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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 (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
C23 (490.0MHz)200mDTG-3400W
Channel icons
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
C30- (545.8MHz)200mDTG-6400W
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
C33+ (570.2MHz)195mDTG-8400W
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
C36 (594.0MHz)198mDTG-8400W
Channel icons
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
C48 (690.0MHz)198mDTG-8400W
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

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 19 Freeview HD channels?

the effected channels
the effected 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: 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 Bromsgrove transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Midlands Today 2.9m homes 10.9%
from Birmingham B1 1RF, 18km northeast (41°)
to BBC West Midlands region - 66 masts.
regional news image
ITV Central News 2.9m homes 10.9%
from Birmingham B1 2JT, 18km northeast (40°)
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?

1984-971997-981998-20112011-132013-182013-177 Mar 2018
A K TA K TA K TK TK TK TK T
C21C4wavesC4wavesC4waves
C23-BD3+4D3+4D3+4D3+4
C24ITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves
C26-CBBCABBCABBCABBCA
C27BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves
C29-2_local_local_local_local
C30-D-BBCB-BBCB-BBCBBBCB
C31BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves
C33-ASDN
C34+1
C36ArqA
C41+SDN+SDN+SDN
C44ArqAArqAArqA
C47ArqBArqBArqB
C48ArqB

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 6 Apr 11 and 20 Apr 11.

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.

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Friday, 6 September 2019
Transmitter engineering
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2:08 PM

BROMSGROVE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 09:21 today to 13:16 today. [BBC]

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Saturday, 7 September 2019
Transmitter engineering
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5:08 AM

BROMSGROVE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 09:21 yesterday to 13:16 yesterday. [BBC]

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Sunday, 8 September 2019
Transmitter engineering
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5:08 AM

BROMSGROVE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 09:21 on 06 Sep to 13:16 on 06 Sep. [BBC]

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Tuesday, 10 September 2019
Transmitter engineering
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11:09 AM

BROMSGROVE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 09:21 on 06 Sep to 13:16 on 06 Sep. DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 10:16 today. [BBC]

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2:09 PM

BROMSGROVE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 09:21 on 06 Sep to 13:16 on 06 Sep. DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 10:16 today to 12:08 today. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 11 September 2019
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5:09 AM

BROMSGROVE transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 10:16 yesterday to 12:08 yesterday. [BBC]

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Thursday, 12 September 2019
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5:09 AM

BROMSGROVE transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 10:16 on 10 Sep to 12:08 on 10 Sep. [BBC]

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