Full Freeview on the Oxford (Oxfordshire, England) transmitter
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The symbol shows the location of the Oxford (Oxfordshire, England) transmitter which serves 410,000 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.
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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) South (Oxford), 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 23 BBC Three, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, plus 17 others 601 BBC RB 1, 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 Berkshire (BBC local radio), 720 BBC Three Counties (BBC local radio), 721 BBC Wiltshire (BBC local radio), 722 BBC Oxford (BBC local radio), 735 BBC Gloucestershire (BBC local radio),
3 ITV 1 (SD) (Meridian/Central (Thames Valley micro region)), 4 Channel 4 (SD) South ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 18 More4, 26 ITV4, 28 ITVBe, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV1 +1 (Central west),
46 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD South (Oxford), 102 BBC Two HD England, 103 ITV 1 HD (ITV Central West), 104 Channel 4 HD South ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 106 BBC Four HD, 107 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! action, 57 Dave ja vu, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV3 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 TRUE CRIME, 68 TRUE CRIME XTRA, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 89 ITV4 +1, 91 WildEarth, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, 267 Al Jazeera English, plus 35 others VisionTV, Racing TV, Arise News, Kiss Chat & Date, Proud Dating, ADULT Xpanded2, WION NEWS, 16 QVC, 22 TJC, 37 QVC2, 212 Pop Player, 237 TalkTV, 263 SonLife, 264 FailArmy, 265 On Demand 365, 266 Pet Collective, 268 AlJazeera Arabic, 270 Real Crime, 271 Channelbox, 272 Asharq News #2, 274 Asharq News, 275 Al Arabiya, 276 Shots!, 277 UK RADIO PORTAL, 278 Zee World, 279 Alaraby Network, 280 Rok, 281 Revelation TV, 282 God TV, 283 3ABN, 284 AmazingDiscoveries, 286 NHK WORLD, 287 Newsmax, 670 ADULT Section (start), 727 Absolute Radio,
Smithsonian Channel, 11 Sky Mix, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 31 E4 Extra, 36 Sky Arts, 40 Quest Red, 43 Food Network, 47 Film4 +1, 48 Challenge, 49 4seven, 60 Drama +1, 65 That's Christmas, 70 Quest +1, 74 Yesterday +1, 75 That's 90s, 233 Sky News, plus 11 others CRAFT EXTRA , 45 Gems TV, 85 Create & Craft, 673 ADULT smileTV3, 723 talkSPORT, 724 Capital, 728 Heart, 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! christmas, 56 That's TV (UK), 61 GREAT! movies extra, 63 GREAT! christmas mix, 71 That’s 60s, 73 HobbyMaker, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 83 Together TV, 84 PBS America, 235 Al Jazeera Eng, plus 20 others ADULT smileTV2, ADULT Studio 66, QVC Style, 50 GREAT! tv, 51 Ideal World, 62 GREAT! tv +1, 72 Jewellery Maker, 285 Together TV +1, 671 ADULT Xpanded TV, 674 ADULT Babestn, 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,
from 22nd December 2014: 7 That's Oxford,
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H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)
Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Oxford transmitter?
BBC South (Oxford) Today 0.4m homes 1.6%
from Oxford OX2 7DW, 6km west-southwest (258°)
to BBC South (Oxford) region - 6 masts.
BBC South (Oxford) Today shares 50% content with Southampton service
ITV Meridian News 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Whiteley PO15 7AD, 102km south (182°)
to ITV Meridian/Central (Thames Valley) region - 15 masts.
Thames Valley opt-out from Meridian (South). All of lunch, weekend and 50% evening news is shared with all of Meridian+Oxford
How will the Oxford (Oxfordshire, England) transmission frequencies change over time?
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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 14 Sep 11 and 28 Sep 11.
How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?
|BBCA, D3+4, BBCB||(-7dB) 100kW|
|SDN, ARQA, ARQB||(-10dB) 50kW|
|Analogue 5||(-11dB) 40kW|
|Mux 1*, Mux 2*, LOX||(-17dB) 10kW|
|Mux C*, Mux D*||(-18dB) 8kW|
|Mux A*, Mux B*||(-19.2dB) 6kW|
Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Oxford transmitter area
Briantist: I can't remember where I saw it, but Ridge Hill transmits Central West news. As you say the DUK map shows Oxford as part of the Central region as it is still officially included in the Central licence but DUK does also mention that viewers will receive Meridian news. Wikipedia has details of the short lived Thames Valley region which used to transmit from Hannington and Oxford. This region was then amalgamated with Meridian South for news coverage, but interestigly it is still mentioned online with up to date news stories.
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Briantist: This is the knock-on effect of the creation, and then shut-down, of the ITV Thames Valley non-franchise news region. ITV plc were permitted to move Oxford to the new Thames Valley region in Variation 3 of their 2004 licence (issued on 10 March 2008):
"In addition, the Licensee shall include in the Licensed service in the Central South region a weekly average of at least 5 hours 20 minutes of news programmes of particular interest to persons living in this sub region. The Central South service may be shared with the ITV Meridian West service, as a Thames Valley service."
And then in Variation 6 of 19 June 2009, the reference to Thames Valley was removed:
"News programmes in the sub-region served by the Oxford transmitter and associated relays may be shared with the Meridian West sub-region of the ITV Meridian regional Channel 3 service."
Since the ITV News website no longer has a regional map, it's hard to confirm that they're actually doing it, but I did note this story from Bicester (11 miles north-north-east of Oxford) in the Meridian section: Fire crews tackle Bicester blaze - ITV News
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Briantist: Note that by the current Meridian licence, ITV are allowed to run the Oxford/Hannington ('Meridian West') service as an opt-out from the Meridian South (Southampton) service. The Meridian licence requires 2 hours per week for the West and East sub-regions, on weekdays, out of 3 hours 45 per week for the region as a whole. I believe they do run it as an opt-out, but I haven't watched it in years, and you can't get to it on the web version of ITV Player.
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KMJ,Derby: I realised I should disregard what Wikipedia says as it fails to agree with what is on the official site.
http://www.itvmedia.co.uk….pdf says that just the Hannington trasmitter is called ITV Meridian Thames Valley.
This differs from the "old" ITV Thames Valley which included the Oxford transmitter (and relays).
There is an ITV Thames Valley site - Thames Valley | Meridian - ITV News but this has stories from Brighton on it because it's just a re-feed of "ITV MERIDIAN NEWS IN BRIEF".
It's unclear if just Oxford, or Oxford+Hannington "merged" with the Meridian South [Coast] region.
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Mike Dimmick: Thanks for those. It was the creation and then destruction of the ITV Thames Valley that left me with questions.
ITV don't issue press statements when they remove services.
However they did send this into Ofcom when the C3 (and C5) renewal notice went out
"Details of our proposals for news in each area are set out in more detail in the Annexes to this note with a detailed discussion of the overall proposals in Border below. In terms of the flagship peak time regional news programme on a typical week night the proposal would involve the delivery of the following (as the core part
of the 30 minute 6pm programme):
... ITV Meridian: separate 20 minute regional news offerings for each of Meridian East and South with a sub-opt from Meridian South for Thames Valley News -- for viewers around Oxford, Reading and the M4 corridor.
... ITV Central: separate 20 minute regional news offeringsfor each of the east and west sub-regions."
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