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The symbol shows the location of the Marlborough (Wiltshire, England) transmitter which serves 4,300 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 Marlborough (Wiltshire, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Marlborough 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
C25 (506.0MHz)242mDTG-320W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) West, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 16 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C28 (530.0MHz)242mDTG-320W
Channel icons
3 ITV (SD) (West), 4 Channel 4 (SD) South ads, 5 Channel 5 (SD), 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 18 More4, 24 ITV4, 33 ITV +1 (West),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C22 (482.0MHz)242mDTG-620W
Channel icons
101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV HD (ITV Meridian Southampton), 104 Channel 4 HD South ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 204 CBBC HD, plus 1 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
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 58 Freeview channels?

the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels

The Marlborough (Wiltshire, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 4seven HD, 5SELECT, 5STAR, 5STAR +1, 5USA, 5USA +1, Aljazeera English, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBeebies HD, CBS Drama, CBS Justice +1, CBS Reality, CBS Reality +1, Challenge, Channel 4+1 HD, Channel 5 +1, CITV, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama, E4 +1, Film4 +1, Food Network, Forces TV, FreeSports HD, HGTV, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Together TV +1, More4 +1, NOW 80s, Now 90s, Paramount Network +1, PBS America +1, pick, Pick +1, Quest +1, Quest Red, Quest Red +1, Really, RT HD, Shopping Quarter , Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Sony Movies Action, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, Together, Yesterday.

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 Marlborough transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Points West 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Bristol BS8 2LR, 63km west (275°)
to BBC West region - 60 masts.
regional news image
ITV West Country News (East) 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Bristol BS4 3HG, 60km west (273°)
to ITV West region - 61 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 50% evening news is shared with West Country (West)

How will the Marlborough (Wiltshire, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1950s-80s1984-971997-981998-20102010-132013-182013-1731 Mar 2018-
VHFA K TA K TA K TA K TA K TA K TA K T
C7BBCtvwaves
C22BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBCBBBCBBBCBBBCB
C25ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesBBCABBCABBCABBCA
C28BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesD3+4D3+4D3+4D3+4
C32C4wavesC4wavesC4waves

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) by 30 June 2020 - 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 24 Mar 10 and 7 Apr 10.

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

Analogue 1-4 100W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 20W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Mendip transmitter area

Jan 1958-Jul 1968Television Wales and the West
Jul 1968-Feb 2004Harlech 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. Marlborough 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
Tuesday, 23 August 2016
Transmitter engineering
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2:32 PM

MARLBOROUGH transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 04:46 today to 09:02 today. [BBC]

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Peter Howard
11:38 PM

Today, 23rd Aug I have had poor, and on some of the few channels we do pick up, no service at all. But you report no problems from this transmitter. Am I the only person with poor reception? And when, if ever, is the Marlborough transmitter going to be up graded so we can enjoy a full service as most other people?

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Wednesday, 24 August 2016
Transmitter engineering
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5:31 AM

MARLBOROUGH transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 04:46 yesterday to 09:02 yesterday. [BBC]

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StevensOnln1
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11:31 AM

Peter Howard: Have you checked with any neighbours to see if they are experiencing the same problem with Freeview?

The Marlborough only carries a basic service due to it only covering a small population and won't be upgraded to to broadcast additional services. If you provide a postcode we'll be able to see if you might be able to receive Freeview from a main transmitter. Alternatively you could get Freesat which will give you most of the channels available on Freeview via satellite without a subscription.

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Thursday, 25 August 2016
Transmitter engineering
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5:31 AM

MARLBOROUGH transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 04:46 on 23 Aug to 09:02 on 23 Aug. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 28 September 2016
Transmitter engineering
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5:31 AM

MARLBOROUGH transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 23:05 today. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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8:32 AM

MARLBOROUGH transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 23:05 yesterday to 04:20 today. [BBC]

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Thursday, 29 September 2016
Transmitter engineering
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5:31 AM

MARLBOROUGH transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 23:05 on 27 Sep to 04:20 yesterday. [BBC]

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Friday, 30 September 2016
Transmitter engineering
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5:31 AM

MARLBOROUGH transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 23:05 on 27 Sep to 04:20 on 28 Sep. [BBC]

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Sunday, 30 October 2016
Transmitter engineering
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9:09 PM

MARLBOROUGH transmitter - Possible service interruptions [DUK]

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