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The symbol shows the location of the Box (Wiltshire, England) transmitter which serves 700 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 Box (Wiltshire, England) transmitter.

Choose from three options: ■ List by multiplex ■ List by channel number ■ List by channel name
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Which Freeview channels does the Box 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
C43 (650.0MHz)149mDTG-32W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) West, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC SD, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 16 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C40 (626.0MHz)149mDTG-32W
Channel icons
3 ITV (SD) (West), 4 Channel 4 (SD) South ads, 5 Channel 5 (SD), 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 18 More4, 24 ITV4, 33 ITV +1 (West), 45 Film4 +1,

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C46 (674.0MHz)149mDTG-62W
Channel icons
86 More4 +1, 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV HD (ITV Meridian Southampton), 104 Channel 4 HD South ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 204 CBBC HD,

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 61 Freeview channels?

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The Box (Wiltshire, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 4seven HD, 5SELECT, 5Spike, 5STAR, 5STAR +1, 5USA, 5USA +1, Aljazeera English HD, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBeebies HD, CBS Drama, CBS Justice, CBS Reality, CBS Reality +1, Challenge, Channel 4+1 HD, Channel 5 +1, CITV, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama, E4 +1, Food Network, Forces TV, Freesports, Home, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Quest HD, Movies4Men, NOW 80s, Now 90s, Paramount Network, PBS America, pick, Pick +1, Quest +1, Quest Red, Quest Red +1, Really, RT HD, Sewing Quarter, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel HD, Sony Movie Channel, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, Together, True Entertainment, True Movies, Yesterday, YourTV.

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 Box transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Points West 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Bristol BS8 2LR, 26km west (281°)
to BBC West region - 60 masts.
regional news image
ITV West Country News (East) 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Bristol BS4 3HG, 22km west (277°)
to ITV West region - 61 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 50% evening news is shared with West Country (West)

How will the Box (Wiltshire, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20102010-1327 Mar 132013-175 Jun 2019
B E TB E TB E TB E TB E K TB E K TB E K T
C40BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves D3+4D3+4D3+4
C43ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesBBCABBCABBCABBCA
C46BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCBBBCBBBCBBBCB
C50tv_offC4wavesC4wavesC4wavesD3+4

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) by 30 June 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 24 Mar 10 and 7 Apr 10.

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

Analogue 1-4 6W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-4.8dB) 2W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Mendip 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. Box 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.

Comments
Tuesday, 29 November 2011
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KMJ,Derby
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11:39 AM

Ian: There are no plans to include transmission of the COM muxes on local relay transmitters. To do so would more than double the cost of transmitting these muxes and given the small number of extra viewers served the mux owners do not consider that to be cost effective.

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Ian
11:58 AM
Corsham

Dave and KMJ - Thanks for the answers

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Sunday, 29 April 2012
Transmitter engineering
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5:28 AM

BOX transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 04:12 today HD Digital TV Off Air from 04:12 today [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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7:29 AM

BOX transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 04:12 today to 06:31 today HD Digital TV Off Air from 04:12 today to 06:31 today [BBC]

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Monday, 30 April 2012
Transmitter engineering
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4:29 AM

BOX transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 04:12 yesterday to 06:31 yesterday HD Digital TV Off Air from 04:12 yesterday to 06:31 yesterday [BBC]

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Tuesday, 1 May 2012
Transmitter engineering
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4:29 AM

BOX transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 04:12 on 29 Apr to 06:31 on 29 Apr HD Digital TV Off Air from 04:12 on 29 Apr to 06:31 on 29 Apr [BBC]

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Tuesday, 20 September 2016
Transmitter engineering
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10:09 AM

BOX transmitter - Possible service interruptions [DUK]

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Wednesday, 28 September 2016
Transmitter engineering
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12:09 AM

BOX transmitter - Possible service interruptions [DUK]

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