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The symbol shows the location of the Brierley Hill (Dudley, England) transmitter which serves 83,000 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 Brierley Hill (Dudley, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Brierley 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
C32- (561.8MHz)179mDTG-32,000W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) West Midlands, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC SD, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 18 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C34+ (578.2MHz)179mDTG-32,000W
Channel icons
3 ITV (SD) (Central (West micro region)), 4 Channel 4 (SD) Midlands ads, 5 Channel 5 (SD), 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 Midlands ads, 18 More4, 24 ITV4, 33 ITV +1 (Central west), 45 Film4 +1,

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C35 (586.0MHz)179mDTG-62,000W
Channel icons
86 More4 +1, 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,

COM4
SDN
 V max
C29 (538.0MHz)179mDTG-82,000W
Channel icons
20 Drama, 21 5USA, 27 ITV2 +1, 30 5STAR, 34 ITV3 +1, 37 Quest, 44 Channel 5 +1, 54 Paramount Network, 55 5SELECT, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV4 +1, 63 Blaze, 66 CBS Reality, 70 Horror Channel, 76 Quest +1, 77 TCC, 80 Blaze +1, 87 Keep It Country, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup TV, plus 21 others

COM5
ArqA
 V max
C31- (553.8MHz)179mDTG-82,000W
Channel icons
11 pick, 12 Dave, 17 Really, 28 E4 +1, 32 Sony Movie Channel, 38 Quest Red, 41 Food Network, 46 Challenge, 48 Movies4Men, 61 True Entertainment, 72 YourTV, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others

COM6
ArqB
 V max
C37 (602.0MHz)179mDTG-82,000W
Channel icons
19 Yesterday, 25 Home, 29 4Music, 31 5Spike, 39 CBS Justice, 42 DMAX, 47 4seven, 62 True Movies, 71 CBS Drama, 73 Sewing Quarter, 79 Dave ja vu, 81 Talking Pictures TV, plus 16 others

LB
 V -10dB
C29 (538.0MHz)179mDTG-12200W
Channel icons
from 31st October 2014: 7 Big Centre TV,

DTG-3 64QAM 8K 2/3 24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-6 256QAM 32KE 2/3 40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
DTG-8 64QAM 8K 3/4 27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-12 QSPK 8K 3/4 8.0Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 20 Freeview HD channels?

the effected channels
the effected channels

The Brierley Hill (Dudley, England) mast is not one of the extended Freeview HD (COM7 and COM8) transmitters, it does not provide these high definition (HD) channels: 4seven HD, 5STAR +1, 5USA +1, Aljazeera English HD, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, CBeebies HD, CBS Reality +1, Channel 4+1 HD, Forces TV, Freesports, NOW 80s, Now 90s, PBS America, Pick +1, Quest HD, Quest Red +1, RT HD, Smithsonian Channel HD, Together.

If you want to watch these HD channels, either use Freesat HD, or move your TV aerial must point to one of the 30 Full Freeview HD transmitters. For more information see the want to know which transmitters will carry extra Freeview HD? page.

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

regional news image
BBC Midlands Today 2.9m homes 10.9%
from Birmingham B1 1RF, 15km east (86°)
to BBC West Midlands region - 66 masts.
regional news image
ITV Central News 2.9m homes 10.9%
from Birmingham B1 2JT, 15km east (86°)
to ITV Central (West) region - 65 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 80% evening news is shared with Central (East)

How will the Brierley Hill (Dudley, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20112011-132013-182013-177 Mar 2018
C/D EC/D EC/D EC/D E TC/D E TW TA K T
C29LBLB
C31ArqA
C32BBCA
C33_local
C34D3+4
C35BBCB
C37ArqB
C50tv_offSDNSDNSDN
C53tv_offC4wavesC4wavesC4wavesBBCBBBCBBBCB
C55tv_offArqBArqBArqB
C56tv_off-A
C57tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves+D3+4+D3+4+D3+4
C59tv_off-B-ArqA-ArqA-ArqA
C60tv_offITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves-BBCA-BBCA-BBCA
C62-D
C63BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves
C65-2
C66+C
C681

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 7 Sep 11 and 21 Sep 11.

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

Analogue 1-4 10kW
SDN, ARQA, ARQB, BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 2kW
Mux 2*, Mux B*, LB(-17dB) 200W
Mux 1*, Mux A*, Mux C*(-20dB) 100W
Mux D*(-21dB) 80W

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. Brierley 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, 12 November 2018
Transmitter engineering
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8:04 PM

BRIERLEY HILL transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 17:26 today, HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 17:26 today. [BBC]

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Tuesday, 13 November 2018
Transmitter engineering
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5:04 AM

BRIERLEY HILL transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 17:26 yesterday, HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 17:26 yesterday. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 14 November 2018
Transmitter engineering
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5:04 AM

BRIERLEY HILL transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 17:26 on 12 Nov, HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 17:26 on 12 Nov. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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11:04 PM

BRIERLEY HILL transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 17:26 on 12 Nov to 12:10 yesterday, HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 17:26 on 12 Nov to 12:10 yesterday. [BBC]

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Thursday, 15 November 2018
Transmitter engineering
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5:04 AM

BRIERLEY HILL transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 17:26 on 12 Nov to 12:10 on 13 Nov, HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 17:26 on 12 Nov to 12:10 on 13 Nov. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 29 May 2019
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Paul
4:52 PM

Hi last couple of weeks the power on my signal in a morning has dropped to zero, and consequently there's no picture but it regains strength in an evening. Is there some issues with Brierley Hill transmitter?

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Stuart Harris
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8:47 PM

Hi,

I live in Stourbridge and use Brierley Hill transmitter, at the moment everything seems fine to me, picture was ok this morning.

Did have a problem a few weeks ago when the picture was pixelating but that seems to have been cured now.

Haven't seen mentioned any engineering works being carried out.

Stu

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MikeP
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10:57 PM

Stuart Harris:

It is possible that you may have an aerial problem. It would be a good idea to check all your aerial cables and connections. Unplug and refit all the coaxial plugs/sockets. That will clear any oxidation from the contact surfaces which is a common cause of the problems you have had.



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