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Full Freeview on the Sudbury (Suffolk, England) transmitter

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The symbol shows the location of the Sudbury (Suffolk, England) transmitter which serves 440,000 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 Sudbury (Suffolk, England) transmitter.



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Which Freeview channels does the Sudbury 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
 H max
C44 (658.0MHz)229mDTG-3100,000W
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1 BBC One East, 2 BBC Two England, 7 BBC Three, 9 BBC Four, 120 CBBC, 121 CBeebies, 130 BBC News, 131 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC Red Button 1, plus 14 others

PSB2
D3+4
 H max
C41 (634.0MHz)229mDTG-3100,000W
Channel icons
3 ITV (Anglia (East micro region)), 4 Channel 4 South ads, 5 Channel 5 Part Network ads, 6 ITV 2, 13 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 14 More 4, 15 Film 4, 28 E4, 33 ITV +1 (Anglia east),

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C47 (682.0MHz)229mDTG-6100,000W
Channel icons
45 Film 4 +1, 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 BBC Three HD, 123 CBBC HD, plus 1 others

COM4
SDN
 H max
C58 (770.0MHz)186mDTG-3100,000W
Channel icons
10 ITV 3, 20 Drama, 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, 72 ITV Be +1, 122 CITV, plus 20 others

COM5
ArqA
 H max
C60- (785.8MHz)228mDTG-8100,000W
Channel icons
 BBC Red Button 2, 11 pick, 12 Dave, 17 Really, 29 E4 +1, 32 Movie Mix, 41 Food Network, 42 Travel Channel, 46 Challenge, 48 Movies4Men, 68 truTV, 69 truTV +1, 126 Tiny Pop, 132 Sky News, 242 Vintage TV, plus 18 others

COM6
ArqB
 H max
C56 (754.0MHz)228mDTG-8100,000W
Channel icons
18 4Music, 19 Yesterday, 21 VIVA, 24 ITV 4, 25 Dave ja vu, 38 Quest +1, 47 4seven, 58 BT Sport 1 (not free), 59 BT Sport 2 (not free), 64 CBS Action, 70 Horror Channel, 133 Al Jazeera English, 135 RT English , plus 18 others



DTG-3 64QAM 8K 2/324.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-6 256QAM 32KE 2/340.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
DTG-8 64QAM 8K 3/427.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 10 Freeview HD channels?

the effected channels

The Sudbury (Suffolk, 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, 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 Sudbury transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Look East (East) 0.8m homes 3.2%
from Norwich NR2 1BH, 77km north-northeast
to BBC East region - 27 masts.
70% of BBC East (East) and BBC East (West) is shared output
regional news image
ITV Anglia News 0.8m homes 3.2%
from NORWICH NR1 3JG, 78km north-northeast
to ITV Anglia (East) region - 26 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 80% evening news is shared with Anglia (West)

Are there any self-help relays?

Felixstowe WestTransposer1000 homes +1000 or more homes due to expansion of affected area?
WithamTransposer14 km NE Chelmsford.118 homes

How will the Sudbury (Suffolk, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

years1984-971997-981998-20112011-132013-182013-18
aerial groupB EB EEEEE
600C35C5C5
C39B
C41ITVITVITVD3+4D3+4D3+4
C44BBC2BBC2BBC2BBCABBCABBCA
C47C4C4C4BBCBBBCBBBCB
C48+A
700C49+1
C50+D
C51BBC1BBC1BBC1
C54C
C56ArqBArqBArqB
C58SDNSDNSDN
C60-ArqA-ArqA-ArqA
800C682

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: possible 4G in 2019 more
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 6th July and 20th July 2011.
Click/touch here to read How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?Analogue 1-4 250kWSDN, ARQA,
Click/touch here to read Other mapsSudbury Freeview, Sudbury TV region, BBC East, Anglia (East micro region), DAB in Suffolk
Click/touch here to read Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Sudbury transmitter areaOct 1959-Feb 2004A
Click/touch here to read Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?Radiation patterns withheld

Comments
Friday, 7 November 2014
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nick
6:27 PM

Richard: That multiplex is on the highest frequency and the most temperamental, if any of the muxes go down, it will be that one, it is a pain in the *. If I use a wall plate instead of the aerial cable straight to the set, that mux [only] goes down, if it foggy, it goes down, if it sunny, it goes down.....

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Tuesday, 23 December 2014
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d.kimber
8:39 AM

We are recently experiencing picture / sound break up on some of the itv channels also true tv and sky news, tried retuning with no change. some channels are fine. what is going on ?. We have a roof aerial which is amplified to the various tv locations. the problem is affecting all tv's

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Sunday, 28 December 2014
spencer
6:54 PM

Channels are affected by break ups and pixels due to 4g work mantainence :)

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Monday, 29 December 2014
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Darren White
1:23 PM

I live in Fairstead and have had a good signal from Sudbury for the last 10 years through the digital switch over, over the last couple of months the signal has got worse during some parts of the day and it has been unwatchable over xmas, the picture is pixilly and most channels just say bad signal, i have re-tuned many times and it doesn't help, this is happening on all TV's in the house, i do not want to get sky, so if the 4g upgrade is effecting this, what can be done about it and how long will it last, the idea of the digital switchover was to free the analoge bandwidth so we had more coice and better signal, now we are swamped with rubbish channels and cant watch the main 4

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Sunday, 4 January 2015
Wednesday, 18 March 2015
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Joan
8:59 PM

When will Sudbury go to Com7?

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Dave Lindsay
9:11 PM

Joan: It won't. COM7 (and forthcoming COM8) multiplexes have been built on a shoestring due to their expected short lifespan of only five years. At that time frequencies might get re-jigged and Sudbury might get other services such as carried on COM7.

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