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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.

 H max
C26+ (514.2MHz)463mDTG-50,000W
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1 BBC One (SD) South West, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 23 BBC Three, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, plus 17 others

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C23+ (490.2MHz)463mDTG-50,000W
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3 ITV 1 (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, 26 ITV4, 28 ITVBe, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV1 +1 (West Country),

 H max
C29+ (538.2MHz)463mDTG-50,000W
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46 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD South West, 102 BBC Two HD England, 103 ITV 1 HD (ITV Meridian Southampton), 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
C25- (505.8MHz)463mDTG-825,000W
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
C22- (481.8MHz)463mDTG-825,000W
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
C28- (529.8MHz)463mDTG-825,000W
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

DTG-8 64QAM 8K 3/4 27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

The Stockland Hill (Devon, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: .

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 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

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 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•
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Wednesday, 6 March 2013
M K Helliar
2:00 PM

Why have I lost several free view channels in the last few weeks.

Nothing has changed in me Aerial or TV set up

I have tried a retune and the channels no longer appear.

Film 4 is one example

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roy grantham
4:33 PM

There appear to be transmitter problems from Stockland Hillsi I;m informed by BBC help line and yet nothing is shown about this on line. How do I get accurate information on the problem of 'no signal'

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Friday, 8 March 2013
M K Helliar
2:52 PM

roy grantham:

I have also posted the fact that I have suddenly had a problem.

I have lost all the COM6 channels. It is not my aerial and no other set ups have changed.

It seems to be a reduction of power (signal) from Stockland Hill. If I swing my aerial to Mendip all is fine.


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Dave Lindsay

3:32 PM

M K Helliar: The COM channels from Stockland aren't as powerful as the PSBs, and therefore don't have as big a footprint. The three COM channels are also used by Rowridge (but those of the Stockland PSBs aren't). This re-use of channels in closer proximity than with the PSBs is the reason for lower power and is likely to mean some people are limited, not because they can't receive it, but because the level of interference is too great.

At a sample location to the south of Yeovil and Digital UK Coverage Checker "thinks" that Stockland's PSBs are good, but its COMs are non-existant. Rowridge's PSBs are good, but its COMs are non-existant. These non-existant reception predictions could be down to too much interference.

If you have a yagi aerial, then a Group A aerial is probably best for Stockland.

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Monday, 22 April 2013
George Moor
12:10 PM


TV is Toshiba TL96 3months old with integral freeview receiver. good signal, Have set up several times to see if any effect on lip synch problems. These are confined to HD programmes - the worst being ITV. Sound ahead of vision by ms but sufficient to prevent watching unless it's a commentary.
I am qualified in R & TV so have discounted my hardware now as the problem - is this a case of distance and the fact that there are two transmitters in the SW that give good signal here. I plan a visit to my local stores and will check if they have same problem.

Any advice appreciated. eg Which t/x should I be targeting for this postcode.

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Wednesday, 25 September 2013
Ronald Burt
10:33 AM

Why has the tv signal in shaldon been very poor at times on the 23 and 24 september

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Wednesday, 20 November 2013
Nicholas Willmott

3:26 PM

Why won't Stockland Hill be getting COM 7 and COM 8? Looking at the COM 7 and COM 8 coverage for other transmitters, it seems all of Exeter won't be able to get COM 7 or COM 8 from Wenvoe, Mendip, Beacon Hill or Caradon Hill. Surely the two new HD muxes ought to be on Stockland Hill as well.

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Dave Lindsay

4:29 PM

Nicholas Willmott: The plan for the forthcoming COM7 and COM8 multiplexes was one of serving the most viewers for least cost. Ofcom has granted the licences, subject to a clause that allows withdrawal in 2018:

Want BBC Three, FOUR, CBBC, CBeebies and BBC News in HD? You can, in 2014 | High definition | - 11 years of independent, free digital TV advice

For that reason, costs are being kept down by reusing equipment used previously prior to switchover.

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Thursday, 21 November 2013
Nicholas Willmott

3:19 PM

Well oddly enough, according to this website, Stockland Hill serves 120,000 homes, whereas Beacon Hill (which will get COM7 and COM8) serves 84,000 homes. If Stockland Hill serves more homes than Beacon Hill, it too should have COM7 and COM8.

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Dave Lindsay

3:53 PM

Nicholas Willmott: There is another factor and that is the availability of suitable broadcast channels, C31 through to C37 (C36 excepted) being used exclusively.

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