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The symbol shows the location of the Abertillery (Blaenau Gwent, Wales) transmitter which serves 3,100 homes. The bright green areas shown where the signal from this transmitter is strong, dark green areas are poorer signals. Those parts shown in yellow may have interference on the same frequency from other masts.

This transmitter has no current reported problems

The BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Abertillery (Blaenau Gwent, Wales) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Abertillery transmitter broadcast?

If you have any kind of Freeview fault, follow this Freeview reset procedure first.

Digital television services are broadcast on a multiplexes (or Mux) where many stations occupy a single broadcast frequency, as shown below.

MuxH/VFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 V max
C25 (506.0MHz)442mDTG-356W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) Wales, 2 BBC Two Wales, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC Red Button, plus 13 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C22 (482.0MHz)442mDTG-356W
Channel icons
5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 18 More4, 24 ITV4, 33 ITV +1 (Wales),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C28 (530.0MHz)442mDTG-656W
Channel icons
74 Shopping Quarter , 101 BBC One HD Wales, 102 BBC Two HD (England), 104 Channel 4 HD South ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 204 CBBC HD, plus 1 others

DTG-3 64QAM 8K 2/3 24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-6 256QAM 32KE 2/3 40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 51 Freeview channels?

the effected channels
the effected channels
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the effected channels

The Abertillery (Blaenau Gwent, Wales) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 5SELECT, 5STAR, 5USA, Aljazeera English, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBeebies HD, CBS Drama, CBS Justice, CBS Reality, Together TV +1, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama, E4 +1, Film4 +1, Food Network, Forces TV, FreeSports, HGTV, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, More4 +1, NOW 80s, Paramount Network, PBS America +1, pick, Quest +1, Quest Red, Quest Red +1, Really, RT HD, Sky Arts, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Sony Movies Action, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, Together TV, Yesterday +1.

If you want to watch these channels, your aerial must point to one of the 80 Full service Freeview transmitters. For more information see the will there ever be more services on the Freeview Light transmitters? page.

Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Abertillery transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Wales Today 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 2YQ, 25km south-southwest (198°)
to BBC Wales region - 206 masts.
regional news image
ITV Cymru Wales 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 6XJ, 30km south-southwest (201°)
to ITV Wales region - 206 masts.

How will the Abertillery (Blaenau Gwent, Wales) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20102010-1330 Jun 2019-
A K TA K TA K TA K TA K T
C22BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesD3+4D3+4
C25ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesBBCABBCA
C28BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCBBBCB
C32C4wavesC4wavesC4waves

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 - more
Table shows multiplexes names see this article;
green background for transmission frequencies
Notes: + and - denote 166kHz offset; aerial group are shown as A B C/D E K W T
waves denotes analogue; digital switchover was 3 Mar 10 and 31 Mar 10.

How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?

Analogue 1-4 280W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 56W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Wenvoe transmitter area

Jan 1958-Jul 1968Television Wales and the West
Jul 1968-Feb 2004Harlech Television
Feb 2004-Dec 2014ITV plc
Feb 1983-Dec 1992TV-am•
Jan 1993-Sep 2010GMTV•
Sep 2010-Dec 2014ITV Daybreak•
• Breakfast ◊ Weekends ♦ Friday night and weekends † Weekdays only. Abertillery was not an original Channel 3 VHF 405-line mast: the historical information shown is the details of the company responsible for the transmitter when it began transmitting Channel 3.

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Friday, 25 May 2018
Transmitter engineering
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6:05 AM

ABERTILLERY transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 16:00 on 23 May to 17:13 on 23 May, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 17:13 on 23 May to 17:18 on 23 May, BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 08:00 on 23 May to 16:00 on 23 May, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from [BBC]

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Saturday, 26 May 2018
Transmitter engineering
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6:05 AM

ABERTILLERY transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 08:00 on 23 May to 16:00 on 23 May, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 16:00 on 23 May to 17:13 on 23 May, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 17:13 on 23 May to 17:18 on 23 May, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from [BBC]

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Sunday, 27 May 2018
Transmitter engineering
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12:05 AM

ABERTILLERY transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 17:13 on 23 May to 17:18 on 23 May, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 16:00 on 23 May to 17:13 on 23 May, BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 08:00 on 23 May to 16:00 on 23 May, HD Digital TV Off Air from 16:00 on 23 M [BBC]

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6:05 PM

ABERTILLERY transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 17:13 on 23 May to 17:18 on 23 May, BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 08:00 on 23 May to 16:00 on 23 May, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 16:00 on 23 May to 17:13 on 23 May, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from [BBC]

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Tuesday, 29 May 2018
Transmitter engineering
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9:05 PM

ABERTILLERY transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 17:59 today to 18:00 today. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 30 May 2018
Transmitter engineering
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6:05 AM

ABERTILLERY transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 17:59 yesterday to 18:00 yesterday. [BBC]

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Thursday, 31 May 2018
Transmitter engineering
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6:05 AM

ABERTILLERY transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 17:59 on 29 May to 18:00 on 29 May. [BBC]

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Friday, 10 August 2018
Transmitter engineering
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6:07 PM

ABERTILLERY transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 01:08 today to 01:10 today, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 01:21 today to 01:22 today, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 01:41 today to 01:43 today. [BBC]

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9:07 PM

ABERTILLERY transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 01:21 today to 01:22 today, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 01:08 today to 01:10 today, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 01:41 today to 01:43 today. [BBC]

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Saturday, 11 August 2018
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6:07 AM

ABERTILLERY transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 01:08 yesterday to 01:10 yesterday, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 01:21 yesterday to 01:22 yesterday, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 01:41 yesterday to 01:43 yesterday. [BBC]

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