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Freeview Light on the Tenbury Wells (Worcestershire, England) transmitter

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The symbol shows the location of the Tenbury Wells (Worcestershire, 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 Tenbury Wells (Worcestershire, England) transmitter.

Choose from three options: ■ List by multiplex ■ List by channel number ■ List by channel name

Which Freeview channels does the Tenbury Wells 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
C60- (785.8MHz)127mDTG-33W
Channel icons
1 BBC One West Midlands, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 120 CBBC, 121 CBeebies, 130 BBC News, 131 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC Red Button 1, plus 19 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C57 (762.0MHz)127mDTG-33W
Channel icons
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),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C53 (730.0MHz)127mDTG-63W
Channel icons
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,



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 Tenbury Wells (Worcestershire, 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 Tenbury Wells transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Midlands Today 2.9m homes 10.9%
from Birmingham B1 1RF, 51km east-northeast
to BBC West Midlands region - 66 masts.
regional news image
ITV Central News 2.9m homes 10.9%
from Birmingham B1 2JT, 50km east-northeast
to ITV Central (West) region - 65 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 80% evening news is shared with Central (East)

How will the Tenbury Wells (Worcestershire, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

years1984-971997-981998-20112011-132013-182013-18
aerial groupC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D E
700C53C4C4C4BBCBBBCBBBCB
C57BBC1BBC1BBC1D3+4D3+4D3+4
C60ITVITVITV-BBCA-BBCA-BBCA
800C63BBC2BBC2BBC2

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?

Analogue 1-4 14W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 2.8W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Sutton Coldfield transmitter area

Feb 1956-Jul 1968Associated TeleVision†
Feb 1956-Jul 1968Associated British Corporation◊
Jul 1968-Dec 1981Associated TeleVision
Jan 1982-Feb 2004Central Independent 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. Tenbury Wells 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.

Comments
Monday, 18 March 2013
Dave Lindsay
11:02 AM

Bernard Casken: The "national" broadcasters in the UK are known as "Public Service Broadcasters". These are available from Tenbury Wells transmitter, as they are available from all other TV transmitters.

It is the Commercial broadcasters that don't have a "Public Service" obligation that get to pick and choose which transmitters they wish to pay to use. See here for an explanation:

Londonderry (Northern Ireland) digital TV transmitter | ukfree.tv - 10 years of independent, free digital TV advice

What you might like to do is assess whether you may be able to receive from a full-service transmitter such as Sutton Coldfield.

The fact that you are receiving from the Tenbury Wells relay does not necessarily mean that reception from the main station (Sutton Coldfield) is out of the question. After all, in the days of analogue you would only have been able to receive four channels irrespective of which transmitter you used. It may be that Tenbury Wells provided the better signal of the two, which is why it was chosen.

Today, however, the question may be one of whether you can receive from Sutton Coldfield at all. If so, then you may wish to have an aerial installed for it.

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