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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?

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
 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),

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, 58 ITV Be +1, 59 ITV4 +1, 61 True Entertainment, 63 Blaze, 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, 60 Sony Crime Channel 2, 72 YourTV, 233 Sky News, plus 9 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 Reality 1, 73 YourTV +1, 79 Dave ja vu, 81 Talking Pictures TV, plus 20 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, 57 5Spike 1, 64 CBS Action +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,

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 5 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, 31 July 2018
Transmitter engineering
9:08 AM

OXFORD transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 05:29 today to 05:31 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 05:29 today to 05:31 today. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 1 August 2018
Transmitter engineering
6:08 AM

OXFORD transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 05:29 yesterday to 05:31 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air from 05:29 yesterday to 05:31 yesterday. [BBC]

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Thursday, 2 August 2018
Transmitter engineering
6:08 AM

OXFORD transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 05:29 on 31 Jul to 05:31 on 31 Jul, HD Digital TV Off Air from 05:29 on 31 Jul to 05:31 on 31 Jul. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 8 August 2018
Transmitter engineering
12:07 PM

OXFORD transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 10:43 today to 10:52 today. [BBC]

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Thursday, 9 August 2018
Transmitter engineering
6:07 AM

OXFORD transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 10:43 yesterday to 10:52 yesterday. [BBC]

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Friday, 10 August 2018
Transmitter engineering
6:07 AM

OXFORD transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 10:43 on 08 Aug to 10:52 on 08 Aug. [BBC]

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Tuesday, 11 September 2018
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Tommy Abdy Collins
2:04 PM

Once again I am getting pixilated intermittent reception on BBC One. This happened earlier in the year. I did nothing about it because I was going away - mid June. When I arrived home at end of July the problem had gone away. It has now started again. I have carried out a Reset Procedure to no avail. Other channels are OK.

Grateful for any suggested solutions.

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StevensOnln1
5:25 PM

Tommy Abdy Collins: Resetting will not fix a signal issue. Have you checked for any loose or damaged cables or connections behind your TV? Please provide a full postcode so that we can see where you are in relation to the transmitter and your predicted reception etc.

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Monday, 24 September 2018
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Ian Hendry
1:09 PM

Briantist:
Hello, first time contact.
We are having problems after the freeview retune back in May 2018, we are on the Oxford transmitter in East Swindon, and the problem seems to be on com4 SDN (Drama, 5USA etc)
do you think that AT800 would be able to call out after a previous call-out did not improve things? (700MHz filter fitted).

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StevensOnln1
1:47 PM

Ian Hendry: COM4 is now on UHF channel 29 which is the lowest frequency currently used at Oxford. It's likely that you're using an older grouped aerial which is not designed to pick up the lower part of the UHF band. If you already have an 800MHz filter then AT800 won't be able to help (in any case 800MHz interference wouldn't affect lower frequencies anyway). If you don't have satellite or cable you should be eligible to have a replacement wideband aerial fitted free of charge, which can be arranged by contacting the Freeview Advice Line (see link below) although you may be too late at the frequency changes at Oxford took place more than 3 months ago.

https://www.freeview.co.uk/tvchanges

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