Freeview Light on the Conway (Conwy, Wales) transmitter
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The symbol shows the location of the Conway (Conwy, Wales) transmitter which serves 9,500 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 problemsThe BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Conway (Conwy, Wales) transmitter.
Which Freeview channels does the Conway 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.
1 BBC One (SD) Wales, 2 BBC Two Wales, 9 BBC Four, 23 BBC Three, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 13 others 700 BBC Radio 1, 701 BBC Radio 1Xtra, 702 BBC Radio 2, 703 BBC Radio 3, 704 BBC Radio 4 (FM), 705 BBC Radio 5 Live, 706 BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, 707 BBC Radio 6 Music, 708 BBC Radio 4 Extra, 709 BBC Asian Network, 710 BBC World Service, 719 BBC Radio Wales, 720 BBC Radio Cymru,
5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 18 More4, 26 ITV4, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV1 +1 (Wales),
56 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD Wales, 102 BBC Two HD (England), 104 Channel 4 HD South ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 106 BBC Four HD, 110 Channel 4 HD (Wales), 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 1 others 66 TBN UK,
Are you trying to watch these 43 Freeview channels?
The Conway (Conwy, Wales) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4seven, 5Action, 5STAR, 5USA, Al Jazeera Eng, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBS Reality, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, YAAAS!, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, E4 Extra, Film4 +1, Food Network, GB News, GREAT! movies, GREAT! movies action, HGTV, HobbyMaker, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Legend, PBS America, pick, POP MAX, Quest +1, Quest Red, Really, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, That's TV (UK), Together TV, 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 Conway transmitter?
BBC Wales Today 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 2YQ, 202km south (169°)
to BBC Wales region - 206 masts.
How will the Conway (Conwy, Wales) transmission frequencies change over time?
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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 21 Oct 09 and 18 Nov 09.
How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?
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Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Llanddona transmitter area
Simon: Because the operators of any multiplex have to agree to any change to their licences, such as to add new transmitters, and the commercial multiplex operators have refused. They say it is not cost-effective.
All you can do is complain to ITV plc and Arqiva, who operate these multiplexes, or to the channel you want.
If they did extend their services, it would likely be only to the high-power relay stations, though Conway would probably be counted as one of these as the pre-switchover analogue power was more than 1kW.
The Public Service Broadcasters were quoted £24.7m for broadcasting from all 1,100 relay stations in 2007, while the commercial broadcasters were quoted £10.39m for broadcasting from only the 81 sites they used before switchover. Some of the costs for the PSBs would be shared if the commercial broadcasters extended their services.
It is much cheaper for the channels to be carried on satellite or cable, particularly with Sky subsidising carriage or providing subscription revenue, for subscription channels.
Because they refused the option early in the planning process, no frequencies were left free, and it may now be difficult to find any to provide the service. The coverage area for any additional services may not match the PSB multiplexes.
Depending on your location, you may find that it is possible to receive from a main transmitter - in this area probably Llanddona. If you provide your full postcode, I can check, or you can check for yourself at Digital UK - Home .
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