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The symbol shows the location of the Ludlow (Shropshire, England) transmitter which serves 3,200 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 Ludlow (Shropshire, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Ludlow 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
C45 (666.0MHz)241mDTG-35W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) West Midlands, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 23 BBC Three, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 18 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C42 (642.0MHz)241mDTG-35W
Channel icons
3 ITV (SD) (Central (West micro region)), 4 Channel 4 (SD) Midlands ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 Midlands ads, 18 More4, 26 ITV4, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV +1 (Central west),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C39 (618.0MHz)241mDTG-65W
Channel icons
56 5SELECT, 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, 106 BBC Four HD, 109 BBC Three HD, 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 1 others

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 43 Freeview channels?

the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels

The Ludlow (Shropshire, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4seven, 5Action, 5STAR, 5USA, Aljazeera English, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBS Reality, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, YAAAS!, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, E4 Extra, Film4 +1, Food Network, GB News, GREAT! movies, GREAT! movies action, HGTV, HobbyMaker, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Legend, PBS America, pick, Pop Player, Quest +1, Quest Red, Really, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, That's TV (UK), Together TV, W, Yesterday +1.

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 Ludlow transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Midlands Today 2.9m homes 10.9%
from Birmingham B1 1RF, 58km east-northeast (77°)
to BBC West Midlands region - 66 masts.
regional news image
ITV Central News 2.9m homes 10.9%
from Birmingham B1 2JT, 58km east-northeast (77°)
to ITV Central (West) region - 65 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 80% evening news is shared with Central (East)

How will the Ludlow (Shropshire, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20112011-131 Mar 2018-
B E TB E TB E TB E K TB E K T
C39BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBCBBBCB
C42ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesD3+4D3+4
C45BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCABBCA
C49tv_offC4wavesC4wavesC4waves

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 / June 2022 - more
Table shows multiplexes names see this article;
green background for transmission frequencies
Notes: + and - denote 166kHz offset; aerial group are shown as A B C/D E K W T
waves denotes analogue; digital switchover was 6 Apr 11 and 20 Apr 11.

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

Analogue 1-4 25W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 5W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Ridge Hill 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. Ludlow 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
Tuesday, 30 August 2011
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KMJ,Derby
sentiment_satisfiedGold

2:39 PM

Ernie: It is highly unlikely that you will be able to receive the COM muxes from Sutton Coldfield after 21st September 2011 because they will be transmitted on the same frequencies that are used by Ludlow for the PSB muxes. Ludlow is a "Freeview light" transmitter and is not expected to have the COM muxes added on. The Digital UK postcode checker predicts that you might be able to receive the COM muxes from Ridge Hill when using a suitable aerial.

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KMJ,Derby's 1,811 posts GB
Friday, 13 January 2012
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kevin Moseley
7:54 PM
Ludlow

As I said before, I was so dissapointed to have so few Freeview channels, 31 approx. So I have just installed a 64 element high gain aerial and a signal booster from B&Q in my loft, swung it round to the general direction of Gloucester- Hereford, I now have 141 channels of high quality tv and radio, not bad for an outlay of around £70

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kevin Moseley's 4 posts GB
Thursday, 16 May 2013
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Darren
2:08 PM
Ludlow

Btw I asked ages ago about our aerial. It turns out that our aerial is indeed pointing totally the wrong way. I have installed a TV in the back bedroom, with an aerial inside and am getting perfect picture from the Ludlow transmitter, but the aerial on the roof receives absolutely nothing. In the main living room though we've gone with Sky as I don't really do climbing up on to roofs to sort aerials out (I get scared of heights!).

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Darren's 10 posts GB
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Darren
2:10 PM
Ludlow

Oh also I have noticed on the Freeview we do only get a small amount of the TV channels on Freeview, I'm just wondering seeing as our TV only receives half the TV channels from our local transmitter does that mean we get a 50% reduction in our TV licence fee then? Shame it doesn't work like that, but really it should!

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Darren's 10 posts GB
Dave Lindsay
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

2:23 PM

Darren: There is a two-tier transmitter system in the UK. All transmitters broadcast the Public Service Broadcaster (PSB) channels, which includes the BBC. The Licence Fee goes exclusively to the BBC, although payment does not guarantee possibility of any reception, from the Ludlow transmitter you have all BBC services.

The Commercial (COM) broadcasters pick and choose which transmitters they use - their objective is to turn a profit with no requirement to provide a Public Service. The Licence Fee does not go to these broadcaster.

I cannot agree with anyone who suggests that the BBC should receive less reevenue from viewers for whom the Commercial channels are not available. The Commercial licensees took a decision which should not affect the BBC's income!

See here for a further explanation:

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

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB
Wednesday, 12 February 2014
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

1:23 PM

LUDLOW transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 12:21 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 12:21 today. FM: Radio 1 FM Off Air from 12:21 today, Radio 2 FM Off Air from 12:21 today, Radio 3 FM Off Air from 12:21 today, Radio 4 FM Off Air from 12:21 today. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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7:23 PM

LUDLOW transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 12:21 today to 16:18 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 12:21 today to 16:18 today. FM: Radio 1 FM Off Air from 12:21 today to 16:18 today, Radio 2 FM Off Air from 12:21 today to 16:18 today, Radio 3 FM Off Air from 12 [BBC]

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Thursday, 13 February 2014
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:23 AM

LUDLOW transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 12:21 yesterday to 16:18 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air from 12:21 yesterday to 16:18 yesterday. FM: Radio 1 FM Off Air from 12:21 yesterday to 16:18 yesterday, Radio 2 FM Off Air from 12:21 yesterday to 16:18 yeste [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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10:23 AM

LUDLOW transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 12:21 yesterday to 16:18 yesterday, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 04:56 today to 07:25 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 12:21 yesterday to 16:18 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air from 04:56 today to 07:25 today. FM: Rad [BBC]

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7:23 PM

LUDLOW transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 12:21 yesterday to 16:18 yesterday, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 04:56 today to 07:25 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 04:56 today to 07:25 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 12:21 yesterday to 16:18 yesterday. FM: Rad [BBC]

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