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The symbol shows the location of the Crewkerne (Somerset, England) transmitter which serves 1,900 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 Crewkerne (Somerset, England) transmitter.

Choose from three options: ■ List by multiplex ■ List by channel number ■ List by channel name

Which Freeview channels does the Crewkerne 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.

 V max
C43 (650.0MHz)99mDTG-2W
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1 BBC One (SD) West, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 23 BBC Three, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, plus 17 others

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C40 (626.0MHz)99mDTG-2W
Channel icons
3 ITV 1 (SD) (West), 4 Channel 4 (SD) South ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 18 More4, 26 ITV4, 28 ITVBe, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV1 +1 (West),

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C46 (674.0MHz)99mDTG-2W
Channel icons
46 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD West, 102 BBC Two HD England, 103 ITV 1 HD (ITV Meridian Southampton), 104 Channel 4 HD South ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 106 BBC Four HD, 107 BBC Three HD, 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 1 others

H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 44 Freeview channels?

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The Crewkerne (Somerset, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4seven, 5Action, 5STAR, 5USA, Al Jazeera Eng, Al Jazeera English, Blaze, Blaze +1, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, E4 Extra, YAAAS!, Film4 +1, Food Network, GREAT! action, GREAT! christmas, GREAT! movies extra, GREAT! movies, HGTV, HobbyMaker, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Legend, PBS America, Quest +1, Quest Red, Really, Sky Mix, Sky News, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, That's 90s, That's Christmas, Together TV, TRUE CRIME, TRUE CRIME XTRA, 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 Crewkerne transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Points West 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Bristol BS8 2LR, 66km north (11°)
to BBC West region - 60 masts.
regional news image
ITV West Country News (East) 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Bristol BS4 3HG, 64km north-northeast (14°)
to ITV West region - 61 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 50% evening news is shared with West Country (West)

How will the Crewkerne (Somerset, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20102010-135 Jun 2019
C40BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves D3+4

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 / June 2022 - 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 24 Mar 10 and 7 Apr 10.

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

Analogue 1-4, BBCA, D3+4, BBCB 2W

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

Jan 1958-Jul 1968Television Wales and the West
Jul 1968-Feb 2004Harlech 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. Crewkerne 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.

Friday, 6 May 2011
Paul Duffield
11:26 AM

I have bean recieving freeview since august 2010. My aerial has been checked (rooftop). There are several channels that when selected show "no signal". ie film 4 & itv 4. Why is this ?

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4:49 PM

Paul Duffield: You need to do a "first time installation" due to changes at Wevnoe.

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Briantist's 38,908 posts GB flag
Saturday, 19 January 2013
9:20 PM

Could you please tell me the correct location co-ordinates for the Freeview Transmitter at Crewkerne, Somerset, UK?
The listed co-ordinates actually place the transmitter in the Indian Ocean between Somalia and the Seychelles!

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Mike's 2 posts GB flag
Dave Lindsay

10:52 PM

Mike: See:

mb21 - The Transmission Gallery

It's at the back of the garages on Southmead Crescent.

OS Grid Ref: ST44460922

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB flag
Sunday, 27 January 2013
12:11 AM

Thanks Dave that was really helpful information.

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Mike's 2 posts GB flag
Tuesday, 10 December 2013
10:34 PM

Watching Tv tonight and for no reason every channel stopped except BBC (and they are very jumpy). Very, very annoying.

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Paul's 1 post GB flag
Wednesday, 8 October 2014
Transmitter engineering

10:31 PM

CREWKERNE transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Off Air from 18:33 today to 18:33 today. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 146,888 posts xx flag
Thursday, 9 October 2014
Transmitter engineering

4:32 AM

CREWKERNE transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Off Air from 18:33 yesterday to 18:33 yesterday. [BBC]

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Friday, 10 October 2014
Transmitter engineering

4:31 AM

CREWKERNE transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Off Air from 18:33 on 08 Oct to 18:33 on 08 Oct. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 146,888 posts xx flag
Monday, 27 October 2014
6:42 PM

I am in Crewkerne, have a powered antennae with line of sight to mendip 27 miles away.
I receive every freeview channel 5/5 except ITV which has some peculiar habit in that it pixilates or is not available unless I tape the coaxial (5ft) cable to the top back side of the TV when it works perfectly.
I have this on my present TV and also had it on the previous one. The coaxial connections are fine as evidenced by the fact that every other channel has a strong signal. Can anyone suggest why only re-positioning the coaxial cable between the socket and the TV makes ITV work when none of the other channels are affected

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