Full Freeview on the Malvern (Worcestershire, England) transmitter
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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.
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.
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, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 18 others 700 BBC Radio 1, 701 BBC Radio 1Xtra, 702 BBC Radio 2, 703 BBC Radio 3, 704 BBC Radio 4 (FM), 705 BBC Radio 5 Live, 706 BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, 707 BBC Radio 6 Music, 708 BBC Radio 4 Extra, 709 BBC Asian Network, 710 BBC World Service, 719 BBC C&W (BBC local radio), 720 BBC H&W (BBC local radio), 721 BBC Shropshire (BBC local radio), 722 BBC WM (BBC local radio), 726 BBC Stoke (BBC local radio), 735 BBC Derby (BBC local radio), 735 BBC Gloucestershire (BBC local radio),
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),
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, 109 BBC Three HD, 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 1 others 66 TBN UK,
20 Drama, 21 5USA, 29 ITV2 +1, 32 5STAR, 33 5Action, 38 Channel 5 +1, 41 Legend, 42 Great! Movies Action, 57 Dave ja vu, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV3 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 CBS Reality, 69 HorrorXtra, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 89 ITV4 +1, 91 WildEarth, 203 CITV, 208 Pop Player, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, plus 16 others Racing TV, Kiss Chat & Date, Proud Dating, ADULT Xpanded2, 16 QVC, 22 TJC, 37 QVC2, 237 TalkTV, 263 SonLife, 264 VisionTV, 265 On Demand 365, 269 Arise News, 670 ADULT Section (start), 724 Capital, 727 Absolute Radio, 728 Heart,
Smithsonian Channel, 11 Sky Arts, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 31 E4 Extra, 36 pick, 40 Quest Red, 43 Food Network, 47 Film4 +1, 48 Challenge, 49 4seven, 60 Drama +1, 70 Quest +1, 71 That's 60s, 74 Yesterday +1, 75 That's 70s, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others CRAFT EXTRA , 45 Gems TV, 85 Create and Craft, 673 ADULT smileTV3, 723 talkSPORT, 730 RNIB Connect, 731 Classic FM, 732 LBC, 733 Trans World Radio,
Quest Red +1, Classic Hits, 12 Quest, 25 W, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 44 HGTV, 52 GREAT! romance, 73 HobbyMaker, 76 That's 80s, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 83 Together TV, 84 PBS America, 90 Together TV +1, 235 Al Jazeera Eng, plus 19 others ADULT smileTV2, ADULT Studio 66, QVC Style, 50 GREAT! tv, 51 Ideal World, 72 Jewellery Maker, 206 Pop, 674 ADULT Babestn, 678 Xpanded TV, 699 ADULT Section, 711 Hits Radio, 712 KISS FRESH, 713 KISS, 714 KISSTORY, 715 Magic, 716 Greatest Hits Radio, 717 Kerrang!, 718 Smooth Radio, 725 Premier Radio,
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)
The Malvern (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 Malvern transmitter?
BBC Midlands Today 2.9m homes 10.9%
from Birmingham B1 1RF, 49km northeast (36°)
to BBC West Midlands region - 66 masts.
How will the Malvern (Worcestershire, England) transmission frequencies change over time?
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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?
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|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
For a while now I have been able to get perfectly good reception in Worcester of several channels numbered in the 90s including ForcesTV, PBS America and Freesports. Last night I noticed that all these channels still appeared in the programme guide but when I switched to them I got a blank screen. Since they have not reappeared and there are no faults reported with the Malvern transmitter, I decided to retune. After doing this, all of these channels have disappeared completely from the list of channels and the channel guide.
I can still receive channels from every MUX that the Malvern transmitter transmits and I have a decoder that can receive Freeview HD. It is also connected to broadband to enable viewing of some channels delivered via the Internet, although it is not a Freeview Play receiver. Has anyone else noticed this problem and does anyone have any explanation about why these channels should have diappeared?
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MichaelW: None of those channels have ever been broadcast from Malvern (they're all on the COM8 multiplex which is not available from Malvern) so you were previously picking them up from another transmitter. By retuning you've now deleted them from your channel list. If you provide a full postcode we can access your predicted coverage which should reveal which transmitter they were coming from and if there is anything you can do to get them back.
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StevensOnln1: When I search my postcode and house number I am just about in range of both Ridge Hill and Mendip. Both have Com8. However, I doubt I am picking up Mendip as I cannot get South West news (although I have picked it up in the past before the digital switch). I am most likely receiving ForcesTV etc. from Ridge Hill (Ledbury) as my Digibox finds both a West Midlands and Gloucestershire variant (both receive Midlands news). I have a second aerial that was installed to receive Channel 5 before the digital switch and I think the aerial installer told me he was picking up the broadcast from Ledbury. Not sure what I can do to get the Com8 channels back. Scanned again tonight and nothing but at the start of the week it was fine.
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MichaelW's: mapM's Freeview map terrainM's terrain plot wavesM's frequency data M's Freeview Detailed Coverage
MichaelW: If you click the DigitalUK Trade link under your post, it shows that Mendip is predicted to have a fairly strong signal at your postcode for most multiplexes (although not for COM8) although this will improve when COM8 changes frequency at Mendip next year. COM8 from Ridge Hill shows as being even weaker, although it is in almost the same direction as Malvern which probably explains how you managed to pick it up on a previous retune. Unfortunately, the coverage checker shows COM7 & COM8 from Ridge Hill at no signal after they change frequency on 1st March. In short, it looks like the easiest way to get reliable reception of channels such as Forces TV, Freesports, PBS America, BBC Four HD, etc would be via Freesat.
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