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Full Freeview on the Bromsgrove (Worcestershire, England) transmitter

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sa_gmapsGoogle mapsa_bingBing mapsa_gearthGoogle Earthsa_gps52.355,-2.078 or 52°21'18"N 2°4'40"Wsa_postcodeB61 9JD

This transmitter has no current reported problems

The BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Bromsgrove (Worcestershire, England) transmitter. Click to recheck [+] 

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The symbol shows the location of the Bromsgrove (Worcestershire, England) transmitter which serves 30,000 homes.

Other mapstxdabBromsgrove DABtxregionBromsgrove TV regiontx1BBC 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 Bromsgrove 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
C26 (514.0MHz)200m64QAM 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, 70 CBBC, 71 CBeebies, 80 BBC News, 81 BBC Parliament, 301 BBC Red Button 1, plus 12 others

PSB2
D3+4
 vertical max
C23 (490.0MHz)200m64QAM 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
C30- (545.8MHz)200m256QAM 32KE 2/3
40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
400W
Channel icons
73 CBBC HD, 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, plus 1 others

COM4
SDN
 vertical max
C41+ (634.2MHz)195m64QAM 8K 3/4
27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
400W
Channel icons
10 ITV 3, 20 Drama, 25 Dave ja vu, 26 ITV 4 +1, 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, 66 CBS Reality, 72 CITV, plus 20 others

COM5
ArqA
 vertical max
C44 (658.0MHz)198m64QAM 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, 82 Sky News, 242 Vintage TV, plus 11 others

COM6
ArqB
 vertical max
C47 (682.0MHz)198m64QAM 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), 83 Al Jazeera English, 85 RT English , plus 20 others



Are you trying to watch these 8 Freeview HD channels?

the effected channels

The Bromsgrove (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.

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 Bromsgrove transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Midlands Today 2.9m homes 10.9%
from Birmingham B1 1RF, 18km northeast
to BBC West Midlands region - 66 masts.
regional news image
ITV Central News 2.9m homes 10.9%
from Birmingham B1 2JT, 18km northeast
to ITV Central (West) region - 65 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 80% evening news is shared with Central (East)

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

years1984-971997-981998-20112011-132013-182013-18
aerial groupA KA KA KKKK
C21C4C4C4
C23-BD3+4D3+4D3+4
C24ITVITVITV
C26-CBBCABBCABBCA
C27BBC2BBC2BBC2
C29-2_local_local_local
C30-D-BBCB-BBCB-BBCB
600C31BBC1BBC1BBC1
C33-A
C34+1
C41+SDN+SDN+SDN
C44ArqAArqAArqA
C47ArqBArqBArqB

orange background for multiplexes names moregreen background for transmission frequencieslilac background for power levels in watts800MHz band: 4G mobile to start in 2013700MHz band: possible 4G in 2019 more600MHz 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 April and 20th April 2011.

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

Analogue 1-4 2.8kW
SDN, ARQA, ARQB, BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-8.5dB) 400W
Mux 1*, Mux D*(-17.5dB) 50W
Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*, Mux C*(-20.5dB) 25W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Bromsgrove 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. Bromsgrove 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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