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Freeview Light on the Kington (County of Herefordshire, England) transmitter

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The symbol shows the location of the Kington (County of Herefordshire, England) transmitter which serves 1,500 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 Kington (County of Herefordshire, England) transmitter.

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

Which Freeview channels does the Kington 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
C44 (658.0MHz)276mDTG-320W
Channel icons
1 BBC One West Midlands, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 120 CBBC, 121 CBeebies, 130 BBC News, 131 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC Red Button 1, plus 19 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C41+ (634.2MHz)276mDTG-320W
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, 28 E4, 33 ITV +1 (Central west),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C47 (682.0MHz)276mDTG-620W
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, 123 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 Kington (County of Herefordshire, 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 Kington transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Midlands Today 2.9m homes 10.9%
from Birmingham B1 1RF, 84km east-northeast
to BBC West Midlands region - 66 masts.
regional news image
ITV Central News 2.9m homes 10.9%
from Birmingham B1 2JT, 83km 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 Kington (County of Herefordshire, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

years1984-971997-981998-20112011-132013-182013-18
aerial groupB EB EB EB E KB E KB E K
C39BBC1BBC1BBC1
C41+D3+4+D3+4+D3+4
C42C4C4C4
C44BBCABBCABBCA
C45BBC2BBC2BBC2
C47BBCBBBCBBBCB
700C49ITVITVITV

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 6th April and 20th April 2011.

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

Analogue 1-4 25W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-1dB) 20W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Ridge Hill 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. Kington 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
Sunday, 16 March 2014
Transmitter engineering
1:24 AM

KINGTON transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 21:11 on 13 Mar to 01:38 on 14 Mar, BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 15:56 on 12 Mar to 04:21 on 13 Mar, HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 21:11 on 13 Mar to 01:38 on 14 Mar, HD Digital TV Reduced Quality [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
2:24 AM

KINGTON transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 15:56 on 12 Mar to 04:21 on 13 Mar, BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 21:11 on 13 Mar to 01:38 on 14 Mar, HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 21:11 on 13 Mar to 01:38 on 14 Mar, HD Digital TV Reduced Quality [BBC]

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Tuesday, 18 March 2014
Transmitter engineering
2:24 AM

KINGTON transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 21:11 on 13 Mar to 01:38 on 14 Mar, HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 21:11 on 13 Mar to 01:38 on 14 Mar. [BBC]

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Monday, 2 March 2015
Transmitter engineering
10:31 AM

KINGTON transmitter - RelayPossible service interruptions [DUK]

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Thursday, 12 March 2015
Transmitter engineering
4:30 AM

KINGTON transmitter - RelayPossible service interruptions [DUK]

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