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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
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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
C41+ (634.2MHz)295mDTG-3100,000W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) South (Oxford), 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC SD, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 16 others

PSB2
D3+4
 H max
C44- (657.8MHz)295mDTG-3100,000W
Channel icons
3 ITV (SD) (Meridian/Central (Thames Valley micro region)), 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 (Central west), 45 Film4 +1,

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C47 (682.0MHz)295mDTG-6100,000W
Channel icons
86 More4 +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
C29 (538.0MHz)295mDTG-850,000W
Channel icons
 Spotlight TV, 12 Quest, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 27 ITV2 +1, 30 5STAR, 34 ITV3 +1, 40 Movies4Men, 44 Channel 5 +1, 54 Paramount Network, 55 5SELECT, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV4 +1, 63 Blaze, 66 CBS Reality, 70 Horror Channel, 76 Quest +1, 77 TCC, 80 Blaze +1, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup TV, plus 21 others

COM5
ArqA
 H -3dB
C37- (601.8MHz)319mDTG-850,000W
Channel icons
11 pick, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 28 E4 +1, 32 Sony Movie Channel, 38 Quest Red, 41 Food Network, 46 Challenge, 72 YourTV, 89 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 10 others

COM6
ArqB
 H -3dB
C31 (554.0MHz)319mDTG-850,000W
Channel icons
25 Yesterday, 29 4Music, 31 5Spike, 37 DMAX, 39 CBS Justice, 42 Home, 47 4seven, 71 CBS Drama, 73 Sewing Quarter, 79 Dave ja vu, 81 Talking Pictures TV, 235 AlJazeera English (SD), plus 16 others

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

com7
 H -7.9dB
C55 (746.0MHz)295mDTG-616,400W
Channel icons
 Vintage TV, 57 5USA +1, 67 CBS Reality +1, 78 Quest Red +1, 92 Pick +1, 99 Smithsonian Channel HD, 107 BBC News HD, 108 Aljazeera English HD, 109 Channel 4+1 HD, 110 4seven HD, 113 RT HD, plus 2 others

com8
 H -7.7dB
C56 (754.0MHz)295mDTG-617,100W
Channel icons
 CBS Action +1, 56 5STAR +1, 64 Freesports, 83 NOW 80s, 84 Now 90s, 91 PBS America, 93 Together TV +1, 96 Forces TV, 106 BBC Four HD, 114 Quest HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 2 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 (258°)
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 (183°)
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?

1950s-80s1984-971997-981998-20112011-1329 May 132013-1723 May 2018
VHFC/D EC/D EWC/D EC/D E TW TW T
C2BBCtvwaves
C29DSDN
C31com7com7
C341
C37com8com8
C41BBCA
C44D3+4
C46_local
C47BBCB
C48C
C49tv_offC5wavesC5waves
C50tv_off SDNSDN
C51tv_off-ALOXLOX
C52tv_off-B
C53tv_offC4wavesC4wavesC4waves+BBCA+BBCA+BBCA
C55tv_offArqBArqBArqBcom7tv_off
C56tv_offcom8tv_off
C57tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBCBBBCBBBCB
C59tv_off-ArqA-ArqA-ArqA
C60tv_offITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves-D3+4-D3+4-D3+4
C62SDN
C63BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves
C682

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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 14 Sep 11 and 28 Sep 11.

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
Thursday, 22 October 2015
M
MikeP
sentiment_satisfiedSilver

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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MikeP's 215 posts GB
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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Keith Pryke's 1 post GB
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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Peter and Alison's 1 post GB
Wednesday, 18 November 2015
J
Jim
sentiment_satisfiedBronze

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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Jim's 28 posts GB
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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Tony Carney's 1 post GB
Friday, 27 November 2015
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

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
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

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
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

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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Tuesday, 1 December 2015
M
MikeP
sentiment_satisfiedSilver

2:39 PM
Trowbridge

Lorenzo Cain Jersey:

What is the point of your post? It does not appear to relate to any broadcasting or reception problem!

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MikeP's 215 posts GB
Thursday, 10 December 2015
S
Stephen
sentiment_satisfiedBronze

9:06 PM

Anybody know why a re-tune is required on the Oxford transmitter?

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