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The symbol shows the location of the Teignmouth (Devon, England) transmitter which serves 4,000 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 Teignmouth (Devon, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Teignmouth 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
C32- (561.8MHz)104mDTG-40W
Channel icons
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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C34 (578.0MHz)104mDTG-40W
Channel icons
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),

 V max
C35- (585.8MHz)104mDTG-40W
Channel icons
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/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 44 Freeview channels?

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The Teignmouth (Devon, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4seven, 5Action, 5STAR, 5USA, Al Jazeera Eng, Al Jazeera English, Blaze, Blaze +1, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, E4 Extra, YAAAS!, Film4 +1, Food Network, GREAT! action, GREAT! christmas, GREAT! movies extra, GREAT! movies, HGTV, HobbyMaker, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Legend, PBS America, Quest +1, Quest Red, Really, Sky Mix, Sky News, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, That's 90s, That's Christmas, Together TV, TRUE CRIME, TRUE CRIME XTRA, W, Yesterday +1.

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 Teignmouth transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Spotlight 0.8m homes 2.9%
from Plymouth PL3 5BD, 48km west-southwest (249°)
to BBC South West region - 107 masts.
regional news image
ITV West Country News (West) 0.8m homes 2.9%
from Plymouth PL7 5BQ, 41km west-southwest (246°)
to ITV West Country region - 107 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 50% evening news is shared with West Country (East)

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

1984-971997-981998-20092009-1327 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 8 Apr 09 and 22 Apr 09.

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

BBCA, D3+4, BBCB 40W
Analogue 1-4(-2dB) 25W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Beacon 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. Teignmouth 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.

Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?

Radiation patterns withheld

Monday, 16 April 2012
Transmitter engineering

4:31 PM

TEIGNMOUTH transmitter - Freeview HD Digital TV Off Air from 15:06 today to 15:08 today [BBC]

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Tuesday, 17 April 2012
Transmitter engineering

5:27 AM

TEIGNMOUTH transmitter - Freeview HD Digital TV Off Air from 15:06 yesterday to 15:08 yesterday [BBC]

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Wednesday, 18 April 2012
Transmitter engineering

4:29 AM

TEIGNMOUTH transmitter - Freeview HD Digital TV Off Air from 15:06 on 16 Apr to 15:08 on 16 Apr [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 146,845 posts xx flag
Saturday, 8 September 2012
8:14 AM

Can you explain why my reception has started to bereak up on FREEVIEW.The system has been ok until recently. Last evening I lost all Freeview channels. I tried retuning and got only 32 channels and not the 100+. Totally confused as sometimes I get10 channels and not the rest. Also Sky News via Freeview is almost always affected now.
If you have any advice, I would begrateful to hear from you.

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Andy's 3 posts GB flag
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Sunday, 9 September 2012
10:56 AM
Newton Abbot

I have a double high gain roof aerial and the reception from Stockland hill has been intermittant or non existant the last few days. Any answer would be welcome. colin

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Dave Lindsay

11:53 AM

Elliott: The COM channels from Stockland Hill are co-channel (same frequencies) with the PSB channels of Caradon Hill. I think that it is for this reason that Stockland's COMs are at 10kW whereas its PSBs are 20kW.

If you require a high-gain aerial for Stockland Hill, then this should be a Group A one and not a wideband one. Wideband high-gain yagi aerials have much less gain on Group A channels, of which Stockland uses exclusively.

I see that you are on a slope and that the terrain appears to preventing reception from Beacon Hill which is only 5.5 miles away. That is a pity because the Teignmouth relay only carries PSB channels.

For a list of which services are PSB (Public Service Broadcaster) and which are COM (Commercial), see this page (those with a bullet in the "E" for England column apply):

DTG :: DTT Services by Multiplex

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Dave Lindsay

12:13 PM

Andy: If channels are breaking up then retuning is only ever likely to remove them from the tuner's memory. This assumes that they were tuned to the correct transmitter in the first place.

This is because the tuner remembers the frequencies used by each channel and as they haven't changed, any retune is simply attempting to tune in to the same frequencies. Unless the receiver has "forgotten" the channels (highly unlikely), one is a glutton for punishment or it is found that the receiver is tuned to the wrong channels, retuning should not be attempted.

I gather that, like Elliott, you are receiving from Stockland Hill rather than the Teignmouth transmitter, which is the page you've posted on. The Teignmouth transmitter only carries PSB channels (see the link I provided to Elliott to find out which these are), so reception of COMs (which include Sky News) would be expected to be intermittant or non-existant due to the signal being received off-beam of the aerial.

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB flag
Wednesday, 12 September 2012
6:50 PM

Response from Andy
Sorry have been away.
I have it from good authority that the reason I have had picture break up is because engineers are updating HD channels on all relay stations and have to reduce output to to this. I am further informed that on Tuesday 18th September 2012, there will appear a message informing that we all need to update.
Well here's the quirky bit; I unplugged the ariel and also disconected the mains. Counted 30 seconds and plugged in again. Hey presto all is fine. No break up happening now. So if this helps anyone else - try it!
Thanks for responses. Andy

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Wednesday, 19 September 2012
6:58 PM

Why does the Regional News London come on and not West Country Tonight at 6pm when I tune into ITV 1 HD. My ariel is pointed to Beacon Hill. I can get West Country Tonight if I use Channel 3 for ITV 1 but not on channel 813 which is ITV 1 HD.


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