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The symbol shows the location of the Brixham (Torbay, England) transmitter which serves 4,400 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 Brixham (Torbay, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Brixham 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.

 V max
C43 (650.0MHz)66mDTG-4W
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1 BBC One (SD) South West, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 23 BBC Three, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, plus 17 others

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C39 (618.0MHz)66mDTG-4W
Channel icons
3 ITV 1 (SD) (West Country), 4 Channel 4 (SD) South ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 18 More4, 26 ITV4, 28 ITVBe, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV1 +1 (West Country),

 V max
C46 (674.0MHz)66mDTG-4W
Channel icons
46 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD South West, 102 BBC Two HD England, 103 ITV 1 HD (ITV Meridian Southampton), 104 Channel 4 HD South ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 106 BBC Four HD, 107 BBC Three HD, 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 1 others

H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 44 Freeview channels?

the effected channels
the effected channels
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the effected channels

The Brixham (Torbay, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4seven, 5Action, 5STAR, 5USA, Al Jazeera Eng, Al Jazeera English, Blaze, Blaze +1, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, E4 Extra, YAAAS!, Film4 +1, Food Network, GREAT! action, GREAT! movies, GREAT! romance mix, GREAT! romance, HGTV, HobbyMaker, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Legend, PBS America, Quest +1, Quest Red, Really, Sky Mix, Sky News, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, That's 90s, That's TV 2, Together TV, TRUE CRIME, TRUE CRIME XTRA, W, Yesterday +1.

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 Brixham transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Spotlight 0.8m homes 2.9%
from Plymouth PL3 5BD, 43km west (270°)
to BBC South West region - 107 masts.
regional news image
ITV West Country News (West) 0.8m homes 2.9%
from Plymouth PL7 5BQ, 36km west (271°)
to ITV West Country region - 107 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 50% evening news is shared with West Country (East)

How will the Brixham (Torbay, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20092009-1327 Mar 2019

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 8 Apr 09 and 22 Apr 09.

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

Analogue 1-4 18W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 3.6W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Beacon Hill transmitter area

Apr 1961-Dec 1981Westward Television
Jan 1982-Dec 1992Television South West (TSW)
Jan 1993-Feb 2004Westcountry 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. Brixham 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.

Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?

Radiation patterns withheld

Saturday, 15 January 2011
Glen Darby
5:18 AM

Some time there is having problem in receiving channels.Why is it so.Can you suggest something.

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Monday, 17 January 2011
Wednesday, 18 May 2011
Transmitter engineering

10:40 AM

BRIXHAM transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 09:21 today to 09:22 today HD Digital TV Off Air from 09:21 today to 09:22 today [BBC]

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Thursday, 19 May 2011
Transmitter engineering

4:37 AM

BRIXHAM transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 09:21 yesterday to 09:22 yesterday HD Digital TV Off Air from 09:21 yesterday to 09:22 yesterday [BBC]

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Friday, 20 May 2011
Transmitter engineering

4:30 AM

BRIXHAM transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 09:21 on 18 May to 09:22 on 18 May HD Digital TV Off Air from 09:21 on 18 May to 09:22 on 18 May [BBC]

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Sunday, 12 June 2011
June Witham
11:45 AM

We have purchased Ross HD Satellite Kit but not sure what frequency we should be using our post code is TQ5 0RD

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James Watt
1:34 PM

Hello June Witham.
Your ROSS HD Satellite Kit is nothing to do with FREEVIEW, it is to do with FREESAT.
That is to say, standard TV aerials will not be any use to it.
The dish in the box is for aligning to the ASTRA Satellite. The same one that $KY broadcasts from.

FREESAT is a bit like FREEVIEW, in as much as, there is no subscription to pay. But there are several hundred TV and Radio stations on FREESAT.

I bought a ROSS kit for a friend, it took about 15 minutes to align the dish to the correct satellite (28 Degrees East) but we used a Sat-Finder to help us.

Hope this helps?

Kind regards James Watt

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1:58 PM

June Witham: Just to add to James Watt's posting, non dedicated to Freesat boxes can be a nightmare for finding specific channels, however if you enter 10818V - 22000 - 5/6 into the set it should receive BBC West service. ITV West country (South) is 10832H - 22000 - 5/6, but it may not respond and come up with unavailable or whatever, as I am not sure if its one of the free "but encrypted" channels, as some are some aren't!

Ignore the post code section in the menu, as its only purpose is to show the dish angles used in various countries, the box being sold world wide.

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Thursday, 30 June 2011
Transmitter engineering

7:27 AM

BRIXHAM transmitter - Freeview HD Digital TV Off Air from 04:16 today to 05:54 today [BBC]

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