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Upcoming Freeview transmitter changes 2017 to 2019

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

UK Freeview channels per multiplex overview

BBCA
D3+4
BBCB
SDN
ArqA
ArqB
com7
com8

Comments
Friday, 29 June 2018
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alex
10:31 AM

I live in the low part of cupar fifer. ky154bb. we only are able to get 10 freeview channels. recently lucky enough to get itv3 for the first time. my daughter 8 miles away gets up to 70 freeview.

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StevensOnln1
12:06 PM

alex: Cupar is a lite transmitter serving only around 4,500 homes although you should be receiving around 19 channels rather than 10. The commercial broadcasts do not consider that the cost of broadcasting from lite transmitters to be a worthwhile investment, given that around 80 transmitters currently broadcast 6 multiplexes to approximately 90% of UK households (over 1,000 more are required to reach 98.5% coverage for the PSB muxes).

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Michelle Pledger
10:55 PM

We live in Desborough near Kettering. We moved in during Feb having moved house only from a mile away. Since then the channels regularly disappear or break up. We've been told we are on the border of 2 transmitters so the signal will come and go. It never happened before and only really started 3 weeks ago.

The engineer came out and returned the tv, which we had done a couple of times but it makes no difference.

Please can you advise on a course of action?

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StevensOnln1
11:20 PM

Michelle Pledger: Please provide a full postcode so that we can see the predicted coverage at your location. Transmitter power levels do not vary so the signal should certainly not come and go. I would expect a reputable engineer to make proper checks of your aerial system and not just retune your TV.

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StevensOnln1's 1,941 posts Gold Gold GB
Saturday, 30 June 2018
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Michelle Pledger
11:43 PM Kettering

Stevens ONLN1 our post code is NN14 2XH

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Sunday, 1 July 2018
MikeP
4:48 PM

Michelle Pledger:

According to the Digital UK Coverage Checker, at Coverage Checker - Detailed View you should be getting excellent results from the Sandy Heath transmitter on 6 of the multiplexes.. Only COMs 7 & 8 would be variable or poor.

Ideally, you need a wideband aerial, if you have not already had one fitted. Note also that they are saying you will need to retune on 17th July 2018.



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MikeP's 2,249 posts Platinum Platinum GB
Tuesday, 3 July 2018
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Chris.SE
4:23 AM

alex:

I would try a factory reset /retune with the aerial unplugged and then do a retune with the aerial reconnected. This should clear the memory and hopefully get you correctly receiving all available channels from Cupar.
If you have a wideband aerial then you may receive acceptable signals from the main 3 PSB muxes at Craigkelly (aerial will probably need to be re-aligned) and currently COMs 7&8 but after September you would lose those two due to interference from other transmitters that are retuning. But as from sometime in the last quarter this year (date not confirmed) you would also get variable reception of COMs 4, 5 & 6 from Craigkelly.
It could be worth seeking advice from a reputable aerial installer who knows your location.

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Chris.SE's 89 posts Bronze Bronze GB
Saturday, 15 September 2018
Sunday, 16 September 2018
MikeP
11:01 AM

G Atkinson:

From your post code, it looks as if the Nottingham transmitter would be better than any other options. If you look at the Digital UK Coverage checker for your location, see Coverage Checker - Detailed View it will give the details as a listing.

Because of the geography around Jacksdale, TV reception can be difficult.



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