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Full Freeview on the Malvern (Worcestershire, England) transmitter

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This transmitter has no current reported problems

The BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Malvern (Worcestershire, England) transmitter.

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The symbol shows the location of the Malvern (Worcestershire, England) transmitter which serves 58,000 homes.

Other mapstxfvMalvern FreeviewtxdabMalvern DABtxradioMalvern AM/FMtxregionSutton Coldfield TV region
tx1BBC West Midlandstx3Central (West micro region)txdabxxDAB in WorcestershiretxradioxxAM/FM in Worcestershire

Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?

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What do the colours on the map mean?

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.


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Which Freeview channels does the Malvern 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.

MuxAerial positionFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 vertical max
C53 (730.0MHz)204m64QAM 8K 2/3
24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
400W
Channel icons
1 BBC One West Midlands, 2 BBC Two England, 7 BBC Three, 9 BBC Four, 120 CBBC, 121 CBeebies, 130 BBC News, 131 BBC Parliament, 301 BBC Red Button 1, plus 13 others

PSB2
D3+4
 vertical max
C57 (762.0MHz)204m64QAM 8K 2/3
24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
400W
Channel icons
3 ITV (Central (West micro region)), 4 Channel 4 Midlands ads, 5 Channel 5 Part Network ads, 6 ITV 2, 13 Channel 4 +1 Midlands ads, 14 More 4, 15 Film 4, 28 E4, 33 ITV +1 (Central west),

PSB3
BBCB
 vertical max
C60- (785.8MHz)204m256QAM 32KE 2/3
40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
400W
Channel icons
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 BBC Three HD, 123 CBBC HD, plus 1 others

COM4
SDN
 vertical max
C50 (706.0MHz)204m64QAM 8K 3/4
27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
400W
Channel icons
10 ITV 3, 20 Drama, 25 Dave ja vu, 26 ITV Be, 27 ITV 2 +1, 30 5*, 31 5USA, 34 ITV 3 +1, 37 Quest, 44 Channel 5 +1, 55 Channel 5 +24, 61 True Entertainment, 62 ITV 4 +1, 66 CBS Reality, 122 CITV, plus 21 others

COM5
ArqA
 vertical max
C59- (777.8MHz)203m64QAM 8K 3/4
27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
400W
Channel icons
 BBC Red Button 2, 11 pick, 12 Dave, 17 Really, 29 E4 +1, 32 Movie Mix, 38 Quest +1, 41 Food Network, 42 Travel Channel, 46 Challenge, 48 Movies4Men, 63 Community Channel, 68 truTV, 69 truTV +1, 126 Tiny Pop, 132 Sky News, 242 Vintage TV, plus 11 others

COM6
ArqB
 vertical max
C55 (746.0MHz)204m64QAM 8K 3/4
27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
400W
Channel icons
18 4Music, 19 Yesterday, 21 VIVA, 24 ITV 4, 45 Film 4 +1, 47 4seven, 58 BT Sport 1 (not free), 59 BT Sport 2 (not free), 70 CBS Action, 133 Al Jazeera English, 135 RT English , plus 22 others



Are you trying to watch these 9 Freeview HD channels?

the effected channels

The Malvern (Worcestershire, England) mast is not one of the extended Freeview HD (COM7 and COM8) transmitters, it does not provide these high definition (HD) channels: 4seven HD, Al Jazeera Arabic, Al Jazeera HD, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, CBeebies HD, Channel 4+1 HD, Community Channel HD, Motors TV.

If you want to watch these HD channels, either use Freesat HD, or move your TV aerial must point to one of the 30 Full Freeview HD transmitters. For more information see the want to know which transmitters will carry extra Freeview HD? page.

Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Malvern transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Midlands Today 2.9m homes 10.9%
from Birmingham B1 1RF, 49km northeast
to BBC West Midlands region - 66 masts.
regional news image
ITV Central News 2.9m homes 10.9%
from Birmingham B1 2JT, 49km northeast
to ITV Central (West) region - 65 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 80% evening news is shared with Central (East)

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

years1984-971997-981998-20112011-132013-182013-18
aerial groupC/D EC/D EEC/D EC/D EC/D E
C392
C41D
C44B
C47A
700C50SDNSDNSDN
C51C_local_local_local
C52+1
C53BBCABBCABBCA
C55ArqBArqBArqB
C56BBC1BBC1BBC1
C57D3+4D3+4D3+4
C59-ArqA-ArqA-ArqA
C60-BBCB-BBCB-BBCB
800C62BBC2BBC2BBC2
C66ITVITVITV
C68C4C4C4

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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 2kW
SDN, ARQA, ARQB, BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 400W
Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*, Mux C*, Mux D*(-10dB) 200W

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. Malvern 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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steve
Tuesday 28 October 2014 7:55PM Worcester

hello im steve just wondering will malvern ever get the extra hd channels on freeview i get 6 at moment and get good pictures ect i understand malvern is not 1 of the full hd towns but maybe it might happen in time any ideas thank you

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Dave Lindsay
Tuesday 28 October 2014 10:10PM

steve: No, not before the end of 2017 (IIRC).

The plan was drawn up to offer these services from 30 transmitters. This will incentivise purchase of equipment with Freeview HD (DVB-T2) tuners in-built. In four or five years time things may change and the services currently with limited coverage (BBC News HD etc) may become more widely available.

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steve
Thursday 30 October 2014 4:39PM Worcester

Dave Lindsay: thank you dave for your answer just have to wait never mind happy with freeview

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