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The symbol shows the location of the Clacton (Essex, England) transmitter. 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.

Are there any planned engineering works or unexpected transmitter faults on the Clacton (Essex, England) mast?

CLACTON transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 18:56 yesterday to 19:04 yesterday, BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 19:07 yesterday to 20:38 yesterday, HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 19:07 yesterday to 20:38 yesterday. BBC


Choose from three options: ■ List by multiplex ■ List by channel number ■ List by channel name
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Which Freeview channels does the Clacton 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.

MuxH/VFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 H max
C49 (698.0MHz)47mDTG-3400W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) East, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC SD, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 15 others

PSB2
D3+4
 H max
C52 (722.0MHz)47mDTG-3400W
Channel icons
3 ITV (SD) (Anglia (East micro region)), 4 Channel 4 (SD) South ads, 5 Channel 5 (SD), 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 18 More4, 24 ITV4, 33 ITV +1 (Anglia east), 45 Film4 +1,

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C42 (642.0MHz)47mDTG-6400W
Channel icons
86 More4 +1, 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV HD (ITV Meridian Southampton), 104 Channel 4 HD South ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 204 CBBC HD,

DTG-3 64QAM 8K 2/3 24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-6 256QAM 32KE 2/3 40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 60 Freeview channels?

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The Clacton (Essex, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 4seven HD, 5SELECT, 5Spike, 5STAR, 5STAR +1, 5USA, 5USA +1, AlJazeera English (SD), Aljazeera English HD, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBeebies HD, CBS Drama, CBS Justice, CBS Reality, CBS Reality +1, Challenge, Channel 4+1 HD, Channel 5 +1, CITV, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama, E4 +1, Food Network, Forces TV, Freesports, Home, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Together TV +1, Movies4Men, NOW 80s, Now 90s, Paramount Network, PBS America, pick, Pick +1, Quest +1, Quest Red, Quest Red +1, Really, RT HD, Sewing Quarter, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel HD, Sony Movie Channel, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, Together TV, Yesterday, YourTV.

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 Clacton transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Look East (East) 0.8m homes 3.2%
from Norwich NR2 1BH, 92km north (2°)
to BBC East region - 27 masts.
70% of BBC East (East) and BBC East (West) is shared output
regional news image
ITV Anglia News 0.8m homes 3.2%
from NORWICH NR1 3JG, 92km north (3°)
to ITV Anglia (East) region - 26 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 80% evening news is shared with Anglia (West)

How will the Clacton (Essex, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20112011-132013-182013-1719 Jul 2018
A B C/D E K T VHFA B C/D E K T VHFA B C/D E K T VHFB E TB E TB E TB E T
C40SDN
C42BBCBBBCBBBCBBBCB
C43ArqA
C46ArqB
C49tv_offBBCABBCABBCABBCA
C52tv_offD3+4D3+4D3+4D3+4

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) by 30 June 2020 - more
Table shows multiplexes names see this article;
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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 Jul 11 and 20 Jul 11.

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

BBCA, D3+4, BBCB 400W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Sudbury transmitter area

Oct 1959-Feb 2004Anglia 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. Clacton 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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Thursday, 29 August 2019
Transmitter engineering
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2:09 PM

CLACTON transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 09:06 on 25 Aug to 09:25 on 25 Aug, HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 06:52 on 25 Aug to 07:25 on 25 Aug, HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 04:34 on 25 Aug to 04:40 on 25 Aug. [BBC]

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Saturday, 31 August 2019
Transmitter engineering
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8:08 AM

CLACTON transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 06:47 today to 07:01 today, HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 05:53 today to 07:09 today. [BBC]

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Sunday, 1 September 2019
Transmitter engineering
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5:08 AM

CLACTON transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 06:47 yesterday to 07:01 yesterday, HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 05:53 yesterday to 07:09 yesterday. [BBC]

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Monday, 2 September 2019
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5:08 AM

CLACTON transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 06:47 on 31 Aug to 07:01 on 31 Aug, HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 05:53 on 31 Aug to 07:09 on 31 Aug. [BBC]

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Monday, 14 October 2019
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8:08 PM

CLACTON transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 18:56 today to 19:04 today. [BBC]

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11:08 PM

CLACTON transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 19:07 today to 20:38 today, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 18:56 today to 19:04 today, HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 19:07 today to 20:38 today. [BBC]

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Tuesday, 15 October 2019
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5:08 AM

CLACTON transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 19:07 yesterday to 20:38 yesterday, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 18:56 yesterday to 19:04 yesterday, HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 19:07 yesterday to 20:38 yesterday. [BBC]

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CLACTON transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 18:56 yesterday to 19:04 yesterday, BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 19:07 yesterday to 20:38 yesterday, HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 19:07 yesterday to 20:38 yesterday. [BBC]

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