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Birmingham - Pritchett Tower (Birmingham, England) analogue radio transmitter

sa_gmapsGoogle mapsa_bingBing mapsa_gearthGoogle Earthsa_gps52.585,-1.870 or 52°35'6"N 1°52'12"W

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This transmitter has no current reported problems

The BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Birmingham - Pritchett Tower (Birmingham, England) transmitter.


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Tuesday, 27 October 2020
Brian Humphries
6:44 PM

Disappointing to find that we can no longer view the Sony Christmas Movies in our area. We are living in South Derbyshire and cannot connect to the East Midlands transmitters. Can you please advise if you are planning to allow users in this area to view the Christmas movies.

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Brian Humphries's 2 posts GB

7:02 PM

Brian Humphries: Sony moved some of their channels to the local TV multiplex last year, this is only available in areas where there is a local TV station on Freeview channel 7 or 8. This is down to a commercial decision made by Sony over what level of coverage they are willing to pay for, it isn't down to whether anyone else is allowing you to view the channels or not.

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StevensOnln1's 2,947 posts GB
Brian H
7:08 PM

StevensOnln1: Hi thanks that would explain it all, we used to receive Sony Movies when receiving from the Sutton Coldfield transmitter but lost it when moved over to the Birmingham Pritchett Tower.
Perhaps moving to a satellite based system would be the best option.

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Brian H's 2 posts GB

11:16 PM

Brian H: Pritchett Tower is an analogue radio transmitter, it doesn't broadcast any TV services. All of Sony's channels are broadcast free to air (FTA) on satellite.

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StevensOnln1's 2,947 posts GB
Wednesday, 28 October 2020

1:55 AM

Brian H:

It depends on where exactly in S.Derbyshire you are, as some areas are still served by Sutton Coldfield and there are some that can actually receive several transmitters. Sometimes you have a choice depending on whether you may want West Midlands or East Midlands news.
If you provide a full postcode, we can look at which transmitter(s) you might be predicted to receive.

If the choice happens to be very limited, then as you have said, satellite may be the way to go, some modern set already have an in-built satellite tuner so only a Dish and LNB is needed.

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Chris.SE's 1,925 posts GB

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