Full Freeview on the Brierley Hill (Dudley, England) transmitter
|52.468,-2.125 or 52°28'6"N 2°7'30"W
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 problemsThe BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Brierley Hill (Dudley, England) transmitter.
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.
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?
BBC Midlands Today 2.9m homes 10.9%
from Birmingham B1 1RF, 15km east (86°)
to BBC West Midlands region - 66 masts.
How will the Brierley Hill (Dudley, England) transmission frequencies change over time?
|7 Mar 2018
|C/D E T
|A K T
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?
|SDN, ARQA, ARQB, BBCA, D3+4, BBCB
|Mux 2*, Mux B*, LB
|Mux 1*, Mux A*, Mux C*
Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Sutton Coldfield transmitter area
It's simply a matter of terrain/geography. A lot of the area covered by the Brierley Hill transmitter - eg. from Kingswinford down to Stourbridge and the general Brierley Hill area are not well covered (and many parts not at all) by the Sutton Coldfield Transmitter. Look at the general coverage maps on each transmitter page. Whilst they are not supposed to exactly replicate coverage it should give you a clear idea.
The power required to get adequate signal to an area it covers depends on transmitter location and terrain.
If you look at the coverage of the Sudbury and Tacolneston transmitters, there are many small pockets that the signals don't cover. They are generally small pockets of population which is why the commercial broadcasters are not prepared to pay for the extra transmission equipment (assuming frequencies are available) to add the COM multiplexes.
If you are unfortunate enough to live in an area that only gets Freeview Light reception but want more choice, then consider Freesat. A lot of modern TVs already have an in-built satellite tuner so you only need a Dish and LNB.
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