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Full Freeview on the Bromsgrove (Worcestershire, England) transmitter

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The symbol shows the location of the Bromsgrove (Worcestershire, England) transmitter which serves 30,000 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 Bromsgrove (Worcestershire, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Bromsgrove transmitter broadcast?

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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
C26 (514.0MHz)200mDTG-3400W
Channel icons
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

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C23 (490.0MHz)200mDTG-3400W
Channel icons
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),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C30- (545.8MHz)200mDTG-6400W
Channel icons
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,

COM4
SDN
 V max
C41+ (634.2MHz)195mDTG-8400W
Channel icons
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

COM5
ArqA
 V max
C44 (658.0MHz)198mDTG-8400W
Channel icons
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

COM6
ArqB
 V max
C47 (682.0MHz)198mDTG-8400W
Channel icons
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



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
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 0 Freeview HD channels?


The Bromsgrove (Worcestershire, 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 Bromsgrove transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Midlands Today 2.9m homes 10.9%
from Birmingham B1 1RF, 18km northeast
to BBC West Midlands region - 66 masts.
regional news image
ITV Central News 2.9m homes 10.9%
from Birmingham B1 2JT, 18km northeast
to ITV Central (West) region - 65 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 80% evening news is shared with Central (East)

How will the Bromsgrove (Worcestershire, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

years1984-971997-981998-20112011-132013-182013-1730th Jun 2018-
aerial groupA KA KA KKKKA B C/D E K VHF
C21C4C4C4
C23-BD3+4D3+4D3+4
C24ITVITVITV
C26-CBBCABBCABBCA
C27BBC2BBC2BBC2
C29-2_local_local_local
C30-D-BBCB-BBCB-BBCB
600C31BBC1BBC1BBC1
C33-A
C34+1
C41+SDN+SDN+SDN
C44ArqAArqAArqA
C47ArqBArqBArqB

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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 6th April and 20th April 2011.

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

Analogue 1-4 2.8kW
SDN, ARQA, ARQB, BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-8.5dB) 400W
Mux 1*, Mux D*(-17.5dB) 50W
Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*, Mux C*(-20.5dB) 25W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Bromsgrove 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. Bromsgrove 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
Saturday, 30 September 2017
Transmitter engineering
5:31 AM

BROMSGROVE transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 11:58 on 28 Sep to 14:50 on 28 Sep, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 15:07 on 28 Sep to 16:50 on 28 Sep, BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 11:51 on 28 Sep to 11:58 on 28 Sep, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air [BBC]

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Sunday, 1 October 2017
Transmitter engineering
8:32 AM

BROMSGROVE transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 11:58 on 28 Sep to 14:50 on 28 Sep, BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 11:51 on 28 Sep to 11:58 on 28 Sep, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 11:40 on 28 Sep to 11:51 on 28 Sep, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
11:32 AM

BROMSGROVE transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 18:15 on 28 Sep to 20:38 on 28 Sep, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 15:07 on 28 Sep to 16:50 on 28 Sep, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 11:58 on 28 Sep to 14:50 on 28 Sep, BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
2:31 PM

BROMSGROVE transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 15:07 on 28 Sep to 16:50 on 28 Sep, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 11:58 on 28 Sep to 14:50 on 28 Sep, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 18:15 on 28 Sep to 20:38 on 28 Sep, BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal [BBC]

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