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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.

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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 (SD) West Midlands, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC SD, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 18 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C58 (770.0MHz)132mDTG-3400W
Channel icons
3 ITV (SD) (Central (West micro region)), 4 Channel 4 (SD) Midlands ads, 5 Channel 5 (SD), 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 Channel 4 +1 Midlands ads, 14 More4, 15 Film4, 24 ITV4, 28 E4, 33 ITV +1 (Central west), 45 Film4 +1,

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C54 (738.0MHz)132mDTG-6400W
Channel icons
86 More4 +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 60 Freeview channels?

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The Kidderminster (Worcestershire, 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 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, Quest HD, Movies4Men, NOW 80s, Now 90s, Paramount Network, PBS America, pick, Pick +1, Quest +1, Quest Red, Really, RT HD, Sewing Quarter, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel HD, Sony Movie Channel, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, Together, True Entertainment, True Movies, 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 Kidderminster transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Midlands Today 2.9m homes 10.9%
from Birmingham B1 1RF, 29km east-northeast (64°)
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 (63°)
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?

1984-971997-981998-20112011-132013-182013-177 Mar 2018-
C/D EC/D EC/D EC/D E TC/D E TC/D E TC/D E T
C49tv_offBBCABBCABBCABBCA
C54tv_offC4wavesC4wavesC4wavesBBCBBBCBBBCBBBCB
C56tv_off_local_local_local_local
C58tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesD3+4D3+4D3+4D3+4
C61ITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves
C64BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves

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 7 Sep 11 and 21 Sep 11.

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
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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
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

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
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

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
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4:32 AM

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

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Thursday, 26 June 2014
Transmitter engineering
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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
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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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Friday, 4 September 2015
Transmitter engineering
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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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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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