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The symbol shows the location of the Leamington Spa (Warwickshire, England) transmitter which serves 14,000 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 Leamington Spa (Warwickshire, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Leamington Spa 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.

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C41 (634.0MHz)133mDTG-40W
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1 BBC One (SD) West Midlands, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 23 BBC Three, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, plus 19 others

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C44 (658.0MHz)133mDTG-40W
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3 ITV 1 (SD) (Central (West micro region)), 4 Channel 4 (SD) Midlands ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 Midlands ads, 18 More4, 26 ITV4, 28 ITVBe, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV1 +1 (Central west),

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C47 (682.0MHz)133mDTG-40W
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46 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD West Midlands, 102 BBC Two HD England, 103 ITV 1 HD (ITV Central West), 104 Channel 4 HD Midlands 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 Leamington Spa (Warwickshire, 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! movies, GREAT! romance, GREAT! romance mix, 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 TV 2, 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 Leamington Spa transmitter?

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BBC Midlands Today 2.9m homes 10.9%
from Birmingham B1 1RF, 33km northwest (308°)
to BBC West Midlands region - 66 masts.
regional news image
ITV Central News 2.9m homes 10.9%
from Birmingham B1 2JT, 33km northwest (308°)
to ITV Central (West) region - 65 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 80% evening news is shared with Central (East)

How will the Leamington Spa (Warwickshire, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20112011-137 Mar 2018

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 7 Sep 11 and 21 Sep 11.

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

Analogue 1-4 200W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 40W

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. Leamington Spa 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.

Monday, 9 May 2011
12:38 PM
Leamington Spa

Hi, I've just moved to South Leamington and am having trouble with digital reception on some channels. Channel 4 tends to break up and BBC One HD will not work at all. I don't know much about the technical side of things, but was wondering whether this is due to the signal or whether I need to change the aerial?

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Aran's 1 post EU flag
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Wednesday, 11 May 2011

6:35 PM

Aran: You are not expected to get Freeview HD until switchover at your location.

You should be OK with the rest of the services, can you see Single frequency interference | - independent free digital TV advice please?

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Briantist's 38,915 posts GB flag
Friday, 13 May 2011
Kevin Pugh
11:15 AM
Leamington Spa

Am on CV31 1LR - which would normally use the Leamington Spa repeater transmitter. However I have installed a high gain aerial and an antenna amplifer (it splits the signal for TV in 2 rooms). This is fine as it pick up a good Litchfield and Sutton Coldfield signal. There is occasional blocking.
My question, will the Litchfield digital channels be transferred to Sutton Coldfield come September?

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Kevin Pugh's 1 post EU flag
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12:17 PM

Kevin Pugh: Only analogue Channel 5 and the preview Freeview HD service come from Lichfield. The transmitter closes at switchover.

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Briantist's 38,915 posts GB flag
Saturday, 30 July 2011
10:09 PM
Leamington Spa

Hello there. I can't get ITV4, Film 4 and Yesterday on either my BT Vision or on the Panasonic Freeview TV but things like Dave, BBC1, 2, 3, 4 and Channel 5US and the others (that I watch) are fine. The aerial is on the roof of my house in CV32 5DE - can you please advise? Thank you

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Brian's 1 post GB flag
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Sunday, 31 July 2011

12:27 AM

Brian: You are missing MuxD. If you are receiving Freeview signals from Sutton Coldfield the Digital UK postcode checker predicts good reception on all muxes except MuxD on C55 which is shown as variable. This is possibly due to interference from one of the relay sites that also use this frequency. After switchover stage 2 at Sutton Coldfield on 21st September 2011 you are expected to have good reception on all muxes.

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KMJ,Derby's 1,811 posts GB flag
Monday, 1 August 2011
Jm F

1:23 PM

Brian: As KMJ,Derby says, it looks like interference. You're very close to the Leamington Spa relay which has BBC1 analogue on Ch56 and you're in the maximum transmission direction, so probably have adjacent channel interference at the moment.

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Jm F's 141 posts GB flag
Saturday, 27 August 2011
9:23 AM
Leamington Spa

I'm at cv32 5hj, currently can only get the Leamington Spa Trasmitter, and the picture quality is poor.
After switchover, is it likely that I will be able to pick up the Sutton Coldfield Transmitter, too (have read interference prevents this at the moment)? Obviously the Leamington Spa transmitter will not be broadcasting the full range of channels.

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Edward's 1 post GB flag
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3:12 PM

Edward: Yes, you can already get a full Freeview service from Sutton Coldfield or Lark Stoke with a suitable rooftop aerial.

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Briantist's 38,915 posts GB flag
Saturday, 22 October 2011
2:11 PM

is it planned to get the full range of channels from Leamington Spa transmitter?

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