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.
This transmitter has no current reported problemsThe BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Malvern (Worcestershire, England) transmitter.
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, 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 (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),
74 Shopping Quarter , 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, plus 1 others 65 TBN UK,
12 Quest, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 27 ITV2 +1, 30 5STAR, 31 Paramount Network, 34 ITV3 +1, 40 Sony Movies Action, 44 Channel 5 +1, 54 5SELECT, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV4 +1, 63 Blaze, 66 CBS Reality, 70 Horror Channel, 77 TCC, 80 Blaze +1, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup TV, plus 17 others 16 QVC, 49 TJC, 85 Hochanda, 95 Create & Craft, 252 Kiss Chat & Date, 253 Proud Dating, 261 Racing TV, 263 SonLife, 264 VisionTV, 265 On Demand 365, 269 Arise News, 670 ADULT Section (start), 675 ADULT PARTY, 680 ADULT Xpanded2, 724 Capital, 727 Absolute Radio, 728 Heart,
11 pick, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 23 CCXTV, 28 E4 +1, 29 4Music, 38 Quest Red, 41 Food Network, 45 Film4 +1, 46 Challenge, 47 4seven, 57 Smithsonian Channel, 75 Yesterday +1, 76 Quest +1, 78 Now 70s, 88 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 8 others 43 Gems TV, 673 ADULT smileTV3, 678 Xpanded TV, 723 talkSPORT, 730 RNIB Connect, 731 Classic FM, 732 LBC, 733 Trans World Radio,
25 Yesterday, 32 Sony Movies, 37 DMAX, 39 CBS Justice, 42 HGTV, 67 CBS Drama, 79 Dave ja vu, 81 Talking Pictures TV, 91 PBS America, 234 RT, 235 Aljazeera English, plus 18 others ADULT smileTV2, 22 Ideal World, 35 QVC Beauty, 36 QVC Style, 73 Jewellery Maker, 206 Pop, 674 ADULT Babestn, 679 ADULT Studio 66, 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,
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 12 Freeview HD 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: BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, CBeebies HD, Forces TV, FreeSports, More4 +1, NOW 80s, PBS America +1, Pick +1, Together TV +1, Quest Red +1, RT 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?
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
Curious to know if you have any update on what's happening with Malvern's SDN MUX transmission? Obviously there was a retune required last night (7th March) to receive the five MUX's that were not updated already on 1s March (i.e. Freq. 37 - 5Spike etc.). This seemed to go to plan albeit a little late returning to service. Four of the changed channels are now fine although, using the signal guide on my digibox as an indicator (which I know is aerial and box dependent), there is marginally lower and more variable signal strength than before on some channels. Signal is still good to very good though most of the time. However, new Freq. 29, which is meant to be broadcasing SDN (ITV3, Drama, Quest etc.) is completely dead. Not even a hint of a signal. Is there any reason why this one channel should not be received (e.g. different aerial required etc.)? I note on another page there are complaints that exactly the same MUX is missing from the unrelated Lark Stoke so is it a more widespead MUX problem? Alternatively I also note that Ridge Hill, in a similar directly, is also currently transmitting on Frequ. 29 until 31st March, so could that be producing interference? PS: Will you be updating the frequencies on this page to show the new/latest values?
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MichaelW: Malvern was previously a Group C/D transmitter so you may well need a new aerial unless you previously had a wideband aerial installed for reception of Freeview prior to digital switchover. If you don't have satellite or cable you should be able to get a free replacement aerial by contacting the Freeview Advice Line. Ridge Hill will continue to use UHF C29 for the PSB2west mux until at least 2020, although this changed broadcast mode and reduced power on 1st March in order to reduce interference with other transmitters. If you provide a full postcode we will be able to see the prediction for your location and offer further advice.
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StevensOnln1: Thanks foy your reply. My main aerial is pointed at Malvern and is supposed to be a wideband aerial. The reception is good on all other MUX apart from Freq. 29. However, I have a secondary aerial pointing at Ridge Hill which is combined at the aerial mast and was put there to receive an analogue signal for Channel 5 many years ago. I also have an aerial mast amplifier which, if switched off, loses all Channels. Can the receiver sort out the combined signals on the same frequency or would this reult in total signal loss? With regards to my postcode, the prediction is that I can get a full suite of channels from Mendip but then I would only get South West editions of regional programmes and I would want to continue to receive the BBC/ITV Channels from Central, which I can still receive clearly from Malvern. Would I be able to have a dual aerial arrangement so that I can get BBC/ITV from Malvern but the missing channels from Mendip?
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