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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
C21 (474.0MHz)110mDTG-340W
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1 BBC One (SD) West, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC SD, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 16 others

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C24 (498.0MHz)110mDTG-340W
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3 ITV (SD) (West), 4 Channel 4 (SD) South ads, 5 Channel 5 (SD), 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 18 More4, 24 ITV4, 33 ITV +1 (West), 45 Film4 +1,

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C27 (522.0MHz)110mDTG-640W
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86 More4 +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 60 Freeview channels?

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The Hutton (North Somerset, England) 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 (SD), 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, Together TV +1, 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 TV, 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 Hutton transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Points West 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Bristol BS8 2LR, 26km northeast (55°)
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 (62°)
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?

1984-971997-981998-20102010-1327 Mar 132013-1719 Jun 2019
C50tv_off D3+4D3+4

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) by 30 June 2020 - 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 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.

Thursday, 4 July 2019
9:38 AM

Postcode: BS24 9XW


A week or two ago we were told to retune our TV after work had been carried out. Since then, it only picks up BBC Wales channels and has interference on these. I have tried erasing channels and retuning again but still we only receive Wales, whereas we're in the 'West' region and usually get these. ITV is fine.

If someone could advise, that would be much appreciated.

Kind regards,


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Abbie's 2 posts GB

10:11 AM


You need to manually tune to the Hutton transmitter channels; 21, 24 & 27. You need to have Group A or T aerial with the small rods vertical.

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MikeP's 2,986 posts GB
6:05 PM


Hi Mike,

I've tried doing this. CH21 (BBC channels) is only going up to about 3/4 on the signal strength and not finding any channels. We have a 'T' aerial I believe.



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Abbie's 2 posts GB

7:33 PM


Go to the Digital UK Covergae Checker at…er/, put in yopur full post code and house name/number, select the Detailed View option then press Go.

Scroll down the reslting listings to your chosen transmitter and check what they suggest is the reception conditions. If all the bars are green then your reception should be good. If it is not then check all your aerial connections, unplugging any coaxial plugs/sockets and then refit them. Then check your signal strengths again. If they are below 60% then you may need to have your aerial checked in case it have moved perhaps.

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MikeP's 2,986 posts GB
Tuesday, 17 September 2019
Christine Carpenter
11:53 AM

We have been having reception problems since doing a retune in June, after much talk with Freeview we did manage to get some West programmes but ITV West has always been bad, either no signal or breaking up, now we can't get BBC West, I did a retune this morning and the only programmes we can get are from the Welsh transmitter or HD programmes which is still no good for local news, we have been told that out ariel should face the Hutton transmitter, which it does, we can even see it at night from our house. Thinks just seem to be getting worse, before long we won't be able to view anything.

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Christine Carpenter's 1 post GB

9:23 PM

Christine Carpenter:

Please check the signal strength on your TV, usually shown on the manual tuning page. Ideally you want between 60% and 85%. Less is not good and more can give reception problems.

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