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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?

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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
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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
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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
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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.

Wednesday, 28 September 2011
8:18 PM

Have done retune on Toshiba RD-XV48DTKB today. I received my satellite programmes through this machine...until retune was done. I am now unable to receive any satellite programmes. I have done retune 3 times & still nothing. I appear to have everything else except still receiving Look East as local news channel therefore signal is still coming from Sandy not Oxford. I should say I have an old TV & receive my digital channels through the Toshiba. Also Sky box is about 15 years old. I also have a Humax but don't get me started on that heap of junk. Please can anyone help.

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Dawn's 6 posts GB
Steve Hopkins
8:46 PM

Sony Bravia from Buckingham with aerial pointing at Oxford can't pick up Channel 60 everything else Ok. So what now?

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Steve Hopkins's 4 posts GB

9:21 PM

Dawn: The switchover has had no effect whatsoever on satellite or cable television.

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Briantist's 38,844 posts GB

9:22 PM

Spartan: Bit hard to say without a full postcode and details of where your aerial is located.

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Briantist's 38,844 posts GB

9:25 PM

mhaffy: Yes, that is correct.

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Briantist's 38,844 posts GB
Nick Wilcock

9:45 PM

"Dawn: The switchover has had no effect whatsoever on satellite or cable television."

Unless, that is, you are watching Sky via an RF connection and the new DVB-T signal is on the same channel which you've used for the RF connection? Unlikely, I agree, but possible nevertheless?

Anyway, voice les votes du judges in East Witney OX283SR avec un ancient Group C/D antenna:

53 BBCA 'Very good'
55 ArqB 'Very good'
57 BBCB null points - but my digital TV isn't DVB-T2 compatible, so that's probably the reason.
59 ArqA 'Good'
60 D3+4 'Very good'
62 SDN 'Very good'

And that completes the votes from Witney.

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Nick Wilcock's 44 posts GB

9:45 PM

chris: Another aspect you should consider as well as the issue of the possible offset problem, that of the possibility that the Technika TV's "might" be picking up stations from another source that uses lower Mux channels, and which hitherto were not receivable before high powered multiplex operation came into force in a variety of locations.

What I suggest you do to verify whether this applies or not, is to carry out a signal check whilst on BBC1 on both the Panasonic as well as the Technika, noting if the BBC Mux channel number indicated is the same on both sets, if its Oxford its Mux Ch53, whereas if Hannington its Mux Ch50, Hannington being indicated as possible for reception albeit on a lesser footing than Oxford.

(You could also use ITV1 or anything else, so long as the programme used is the same on both sets)

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB
9:48 PM

hi im receiving a very weak beds and camb transmitter, and im in oxford is there something wrong with oxford

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tom's 1 post GB
10:15 PM

Based in Oxford with a pole mounted wideband high gain aerial (no direct view of Beckley from ground level due to Rose Hill being in the way).

Yesterday I could receive all the multiplexes on my Humax HDR-Fox-T2, though some of the low power multiplexes were poor quality.

Today I did a hard restart (reset to factory settings and reinstall from scratch). I can get PSB1 on C53 (33% signal 100% quality) but that is all. Not a sniff of any other multiplex. Tried your reset procedure; didn't help.

All thoughts much appreciated.

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