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The symbol shows the location of the Redditch (Worcestershire, England) transmitter which serves 3,300 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 Redditch (Worcestershire, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Redditch 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.

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C25 (506.0MHz)137mDTG-2W
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1 BBC One (SD) West Midlands, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 23 BBC Three, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, plus 19 others

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C22 (482.0MHz)137mDTG-2W
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3 ITV 1 (SD) (Central (West micro region)), 4 Channel 4 (SD) Midlands ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 Midlands ads, 18 More4, 26 ITV4, 28 ITVBe, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV1 +1 (Central west),

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C28 (530.0MHz)137mDTG-2W
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46 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD West Midlands, 102 BBC Two HD England, 103 ITV 1 HD (ITV Central West), 104 Channel 4 HD Midlands ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 106 BBC Four HD, 107 BBC Three HD, 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 1 others

H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 44 Freeview channels?

the effected channels
the effected channels
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the effected channels

The Redditch (Worcestershire, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4seven, 5Action, 5STAR, 5USA, Al Jazeera Eng, Al Jazeera English, Blaze, Blaze +1, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, E4 Extra, YAAAS!, Film4 +1, Food Network, GREAT! action, GREAT! movies, GREAT! romance mix, GREAT! romance, HGTV, HobbyMaker, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Legend, PBS America, Quest +1, Quest Red, Really, Sky Mix, Sky News, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, That's 90s, That's TV 2, Together TV, TRUE CRIME, TRUE CRIME XTRA, W, Yesterday +1.

If you want to watch these channels, your aerial must point to one of the 80 Full service Freeview transmitters. For more information see the will there ever be more services on the Freeview Light transmitters? page.

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

regional news image
BBC Midlands Today 2.9m homes 10.9%
from Birmingham B1 1RF, 18km north (11°)
to BBC West Midlands region - 66 masts.
regional news image
ITV Central News 2.9m homes 10.9%
from Birmingham B1 2JT, 19km north (10°)
to ITV Central (West) region - 65 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 80% evening news is shared with Central (East)

How will the Redditch (Worcestershire, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20112011-137 Mar 2018-

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 / June 2022 - more
Table shows multiplexes names see this article;
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Notes: + and - denote 166kHz offset; aerial group are shown as A B C/D E K W T
waves denotes analogue; digital switchover was 7 Sep 11 and 21 Sep 11.

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

Analogue 1-4, BBCA, D3+4, BBCB 2W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Sutton Coldfield transmitter area

Feb 1956-Jul 1968Associated TeleVision†
Feb 1956-Jul 1968Associated British Corporation◊
Jul 1968-Dec 1981Associated TeleVision
Jan 1982-Feb 2004Central Independent Television
Feb 2004-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. Redditch 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.

Thursday, 20 January 2011
Transmitter engineering

10:18 AM

REDDITCH transmitter - 20 January 2011: Engineering transmitter work will take place between 08:00hrs and 18:00hrs. TV services that will be disrupted: Analogue services - BBC1, BBC2, ITV & Channel 4. Digital services - N/A [DUK] Over the next week Redditch relay: TV (analogue) Service Shutdowns, TV (digital) working normally, Radio (analogue) working normally, Radio (digital) working normally. [DUK]

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Transmitter engineering's 148,781 posts xx flag
Thursday, 7 April 2011
9:32 PM

my aerial is on the roof - I can't get BBC1 or two other chanels seem OK ???

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Friday, 8 April 2011
mike fisher

7:14 PM

you are probably receiving signal from the Bromsgrove transmitter that changed over on the 6th , you need to setup your freeview box again

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mike fisher's 35 posts GB flag
Sunday, 17 April 2011
4:56 PM

I have also lost BBC1 from about a week ago. All other 3 channels are OK. Have retuned, but there is no digital signal. Have checked the teletext test screen and our aerial should receive OK. Where has BBC1 gone?

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scott's 2 posts GB flag
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6:27 PM

scott: Which transmitter are you using for your Freeview reception - Bromsgrove or Sutton Coldfield? The Redditch relay only transmits analogue signals until 7th September 2011. If you have only lost BBC1 digital but still have BBC2/3/4 look in the 800s of the channel list for duplicates. If there are some for BBC2 or BBC3 it would suggest that you have reception from 2 transmitters, one 2k mode and one 8k mode or old data stored from Mux1.For some reason some boxes store both 2k and 8k variants for most BBC channels but not for BBC1.Do a factory reset to clear the channel list then rescan or do a manual tune for the transmitter you are using.

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KMJ,Derby's 1,811 posts GB flag
7:07 PM

Will give it a go. Thank you.

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Monday, 18 April 2011
Transmitter engineering

12:38 PM

REDDITCH transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air from 10:04 today [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering

6:33 PM

REDDITCH transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air from 10:04 today to 15:25 today [BBC]

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Tuesday, 19 April 2011
Transmitter engineering

4:31 AM

REDDITCH transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air from 10:04 yesterday to 15:25 yesterday [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 148,781 posts xx flag
Sunday, 5 June 2011
5:48 PM

Hi With two dates listed for the redditch switch over 7 th and 21 st September do I have to alter my TV set on both dates

Many Thanks

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