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Freeview Light on the Kidderminster (Worcestershire, England) transmitter

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sa_gmapsGoogle mapsa_bingBing mapsa_gearthGoogle Earthsa_gps52.363,-2.283 or 52°21'46"N 2°17'0"Wsa_postcodeDY13 8NB

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The symbol shows the location of the Kidderminster (Worcestershire, England) transmitter which serves 33,000 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 Kidderminster (Worcestershire, England) transmitter.

Choose from three options: ■ List by multiplex ■ List by channel number ■ List by channel name

Which Freeview channels does the Kidderminster 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
C49 (698.0MHz)132mDTG-3400W
Channel icons
1 BBC One West Midlands, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC RB 1, plus 19 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C58 (770.0MHz)132mDTG-3400W
Channel icons
3 ITV (Central (West micro region)), 4 Channel 4 Midlands ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 13 Channel 4 +1 Midlands ads, 14 More4, 15 Film4, 24 ITV4, 24 ITV4 +1, 28 E4, 33 ITV +1 (Central west),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C54 (738.0MHz)132mDTG-6400W
Channel icons
45 Film4 +1, 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,



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 Kidderminster (Worcestershire, 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 Kidderminster transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Midlands Today 2.9m homes 10.9%
from Birmingham B1 1RF, 29km east-northeast
to BBC West Midlands region - 66 masts.
regional news image
ITV Central News 2.9m homes 10.9%
from Birmingham B1 2JT, 28km east-northeast
to ITV Central (West) region - 65 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 80% evening news is shared with Central (East)

How will the Kidderminster (Worcestershire, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

years1984-971997-981998-20112011-132013-182013-177th Mar 2018-
aerial groupC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EA B C/D E K VHF
700C49BBCABBCABBCA
C54C4C4C4BBCBBBCBBBCB
C56_local_local_local
C58BBC1BBC1BBC1D3+4D3+4D3+4
800C61ITVITVITV
C64BBC2BBC2BBC2

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 7th September and 21st September 2011.

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

Analogue 1-4 2kW
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 400W

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. Kidderminster 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
Wednesday, 26 February 2014
S
Shirley
9:18 AM Brierley Hill

Why can I no longer get ITV three, Drama and a few other channels on my freeview TV upstairs. I think my aerial is pointing to The Wrekin.

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Dave Lindsay
3:55 PM

Shirley: Have you had your Group A aerial, installed in the days of four-channel analogue, replaced with a wideband or Group K (semi-wideband)? If not then your aerial is likely to be less sensitive on the Commercial (COM) channels such as ITV3, Dave, and the ones you mention.

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Saturday, 7 June 2014
Transmitter engineering
4:32 AM

KIDDERMINSTER transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 22:50 yesterday to 22:50 yesterday. [BBC]

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Tuesday, 24 June 2014
Transmitter engineering
7:32 AM

KIDDERMINSTER transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Off Air from 05:09 today to 06:16 today. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 25 June 2014
Transmitter engineering
4:32 AM

KIDDERMINSTER transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Off Air from 05:09 yesterday to 06:16 yesterday. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 105,820 posts Owner Owner xx
Thursday, 26 June 2014
Transmitter engineering
4:32 AM

KIDDERMINSTER transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Off Air from 05:09 on 24 Jun to 06:16 on 24 Jun. [BBC]

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Thursday, 10 July 2014
M
mark owen
2:09 PM

Am I the only person struggling to get tv reception on spennells est, Kidderminster ?

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MikeB
4:06 PM

mark owen: If you put in your postcode to the site, it will tell you about the transmitter

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MikeB's 2,532 posts Platinum Platinum GB
Friday, 4 September 2015
Transmitter engineering
7:32 PM

KIDDERMINSTER transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 17:29 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 17:29 today. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
10:32 PM

KIDDERMINSTER transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 20:49 today, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 17:29 today to 20:49 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 20:49 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 17:29 today to 20:49 today. [BBC]

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