbc
Saddleworth394245485152
by Jun 2020?2?3?1?6←4←5tbc
Salisbury505355575960
by Jun 2018←4←3←6←1←5←2tbc
Sandy Heath212427323334364851525556
by Jun 2018∎3∎2∎17→8→∎6←4←5→7→8
Selkirk323334353648505355575960beforeafter
1st Mar 2017←1←5←3←4←2←6C/D EK
Sheffield21242731373942455556
by Jun 2020?3?2?17→8→?6?4?5→7→8tbc
Stockland Hill222325262829
by Jun 2019∎5∎2∎4∎1∎6∎3
Storeton222325262829535760
by Jun 2020?3?4?2?5?1?6←A←A←Atbc
Sudbury293137414447565860beforeafter
by Dec 2018∎2∎1∎3←6←4←5EK
Sutton Coldfield33353940424345465556beforeafter
by Jun 20187→8→∎6∎3∎4∎1∎5∎2→7→8KE
Tacolneston313739404243454650555659beforeafter
by Jun 20187→8→∎6∎4∎5←3→7→8←2WidebandE
The Wrekin232630414447
by Jun 2018∎2∎1∎3∎4∎5∎6
Torosay22232526282930
by Dec 2018∎3∎4∎2∎5∎1←6
Tunbridge Wells414244474952
by Jun 2018?6?4?5?3←2←1tbc
Waltham293132343537495455565758
by Jun 2020∎4☑.☑.←1←2→7→8←6←3
Wenvoe31373941424445475556beforeafter
by Jun 20197→8→∎6∎1∎4∎2∎5∎3→7→8KE
Whitehawk Hill3233343536485153565760beforeafter
by Dec 2018∎6←3←2←5←4←1C/D EK
Winter Hill2931323435374950545556575859
by Jun 2020☑.☑.←5←1←3→7→8←M←4←2

UK Freeview channels per multiplex overview

BBCA
D3+4
BBCB
SDN
ArqA
ArqB
com7
com8

Comments
Sunday, 30 July 2017
S
StevensOnln1
5:56 PM

Rob: There is a government funded scheme in place to provide new wideband aerials for households who do not get sufficient signal via their existing aerial after the frequency changes take place, no one will need to pay for a new aerial although there will no doubt be cowboys out there selling them to people unnecessarily anyway.

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Monday, 31 July 2017
MikeP
11:09 AM Winchester

Rob:

The usual advice if changing an aerail is to fit a log-periodic type which is not 'grouped' as it covers the whole frequency range used currently and in future for Freeview transmissions. Depending on your location and reception conditions, you can get log-periodic aerials from 12 element up to 72 element, so they would cover the needs of most areas. That would laos mean that any future changes that are foreseeable currently would not mean the aerial needs to be chganged again.

If changing an aerial, do not fall tfor the con of a 'digital' aerial, there is no such thing. I would also urge taking not of that said by StevensOnln1 above.



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Chris.SE
11:40 PM

Rob: (& others). You may care to read the information here - http://www.aerialsandtv.com/aerials.html#Tgroup about Group T aerials (also available on other sites). Note the comments about gain at the high end. It's a case of check your own circumstances as far as signal strength is concerned.

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Chris.SE's 28 posts Bronze Bronze GB
Wednesday, 2 August 2017
E
ellen
10:00 AM

can anyone tell me what happened to cbs drama channel sky 149 has disappeard to.

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S
StevensOnln1
3:21 PM

ellen: CBS Drama has moved to Sky channel 269.

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StevensOnln1's 811 posts Gold Gold GB
Sunday, 6 August 2017
M
Miss J Niel
8:18 PM

Hi, I'm a pensioner living in Mackworth close to Derby, Derbyshire. After paying for a new aerial when I moved in 5 years ago & getting good reception of BBC & Freeview, a couple of weeks ago my signal strength dropped drastically. My aerial seems to be pointing towards the Little Eaton transmitter, which I think is BBC. I've seen something on this site about changes from 2017 to 2020 due to 4G transmission for mobile phones coverage. Will my signal strength improve if I use a signal booster box between the aerial plug and my TV or due to the complications of what is happening to the transmitters necessitate another aerial installation. I do not watch a llot of television because I spend a lot of my time making art & ceramics and quite frankly the programs & ubiquitous Hollywood style American "Movies" hold absolutely no interest for me. So when there is that rare time when there is something compelling, I'm now totally annoyed that someone's changed the system with no advance warning in technical terms that can be understood by the general public. Any advice or to whom I might make a complaint would be very much appreciated

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MikeB
10:21 PM Peterborough

If your signal has suddenly degraded, and nothing else externally has changed (in its almost certainly hasn't), then its YOUR system thats at fault.

Most likely reason is a loose cable or connection somewhere (check the back of the TV) , and then possibly water getting into joins, etc. See what you can do by checking the cables, but you might need to get a professional out.

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Tuesday, 8 August 2017
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Chris.SE
8:25 AM

Miss J Neil: To be clear, there have been no Transmitter changes in your area yet, nor should there be this year.
It depends on your postcode as to which transmitter will give you the best signal as your village is borderline for some of the transmitters (none of which are just BBC by the way - all services come from one transmitter these days - on different multiplexes - UHF channels). You are definitely well outside the official service area for the Little Eaton transmitter roughly NE of you (which is in any case only Freeview Light - only the main BBC & Independent TV channels).

However you are most likely to get a good signal from the main Waltham transmitter roughly ESE of you, (that gives you BBC East Midlands Today news based in Nottingham) or you may also get a good signal from the Sutton Coldfield transmitter roughly SW of you (that gives you BBC Midlands Today - West Midlands based in Birmingham). Which News programmes had you been receiving?

You are borderline reception from the Derby Freeview Light transmitter (East Midlands news) almost SSE of you and unlikely to get a reliable signal from it, nor from the Nottingham Light transmitter (almost ENE of you).
Are the rods on you aerial in a vertical or horizontal position?

Your postcode will tell which is most likely to give best reception. You can also put it in the checker at http://www.digitaluk.co.uk/operations/about_the_coverage_checker (tick the Detailed view box as well).
As MikeB has suggested you may have a fault on your installation or equipment, or the other possibility is the set has retuned and is tuned to the wrong transmitter - you will need to look at the detailed settings on you TV to see which UHF channels (and hence multiplexes) it is picking up.

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Chris.SE's 28 posts Bronze Bronze GB
Saturday, 12 August 2017
J
J weller
9:04 PM

Why have all the news channels moved up into the 200's and why all the blank channels that say streaming has moved..

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