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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.

This transmitter has no current reported problems

The BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Oxford (Oxfordshire, England) transmitter.

Choose from three options: ■ List by multiplex ■ List by channel number ■ List by channel name

Which Freeview channels does the Oxford transmitter broadcast?

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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.

MuxH/VFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 H max
C53+ (730.2MHz)295mDTG-3100,000W
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1 BBC One South (Oxford), 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC RB 1, plus 17 others

PSB2
D3+4
 H max
C60- (785.8MHz)295mDTG-3100,000W
Channel icons
3 ITV (Meridian/Central (Thames Valley micro region)), 4 Channel 4 South ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 13 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 14 More4, 15 Film4, 24 ITV4, 24 ITV4 +1, 28 E4, 33 ITV +1 (Central west), 73 Sewing Quarter,

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C57 (762.0MHz)295mDTG-6100,000W
Channel icons
45 Film4 +1, 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV HD (ITV Central West), 104 Channel 4 HD South ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 204 CBBC HD,

COM4
SDN
 H -3dB
C50 (706.0MHz)295mDTG-850,000W
Channel icons
10 ITV3, 20 Drama, 21 5 USA, 26 ITV Be, 27 ITV 2 +1, 30 5STAR, 34 ITV3 +1, 37 Quest, 44 Channel 5 +1, 54 My5, 57 Paramount Network, 58 ITV Be +1, 59 ITV4 +1, 61 True Entertainment, 63 Blaze, 64 CBS Action +1, 66 CBS Reality, 70 Horror Channel, 80 Blaze +1, 83 Quest +1, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup TV, plus 17 others

COM5
ArqA
 H -3dB
C59- (777.8MHz)319mDTG-850,000W
Channel icons
11 pick, 12 Dave, 17 Really, 29 E4 +1, 32 Sony Movie Ch, 38 Quest Red, 41 Food Network, 46 Challenge, 48 Movies4Men, 72 YourTV, 233 Sky News, plus 10 others

COM6
ArqB
 H -3dB
C55 (746.0MHz)319mDTG-850,000W
Channel icons
18 4Music, 19 Yesterday, 25 Home, 31 5Spike, 39 CBS Action, 42 Travel Channel, 47 4seven, 62 True Movies, 71 CBS Drama, 79 Dave ja vu, 81 Talking Pictures TV, plus 19 others

LOX
 H -10dB
C51 (714.0MHz)295mDTG-1210,000W
Channel icons
from 22nd December 2014: 7 Thats Oxford,

com7
 H -7.9dB
C31 (554.0MHz)295mDTG-616,400W
Channel icons
56 5USA +1, 67 CBS Drama, 82 Vintage TV, 84 Quest Red +1, 87 Keep It Country, 107 BBC News HD, 108 Al Jazeera Eng HD, 109 Channel 4+1 HD, 110 4seven HD, 113 RT HD, plus 1 others

com8
 H -7.7dB
C37 (602.0MHz)295mDTG-617,100W
Channel icons
55 5STAR+1, 86 More4 1, 95 Freesports, 96 Forces TV, 106 BBC Four HD, 115 BT Showcase HD (not free), 205 CBeebies HD, plus 4 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
DTG-12 QSPK 8K 3/4 8.0Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

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

regional news image
BBC South (Oxford) Today 0.4m homes 1.6%
from Oxford OX2 7DW, 6km west-southwest
to BBC South (Oxford) region - 6 masts.
BBC South (Oxford) Today shares 50% content with Southampton service
regional news image
ITV Meridian News 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Whiteley PO15 7AD, 102km south
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?

years1950s~851984-971997-981998-20112011-1329/5/13-2013-1727th Feb 2018-
aerial groupVHFC/D EC/D EWC/D EC/D EWK
C2BBCtv
C29DBBCA
600C31com7D3+4
C341
C37com8BBCB
C41SDN
C44ArqA
C47ArqB
C48C
700C49C5C5
C50 SDNSDN
C51-ALOX
C52-B
C53C4C4C4+BBCA+BBCA+BBCA
C55ArqBArqBArqB
C57BBC1BBC1BBC1BBCBBBCBBBCB
C59-ArqA-ArqA-ArqA
C60ITVITVITV-D3+4-D3+4-D3+4
800C62SDN
C63BBC2BBC2BBC2
C682

orange background for multiplexes names more
green background for transmission frequencies
lilac background for power levels in watts
800MHz band: 4G mobile started in 2013
700MHz band: 4G from 30 June 2020more
600MHz band: new or moved digital TV services more
Notes: + and - denote 166kHz offset; aerial group are shown as A B C/D E K W
Italics for analogue, digital switchover was Wednesdays 14th September and 28th September 2011.

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

Analogue 1-4 500kW
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 100kW
SDN, ARQA, ARQB(-10dB) 50kW
Analogue 5(-11dB) 40kW
com8(-14.7dB) 17.1kW
com7(-14.8dB) 16.4kW
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

Feb 1956-Jul 1968Associated TeleVision†
Feb 1956-Jul 1968Associated British Corporation◊
Jul 1968-Dec 1981Associated TeleVision
Jan 1982-Dec 2006Central Independent Television
Dec 2006-Feb 2009ITV Thames Valley
Feb 2009-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. Oxford 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, 20 October 2015
Transmitter engineering
4:32 AM

OXFORD transmitter - Possible weak signal [DUK]

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Wednesday, 21 October 2015
M
M Cleal
8:57 PM

Cant get HD channels, programmes during the day went of, all channels now back but still no HD.

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Thursday, 22 October 2015
M
MikeP
11:12 AM Trowbridge

M Cleal:
Is your television a Full HD type or just an HD Ready version? The former should be able to get all the available HD channels, subject to your location relative to the transmitter but as you have not given a post code we cannot determine whethger you are receioving fro m the main Oxford transmitter or a 'Freeview Lite' one. If the TV is an HD Ready type, they cannot normally get HD channels unless you use an exteranl box that is equipped for HD reception, again with the proviso about your location.

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Monday, 26 October 2015
K
Keith Pryke
4:34 PM

Hi,
Saturday afternoon (24th Oct) all the Freeview channels just disappeared from my TV menu !! I checked the Oxford transmitter site to see if there were any problems, but it didn't give any indication of 'major' works going on.
I waited until Sunday to see if they would suddenly reappear, as quickly as they had gone, but still nothing ! I was worried that my aerial, booster, etc, had developed a fault, so l was in the throws of looking at maybe having to spend money replacing the mentioned parts.
This afternoon (Monday 26th), l switched on the TV and again re- tuned the TV / Box and the channels are now back !! Hooray !! Do you know what could have caused the problem in this area ? Someone said these new 4G masts can cause problems ! It would have been useful andsaved me worrying about things if there was a site that gave a 'decent' problem breakdown. Hopefully l won't get any more problems now !!

Regards.
Keith

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Monday, 16 November 2015
P
Peter and Alison
8:16 PM

Does anyone know why we can't receive BBC South Today local news programme in Waddesdon, Bucks? Apparently the village can't get South Today but we don't know why and whether it can be rectified.

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Wednesday, 18 November 2015
J
Jim
1:27 PM

Peter and Alison:
Waddesdon is on the fringe of 2 transmitter reception areas, Oxford (which carries BBC1 South/ITV Meridian) and Sandy Heath in Bedfordshire (which carries BBC1 East/ITV Anglia).
Some households in your village will receive South Today & ITV News Meridian as their aerials are aligned towards the Oxford transmitter near Beckley (roughly West South West from Waddesdon). Others however have their aerials pointing (approx. to the North East) to the Sandy Heath transmitter and will therefore receive Look East/ITV News Anglia.
DigitalUK's tv coverage checker for a property on High St. does actually suggest that Sandy Heath will generally provide a better service there, but they also show that Oxford could provide an alternative.
As you don't receive the South region local news, you aerial is probably pointing to Sandy Heath.
Have a look around your neighbouring homes and see the direction their aerials are pointing; it will give you a general idea as to what might be possible for you.
Ask a local aerial installer for his opinion and then you can decide if it the cost involved in changing your aerial (if necessary) will be worth it.
You could also try searching the Freeview EPG channels 800, 801, 802, 803 etc. on your tv to see if it has picked-up Oxford but has stored the Sandy Heath channels on EPG 1, 2, 3 etc.

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Sunday, 22 November 2015
T
Tony Carney
11:07 AM

Since Saturday (21st Nov) continual picture break up on all channels and sound distortion on DAB on the Oxford transmitter.Also ITV 1 keeps disappearing from the Electronic menu.Have reset all Freeview channels to no avail.

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Friday, 27 November 2015
Transmitter engineering
4:32 AM

OXFORD transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 00:34 today to 02:35 today. [BBC]

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Saturday, 28 November 2015
Transmitter engineering
7:31 AM

OXFORD transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 00:34 yesterday to 02:35 yesterday. [BBC]

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Sunday, 29 November 2015
Transmitter engineering
4:31 AM

OXFORD transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 00:34 on 27 Nov to 02:35 on 27 Nov. [BBC]

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