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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?

Brierley Hill transmitter - Brierley Hill transmitter: Possible effect on TV reception week commencing 04/12/2023 Screen may go black on some or all channels Digital tick


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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-2,000W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) West Midlands, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 23 BBC Three, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, plus 19 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C34+ (578.2MHz)179mDTG-2,000W
Channel icons
3 ITV 1 (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, 26 ITV4, 28 ITVBe, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV1 +1 (Central west),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C35 (586.0MHz)179mDTG-2,000W
Channel icons
46 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD West Midlands, 102 BBC Two HD England, 103 ITV 1 HD (ITV Central West), 104 Channel 4 HD Midlands ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 106 BBC Four HD, 107 BBC Three HD, 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 1 others

COM4
SDN
 V max
C29 (538.0MHz)179mDTG-82,000W
Channel icons
20 Drama, 21 5USA, 29 ITV2 +1, 32 5STAR, 33 5Action, 38 Channel 5 +1, 41 Legend, 42 GREAT! action, 57 Dave ja vu, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV3 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 TRUE CRIME, 68 TRUE CRIME XTRA, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 89 ITV4 +1, 91 WildEarth, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, 267 Al Jazeera English, plus 35 others

COM5
ArqA
 V max
C31- (553.8MHz)179mDTG-82,000W
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 Smithsonian Channel, 11 Sky Mix, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 31 E4 Extra, 36 Sky Arts, 40 Quest Red, 43 Food Network, 47 Film4 +1, 48 Challenge, 49 4seven, 60 Drama +1, 65 That's Christmas, 70 Quest +1, 74 Yesterday +1, 75 That's 90s, 233 Sky News, plus 11 others

COM6
ArqB
 V max
C37 (602.0MHz)179mDTG-82,000W
Channel icons
 Quest Red +1,  Classic Hits, 12 Quest, 25 W, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 44 HGTV, 52 GREAT! christmas, 56 That's TV (UK), 61 GREAT! movies extra, 63 GREAT! christmas mix, 71 That’s 60s, 73 HobbyMaker, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 83 Together TV, 84 PBS America, 235 Al Jazeera Eng, plus 20 others

LB
 V -10dB
C33 (570.0MHz)179mDTG-12200W
Channel icons
from 31st October 2014: 7 Big Centre TV,

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)

The Brierley Hill (Dudley, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: .

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 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?

1984-971997-981998-20112011-137 Mar 2018
C/D EC/D EC/D EC/D E TA K T
C29LB
C31ArqA
C32BBCA
C33_local
C34D3+4
C35BBCB
C37ArqB
C50tv_offSDN
C53tv_offC4wavesC4wavesC4wavesBBCB
C55tv_offArqB
C57tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves+D3+4
C59tv_off-ArqA
C60tv_offITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves-BBCA
C63BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 / June 2022 - 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.

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Friday, 17 November 2017
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8:09 PM

BRIERLEY HILL transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 14:56 today to 15:52 today, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 14:56 today to 15:52 today. [BBC]

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5:39 AM

BRIERLEY HILL transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 14:56 yesterday to 15:52 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 14:56 yesterday to 15:52 yesterday. [BBC]

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Sunday, 19 November 2017
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4:31 AM

BRIERLEY HILL transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 14:56 on 17 Nov to 15:52 on 17 Nov, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 14:56 on 17 Nov to 15:52 on 17 Nov. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 17 January 2018
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BRIERLEY HILL transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 03:01 today, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 03:01 today. [BBC]

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BRIERLEY HILL transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 03:01 today to 03:49 today, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 03:01 today to 03:49 today. [BBC]

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BRIERLEY HILL transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 03:01 yesterday to 03:49 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 03:01 yesterday to 03:49 yesterday. [BBC]

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Friday, 19 January 2018
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BRIERLEY HILL transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 03:01 on 17 Jan to 03:49 on 17 Jan, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 03:01 on 17 Jan to 03:49 on 17 Jan. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 31 January 2018
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BRIERLEY HILL transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:37 today, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:37 today. [BBC]

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BRIERLEY HILL transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:37 today to 05:06 today, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:37 today to 05:06 today. [BBC]

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Thursday, 1 February 2018
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BRIERLEY HILL transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:37 yesterday to 05:06 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:37 yesterday to 05:06 yesterday. [BBC]

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