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The symbol shows the location of the Bretch Hill (Oxfordshire, England) transmitter which serves 7,600 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 Bretch Hill (Oxfordshire, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Bretch Hill 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
C29 (538.0MHz)196mDTG-387W
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1 BBC One (SD) West Midlands, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 18 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C31 (554.0MHz)196mDTG-387W
Channel icons
3 ITV (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, 25 ITV4, 29 E4 +1, 34 ITV +1 (Central west),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C37 (602.0MHz)196mDTG-687W
Channel icons
72 Shopping Quarter , 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV HD (ITV Central West), 104 Channel 4 HD Midlands 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 50 Freeview channels?

the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels

The Bretch Hill (Oxfordshire, England) 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, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, Film4 +1, Food Network, Forces TV, FreeSports HD, HGTV, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Together TV +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 Bretch Hill transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Midlands Today 2.9m homes 10.9%
from Birmingham B1 1RF, 60km northwest (322°)
to BBC West Midlands region - 66 masts.
regional news image
ITV Central News 2.9m homes 10.9%
from Birmingham B1 2JT, 60km northwest (322°)
to ITV Central (West) region - 65 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 80% evening news is shared with Central (East)

How will the Bretch Hill (Oxfordshire, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20112011-137 Mar 2018
C/D EC/D EC/D EC/D E TA K T
C29BBCA
C31D3+4
C37BBCB
C48BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesD3+4
C52tv_offBBCB
C55tv_offITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves
C56tv_offBBCA
C65BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves
C67C4wavesC4wavesC4waves

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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, BBCA, D3+4, BBCB 87W

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. Bretch Hill 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
Friday, 28 January 2011
Saturday, 29 January 2011
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Pauline
9:46 AM
Banbury

I see that the Bretch Hill transmitter is announcing a reduced quality in BBC2 since yesterday. I have had a reduced quality for this channel for two weeks now. It is nice of them to catch up.

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Tara
10:31 PM

Bbc2 seems to be watchable again

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Tara's 2 posts GB
Sunday, 30 January 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

7:14 AM

BRETCH HILL transmitter - Analogue BBC TWO Reduced Quality from 11:20 on 28 Jan to 21:45 yesterday [BBC]

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Tuesday, 15 March 2011
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Pauline
5:39 PM

Is anyone else having problems with crackling on all four channels and the radio? It started last Friday on BBC2 with this constant crackle and ceefax dialogue missing. Now it is all four channels and the radio stations 2 and 4.

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Pauline's 6 posts GB
Thursday, 17 March 2011
Tuesday, 22 March 2011
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Jon Legg
10:23 PM

The Channel 4 signal hasn't been broadcast for the last couple of days...

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Jon Legg's 2 posts GB
Saturday, 26 March 2011
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Mark
11:41 AM
Banbury

Live at OX16 9RY postcode. Since Friday 18th March the picture on Channel 4 has become snowy. Sound is ok but picture is terrible. Was there any work done on the Bretch Hill transmitter to cause this? Grateful for any info? Thanks

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Mark's 1 post GB
Tuesday, 29 March 2011
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Mark
9:26 AM
Banbury

Still receiving analogue signal for TV viewing however as stated previously have an unwatchable picture on Channel 4. This has been the case since Fri 18th March. Picture is completely snowy although sound is perfectly clear. Any suggestions? Thanks

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