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The symbol shows the location of the Tavistock (Devon, England) transmitter which serves 2,300 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 Tavistock (Devon, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Tavistock 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
 V max
C41 (634.0MHz)215mDTG-320W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) South West, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC SD, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 16 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C44 (658.0MHz)215mDTG-320W
Channel icons
3 ITV (SD) (West Country), 4 Channel 4 (SD) South ads, 5 Channel 5 (SD), 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 14 More4, 15 Film4, 24 ITV4, 28 E4, 33 ITV +1 (West Country), 45 Film4 +1,

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C47 (682.0MHz)215mDTG-620W
Channel icons
86 More4 +1, 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,

DTG-3 64QAM 8K 2/3 24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-6 256QAM 32KE 2/3 40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 60 Freeview channels?

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The Tavistock (Devon, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 4seven HD, 5SELECT, 5Spike, 5STAR, 5STAR +1, 5USA, 5USA +1, Aljazeera English HD, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBeebies HD, CBS Drama, CBS Justice, CBS Reality, CBS Reality +1, Challenge, Channel 4+1 HD, Channel 5 +1, CITV, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama, E4 +1, Food Network, Forces TV, Freesports, Home, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Quest HD, Movies4Men, NOW 80s, Now 90s, Paramount Network, PBS America, pick, Pick +1, Quest +1, Quest Red, Really, RT HD, Sewing Quarter, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel HD, Sony Movie Channel, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, Together, True Entertainment, True Movies, Yesterday, YourTV.

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 Tavistock transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Spotlight 0.8m homes 2.9%
from Plymouth PL3 5BD, 16km south (178°)
to BBC South West region - 107 masts.
regional news image
ITV West Country News (West) 0.8m homes 2.9%
from Plymouth PL7 5BQ, 17km south-southeast (152°)
to ITV West Country region - 107 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 50% evening news is shared with West Country (East)

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

1984-971997-981998-20092009-132013-182013-1710 Apr 2019
C/D EC/D EC/D EC/D E TC/D E TC/D E TB E K T
C41BBCA
C44D3+4
C47BBCB
C53tv_offC4wavesC4wavesC4wavesBBCABBCABBCA
C57tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBCBBBCBBBCB
C60tv_offITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesD3+4D3+4D3+4
C63BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) by 30 June 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 12 Aug 09 and 9 Sep 09.

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

Analogue 1-4 100W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 20W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Caradon 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. Tavistock 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.

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Friday, 1 September 2017
Transmitter engineering
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5:34 AM

TAVISTOCK transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 10:03 yesterday to 10:06 yesterday. [BBC]

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Saturday, 2 September 2017
Transmitter engineering
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5:32 AM

TAVISTOCK transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 10:03 on 31 Aug to 10:06 on 31 Aug. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 8 November 2017
Transmitter engineering
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11:09 AM

TAVISTOCK transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 08:31 today, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 08:31 today. [BBC]

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8:09 PM

TAVISTOCK transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 08:31 today to 16:43 today, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 08:31 today to 16:43 today. [BBC]

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Thursday, 9 November 2017
Transmitter engineering
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5:09 AM

TAVISTOCK transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 08:31 yesterday to 16:43 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 08:31 yesterday to 16:43 yesterday. [BBC]

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Friday, 10 November 2017
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2:09 PM

TAVISTOCK transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 08:31 on 08 Nov to 16:43 on 08 Nov, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 08:31 on 08 Nov to 16:43 on 08 Nov. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 10 April 2019
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11:09 AM

TAVISTOCK transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 09:05 today, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 09:05 today. [BBC]

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2:09 PM

TAVISTOCK transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 09:05 today to 11:20 today, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 09:05 today to 11:20 today. [BBC]

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Thursday, 11 April 2019
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5:09 AM

TAVISTOCK transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 09:05 yesterday to 11:20 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 09:05 yesterday to 11:20 yesterday. [BBC]

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Friday, 12 April 2019
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5:09 AM

TAVISTOCK transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 09:05 on 10 Apr to 11:20 on 10 Apr, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 09:05 on 10 Apr to 11:20 on 10 Apr. [BBC]

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