Full Freeview on the Preseli (Pembrokeshire, Wales) transmitter
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The symbol shows the location of the Preseli (Pembrokeshire, Wales) transmitter which serves 57,000 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 problemsThe BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Preseli (Pembrokeshire, Wales) transmitter.
Which Freeview channels does the Preseli 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.
1 BBC One (SD) Wales, 2 BBC Two Wales, 9 BBC Four, 23 BBC Three, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 13 others 700 BBC Radio 1, 701 BBC Radio 1Xtra, 702 BBC Radio 2, 703 BBC Radio 3, 704 BBC Radio 4 (FM), 705 BBC Radio 5 Live, 706 BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, 707 BBC Radio 6 Music, 708 BBC Radio 4 Extra, 709 BBC Asian Network, 710 BBC World Service, 719 BBC Radio Wales, 720 BBC Radio Cymru,
5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 18 More4, 25 ITV4, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV +1 (Wales),
73 Shopping Quarter , 101 BBC One HD Wales, 102 BBC Two HD (England), 104 Channel 4 HD South ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 204 CBBC HD, plus 1 others 66 TBN UK,
E4 (Wales), CCXTV, 12 Quest, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 29 ITV2 +1, 32 5STAR, 33 5Action, 45 Channel 5 +1, 56 5SELECT, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV3 +1, 60 ITV4 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 CBS Reality, 68 Horror Channel, 74 Drama +1, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup TV, 212 YAAAS!, plus 15 others Racing TV, 16 QVC, 22 Ideal World, 50 TJC, 95 Create and Craft, 252 Kiss Chat & Date, 253 Proud Dating, 263 SonLife, 264 VisionTV, 265 On Demand 365, 269 Arise News, 670 ADULT Section (start), 724 Capital, 727 Absolute Radio, 728 Heart,
11 Sky Arts, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 31 4Music, 36 pick, 40 Quest Red, 43 Food Network, 46 Film4 +1, 47 Challenge, 48 4seven, 57 Smithsonian Channel, 70 Quest +1, 75 Yesterday +1, 83 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others 45 Gems TV, 85 Craft Store TV, 673 ADULT smileTV3, 678 Xpanded TV, 723 talkSPORT, 730 RNIB Connect, 731 Classic FM, 732 LBC, 733 Trans World Radio,
25 Dave ja vu, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 41 CBS Justice, 44 HGTV, 68 CBS Drama, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 234 RT, 235 Aljazeera English, plus 17 others ADULT smileTV2, ADULT Studio 66, 37 QVC Beauty, 38 QVC Style, 72 Shopping Quarter, 206 Pop, 674 ADULT Babestn, 699 ADULT Section, 711 Hits Radio, 712 KISS FRESH, 713 KISS, 714 KISSTORY, 715 Magic, 716 Greatest Hits Radio, 717 Kerrang!, 718 Smooth Radio, 725 Premier Radio,
DTG-6 256QAM 32KE 2/3 40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
DTG-8 64QAM 8K 3/4 27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)
Are you trying to watch these 11 Freeview HD channels?
The Preseli (Pembrokeshire, Wales) mast is not one of the extended Freeview HD (COM7 and COM8) transmitters, it does not provide these high definition (HD) channels: BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, CBeebies HD, Forces TV, FreeSports, More4 +1, Now 70s, PBS America +1, That's TV , Quest Red +1, RT 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 Preseli transmitter?
BBC Wales Today 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 2YQ, 111km east-southeast (118°)
to BBC Wales region - 206 masts.
ITV Cymru Wales 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 6XJ, 110km east-southeast (120°)
to ITV Wales region - 206 masts.
Are there any self-help relays?
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|Poppit Sands||Active deflector||39 km NE Carmarthen Caravan Park|
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How will the Preseli (Pembrokeshire, Wales) transmission frequencies change over time?
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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 19 Aug 09 and 16 Sep 09.
How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?
|BBCA, D3+4, BBCB||(-7dB) 20kW|
|SDN, ARQA, ARQB||(-10dB) 10kW|
|Mux A*, Mux B*||(-17dB) 2kW|
|Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux C*, Mux D*||(-20dB) 1000W|
Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Preseli transmitter area
Mike Angle: Google something like Channel 4 HD Wales.
I would imagine that the answer is likely to be no because if they did put C4HD (I would expect C4 will have to pay for it!) on in Wales, then the spare HD slot that is available will then not be UK-wide; i.e. it will exclude Wales.
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I am disappointed to find there is no English channe4HD in Wales. I switched to digital long before the switch over in my area so that I could get English channel 4 which I have enjoyed for many years,I cannot understand why this segragation is back in place. I moved to Wales but do not speak welsh, many Welsh people dontspeak welsh either, so I fail to see why we cannot receive the English channel4HD. Are there any plans to change this, or can I contact someone to voice my opinion. Thank You
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Mr J. White, Briantist: No, the BBC B capacity-reservation scheme is national, not regional. While "The Television Multiplex Services (Reservation of Digital Capacity) Order 2008" allows Ofcom to specify different areas of the British Islands in each application process, in practice they have so far only advertised for services covering the whole of the British Islands.
References: The Television Multiplex Services (Reservation of Digital Capacity) Order 2008 section 3(3)(b)(ii) and http://stakeholders.ofcom….pdf section 2.30.
In response to the first invitation to apply, Channel 4 made a joint application with S4C in which they agreed that S4C would serve Wales, and Channel 4 would serve the rest of the UK: http://stakeholders.ofcom….pdf . This is the legal basis on which Channel 4 HD and S4C Clirlun are running. S4C Clirlun does not, individually, have a Digital Television Programme Service licence - it is part of the Channel 4 HD DTPS licence. (DTPS and Digital Television Additional Services, DTAS, licences are listed at Ofcom | Digital TV Channels .)
Channel 4 were actually under no obligation to make this offer to S4C, they could have applied for a nationwide service. (Equally, so could S4C have applied for a nationwide service.) That is in contrast to ITV plc, who were effectively required to collaborate with STV plc, UTV Media plc and Channel Television, because the Order requires that any application from "Channel 3" companies represents at least 13 regional licensees. ITV plc owned (at the time) 11 regional licences and one national licence, STV plc owns two, UTV Media plc owns one, and Channel Television owned one. Since then, ITV plc have bought Channel Television, but that still leaves them one short.
In that first application, there were two slots available, and potentially four applicants: the ITV companies, Channel 4, S4C and Channel 5. C4 may have decided to invite S4C to join to improve the strength of their own application. The other companies were entitled to not just apply for an HD version of their traditional analogue service, but also for any new service, whether or not an HD version of any existing service, so had they been able to agree on it, the ITV companies could have submitted a second application to run ITV2 HD, for example.
Of course Channel 4 may have been 'encouraged' to offer the capacity to S4C, it may not have been entirely their choice!
I believe that if Channel 4 proposed to later drop S4C Clirlun, that would fall under section 19(3C) of the Broadcasting Act 1996 (inserted by section 7(3) of the Order). I think it's likely that Ofcom would decide that the variety of services was 'unduly diminished' - though I could be wrong, Ofcom have permitted Capital Radio and Heart to turn their accreted collections of independent local radio licences into national networks.
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