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The symbol shows the location of the Hutton (North Somerset, England) transmitter which serves 6,100 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 Hutton (North Somerset, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Hutton 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
C59 (778.0MHz)110mDTG-340W
Channel icons
1 BBC One West, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC RB 1, plus 17 others

 V max
C50 (706.0MHz)110mDTG-340W
Channel icons
3 ITV (West), 4 Channel 4 South ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 13 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 14 More4, 15 Film4, 24 ITV4, 24 ITV4 +1, 28 E4, 33 ITV +1 (West), 73 Sewing Quarter,

 V max
C55 (746.0MHz)110mDTG-640W
Channel icons
45 Film4 +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 0 Freeview channels?

The Hutton (North Somerset, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: .

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 Hutton transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Points West 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Bristol BS8 2LR, 26km northeast
to BBC West region - 60 masts.
regional news image
ITV West Country News (East) 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Bristol BS4 3HG, 28km east-northeast
to ITV West region - 61 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 50% evening news is shared with West Country (West)

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

years1984-971997-981998-20102010-1327/3/13-2013-1731st Mar 2018-
aerial groupEEEC/D EC/D EC/D EA B C/D E K VHF
C50 D3+4D3+4

orange background for multiplexes names more
green background for transmission frequencies
lilac background for power levels in watts
800MHz band: 4G mobile started in 2013
700MHz band: 4G from 30 June 2020more
600MHz band: new or moved digital TV services more
Notes: + and - denote 166kHz offset; aerial group are shown as A B C/D E K W
Italics for analogue, digital switchover was Wednesdays 24th March and 7th April 2010.

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

Analogue 1-4 142W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-5.5dB) 40W

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. Hutton 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.

Wednesday, 28 February 2018
Transmitter engineering
4:30 AM

HUTTON transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:14 yesterday to 04:27 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:14 yesterday to 04:28 yesterday. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 107,468 posts Owner Owner xx
Thursday, 1 March 2018
Transmitter engineering
4:30 AM

HUTTON transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:14 on 27 Feb to 04:27 on 27 Feb, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:14 on 27 Feb to 04:28 on 27 Feb. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 107,468 posts Owner Owner xx
Tuesday, 13 March 2018
Michael Sanders
10:27 AM

Dear Sir or Madam


You will find there is now a serious problem with access to your mast for larger vehicles. The landowner opposite has placed a row of large boulders along the south side of the lane opposite yous (and mine) entrance ways. I believe they have no right to do this. They claim ownership of the roadside kerb. Please look into this, I'm sure your companies word and might will carry more sway with the local authorities than mine. Many thanks Michael Sanders (owner of no. 23 Windmill Hill Windmill Hill)

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Michael Sanders's 1 post GB
11:13 AM

Michael Sanders:

You would do better to address your concerns to both Arqiva (who operate the transmitters) at Contact Us and your local authority.

This website has no responsibility for any broadcasting service or equipment as it is intended to offer mainly technical advice to resolve reception problems.

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MikeP's 2,251 posts Platinum Platinum GB
Wednesday, 14 March 2018
8:10 AM

Michael Sanders: I have passed your report and details on directly to our asset surveyors,

Many thanks for reporting this.

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