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The symbol shows the location of the Winchcombe (Gloucestershire, England) transmitter which serves 1,300 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 Winchcombe (Gloucestershire, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Winchcombe 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
C32 (562.0MHz)168mDTG-32W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) West Midlands, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC SD, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 18 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C34 (578.0MHz)168mDTG-32W
Channel icons
3 ITV (SD) (Central (West micro region)), 4 Channel 4 (SD) Midlands ads, 5 Channel 5 (SD), 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 Midlands ads, 18 More4, 24 ITV4, 33 ITV +1 (Central west), 45 Film4 +1,

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C47 (682.0MHz)168mDTG-62W
Channel icons
86 More4 +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, 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 Winchcombe (Gloucestershire, 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 (SD), 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, Together TV +1, Movies4Men, NOW 80s, Now 90s, Paramount Network, PBS America, pick, Pick +1, Quest +1, Quest Red, Quest Red +1, Really, RT HD, Sewing Quarter, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel HD, Sony Movie Channel, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, Together TV, 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 Winchcombe transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Midlands Today 2.9m homes 10.9%
from Birmingham B1 1RF, 58km north (2°)
to BBC West Midlands region - 66 masts.
regional news image
ITV Central News 2.9m homes 10.9%
from Birmingham B1 2JT, 58km north (2°)
to ITV Central (West) region - 65 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 80% evening news is shared with Central (East)

How will the Winchcombe (Gloucestershire, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20112011-132013-182013-177 Mar 2018
C/D EC/D EC/D EC/D E TC/D E TC/D E TK T
C32BBCA
C34D3+4
C47BBCB
C49tv_offBBCABBCABBCA
C54tv_offC4wavesC4wavesC4wavesBBCBBBCBBBCB
C58tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesD3+4D3+4D3+4
C61ITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves
C64BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves

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Table shows multiplexes names see this article;
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Notes: + and - denote 166kHz offset; aerial group are shown as A B C/D E K W T
waves denotes analogue; digital switchover was 7 Sep 11 and 21 Sep 11.

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

Analogue 1-4 6W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-4.8dB) 2W

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. Winchcombe 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
Friday, 2 December 2016
Transmitter engineering
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1:33 PM

WINCHCOMBE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 10:29 yesterday to 10:32 yesterday, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 06:31 on 29 Nov to 06:34 on 29 Nov, HD Digital TV Off Air from 10:30 yesterday to 10:31 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air from 06:31 on 29 Nov to 06:34 on [BBC]

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Saturday, 3 December 2016
Transmitter engineering
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4:32 AM

WINCHCOMBE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 06:31 on 29 Nov to 06:34 on 29 Nov, 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, HD Digital TV Off Air from 06:31 on 29 Nov to 06:34 on [BBC]

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Sunday, 4 December 2016
Transmitter engineering
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4:32 AM

WINCHCOMBE 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. [BBC]

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Friday, 20 January 2017
Transmitter engineering
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10:32 AM

WINCHCOMBE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 09:24 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 09:24 today. [BBC]

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7:32 PM

WINCHCOMBE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 09:24 today to 16:37 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 09:24 today to 16:37 today. [BBC]

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Saturday, 21 January 2017
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4:32 AM

WINCHCOMBE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 09:24 yesterday to 16:37 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air from 09:24 yesterday to 16:37 yesterday. [BBC]

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Sunday, 22 January 2017
Transmitter engineering
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5:31 AM

WINCHCOMBE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 09:24 on 20 Jan to 16:37 on 20 Jan, HD Digital TV Off Air from 09:24 on 20 Jan to 16:37 on 20 Jan. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 5 April 2017
Transmitter engineering
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11:32 AM

WINCHCOMBE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 08:30 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 08:30 today. [BBC]

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8:33 PM

WINCHCOMBE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 17:00 today to 17:04 today, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 08:30 today to 17:00 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 17:00 today to 17:04 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 08:30 today to 17:00 today. [BBC]

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Thursday, 6 April 2017
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5:32 AM

WINCHCOMBE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 17:00 yesterday to 17:04 yesterday, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 08:30 yesterday to 17:00 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air from 17:00 yesterday to 17:04 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air from 08:30 yesterday to 17:00 ye [BBC]

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