Full Freeview on the Brierley Hill (Dudley, England) transmitter
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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.
Are there any planned engineering works or unexpected transmitter faults on the Brierley Hill (Dudley, England) mast?
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.
1 BBC One West Midlands, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC RB 1, plus 19 others 250 BBC Red Button, 700 BBC Radio 1, 701 BBC Radio 1Xtra, 702 BBC Radio 2, 703 BBC Radio 3, 704 BBC Radio 4, 705 BBC Radio 5 Live, 706 BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, 707 BBC Radio 6 Music, 708 BBC Radio 4 Extra, 709 BBC Asian Network, 710 BBC World Service, 719 BBC C&W (BBC local radio), 720 BBC H&W (BBC local radio), 721 BBC Shropshire (BBC local radio), 722 BBC WM (BBC local radio), 734 BBC Stoke (BBC local radio), 735 BBC Derby (BBC local radio), 735 BBC Gloucestershire (BBC local radio),
3 ITV (Central (West micro region)), 4 Channel 4 Midlands ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 13 Channel 4 +1 Midlands ads, 14 More4, 15 Film4, 24 ITV4, 24 ITV4 +1, 28 E4, 33 ITV +1 (Central west),
45 Film4 +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,
10 ITV3, 20 Drama, 21 5 USA, 26 ITV Be, 27 ITV 2 +1, 30 5STAR, 34 ITV3 +1, 37 Quest, 44 Channel 5 +1, 54 My5, 58 ITV Be +1, 59 ITV4 +1, 61 True Entertainment, 63 Blaze, 66 CBS Reality, 70 Horror Channel, 80 Blaze +1, 83 Quest +1, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup TV, plus 17 others 16 QVC, 85 Hochanda, 260 CCTV, 261 Racing UK, 262 CONNECT 4, 263 SonLife, 264 VisionTV, 265 Planet Knowledge, 269 Arise News, 270 Loveworld, 670 ADULT Section (start), 671 Television X, 675 ADULT PARTY, 678 Xpanded TV promo, 724 Capital, 727 Absolute Radio, 728 Heart,
11 pick, 12 Dave, 17 Really, 29 E4 +1, 32 Sony Movie Ch, 38 Quest Red, 41 Food Network, 46 Challenge, 48 Movies4Men, 68 truTV, 69 Tru TV +1, 72 YourTV, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others 23 Create and Craft, 43 Gems TV, 49 TJC, 65 TBN UK, 252 Kiss Me TV, 253 Proud Dating, 673 ADULT smileTV3, 723 talkSPORT, 730 RNIB Connect,
18 4Music, 19 Yesterday, 25 Home, 31 Spike, 39 CBS Action, 42 Travel Channel, 47 4seven, 71 CBS Drama, 73 YourTV +1, 79 Dave ja vu, 84 Quest Red +1, plus 21 others 22 Ideal World, 35 QVC Beauty, 36 QVC Style, 78 Sewing Quarter, 93 TJC Choice, 206 Pop, 234 RT, 672 ADULT smileTV2, 674 Babestation, 699 ADULT Section (end), 711 The Hits radio, 712 KISS FRESH, 713 Kiss, 714 KISSTORY, 715 Magic, 716 heat, 717 Kerrang!, 718 Smooth Radio, 725 Premier Radio, 731 Classic FM, 732 LBC,
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 0 Freeview HD 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: .
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?
BBC Midlands Today 2.9m homes 10.9%
from Birmingham B1 1RF, 15km east
to BBC West Midlands region - 66 masts.
How will the Brierley Hill (Dudley, England) transmission frequencies change over time?
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green background for transmission frequencies
lilac background for power levels in watts
800MHz band: 4G mobile started in 2013
700MHz band: 4G from 30 June 2020more
600MHz band: new or moved digital TV services more
Notes: + and - denote 166kHz offset; aerial group are shown as A B C/D E K W
Italics for analogue, digital switchover was Wednesdays 7th September and 21st September 2011.
How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?
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|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
Then it sounds like a retune problem (check), or a problem with the aerial itself. Panasonic/Humax both have sensitive tuners, and its not impossible for them to grab a very weak signal at a lower channel level.
Put your postcode into the site, and it will bring up a load of links, which include terrain, DigitalUK, etc. That one has compass bearings for transmitters, and its not a bad bet that there might be one on a similar bearing, with a lower set of channel numbers, but much further away.
But if your tuned to the right transmitter, and your signal strength is low, then its your aerial.
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It way be worth contacting someone regarding this, i know from another forum that Brierley Hill have had reception issues and complaints have been made regarding this. A period of off air a couple of weeks ago was for this to be inverstigated but I don't know whether the problem was solved. From what I have heard the reception problems were only in one direction from the transmitter.
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Stuart Haaris: I have a good signal on all other tv channels except channel 7 - Made in Birmingham (Big Centre TV) I believe this is transmitted on channel 29) which pixelates occasionally but is better than it used to be. It is only the HD channels which i believe are transmitted on channel 53 that have disappeared since the august 3rd retune. Who would i contact to find out about this and the directional issue? What are the other forums you mentioned?
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David, channel 7 is broadcast from a little side aerial at a much lower rate, 200W as opposed to the main MUXes which are broadcast at 2000W.
The other website was Digital Spy, I was asking about the engineering work going on at the transmitter concerning next years frequency changes. On the 22/08/17, Brierley Hill was off air between 10:40 and 11:59 and I asked was this shut down connected with this work, I received the following reply
"The Brierley Hill work today was unplanned - hence why the work wasn't listed as part of this weeks planned engineering works. This has nothing to do with 700MHz clearance though. It's been done so that they can investigate reports of poor reception in some areas served by the transmitter. PSB 1-3 and COM 4-6 were shut down for up to two hours but were left on air in the afternoon to avoid a loss of lunch time news bulletins."
Whether they corrected the problem I am unsure, being as it is BBCB MUX you are having problems with, would speak to the BBC about it,
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I have done all of the things to check my equipment, auto and manual retunes, bypassed my amplifier/splitter etc to no avail. I have since spoken to 3 of my neighbours and also my brother who lives about 0.5 miles away. We have all got the same problem and it started about the time work was being carried out on the transmitter and the August 3rd channel retune. We all have good tv pictures on the MUX channels 50, 55, 57, 59 & 60. But we have all lost the HD channels on BBC-B MUX channel 53. And we have also lost the programs transmitted on MUX channel 29 but to be fair the picture was good on this channel before. As Stuart Harris above reported he had heard on a forum other people in one direction from the transmitter were also reporting the same problems. I have just contacted the BBC to report this for the third time.
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