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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
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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
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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
 Spotlight TV, 12 Quest, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 27 ITV2 +1, 30 5STAR, 34 ITV3 +1, 40 Movies4Men, 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, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup TV, plus 21 others

COM5
ArqA
 V max
C31- (553.8MHz)179mDTG-82,000W
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11 pick, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 28 E4 +1, 32 Sony Movie Channel, 38 Quest Red, 41 Food Network, 46 Challenge, 72 YourTV, 89 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 10 others

COM6
ArqB
 V max
C37 (602.0MHz)179mDTG-82,000W
Channel icons
25 Yesterday, 29 4Music, 31 5Spike, 37 DMAX, 39 CBS Justice, 42 Home, 47 4seven, 71 CBS Drama, 73 Sewing Quarter, 79 Dave ja vu, 81 Talking Pictures TV, 235 AlJazeera English (SD), 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 19 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, Together TV +1, Quest Red +1, RT HD, Smithsonian Channel HD.

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, 26 February 2018
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Stuart
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2:50 PM

Take 2, I would try and record from CBS Drama now, its been mentioned on another website that CBS Drama had EPG problems over the last week, without EPG data, I doubt if your box would record.

From what I read the fault is now cleared.

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Stuart's 34 posts GB
Monday, 5 March 2018
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Paul Brookes
9:43 AM

Thank you to Stuart for the info on CBS drama EPG faults. Things are fine now. Now, can anyone tell me why, having retuned my box last Thursday, I now have to do it again, according to info on the TV, on Wednesday of this week?

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StevensOnln1
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10:37 AM

Paul Brookes: According to Digital UK there are frequency changes taking place at the Brierley Hill transmitter on 7th March which will see all multiplexes except COM6 move to new frequencies.

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Paul Brookes
4:33 PM

Thanks, Stevens. Still seems a bit crazy to have to retune twice in 6 days. I thought digital was going to "solve all"

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StevensOnln1
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

4:58 PM

Paul Brookes: Frequency changes have nothing to do with being digital. It is down to the dates set by the frequency planners for changes to take place, which have to be co-ordinated across the entire transmitter network as well as with the availability of enough engineers to make the required changes at each transmitter.

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Tuesday, 6 March 2018
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Stuart
sentiment_satisfiedBronze

12:40 PM

I think also the double retune stems back to the DSO switchover.

If you remember, the BBC2 analogue signal was turned off before the rest of the other signals.

To me the current double retune, one week after the other has two reasons, firstly it warns people that something is going to happen and they need to make sure they know how to retune there boxes / tv, secondly when the other MUX's change frequency tomorrow morning, people have an idea when the transmitter is switched back on and it is safe to retune.

It will be interesting to see how much disruption is caused by this, many people shouldn't need a new aerial as a good c/d aerial should work on the new Brierley Hill frequencies, but communal aerials or older aerials may suffer a little more.

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Stuart's 34 posts GB
Wednesday, 7 March 2018
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:29 AM

BRIERLEY HILL transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:01 today, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:01 today. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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7:29 AM

BRIERLEY HILL transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:01 today to 02:29 today, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:01 today to 03:04 today. [BBC]

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Paul
10:37 AM

Mine still off air. Do I wait for it to come back or do a retune please?

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Stuart
sentiment_satisfiedBronze

10:57 AM

You need to do a retune, all services are back on line now.

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