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The symbol shows the location of the Tedburn St Mary (Devon, England) transmitter which serves 600 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 Tedburn St Mary (Devon, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Tedburn St Mary 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.

 V max
C45 (666.0MHz)169mDTG-34W
Channel icons
1 BBC One South West, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC RB 1, plus 12 others

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C49 (698.0MHz)169mDTG-34W
Channel icons
 E4, 3 ITV (West Country), 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 15 Film4, 24 ITV4, 33 ITV +1 (West Country), 73 Sewing Quarter,

 V max
C42 (642.0MHz)169mDTG-64W
Channel icons
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 0 Freeview channels?

The Tedburn St Mary (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 Tedburn St Mary transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Spotlight 0.8m homes 2.9%
from Plymouth PL3 5BD, 51km southwest (222°)
to BBC South West region - 107 masts.
regional news image
ITV West Country News (West) 0.8m homes 2.9%
from Plymouth PL7 5BQ, 46km southwest (216°)
to ITV West Country region - 107 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 50% evening news is shared with West Country (East)

How will the Tedburn St Mary (Devon, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

years1984-971997-981998-20092009-132013-182013-1730th Jun 2019-
aerial groupWWWB EB EB EB E

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 8th April and 22nd April 2009.

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

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

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Huntshaw Cross 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. Tedburn St Mary 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.

Monday, 20 February 2012
Graeme White
7:01 PM

Having moved to a new address in Tedburn St Mary 200 maybe 300 yards apart i find we get less freeview channels than before,all of the tv arial installers say it is because the relay transmitter is weak where we are and cannot get a proper signal due to being to low is there anything that can be done about this PLEASE.

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Dave Lindsay
7:28 PM

Graeme White: You mention about getting less channels. I assume that you are referring to the commercial (COM) channels which are not carried by the Tedburn St Mary relay; it is a Public Service Broadcaster (PSB) transmitter only. This means that it only carries BBC TV and radio, ITV1, ITV2, C4, E4, More4, C5, HD and a few others. Is that what you have?

For an explanation of why this is the case, see here:

Will there ever be more services on the Freeview Light transmitters? | - independent free digital TV advice

Thus, talk of signals being "weak" are (I assume) those of the COMs from main station(s) such as Huntshaw Cross. This could well be due to the terrain. In some areas what can and cannot be picked up can vary house by house where the ground (and surrounding ground) isn't flat.

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Mike Dimmick
8:27 PM

Graeme White: Can you provide a full postcode please? That's the easiest way to see what the situation is.

If you get all the BBC channels and ITV1, C4, C5, ITV2, C4+1, More 4, E4 and ITV1+1, plus (if you have an HD box) BBC One HD, BBC HD, ITV1 HD and 4hd, that's everything transmitted by this transmitter. All other channels are only transmitted by major transmitters like Huntshaw Cross. It may be that you were previously using a main transmitter, but you may now be too far away from it. Coverage can change dramatically over very short distances - Digital UK actually recommend you provide a house number as well as a postcode, as it can affect which grid square you fall into. Grid squares are 100 metres by 100 metres.

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Wednesday, 22 February 2012
Graeme White
10:12 PM Exeter

Thank you to Dave Lindsey and Mike Dimmick for their response my post code is EX6 6DY number 13.

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Graeme White's 2 posts GB
Sunday, 26 February 2012
1:55 PM

Graeme White: It does appear, according to Postcode Checker - Trade View that you can only get the public service channels from Freeview.

However, Freesat can provide lots of extra channels - see Compare Freeview Light and Freesat TV | - independent free digital TV advice .

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Monday, 23 March 2015
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Tuesday, 31 March 2015
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