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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
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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

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 - 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, 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
Monday, 7 November 2011
Dave Lindsay
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

9:31 PM
Doncaster

PeckettChap: A look around your street on Google Streetview shows most (all?) aerials pointing at Bretch Hill.

Number 102 has the aerial vertically mounted with the rear reflector fitted horizontally!

Have you checked that the TV is tuned to the correct UHF channels? BBC=C56 ITV/C4/C5=48 HD=52

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Wednesday, 9 November 2011
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PeckettChap
9:30 PM
Banbury

Briantist: I shall see about getting a 'surge protection' lead for the TV, but I rather doubt the issue is interference from other household appliances, owing to the variable rate at which the picture is viewable or not. Also, there is no interference from a mobile phone as there isn't one here (!).

Dave Lindsay: I believe my aerial is pointing to the Bretch Hill transmitter, and yes, the TV is tuned to C56 for the BBC channels, and C48 for ITV/C4/C5.

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PeckettChap's 5 posts GB
Friday, 2 December 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

1:54 PM

BRETCH HILL transmitter - Freeview HD Digital TV Off Air from 12:34 on 29 Nov to 12:36 on 29 Nov [BBC]

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Tuesday, 6 December 2011
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PeckettChap
7:39 PM
Banbury

Briantist: I have been trialling use of a surge protector with the TV for the last couple of weeks. It makes no difference to the interference I experience on the ITV/C4/C5/etc. chasnnels. All BBC channels continue to be fine.
This week I have noticed that the signal strength for ITV/etc. has dropped down to around 20-25%, with 10 out of 10 bit error, which unsurprisingly has resulted in no ITV/etc. pictures.
Any ideas at all ?


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PeckettChap's 5 posts GB
Wednesday, 7 December 2011
Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

1:25 PM

PeckettChap: I guess that you have some form of Single frequency interference | ukfree.tv - independent free digital TV advice - it is just a question of working out where it comes from.

It might be worth getting in a professional as they will have equipment that will be able to track down the source of the problem.

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PeckettChap
10:42 PM
Banbury

Briantist: Ok, thanks for your previous suggestions. I'll have a trawl through the phone directories for a tradesperson.

Cheers !

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Thursday, 20 March 2014
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

9:46 AM

BRETCH HILL transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 07:52 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 07:52 today. [BBC]

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10:49 AM

BRETCH HILL transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 07:52 today to 08:12 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 07:52 today to 08:12 today. [BBC]

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Friday, 21 March 2014
Transmitter engineering
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1:34 AM

BRETCH HILL transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 07:52 yesterday to 08:12 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air from 07:52 yesterday to 08:12 yesterday. [BBC]

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Saturday, 22 March 2014
Transmitter engineering
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3:28 AM

BRETCH HILL transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 07:52 on 20 Mar to 08:12 on 20 Mar, HD Digital TV Off Air from 07:52 on 20 Mar to 08:12 on 20 Mar. [BBC]

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