Full Freeview on the Sutton Coldfield (Birmingham, England) transmitter
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The symbol shows the location of the Sutton Coldfield (Birmingham, England) transmitter which serves 1,870,000 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.
Are there any planned engineering works or unexpected transmitter faults on the Sutton Coldfield (Birmingham, England) mast?
Which Freeview channels does the Sutton Coldfield 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.
1 BBC One West Midlands, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 120 CBBC, 121 CBeebies, 130 BBC News, 131 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC RB 1, plus 19 others 200 BBC Red Button, 700 BBC Radio 1, 701 BBC Radio 1Xtra, 702 BBC Radio 2, 703 BBC Radio 3, 704 BBC Radio 4, 705 BBC Radio 5 Live, 706 BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, 707 BBC Radio 6 Music, 708 BBC Radio 4 Extra, 709 BBC Asian Network, 710 BBC World Service, 719 BBC C&W (BBC local radio), 720 BBC H&W (BBC local radio), 721 BBC Shropshire (BBC local radio), 722 BBC WM (BBC local radio), 734 BBC Stoke (BBC local radio), 735 BBC Derby (BBC local radio), 735 BBC Gloucestershire (BBC local radio),
3 ITV (Central (West micro region)), 4 Channel 4 Midlands ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 13 Channel 4 +1 Midlands ads, 14 More4, 15 Film4, 24 ITV4, 28 E4, 33 ITV +1 (Central west),
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 Midlands ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 123 CBBC HD,
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, 61 True Entertainment 1, 62 ITV4 +1, 66 CBS Reality, 70 Horror Channel, 83 Blaze, 84 Blaze +1, 122 CITV, plus 16 others 16 QVC, 39 TJC Choice, 85 Hochanda, 170 ADULT Section (start), 171 Television X, 182 Xpanded TV promo, 226 CCTV, 231 Racing UK, 234 CONNECT 4, 239 SonLife, 244 VisionTV, 246 JSTV, 247 kykNET, 724 Capital, 727 Absolute Radio, 728 Heart,
11 pick, 12 Dave, 17 Really, 29 E4 +1, 32 Sony Movie Ch, 38 Quest Red, 41 Food Network, 46 Challenge, 48 Movies4Men, 68 truTV, 69 Tru TV +1, 72 YourTV, 132 Sky News, plus 12 others 23 Create and Craft, 43 Gems TV, 49 TJC, 65 TBN UK, 173 ADULT smileTV3, 175 ADULT PARTY, 176 ADULT Blue, 177 ADULT Babestn2, 207 Kiss Me TV, 208 Proud Dating, 723 talkSPORT, 730 RNIB Connect,
18 4Music, 19 Yesterday, 25 Home, 31 Spike, 42 Travel Channel, 47 4seven, 59 BT Showcase (not free), 64 CBS Action, 71 CBS Drama, 73 YourTV +1, 79 Dave ja vu, plus 19 others 22 Ideal World, 35 QVC Beauty, 36 QVC Style, 125 Pop, 135 RT, 172 ADULT smileTV2, 174 Babestation, 199 ADULT Section (end), 711 The Hits radio, 712 KISS FRESH, 713 Kiss, 714 KISSTORY, 715 Magic, 716 heat, 717 Kerrang!, 718 Smooth radio, 725 Premier Radio, 731 Classic FM, 732 LBC,
from 31st October 2014: 7 Big Centre TV,
56 5USA +1, 57 VIVA, 67 CBS Reality +1, 81 Talking Pictures TV, 82 Vintage TV, 87 Keep It Country, 106 BBC Four HD, 107 BBC News HD, 108 Al Jazeera Eng HD, 109 Channel 4+1 HD, 110 4seven HD, 113 RT HD, 124 CBeebies HD, plus 2 others 77 Rishtey, 245 Planet Knowledge,
55 5STAR+1, 63 Community Channel, 86 More4 1, 91 Front Runner TV, plus 4 others 40 Rocks and Co, 88 Rishtey Cineplex, 111 QVC HD, 112 QVC Beauty HD,
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 Sutton Coldfield transmitter?
BBC Midlands Today 2.9m homes 10.9%
from Birmingham B1 1RF, 15km south-southwest
to BBC West Midlands region - 66 masts.
ITV Central News 2.9m homes 10.9%
from Birmingham B1 2JT, 15km south-southwest
to ITV Central (West) region - 65 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 80% evening news is shared with Central (East)
Are there any self-help relays?
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How will the Sutton Coldfield (Birmingham, England) transmission frequencies change over time?
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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 7th September and 21st September 2011.
How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?
|SDN, ARQA, ARQB, BBCA, D3+4, BBCB||(-7dB) 200kW|
|Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*, Mux C*, Mux D*||(-21dB) 8kW|
Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Sutton Coldfield transmitter area
SUTTON COLDFIELD transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 10:29 on 01 Dec to 10:32 on 01 Dec, HD Digital TV Off Air from 10:30 on 01 Dec to 10:31 on 01 Dec. DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 11:51 on 30 Nov to 15:57 on 30 Nov. FM: Radio 1 FM Weak Signal from 11:18 [BBC]
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8:30 PM Church Stretton
We get our Freeview signal from Sutton Coldfield and are in a poor signal area, (postcode SY6 7JA). We have a year old roof mounted aerial and a booster but we are currently experiencing problems again with either no signal or strong bit errors with pixelation. This always seems to happen when the Freeview Lite transmitter at Oakley Mynd has a reported fault. Could this be affecting our signal ? I know the weather may have been poor of late but this doesn't usually affect our signal. We are lucky enough to also have Freesat as a backup but many of the channels we like to watch are not available on this service. We cannot receive transmission from the Wrekin.
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For the last 4 years we have had nothing but trouble with any channel on 666Mhz
Others have reported the same on other transmitters in other areas
- is this frequency just unsuitable for freeview or is it just permanently faulty ?
None of the other frequencies are so poor so regularly (almost daily issues)
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Just possibly! It depends entirely on where you live, so we need a full post code so we can examine the reception possibilities at your location. Some parts of Oswestry may be served by Sutton Coldfield but others are not. If you are served then the signal may need an amplifier to bring the level up to a reliable level.
Regarding the aerial, that depends on which transmitter you are currently using and what level of skill you have for things mechanical and electrical. It also depends on whether your current aerial is outside above the roof, inside in the loft or elsewhere.
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