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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, 23 BBC Three, 201 CBBC, 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, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 Midlands ads, 18 More4, 26 ITV4, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV +1 (Central west),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C30- (545.8MHz)200mDTG-6400W
Channel icons
56 5SELECT, 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, 106 BBC Four HD, 109 BBC Three HD, 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 1 others

COM4
SDN
 V max
C33+ (570.2MHz)195mDTG-8400W
Channel icons
12 Quest, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 29 ITV2 +1, 32 5STAR, 33 5Action, 41 Legend, 42 GREAT! movies action, 46 Channel 5 +1, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV3 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 CBS Reality, 74 Dave ja vu, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 89 ITV4 +1, 203 CITV, 208 POP MAX, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, plus 15 others

COM5
ArqA
 V max
C36 (594.0MHz)198mDTG-8400W
Channel icons
11 Sky Arts, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 31 E4 Extra, 36 pick, 40 Quest Red, 43 Food Network, 47 Film4 +1, 48 Challenge, 49 4seven, 57 Smithsonian Channel, 60 Drama +1, 70 Quest +1, 75 Yesterday +1, 83 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 8 others

COM6
ArqB
 V max
C48 (690.0MHz)198mDTG-8400W
Channel icons
 FreeSports, 25 W, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 44 HGTV, 71 Quest Red +1, 73 HobbyMaker, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 88 Classic Hits, 235 Aljazeera English, plus 19 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 (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?

1984-971997-981998-20112011-137 Mar 2018
A K TA K TA K TK TK T
C21C4wavesC4wavesC4waves
C23D3+4D3+4
C24ITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves
C26BBCABBCA
C27BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves
C29_local_local
C30-BBCBBBCB
C31BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves
C33SDN
C36ArqA
C41+SDN
C44ArqA
C47ArqB
C48ArqB

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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.

Comments
Thursday, 7 April 2011
Transmitter engineering
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4:42 AM

BROMSGROVE transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 00:40 yesterday to 03:54 yesterday [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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4:42 AM

BROMSGROVE transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 00:40 yesterday to 03:54 yesterday [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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7:35 AM

BROMSGROVE transmitter - Freeview - No problems - BBC Digital TV (Four, Cbeebies, Parliament, 3... Off Air; DSO related from 00:44 yesterday to 04:03 yesterday Analogue BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 00:40 yesterday to 03:54 yesterday [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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7:35 AM

BROMSGROVE transmitter - Freeview - No problems - BBC Digital TV (Four, Cbeebies, Parliament, 3... Off Air; DSO related from 00:44 yesterday to 04:03 yesterday Analogue BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 00:40 yesterday to 03:54 yesterday [BBC]

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Saturday, 9 April 2011
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P J Bulman
8:23 AM
Droitwich

Droitwich WR9 8AH Bromsgrove transmitter.
Have retuned several times both as first time setup and replace all channels.
After retuning BBC1,2 etc are correctly received as programmes 1,2 etc on Ch26. After about 30 secs the receiver changes by itself to Ch41 so that programmes 1,2 etc no longer get a signal. BBC1 is on 820 and BBC2 on 815 where Ch 26 is still to be found.
It is a Labgear FV300 set top box.

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P J Bulman
5:53 PM

Thank you Brian. Well I had tried that but have done it once more, and to be quite sure I disconnected an turned off the VCR. It is just the same: ie after a scan with a clean settop box it correctly assigns BBC1,2 etc to programmes 1,2 on Ch26. After about 30 sec this jumps to Ch41 with no signal. BBC2 is there OK on 815 but I have to do a manual scan to get BBC1 which then is added as 820, both on CH26. BBC301 is added at the same time. Is this likely to be corrected on 20 April or is it a problem with the settop box?
It is no great difficulty for 2 weeks now I know how to work around it, but clearly something is wrong!

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Mike Fisher
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9:41 PM

I have a smilar problem that I get a signal from Bromsgrove and weaker one from Sutton Coldfield. If I auto tune I have to stop it half way through tuning so that it does not replace the channels from Bromgrove with the ones from Sutton. You could try manually tuning just the channels from Bromsgrove.

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Jim Hall.
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10:07 PM
Kidderminster

I have noticed since the retune on the 6th April the digital singal is down, also Bbc 2 analogue as gone.

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Sunday, 10 April 2011
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P J Bulman
9:59 PM

Thank you Mike Fisher for the suggestion.
Regrettably, I tried cleaning it out (scanning with the aerial disconnected) and then manually scanned Chs 26,23 etc. The behaviour was the same; ie it started with the correct assignments for BBC1,2 etc on Ch26 and after about 30 sec reassigned them to Ch41 with no signals. It is clearly getting some assigment instructions from Sutton Coldfield, perhaps relayed by Bromsgrove, as the Channels shown are those from Sutton. How can this be stopped? Is there in fact a hidden command channel relayed from Bromsgrove?

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