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The symbol shows the location of the Malvern (Worcestershire, England) transmitter which serves 58,000 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 Malvern (Worcestershire, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Malvern 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
C41 (634.0MHz)204mDTG-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
C44 (658.0MHz)204mDTG-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 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 Midlands ads, 18 More4, 24 ITV4, 33 ITV +1 (Central west), 45 Film4 +1,

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C47- (681.8MHz)204mDTG-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,

COM4
SDN
 V max
C29 (538.0MHz)204mDTG-8400W
Channel icons
 Spotlight TV, 12 Quest, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 27 ITV2 +1, 30 5STAR, 34 ITV3 +1, 40 Movies4Men, 44 Channel 5 +1, 54 Paramount Network, 55 5SELECT, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV4 +1, 63 Blaze, 66 CBS Reality, 70 Horror Channel, 76 Quest +1, 77 TCC, 80 Blaze +1, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup TV, plus 21 others

COM5
ArqA
 V max
C31- (553.8MHz)203mDTG-8400W
Channel icons
11 pick, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 28 E4 +1, 32 Sony Movie Channel, 38 Quest Red, 41 Food Network, 46 Challenge, 72 YourTV, 89 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 10 others

COM6
ArqB
 V max
C37 (602.0MHz)204mDTG-8400W
Channel icons
25 Yesterday, 29 4Music, 31 5Spike, 37 DMAX, 39 CBS Justice, 42 Home, 47 4seven, 71 CBS Drama, 73 Sewing Quarter, 79 Dave ja vu, 81 Talking Pictures TV, 235 AlJazeera English (SD), plus 16 others

DTG-3 64QAM 8K 2/3 24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-6 256QAM 32KE 2/3 40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
DTG-8 64QAM 8K 3/4 27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 19 Freeview HD channels?

the effected channels
the effected channels

The Malvern (Worcestershire, England) mast is not one of the extended Freeview HD (COM7 and COM8) transmitters, it does not provide these high definition (HD) channels: 4seven HD, 5STAR +1, 5USA +1, Aljazeera English HD, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, CBeebies HD, CBS Reality +1, Channel 4+1 HD, Forces TV, Freesports, NOW 80s, Now 90s, PBS America, Pick +1, Together TV +1, Quest Red +1, RT HD, Smithsonian Channel HD.

If you want to watch these HD channels, either use Freesat HD, or move your TV aerial must point to one of the 30 Full Freeview HD transmitters. For more information see the want to know which transmitters will carry extra Freeview HD? page.

Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Malvern transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Midlands Today 2.9m homes 10.9%
from Birmingham B1 1RF, 49km northeast (36°)
to BBC West Midlands region - 66 masts.
regional news image
ITV Central News 2.9m homes 10.9%
from Birmingham B1 2JT, 49km northeast (35°)
to ITV Central (West) region - 65 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 80% evening news is shared with Central (East)

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

1984-971997-981998-20112011-132013-182013-177 Mar 2018
C/D EC/D EEC/D E TC/D E TC/D E TW T
C29SDN
C31ArqA
C37ArqB
C392
C41DBBCA
C44BD3+4
C47ABBCB
C50tv_offSDNSDNSDN
C51tv_offC_local_local_local_local
C52tv_off+1
C53tv_offBBCABBCABBCA
C55tv_offArqBArqBArqB
C56tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves
C57tv_offD3+4D3+4D3+4
C59tv_off-ArqA-ArqA-ArqA
C60tv_off-BBCB-BBCB-BBCB
C62BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves
C66ITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves
C68C4wavesC4wavesC4waves

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) by 30 June 2020 - more
Table shows multiplexes names see this article;
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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
SDN, ARQA, ARQB, BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 400W
Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*, Mux C*, Mux D*(-10dB) 200W

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. Malvern 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 January 2011
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Jon Segar
10:59 PM
Alcester

I have just 'converted' to digital, using new digital aerial in the loft (listed building - not easy to site outside), signal split to 2 new Sony Bravia sets. During the day I am getting signal strength 80% plus, quality 80% plus. During the evening the signal strength if anything gets higher (shows 100% commonly), but quality drops to 35% on non-bbc channels (occasional pixilation), and down to 5% or less on BBC, so either massive pixillation or blank screen with 'poor signal quality' message. installer has come back and fitted masthead amp, no improvement. Postcode is B49 5LJ, pointing to Malvern. We are on the west side of the Redditch - evesham ridge, direct line of site to Malvern.

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Jon Segar
11:16 PM
Alcester

Reading previous post....I meant 'line of sight' (not site). Read the comments above about too much signal, but we were having the problem prior to the installer coming back and fitting the mast-head. There are no street lights within 3 miles in line of site.

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Monday, 17 January 2011
Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

8:53 AM

Jon Segar: You are getting much as your would expect for a loft aerial. Either wait for switchover, or use Freesat where you can located the dish somewhere suitable - see Householder guide to satellite dishes | ukfree.tv - independent free digital TV advice .

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Sunday, 6 February 2011
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AlisonJane
6:25 AM
Cheltenham

I moved to my present house last August and at same time bought my first digital TV. Reception has been poor and unpredictable, picture often freezes or there is no signal. I am in Great Rissington postcode GL54 2LJ, unsure which transmitter I am facing (Malvern?) I have an aerial in the loft.Does this need tweaking? Have power booster attached to TV which helps but v annoying when you have planned to watch a programme and then have dropped signal! BTW I can't get any mobile phone reception here either. Do you know anything about UMA technology (using mobile through wifi?)...do I just live in a black hole? What can I do about it? Many thanks

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Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

9:19 AM

AlisonJane: If you want reliable Freeview reception, you need to move the aerial from the loft to the roof.

If you do this you will not need to use the booster - boosters are terrible for Freeview reception, you may find removing it improves your reception.

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Briantist's 38,846 posts GB
Monday, 7 February 2011
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Jon Segar
8:06 AM
Alcester

Briantist,

Thanks for the advice, I think we will wait for switchover - the building is listed, so would need permissions to erect a dish (min 2 months), so better to wait

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Jon Segar's 3 posts GB
Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

8:15 AM

Jon Segar: You don't need to mount a dish on the building - see Householder guide to satellite dishes | ukfree.tv - independent free digital TV advice .

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Thursday, 14 April 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:31 AM

MALVERN transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air from 02:02 today to 03:15 today BBC TWO Off Air from 02:02 today to 03:15 today [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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4:31 AM

MALVERN transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air from 02:02 today to 03:15 today BBC TWO Off Air from 02:02 today to 03:15 today [BBC]

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Friday, 15 April 2011
Transmitter engineering
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4:36 AM

MALVERN transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air from 02:02 yesterday to 03:15 yesterday BBC TWO Off Air from 02:02 yesterday to 03:15 yesterday [BBC]

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