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The symbol shows the location of the Icomb Hill (Gloucestershire, England) transmitter which serves 2,100 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 Icomb Hill (Gloucestershire, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Icomb 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
 V max
C28 (530.0MHz)289mDTG-22W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) South (Oxford), 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 23 BBC Three, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, plus 17 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C25 (506.0MHz)289mDTG-22W
Channel icons
3 ITV 1 (SD) (Meridian/Central (Thames Valley micro region)), 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 (Central west),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C22 (482.0MHz)289mDTG-22W
Channel icons
46 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD South (Oxford), 102 BBC Two HD England, 103 ITV 1 HD (ITV Central West), 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 Icomb Hill (Gloucestershire, 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 Icomb Hill transmitter?

regional news image
BBC South (Oxford) Today 0.4m homes 1.6%
from Oxford OX2 7DW, 33km east-southeast (113°)
to BBC South (Oxford) region - 6 masts.
BBC South (Oxford) Today shares 50% content with Southampton service
regional news image
ITV Meridian News 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Whiteley PO15 7AD, 119km south-southeast (163°)
to ITV Meridian/Central (Thames Valley) region - 15 masts.
Thames Valley opt-out from Meridian (South). All of lunch, weekend and 50% evening news is shared with all of Meridian+Oxford

How will the Icomb Hill (Gloucestershire, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20112011-1327 Feb 2018-
A K TA K TA K TA K TA K T
C22BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBCBBBCB
C25ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesD3+4D3+4
C28BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCABBCA
C32C4wavesC4wavesC4waves

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 14 Sep 11 and 28 Sep 11.

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

Analogue 1-4 110W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 22W

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

Feb 1956-Jul 1968Associated TeleVision†
Feb 1956-Jul 1968Associated British Corporation◊
Jul 1968-Dec 1981Associated TeleVision
Jan 1982-Dec 2006Central Independent Television
Dec 2006-Feb 2009ITV Thames Valley
Feb 2009-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. Icomb 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.

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Sunday, 25 August 2019
Transmitter engineering
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2:09 PM

ICOMB HILL transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 09:18 today to 10:21 today, BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 05:12 yesterday to 09:25 yesterday, BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 03:19 yesterday to 03:33 yesterday, HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 09 [BBC]

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Monday, 26 August 2019
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5:09 AM

ICOMB HILL transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 09:18 yesterday to 10:21 yesterday, BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 03:19 on 24 Aug to 03:33 on 24 Aug, BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 05:12 on 24 Aug to 09:25 on 24 Aug, HD Digital TV Reduced Quality [BBC]

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8:09 AM

ICOMB HILL transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 05:12 on 24 Aug to 09:25 on 24 Aug, BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 09:18 yesterday to 10:21 yesterday, BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 03:19 on 24 Aug to 03:33 on 24 Aug, BBC Digital TV Reduced Qualit [BBC]

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2:09 PM

ICOMB HILL transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 03:19 on 24 Aug to 03:33 on 24 Aug, BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 09:18 yesterday to 10:21 yesterday, BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 05:12 on 24 Aug to 09:25 on 24 Aug, BBC Digital TV Reduced Qualit [BBC]

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8:09 PM

ICOMB HILL transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 09:18 yesterday to 10:21 yesterday, BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 03:19 on 24 Aug to 03:33 on 24 Aug, BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 05:12 on 24 Aug to 09:25 on 24 Aug, BBC Digital TV Reduced Qualit [BBC]

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Tuesday, 27 August 2019
Transmitter engineering
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5:09 AM

ICOMB HILL transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 03:19 on 24 Aug to 03:33 on 24 Aug, BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 09:18 on 25 Aug to 10:21 on 25 Aug, BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 07:26 yesterday to 07:34 yesterday, BBC Digital TV Reduced Qualit [BBC]

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11:09 AM

ICOMB HILL transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 07:26 yesterday to 07:34 yesterday, BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 03:19 on 24 Aug to 03:33 on 24 Aug, BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 09:18 on 25 Aug to 10:21 on 25 Aug, BBC Digital TV Reduced Qualit [BBC]

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Wednesday, 28 August 2019
Transmitter engineering
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5:09 AM

ICOMB HILL transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 07:26 on 26 Aug to 07:34 on 26 Aug, BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 05:12 on 24 Aug to 09:25 on 24 Aug, BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 03:19 on 24 Aug to 03:33 on 24 Aug, BBC Digital TV Reduced Qualit [BBC]

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ICOMB HILL transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 07:26 on 26 Aug to 07:34 on 26 Aug, BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 05:12 on 24 Aug to 09:25 on 24 Aug, BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 09:18 on 25 Aug to 10:21 on 25 Aug, BBC Digital TV Reduced Qualit [BBC]

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5:09 PM

ICOMB HILL transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 09:18 on 25 Aug to 10:21 on 25 Aug, BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 07:26 on 26 Aug to 07:34 on 26 Aug, BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 05:12 on 24 Aug to 09:25 on 24 Aug, BBC Digital TV Reduced Qualit [BBC]

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