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The symbol shows the location of the Ebbw Vale (Blaenau Gwent, Wales) transmitter which serves 17,000 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 Ebbw Vale (Blaenau Gwent, Wales) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Ebbw Vale 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
 V max
C30 (546.0MHz)504mDTG-3100W
Channel icons
9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC SD, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 13 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C31 (554.0MHz)504mDTG-3100W
Channel icons
5 Channel 5 (SD), 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 18 More4, 24 ITV4, 33 ITV +1 (Wales), 45 Film4 +1,

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C37 (602.0MHz)504mDTG-6100W
Channel icons
86 More4 +1, 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 61 Freeview channels?

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The Ebbw Vale (Blaenau Gwent, Wales) 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 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, Quest HD, 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, True Entertainment, True Movies, 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 Ebbw Vale transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Wales Today 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 2YQ, 31km south (183°)
to BBC Wales region - 206 masts.
regional news image
ITV Cymru Wales 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 6XJ, 35km south (187°)
to ITV Wales region - 206 masts.

How will the Ebbw Vale (Blaenau Gwent, Wales) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20102010-1313 Mar 132013-1719 Jun 2019
C/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D E TC/D E TA K T
C30BBCA
C31D3+4
C37BBCB
C50tv_off BBCBBBCB
C55tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesD3+4D3+4D3+4
C59tv_offITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesBBCABBCABBCA
C62BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCB
C65C4wavesC4wavesC4waves

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 3 Mar 10 and 31 Mar 10.

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

Analogue 1-4 500W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 100W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Wenvoe 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. Ebbw Vale 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
Friday, 10 August 2018
Transmitter engineering
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9:07 PM

EBBW VALE transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 01:08 today to 01:10 today, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 01:21 today to 01:22 today, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 01:41 today to 01:43 today. [BBC]

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Saturday, 11 August 2018
Transmitter engineering
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12:07 AM

EBBW VALE transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 01:21 today to 01:22 today, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 01:08 today to 01:10 today, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 01:41 today to 01:43 today. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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6:07 AM

EBBW VALE transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 01:21 yesterday to 01:22 yesterday, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 01:41 yesterday to 01:43 yesterday, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 01:08 yesterday to 01:10 yesterday. [BBC]

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Sunday, 12 August 2018
Transmitter engineering
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12:07 AM

EBBW VALE transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 01:08 yesterday to 01:10 yesterday, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 01:21 yesterday to 01:22 yesterday, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 01:41 yesterday to 01:43 yesterday. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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6:07 AM

EBBW VALE transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 01:21 on 10 Aug to 01:22 on 10 Aug, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 01:41 on 10 Aug to 01:43 on 10 Aug, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 01:08 on 10 Aug to 01:10 on 10 Aug. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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12:07 PM

EBBW VALE transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 01:21 on 10 Aug to 01:22 on 10 Aug, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 01:08 on 10 Aug to 01:10 on 10 Aug, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 01:41 on 10 Aug to 01:43 on 10 Aug. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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6:07 PM

EBBW VALE transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 01:08 on 10 Aug to 01:10 on 10 Aug, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 01:21 on 10 Aug to 01:22 on 10 Aug, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 01:41 on 10 Aug to 01:43 on 10 Aug. [BBC]

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Saturday, 22 September 2018
Transmitter engineering
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9:07 AM

EBBW VALE transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 07:42 today. [BBC]

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Monday, 15 October 2018
Transmitter engineering
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6:06 PM

EBBW VALE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 13:29 today to 13:31 today. [BBC]

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Tuesday, 16 October 2018
Transmitter engineering
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6:06 AM

EBBW VALE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 13:29 yesterday to 13:31 yesterday. [BBC]

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