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The symbol shows the location of the Gravelly Hill (Birmingham, England) transmitter which serves less than 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 problems

The BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Gravelly Hill (Birmingham, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Gravelly Hill 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
C29 (538.0MHz)118mDTG-33W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) West Midlands, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC Red Button, plus 18 others

PSB2
D3+4
 H max
C31 (554.0MHz)118mDTG-33W
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, 24 ITV4, 33 ITV +1 (Central west),

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C37 (602.0MHz)118mDTG-63W
Channel icons
74 Shopping Quarter , 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, 204 CBBC HD, plus 1 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
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 51 Freeview channels?

the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels

The Gravelly Hill (Birmingham, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 5SELECT, 5STAR, 5USA, Aljazeera English, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBeebies HD, CBS Drama, CBS Justice, CBS Reality, Together TV +1, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama, E4 +1, Film4 +1, Food Network, Forces TV, FreeSports, HGTV, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, More4 +1, NOW 80s, Paramount Network, PBS America +1, pick, Quest +1, Quest Red, Quest Red +1, Really, RT HD, Sky Arts, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Sony Movies Action, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, Together TV, 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 Gravelly Hill transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Midlands Today 2.9m homes 10.9%
from Birmingham B1 1RF, 6km southwest (234°)
to BBC West Midlands region - 66 masts.
regional news image
ITV Central News 2.9m homes 10.9%
from Birmingham B1 2JT, 6km southwest (236°)
to ITV Central (West) region - 65 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 80% evening news is shared with Central (East)

How will the Gravelly Hill (Birmingham, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20112011-137 Mar 2018
C/D EC/D EC/D EC/D E TA K T
C29BBCA
C31D3+4
C37BBCB
C50tv_offBBCA
C55tv_offBBCB
C56tv_offBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves
C59tv_offD3+4
C62ITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves
C66BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves
C68C4wavesC4wavesC4waves

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 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 7 Sep 11 and 21 Sep 11.

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

Analogue 1-4 16W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 3.2W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Sutton Coldfield 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. Gravelly Hill 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, 17 May 2018
Transmitter engineering
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5:28 AM

GRAVELLY HILL transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 22:49 on 13 May to 10:34 on 14 May, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 00:48 on 15 May to 01:37 on 15 May, HD Digital TV Off Air from 22:49 on 13 May to 10:34 on 14 May, HD Digital TV Off Air from 00:48 on 15 May to 01:37 on [BBC]

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Saturday, 19 May 2018
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

6:28 AM

GRAVELLY HILL transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 00:48 on 15 May to 01:37 on 15 May, HD Digital TV Off Air from 00:48 on 15 May to 01:37 on 15 May. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 29 January 2020
Transmitter engineering
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10:28 PM

GRAVELLY HILL transmitter - Freeview: Off the air due to essential engineering from 28 Jan 10:25 until 28 Jan 11:17. . [BBC]

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Thursday, 7 May 2020
Transmitter engineering
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4:28 PM

GRAVELLY HILL transmitter - Freeview: Off the air due to a fault from 6 May 14:35 until 6 May 22:03. . [BBC]

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