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The symbol shows the location of the Oxford (Oxfordshire, England) transmitter which serves 410,000 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 Oxford (Oxfordshire, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Oxford 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.

 H max
C41+ (634.2MHz)295mDTG-100,000W
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1 BBC One (SD) South (Oxford), 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 16 others

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C44- (657.8MHz)295mDTG-100,000W
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3 ITV 1 (SD) (Meridian/Central (Thames Valley micro region)), 4 Channel 4 (SD) South ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 18 More4, 26 ITV4, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV1 +1 (Central west),

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C47 (682.0MHz)295mDTG-100,000W
Channel icons
56 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV 1 HD (ITV Central West), 104 Channel 4 HD South ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 106 BBC Four HD, 109 BBC Three HD, 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 1 others

 H -3dB
C29 (538.0MHz)295mDTG-850,000W
Channel icons
20 Drama, 21 5USA, 29 ITV2 +1, 32 5STAR, 33 5Action, 41 Legend, 42 GREAT! movies action, 46 Channel 5 +1, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV3 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 CBS Reality, 74 Dave ja vu, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 89 ITV4 +1, 203 CITV, 208 Pop Player, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, plus 15 others

 H -3dB
C37- (601.8MHz)319mDTG-850,000W
Channel icons
11 Sky Arts, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 31 E4 Extra, 36 pick, 40 Quest Red, 43 Food Network, 47 Film4 +1, 48 Challenge, 49 4seven, 57 Smithsonian Channel, 60 Drama +1, 70 Quest +1, 75 Yesterday +1, 83 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others

 H -3dB
C31 (554.0MHz)319mDTG-850,000W
Channel icons
12 Quest, 25 W, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 44 HGTV, 71 Quest Red +1, 73 HobbyMaker, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 88 Classic Hits, 235 Al Jazeera Eng, plus 19 others

 H -10dB
C46 (674.0MHz)295mDTG-1210,000W
Channel icons
from 22nd December 2014: 7 Thats Oxford,

DTG-8 64QAM 8K 3/4 27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-12 QSPK 8K 3/4 8.0Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

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

regional news image
BBC South (Oxford) Today 0.4m homes 1.6%
from Oxford OX2 7DW, 6km west-southwest (258°)
to BBC South (Oxford) region - 6 masts.
BBC South (Oxford) Today shares 50% content with Southampton service
regional news image
ITV Meridian News 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Whiteley PO15 7AD, 102km south (183°)
to ITV Meridian/Central (Thames Valley) region - 15 masts.
Thames Valley opt-out from Meridian (South). All of lunch, weekend and 50% evening news is shared with all of Meridian+Oxford

How will the Oxford (Oxfordshire, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1950s-80s1984-971997-981998-20112011-132013-182013-1723 May 2018
C50tv_off SDNSDN

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 14 Sep 11 and 28 Sep 11.

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

Analogue 1-4 500kW
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 100kW
SDN, ARQA, ARQB(-10dB) 50kW
Analogue 5(-11dB) 40kW
com8(-14.7dB) 17.1kW
com7(-14.8dB) 16.4kW
Mux 1*, Mux 2*, LOX(-17dB) 10kW
Mux C*, Mux D*(-18dB) 8kW
Mux A*, Mux B*(-19.2dB) 6kW

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Oxford transmitter area

Feb 1956-Jul 1968Associated TeleVision†
Feb 1956-Jul 1968Associated British Corporation◊
Jul 1968-Dec 1981Associated TeleVision
Jan 1982-Dec 2006Central Independent Television
Dec 2006-Feb 2009ITV Thames Valley
Feb 2009-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. Oxford 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.

Friday, 16 September 2011
11:36 AM


My landlord just installed a new TV aerial yesterday. All channels seemed to be working, however later on yesterday and today ITV - and all Mux2 - had poor reception. I did a retune and now they have all disappeared. Is this solely to do with the change in signals etc and will I expect this to right by the 28th or could it be an issue with the new aerial?

Help would be appreciated!


ps doing a manual tune of channel 60 - has good strength but no quality and can't find any channels. Channel 68 half strength, no quality, no channels...

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matt's 2 posts GB
1:36 PM

Scott: I live in central oxford and have exactly the same problem, it is a low signal strength isssue. I am trying to find out if this is a permanent situation. KB

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kb's 1 post GB

3:33 PM

kb: With the switchover happening on Wednesday 28th September 2011 whatever you have at the moment, the one thing you can't say about it for sure - it's not a "permanent situation".

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Briantist's 38,844 posts GB

3:36 PM

matt: You should probably hang on another week for all the services to be at high power before you try to reconfigure anything.

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Briantist's 38,844 posts GB
6:53 PM

My Grandaughter lives in Aylesbury.Despite having a new Aerial she now cannot get ITV 1.We have tried retuning,taken the Aerial out and scanned,then put the Aerial back in and retuned again,all to no avail.Will there be some point in time when this will be resolved?The is from the Oxford transmitter.

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R.Gower's 4 posts GB
6:56 PM

I have no ITV channels or channel 4 through my TV or freeview box, my TV has Freeview built in. All was well before the switchover, do I need a new aerial or will it sort itself out on the 28th ???

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Kathleen's 9 posts GB
June Foreman
8:22 PM

I have just returned from holiday and found no digital reception on BBC channels. my husband has reset everything but no joy. Can you give me advice on what to do next?Postcode OX5 2RD

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June Foreman's 1 post GB
9:14 PM

Isn't this switchover great? Past 24 mths at least we had BBC now we don't even have that ! Wow I might become a non-tv'er! Common guys get it sorted!

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Del's 3 posts GB
Lee t

10:26 PM

Del...ever since they "improved" the transmittor nearly 2 years ago now we lost most of our tv both analague and digital and are having to pay for sky...isnt the tv licence realy worth payting for when I cant pick anythinng up :)and Brainist..i know your only tryinng to help but commenting saying i need new equipmet like you did eirlier doesnt help...before they "improved" it i could pick up everything notting (and im not talking about the fire but the improvemnet they did prior to that

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Lee t's 21 posts GB
Saturday, 17 September 2011
12:50 PM
Chipping Norton

Hello I have in the last week had better reception for a lot of my channels but I still have ni itv, channel 4 or 5 and a few other channels. Can you tell me if after the next change on the 28th that my missing channles will be working then. I am in Chipping Norton OX7 . Do I need one of these attenuator ?? I have looked at them online and they all have different numbers? What am I looking for with these? If indeed I need one at all. I hope you are going to tell me that my missing channels will be back after the 28th as they have been missing a long time now. Marie x x

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marie's 4 posts GB
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