menuMENU    UK Free TV logo Freeview



Click to see updates

Full Freeview on the Oxford (Oxfordshire, England) transmitter

first published this on - UK Free TV
sa_streetviewGoogle Streetviewsa_gmapsGoogle mapsa_bingBing mapsa_gearthGoogle Earthsa_gps51.790,-1.179 or 51°47'25"N 1°10'46"Wsa_postcodeOX3 9SS


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?

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.

 H max
C41+ (634.2MHz)295mDTG-100,000W
Channel icons
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

 H max
C44- (657.8MHz)295mDTG-100,000W
Channel icons
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),

 H max
C47 (682.0MHz)295mDTG-100,000W
Channel icons
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

 H -3dB
C29 (538.0MHz)295mDTG-850,000W
Channel icons
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 ITV3 +1, 59 ITV4 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 TRUE CRIME, 68 TRUE CRIME XTRA, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 83 Together TV, 91 WildEarth, 93 ITVBe +1, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, 267 Al Jazeera English, plus 30 others

 H -3dB
C37- (601.8MHz)319mDTG-850,000W
Channel icons
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 TV 2, 70 Quest +1, 74 Yesterday +1, 75 That's 90s, 233 Sky News, plus 11 others

 H -3dB
C31 (554.0MHz)319mDTG-850,000W
Channel icons
12 Quest, 25 W, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 44 HGTV, 52 GREAT! romance, 56 That's TV (UK), 63 GREAT! romance mix, 71 That’s 60s, 73 HobbyMaker, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 235 Al Jazeera Eng, plus 18 others

 H -10dB
C46 (674.0MHz)295mDTG-1210,000W
Channel icons
from 22nd December 2014: 7 That's Oxford,

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 (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?

1950s-80s1984-971997-981998-20112011-132013-182013-1723 May 2018
C50tv_off SDNSDN

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?

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.

Monday, 26 October 2015
Keith Pryke
4:34 PM

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 !!


link to this comment
Keith Pryke's 1 post GB flag
Monday, 16 November 2015
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.

link to this comment
Peter and Alison's 1 post GB flag
Wednesday, 18 November 2015

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.

link to this comment
Jim's 28 posts GB flag
Sunday, 22 November 2015
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.

link to this comment
Tony Carney's 1 post GB flag
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]

link to this comment
Transmitter engineering's 151,536 posts xx flag
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]

link to this comment
Transmitter engineering's 151,536 posts xx flag
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]

link to this comment
Transmitter engineering's 151,536 posts xx flag
Tuesday, 1 December 2015

2:39 PM

Lorenzo Cain Jersey:

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

link to this comment
MikeP's 215 posts GB flag
MikeP's: mapM's Freeview map terrainM's terrain plot wavesM's frequency data M's Freeview Detailed Coverage
Thursday, 10 December 2015

9:06 PM

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

link to this comment
Stephen's 38 posts US flag
Friday, 11 December 2015

11:35 AM

I think that there have been a few minor channel changes? Nothing significant though

link to this comment
nickwilcock's 24 posts GB flag
Select more comments

Your comment please
Please post a question, answer or commentIf you have Freeview reception problems before posting a question your must first do this Freeview reset procedure then see: Freeview reception has changed, Single frequency interference, and Freeview intermittent interference.

If you have no satellite signal, see Sky Digibox says 'No Signal' or 'Technical fault'

If you have other problems, please provide a full (not partial) postcode (or preferably enter it in box at the top right) and indicate where if aerial is on the roof, in the loft or elsewhere.

UK Free TV is here to help people. If you are rude or disrespectful all of your posts will be deleted and you will be banned.

Privacy policy: UK Free Privacy policy.