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The symbol shows the location of the Stockland Hill (Devon, England) transmitter which serves 120,000 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 Stockland Hill (Devon, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Stockland Hill 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
C26+ (514.2MHz)463mDTG-350,000W
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1 BBC One (SD) South West, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC Red Button, plus 16 others

PSB2
D3+4
 H max
C23+ (490.2MHz)463mDTG-350,000W
Channel icons
3 ITV (SD) (West Country), 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, 24 ITV4, 33 ITV +1 (West Country),

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C29+ (538.2MHz)463mDTG-650,000W
Channel icons
74 Shopping Quarter , 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV HD (ITV Meridian Southampton), 104 Channel 4 HD South ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 204 CBBC HD, plus 1 others

COM4
SDN
 H -3dB
C25- (505.8MHz)463mDTG-825,000W
Channel icons
12 Quest, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 23 CCXTV, 27 ITV2 +1, 30 5STAR, 31 Paramount Network, 40 Sony Movies Action, 44 Channel 5 +1, 54 5SELECT, 58 ITV3 +1, 59 ITV4 +1, 63 Blaze, 66 CBS Reality, 70 Horror Channel, 77 TCC, 80 Blaze +1, 97 ITVBe +1, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup, plus 15 others

COM5
ArqA
 H -3dB
C22- (481.8MHz)463mDTG-825,000W
Channel icons
11 Sky Arts, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 28 E4 +1, 29 4Music, 34 pick, 38 Quest Red, 41 Food Network, 45 Film4 +1, 46 Challenge, 47 4seven, 56 Smithsonian Channel, 75 Yesterday +1, 76 Quest +1, 87 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others

COM6
ArqB
 H -3dB
C28- (529.8MHz)463mDTG-825,000W
Channel icons
25 Yesterday, 32 Sony Movies, 37 DMAX, 39 CBS Justice, 42 HGTV, 67 CBS Drama, 79 Dave ja vu, 81 Talking Pictures TV, 91 PBS America, 234 RT, 235 Aljazeera English, plus 18 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
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 11 Freeview HD channels?

the effected channels

The Stockland Hill (Devon, England) mast is not one of the extended Freeview HD (COM7 and COM8) transmitters, it does not provide these high definition (HD) channels: BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, CBeebies HD, Forces TV, FreeSports, Together TV +1, More4 +1, NOW 80s, PBS America +1, Quest Red +1, RT HD.

If you want to watch these HD channels, either use Freesat HD, or move your TV aerial must point to one of the 30 Full Freeview HD transmitters. For more information see the want to know which transmitters will carry extra Freeview HD? page.

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

regional news image
BBC Spotlight 0.8m homes 2.9%
from Plymouth PL3 5BD, 86km west-southwest (239°)
to BBC South West region - 107 masts.
regional news image
ITV West Country News (West) 0.8m homes 2.9%
from Plymouth PL7 5BQ, 80km southwest (236°)
to ITV West Country region - 107 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 50% evening news is shared with West Country (East)

Are there any self-help relays?

BickleighTransposer15 km N Exeter25 homes
Freshwater C/pActive deflector2 km SE Bridport, Dorset250 homes (caravans)
Ladram BayTransposer15 km SE Exeter400 homes (caravans)

How will the Stockland Hill (Devon, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1961-80s1984-971997-981998-20092009-1327 Mar 2019
VHFA K TA K TA K TA K TA K T
C9ITVwaves
C22-ArqAArqA
C23ITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves+D3+4D3+4
C25-SDNSDN
C26BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves+BBCABBCA
C28-ArqBArqB
C29C4wavesC4wavesC4waves+BBCBBBCB
C33BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 - 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 6 May 09 and 20 May 09.

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

Analogue 1-4 250kW
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 50kW
SDN, ARQA, ARQB(-10dB) 25kW
Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*(-17dB) 5kW
Mux C*, Mux D*(-20dB) 2.5kW

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Stockland Hill transmitter area

Apr 1961-Dec 1981Westward Television
Jan 1982-Dec 1992Television South West (TSW)
Jan 1993-Feb 2004Westcountry 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.

Comments
Thursday, 27 August 2020
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

7:28 PM

STOCKLAND HILL transmitter - DAB: Off the air due to a fault from 27 Aug 17:01 until 27 Aug 17:08. . [BBC]

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Friday, 4 September 2020
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

7:28 AM

STOCKLAND HILL transmitter - DAB: Reduced quality due to a fault from 13 Aug 23:42 until 13 Aug 23:52. . [BBC]

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Monday, 14 September 2020
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

10:28 AM

STOCKLAND HILL transmitter - DAB: Off the air due to a fault from 14 Sep 08:29 until 14 Sep 10:17. . [BBC]

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Tuesday, 22 September 2020
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David
3:53 PM

I have written to local MP Neil Parish to ask the simple questions: why can't we receiev Times Radio on DAB, Sony Movies Classic and other stations from Stockland Hill? And is -as an over 75 - I am now being charged for all channels regardless of whether they are BBC or not, is it faor that we do not have the same servoce as London at the same cost. Or should be ask for a discount? He referred me to Ofcom which is a very unhelpful website as you probaby know although I think I succeeded in making a complaint. Why has nobody elsed raised this issue to my knowledge?D

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Wednesday, 23 September 2020
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Chris.SE
sentiment_satisfiedGold

7:50 AM

David:

Unsurprisingly as your MP is unlikely to have any engineering or broadcast qualifications, he wouldn't be able to answer the question.

It's very simple, no-one, neither OFCOM nor Government can force a commercial operator to provide a service in a particular location where they don't consider the coverage (by head of population or likely audience size), warrants the investment in the transmission equipment.

As far as DAB is concerned, Times Radio is on the SDL multiplex (Block 11A 216.928 MHz) which is not transmitted from quite a lot of transmitters in the UK and not (yet) from Stockland Hill. As more stations cease broadcasting on MW (and/or FM) and more stations move to DAB(+) then it may be added at some point but it will be a purely commercial decision. It is transmitted from Exeter St Thomas and Beacon Hill which you might be able to receive depending on your location/postcode.

As far as Sony Movies Classic (LCN50 in the TV EPG) is concerned, Sony took the decision last summer to move a number of their services to Local Multiplexes (no doubt cheaper for them).

Local Multiplexes are only transmitted from a very limited number of main transmitters in the UK (primarily those covering large centres of population) and the signals are beamed in those directions. There is no Local TV Multiplex at Stockland Hill.

These were primarily intended to provide Local stations with local news and other such coverage. In general they have not been successful and most stations have been forced to reduce output to short peak viewing times and just relay other service for the rest of the day. It is very very unlikely that any more Local Multiplexes will ever be provided.

Whilst the loss of the free TV licence for most over 75s is a disgraceful decision by the BBC, it is not a charge for all channels as such, it is a licence to receive/record live TV (from anywhere!).

If you have good broadband with unlimited data usage, you may find that you can stream a lot of services that are not actually transmitted over air, or in your area. The other option you might want to consider is Freesat. If you have a modern TV it may already have a built-in Satellite tuner, so all you'd need is the Dish and LNB.
HTH.

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