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The symbol shows the location of the Allesley Park (Coventry, England) transmitter which serves 6,000 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 Allesley Park (Coventry, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Allesley Park 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.

 V max
C25 (506.0MHz)152mDTG-7W
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1 BBC One (SD) West Midlands, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 23 BBC Three, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 18 others

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C22 (482.0MHz)152mDTG-7W
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3 ITV 1 (SD) (Central (West micro region)), 4 Channel 4 (SD) Midlands ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 Midlands ads, 18 More4, 26 ITV4, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV1 +1 (Central west),

 V max
C28 (530.0MHz)152mDTG-7W
Channel icons
56 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV 1 HD (ITV Central West), 104 Channel 4 HD Midlands ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 106 BBC Four HD, 109 BBC Three HD, 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 1 others

H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 43 Freeview channels?

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The Allesley Park (Coventry, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4seven, 5Action, 5STAR, 5USA, Al Jazeera Eng, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBS Reality, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, YAAAS!, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, E4 Extra, Film4 +1, Food Network, GB News, GREAT! movies, GREAT! movies action, HGTV, HobbyMaker, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Legend, PBS America, pick, Pop Player, Quest +1, Quest Red, Really, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, That's TV (UK), Together TV, W, 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 Allesley Park transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Midlands Today 2.9m homes 10.9%
from Birmingham B1 1RF, 24km west-northwest (287°)
to BBC West Midlands region - 66 masts.
regional news image
ITV Central News 2.9m homes 10.9%
from Birmingham B1 2JT, 24km west-northwest (287°)
to ITV Central (West) region - 65 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 80% evening news is shared with Central (East)

How will the Allesley Park (Coventry, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20112011-137 Mar 2018-

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 / June 2022 - more
Table shows multiplexes names see this article;
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Notes: + and - denote 166kHz offset; aerial group are shown as A B C/D E K W T
waves denotes analogue; digital switchover was 7 Sep 11 and 21 Sep 11.

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

Analogue 1-4 33W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 6.6W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Sutton Coldfield transmitter area

Feb 1956-Jul 1968Associated TeleVision†
Feb 1956-Jul 1968Associated British Corporation◊
Jul 1968-Dec 1981Associated TeleVision
Jan 1982-Feb 2004Central Independent 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. Allesley Park 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.

Saturday, 4 January 2020
Transmitter engineering

1:42 PM

ALLESLEY PARK transmitter - Freeview: Off the air due to a fault from 1 Jan 23:47 until 2 Jan 00:17. . [BBC]

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Wednesday, 8 April 2020
Transmitter engineering

10:25 AM

ALLESLEY PARK transmitter - Freeview: Off the air due to a fault from 7 Apr 17:21 until 7 Apr 18:38. . [BBC]

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Monday, 18 January 2021
Transmitter engineering

1:35 PM

ALLESLEY PARK transmitter - Freeview: Off the air due to essential engineering from 18 Jan 12:13. . [BBC]

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Tuesday, 19 January 2021
Transmitter engineering

1:27 PM

ALLESLEY PARK transmitter - Freeview: Off the air due to essential engineering from 18 Jan 12:13 until 18 Jan 12:25. . [BBC]

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Thursday, 28 October 2021
Ian Gault
8:52 AM

Hi could you tell me if the allesley park transmitter will ever be upgraded to transmit all the freeview programs and if so when and if not why??. Thank you. Ian Gault.

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Friday, 29 October 2021

2:31 AM

Ian Gault:

No Freeview Light transmitter such as Allesley Park is ever likely to be upgraded to add the COM (commercial) multiplexes.

It is simply that the commercial operators who are responsible for the multiplexes which are not transmitted by small relays, do not think that the investment in extra transmitters etc is worth it for the small communities involved, they would not see a return on the investment considering that it's the advertising revenue that has to pay for it. If you were to contact all the commercial broadcasters involved, they would likely say well, its all there (well most of it is and extra) on Freesat. If you want extra channels and are unable to receive a main transmitter, the consider Freesat. A lot of modern TVs already have a satellite tuner built-in, so all you need is a Disn and LNB.

Can you not receive any signals from the Sutton Coldfield transmitter in your location?
If you provide a full postcode we might be able to check if it's a possibility using the Detailed Coverage Checker.

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