Digital TV Technology

The Switchover to DIGITAL TV is global and still taking place now, throughout the world.

This Switchover is not one headed by broadcasters, but by governments. The UK government launched the project as Digital Britain.

The benefits are several though for the viewer, obviously with the appropriate TV and aerial, it has provided a superior TV picture and a distinctive improvement in sound [with the necessary audio equipment].

As a digital transmission can carry a whole lot more information than analogue, another benefit relates to the amount of programme material available to the viewer. More TV programmes, including radio, plus interactivity with supplied broadcast information [i.e., teletext] provide an increased versatility with DIGITAL TV.

Having such versatilty and ability to stream vasts amounts of extra information has enabled a future for terrestrial transmission and the receiving of HD and 3D programmes, once only available through satellite or cable.

As technology progesses, we will keep you informed.

 

HAVE YOU GOT FREEVIEW OR FREEVIEW HD?

Commenced in December 2009 in limited parts of Britain, HD transmission commenced to progress its coverage reaching 98.5% by 2012.

The UK was the FIRST European country to use DVB-T2 [a transmission of High Definition [HD] content via Digital Terrestrial Television [DTT].

Whilst Freeview provides a vast array of FREE programme choice, only Freeview HD provides FREE HD programmes via your digital aerial. This is great news and allows many to take advantage of viewing their many favourite programmes in High Definition, without payment of a monthly fee.

PLEASE NOTE: Pre 2010 TV purchases are not capable of receiving FREEVIEW HD. As of December 2009, many Manufacturers had only recently introduced the agreed FREEVIEW HD [DVB-T2] specification into their 2010 design and production plans for integrated DVB-T2.

FREEVIEW HD set-top tuners [DVB-T2 / STB] became available soon in the New Year [2010] to enable purchasers of HD-Ready / Digital TV sets over the previous years to update to FREEVIEW HD [Regional Transmission Permitting].

Please remember, pre-2010 production TV sets with a FREEVIEW Tuner, whilst Digital, will not receive and configure FREEVIEW HD

In the meantime, if keen to keep up to date with facts about coverage, please take a look at these facts below produced and issued by OFCOM in December 2008.

 

Terrestrial TV Transmitters and Coverage

How does Terrestrial TV get to me?

By the time that Digital Switchover commenced in 2008, analogue terrestrial television was available to over 98 per cent of households in the UK. To achieve this high level of coverage, the broadcasters built a network of over 1,100 transmitters that broadcast television signals to viewers’ aerials.

Most viewers reliant on TV aerials receive their programmes from one of 80 major transmitters that are spread across the UK. Some households are not able to receive a reliable service from one of these transmitters, perhaps because they live in a valley, or live a long way from the major transmitter. In many of these areas, the broadcasters built smaller “relay” transmitters to fi ll-in the coverage of the main transmitters.

How many people does each transmitter serve?

The 80 major transmitters can provide digital signals to approximately 90 per cent of UK households. The other 1,074 relay transmitter sites generally serve smaller numbers of households, and when added to the major transmitter sites will extend coverage of the PSB multiplexes to 98.5 per cent of households.

The table below provides an indication of the population coverage for each of these relay sites. The table is arranged by region, the 80 main transmitters are marked in bold.

Will this change at Digital Switchover?

Through the process of digital switchover, the coverage of digital terrestrial TV services is being increased so that the Public Service Broadcaster (PSB) services (BBC, ITV, Channel 4, fi ve, S4C in Wales and Teletext) will reach the same number of households as the analogue TV services that they replace. To achieve this objective, digital TV services will be broadcast from essentially the same network of transmitters used by the former analogue services.

After switchover in each region, all of its transmitters will broadcast at least the three sets of signals, known as digital multiplexes, provided by the PSBs - a multiplex is a group of channels transmitted within a single digital signal. The 80 major transmitters also broadcast three other commercial multiplexes in addition to the three PSB multiplexes.

This factsheet sets out an estimate of the number of households that each of the transmitters in the terrestrial TV network is expected to serve after digitalswitchover.

What digital channels can I receive through my aerial?

Instead of receiving four or five channels through their aerial, after switchover nearly everyone can receive more channels – around 17 in total. In addition most viewers are able to receive additional channels, depending on where you live and which transmitter serves you. The great majority of viewers receiving TV from any of the 80 main transmitters are able to receive the additional commercial services after switchover. In addition to terrestrial TV, there are other ways of receiving digital TV. These include cable, subscription free satellite from Sky or BBC/ITV freesat, pay satellite or IPTV.

Further information can be found at http://www.digitaluk.co.uk/home

MAPS

Maps showing transmitter locations and the frequencies they will use after switchover are also available at: www.ofcom.org.uk/tv/ifi/tech  Viewers who wish to check their predicted reception options leading up to and after switchover should contact Digital UK. Digital UK can give advice based on addresses or postcodes by phone on 08456 50 50 50 or by visiting their website at www.digitaluk.co.uk 

Note on coverage figures, Ofcom has previously published gross coverage figures for the 80 major transmitters. Gross coverage represents the overall number of households that could receive adequate signals from a particular transmitter.

The coverage areas of adjacent transmitters tend to overlap. So gross coverage figures show the maximum potential coverage rather than the actual numbers of households likely to be using each transmitter. For reference, the gross figures are available on website:  www.ofcom.org.uk/tv/ifi/tech/dttcoverage 

The coverage figures used in the tables below provide an estimate for the number of households that a transmitter might be expected to serve. This is referred to as the preferred service area of the transmitter.

These are based upon predictions of the overall coverage area of the three PSB multiplexes from a transmitter (the gross PSB coverage area) and only those households in areas where they are thought likely to be making use of a particular transmitter are counted.

The figures do not make any allowance for the households that may instead be making use of satellite or cable. Predictions are carried out by computer calculation using current information and may be subject to change.

The calculations are based on:

• The UK digital switchover frequency plan as of November 2008

• An assumption that digital switchover has happened in neighbouring countries, to take account of incoming interference

• The UK population in 2006

• The coverage predictions have generally been rounded to two significant figures to refl ect the level of accuracy of this process.

• Those sites which are predicted to serve fewer than 500 households have been flagged as <500 as these have a relatively higher margin of error than the larger sites.

• It should be noted that the name of relays do not always correspond closely with the areas they serve.

Anglia

Major transmitter Relay             Predicted Coverage (Households)

Sandy Heath                                  920,000

Dallington Park                                16,000

Kimpton                                                 700

Luton                                                 29,000

Sudbury                                        440,000

Burnham On Crouch                          4,500

Clacton                                                8,900

Felixstowe                                           4,800

Ipswich Stoke                                      8,600

Rouncefall                                          51,000

Somersham                                          <500

Wivenhoe Park                                    4,000

Woodbridge                                         3,300

Tacolneston                                   330,000

Aldeburgh                                             9,500

Bramford                                                <500

Burnham                                                   900

Bury St Edmunds                                 7,300

Creake                                                   <500

Gorleston On Sea                                1,400

Great Yarmouth                                    5,900

Kings Lynn                                            3,300

Linnet Valley                                         2,700

Little Walsingham                                   600

Lowestoft                                            15,000

Norwich Central                                 11,000

Overstrand                                               700

Thetford                                                 8,100

Wells Next The Sea                             1,000

West Runton                                       11,000

Border

Major transmitter Relay                Predicted Coverage (Households)

Caldbeck                                           120,000

Ainstable                                                 <500

Bassenthwaite                                        <500

Bleach Green HP                                   <500

Bleach Green VP                                   <500

Crosby Ravensworth                              <500

Dentdale                                                  <500

Eskdale Green                                        <500

Glenridding                                              <500

Glenridding Link                                      <500

Gosforth                                                      900

Greystoke                                                 <500

Haltwhistle                                               2,600

Keswick                                                   3,400

Kirkby Stephen                                       1,300

Lorton                                                        <500

Lowther Valley                                          <500

Orton                                                            600

Pooley Bridge                                           <500

Ravenstonedale                                        <500

St Bees                                                        700

Threlkeld                                                      700

Whitehaven                                            20,000

Workington                                               9,600

Caldbeck Scotland                             58,000

Ballantrae                                                  <500

Barskeoch Hill                                          6,800

Cambret Hill                                             8,400

Creetown                                                   <500

Dumfries South                                        4,000

Glenluce                                                     <500

Kirkcudbright                                            1,900

Langholm                                                  1,300

Minnigaff                                                    <500

Moffat                                                        1,500

New Galloway                                              700

Pinwherry                                                   <500

Portpatrick                                                 <500

Stranraer                                                   6,500

Thornhill                                                   18,000

Douglas                                                 17,000

Beary Peark                                              2,500

Foxdale                                                       <500

Glenmaye                                                   <500

Jurby VP                                                    4,500

Kimmeragh                                                3,000

Laxey                                                             900

Port St Mary                                               5,900

Ramsey                                                       2,500

Union Mills                                                      900

Kendal                                                        7,900

Coniston                                                          700

Crosthwaite                                                  <500

Grasmere                                                     <500

Hawkshead                                                     800

Kendal Fell                                                 12,000

Millthrop                                                        1,300

Sedbergh                                                     1,400

Windermere                                                 7,600

Border

Major transmitter Relay                           Predicted Coverage (Households)

Selkirk                                                         24,000

Bonchester Bridge                                        <500

Clovenfords                                                    <500

Eyemouth                                                       4,400

Galashiels                                                      5,000

Hawick                                                            7,200

Innerleithen                                                     1,900

Jedburgh                                                        2,200

Lauder                                                                900

Peebles                                                           4,500

Stow                                                                  <500

Yetholm                                                             <500

Central

Major transmitter Relay                             Predicted Coverage (Households)

Brierley Hill                                                    83,000

Bromsgrove                                                  30,000

Fenton                                                          130,000

Lark Stoke                                                     38,000

Malvern                                                           58,000

Nottingham                                                     74,000

Oxford                                                          410,000

Ashcott under Wychwood                                   700

Charlbury                                                           1,000

Guiting Power                                                    <500

Icomb Hill                                                           2,100

Over Norton                                                       1,900

Ridge Hill                                                     270,000

Andoversford                                                        700

Eardiston                                                            <500

Ewyas Harold                                                     <500

Garth Hill HP                                                       <500

Garth Hill VP                                                      1,400

Hazler Hill                                                           2,000

Hereford                                                              <500

Hope Under Dinmore                                        <500

Kington                                                               1,500

Knucklas                                                             <500

Ludlow                                                                3,200

New Radnor                                                        <500

Oakeley Mynd                                                    1,500

Peterchurch                                                           700

Presteigne                                                          1,000

Ross On Wye                                                        800

St Briavels                                                           <500

Upper Soudley                                                    <500

Sutton Coldfield                                       1,870,000

Allesley Park                                                       6,000

Brailes                                                                     700

Bretch Hill                                                            7,600

Bridgnorth                                                            1,600

Cheadle                                                               3,900

Earl Sterndale                                                      <500

Edgbaston                                                           3,000

Gib Heath                                                             <500

Gravelly Hill                                                           <500

Hamstead                                                            2,100

Harborne                                                              2,200

Hartington                                                              <500

Ipstones Edge                                                       <500

Ironbridge                                                              <500

Kenilworth                                                             1,900

Kidderminster                                                    33,000

Kinver                                                                    1,700

Leamington Spa                                                14,000

Leek                                                                    14,000

Long Compton                                                      <500

Oakamoor                                                             <500

Perry Beeches                                                        900

Queslett                                                                1,000

Redditch                                                               3,300

Repton                                                                     800

Rugeley                                                                1,000

Tenbury Wells                                                      2,300

Turves Green                                                       3,300

Whittingslow                                                        1,400

Winchcombe                                                       1,300

Winshill                                                                    800

Woodford Halse                                                  1,400

The Wrekin                                                    280,000

Bucknell                                                                <500

Clun                                                                      1,100

Coalbrookdale                                                     <500

Haden Hill                                                            1,600

Halesowen                                                           2,700

Waltham                                                         770,000

Ambergate                                                          1,800

Ashbourne                                                           3,900

Ashford In The Water                                          1,000

Belper                                                                   6,500

Birchover                                                               <500

Bolehill                                                                  3,500

Darley Dale                                                          3,300

Derby                                                                    3,300

Eastwood                                                             1,900

Leicester                                                              4,100

Little Eaton                                                           1,900

Matlock                                                                 5,400

Parwich                                                                 <500

Stamford                                                              2,800

Stanton Moor                                                       3,900

Channel TV

Major transmitter Relay                                  Predicted Coverage (Households)

Fremont Point                                                    30,000

Alderney                                                               1,000

Gorey                                                                     <500

Les Touillets                                                       15,000

St Brelades Bay                                                    <500

St Helier                                                                2,000

St Peter Port                                                         1,000

Torteval                                                                   <500

Granada  Major transmitter Relay                                  Predicted Coverage (Households)

Lancaster                                                                              52,000

Pendle Forest                                                                       45,000

Saddleworth                                                                          11,000

Storeton                                                                                  45,000

Winter Hill                                                                        2,690,000

Austwick                                                                                    <500

Backbarrow                                                                              <500

Bacup                                                                                       5,500

Barrow Town Hall                                                                  1,200

Bidston                                                                                     3,000

Birch Vale                                                                                 5,000

Blackburn                                                                                 4,600

Bollington                                                                                 1,700

Brinscall                                                                                       800

Broadbottom                                                                             <500

Brook Bottom                                                                           4,300

Burbage                                                                                    2,000

Buxton                                                                                        9,400

Cartmel                                                                                      <500

Chaigley                                                                                    1,700

Chatburn                                                                                    <500

Chinley                                                                                      2,200

Congleton                                                                                 2,600

Dalton                                                                                        4,100

Darwen                                                                                    15,000

Delph                                                                                          1,000

Dog Hill                                                                                      4,900

Elton                                                                                            <500

Far Highfi eld                                                                                700

Glossop                                                                                   13,000

Haslingden                                                                              18,000

Haughton Green                                                                        <500

Ladder Hill                                                                                 6,000

Langley                                                                                        <500

Lees                                                                                            3,100

Littleborough                                                                              4,600

Macclesfi eld                                                                              2,000

Manchester Hulme                                                                   2,500

Melling HP                                                                                   <500

Melling VP                                                                                      800

Middleton                                                                                    2,100

Millom Park                                                                                5,200

Moss Bank                                                                                 1,600

Mottram In Longdendale                                                         2,400

Newchurch                                                                                 1,900

Norden                                                                                        1,100

North Oldham                                                                               900

Oakenhead                                                                                1,500

Over Biddulph                                                                            4,900

Parbold                                                                                        1,200

Penny Bridge                                                                               <500

Portwood                                                                                        600

Prestbury                                                                                        600

Ramsbottom                                                                            11,000

Ribblesdale                                                                                 <500

Romiley                                                                                       5,400

Roose HP                                                                                   2,900

Roose VP                                                                                    1,000

Skelmersdale                                                                             4,500

Stavely In Cartmel                                                                       <500

Stockport                                                                                     1,500

Trawden                                                                                      2,200

Urswick                                                                                        <500

Walton Le Dale                                                                          1,300

Wardle                                                                                         1,100

West Kirby                                                                                  3,400

Whaley Bridge                                                                              700

Whalley                                                                                       1,500

Whitewell                                                                                    <500

Whitworth                                                                                   3,200

Woodnook                                                                                 3,800

London

Major transmitter Relay                                 Predicted Coverage (Households)

Crystal Palace                                                                   4,490,000

Alexandra Palace                                                                      4,600

Assendon                                                                                    <500

Biggin Hill                                                                                   1,400

Biggin Hill Link                                                                           <500

Bishops Stortford                                                                      7,700

Cane Hill                                                                                     4,800

Caterham                                                                                    2,100

Chepping Wycombe                                                                 6,700

Chesham                                                                                   4,700

Chingford                                                                                    2,400

Croydon Old Town                                                                     <500

Dorking HP                                                                                 1,700

Dorking VP                                                                                  2,000

East Grinstead                                                                           1,700

Edmonton                                                                                    1,300

Farningham                                                                                 1,200

Finchley                                                                                        5,900

Forest Row                                                                                  2,200

Gravesend                                                                                   5,000

Great Missenden                                                                        1,000

Greenwich                                                                                    2,200

Hammersmith                                                                             1,900

Hampstead Heath                                                                       <500

Hemel Hempstead Town                                                          6,800

Henley                                                                                            5,200

Hertford                                                                                        23,000

High Wycombe                                                                           14,000

Hughenden                                                                                       700

Kenley                                                                                             2,600

Kensal Town                                                                                 6,600

Lea Bridge                                                                                      <500

Marlow Bottom                                                                              1,700

Micklefi eld                                                                                     1,800

Mickleham                                                                                         700

New Addington                                                                              3,300

New Barnet                                                                                    6,300

Old Coulsdon                                                                                   800

Orpington                                                                                       6,400

Otford                                                                                              1,400

Poplar                                                                                             3,300

Skirmett                                                                                           <500

St Albans                                                                                        4,000

Sutton HP                                                                                          700

Sutton VP                                                                                        1,700

Walthamstow North                                                                        900

Welwyn                                                                                           2,700

West Wycombe                                                                                600

Wonersh                                                                                         5,500

Wooburn                                                                                         3,200

Woolwich                                                                                        9,500

Worlds End                                                                                     <500

Guildford                                                                                       48,000

Hemel Hempstead                                                                     74,000

Reigate                                                                                          70,000

Meridian

Major transmitter Relay                                  Predicted Coverage (Households)

Bluebell Hill                                                                               200,000

Chatham Town                                                                              9,000

Farleigh                                                                                           3,400

Dover                                                                                           190,000

Broadstairs                                                                                     2,000

Chartham                                                                                        4,900

Dover Town                                                                                     3,400

Elham                                                                                                <500

Faversham                                                                                      6,000

Folkestone                                                                                      7,000

Horn Street                                                                                         800

Hythe                                                                                                2,300

Lydden                                                                                              <500

Lyminge                                                                                             800

Margate                                                                                           9,400

Newnham                                                                                       <500

Ramsgate                                                                                      7,500

Rye                                                                                                  1,000

Turnpike Hill                                                                                     700

Hannington                                                                               470,000

Aldbourne                                                                                          700

Alton                                                                                                5,300

Chisbury                                                                                            700

Hemdean HP                                                                                1,200

Hemdean VP                                                                                    600

Hurstbourne Tarrant                                                                     <500

Lambourn                                                                                      1,300

The Bournes                                                                                 1,300

Tidworth                                                                                         2,500

Hastings                                                                                      18,000

Heathfield                                                                                 170,000

Bexhill UHF                                                                                   9,400

East Dean                                                                                      <500

Eastbourne                                                                                   3,600

Eastbourne Old Town                                                                 2,500

Ham Street                                                                                     <500

Hastings Old Town                                                                      2,100

Haywards Heath                                                                           2,900

Hollington Park                                                                             4,800

Lamberhurst                                                                                  <500

Lewes HP                                                                                      1,700

Lewes VP                                                                                       5,200

Mountfield                                                                                        <500

Newhaven                                                                                    11,000

Sedlescombe                                                                                 <500

Wye                                                                                                  1,200

Midhurst                                                                                       94,000

Haslemere                                                                                     3,700

Steyning                                                                                          1,700

Rowridge                                                                                   620,000

Bovington                                                                                         <500

Brading                                                                                               600

Brighstone                                                                                          800

Canford Heath                                                                                4,200

Cheselbourne                                                                                 <500

Corfe Castle                                                                                       800

Donhead                                                                                             600

Findon                                                                                              2,600

Hangleton                                                                                        1,000

Horndean                                                                                            800

Luccombe                                                                                        1,300

Lulworth                                                                                             <500

Luscombe Valley                                                                                800

Millbrook HP                                                                                      <500

Millbrook VP                                                                                      2,800

Patcham                                                                                            4,300

Piddletrenthide                                                                                  <500

Poole                                                                                                27,000

Poulner                                                                                               4,300

Shrewton                                                                                               800

Singleton                                                                                             <500

Sutton Row                                                                                        2,100

Till Valley                                                                                             <500

Ventnor                                                                                               3,300

Westbourne                                                                                       6,600

Winterborne Stickland                                                                   11,000

Winterbourne Steepleton                                                                 <500

Salisbury                                                                                          31,000

Tunbridge Wells                                                                             53,000

St Marks HP                                                                                        <500

St Marks VP                                                                                        1,000

Whitehawk Hill                                                                                96,000

Bevendean                                                                                         1,500

Brighton Central                                                                                9,900

Coldean                                                                                              2,200

Ovingdean HP                                                                                    <500

Ovingdean VP                                                                                       600

Portslade                                                                                            1,500

Saltdean                                                                                              1,500

STV Central

Major transmitter Relay                                                            Predicted Coverage (Households)

Black Hill                                                                                        940,000

Abington                                                                                              <500

Biggar                                                                                                1,800

Bridge Of Allan                                                                                     700

Broughton                                                                                           <500

Callander                                                                                           1,600

Cathcart                                                                                             9,100

Clachan                                                                                               <500

Cumbernauld Village                                                                        1,000

Deanston                                                                                            <500

Dollar                                                                                                      800

Dunoon Forest Road                                                                       2,500

Easdale                                                                                               <500

Fintry                                                                                                     <500

Gigha Island                                                                                        <500

Glasgow West Central                                                                     7,300

Glespin                                                                                                 <500

Haddington                                                                                         4,300

Kelvindale                                                                                            3,100

Killearn                                                                                                 2,600

Kilmacolm                                                                                            1,400

Kirkconnel                                                                                            2,300

Kirkfieldbank                                                                                        <500

Largs                                                                                                     5,000

Leadhills                                                                                                <500

Millport                                                                                                    <500

Netherton Brae                                                                                    5,900

New Cumnock                                                                                     1,300

Ravenscraig HP                                                                                   <500

Ravenscraig VP                                                                                   4,900

Rothesay                                                                                               5,800

Rothesay Town                                                                                    1,700

South Knapdale                                                                                   2,600

Strachur                                                                                                    800

Strathblane                                                                                              900

Strathyre                                                                                                 <500

Strathyre Link                                                                                        <500

Tarbert                                                                                                      600

Tighnabruaich                                                                                       <500

Tillicoultry                                                                                              2,400

Twechar                                                                                                    600

Uplawmoor                                                                                            <500

West Kilbride                                                                                        3,200

Craigkelly                                                                                          430,000

Aberfoyle                                                                                                   700

Cannongate HP                                                                                   1,300

Cannongate VP                                                                                    2,400

Grangemouth                                                                                       4,800

Kinross                                                                                                  3,200

Newbattle                                                                                                 600

Penicuik                                                                                                 9,900

West Linton                                                                                           1,100

Darvel                                                                                                 150,000

Ardentinny                                                                                               <500

Arrochar                                                                                                   <500

Ayr South                                                                                                1,800

Blackwaterfoot                                                                                        <500

Bowmore HP                                                                                          <500

Bowmore VP                                                                                             600

Campbeltown                                                                                        3,300

Carradale                                                                                                <500

Catrine                                                                                                     <500

Claonaig                                                                                                  <500

Dunure                                                                                                     <500

Girvan                                                                                                      4,200

High Keil                                                                                                  <500

Holmhead                                                                                              2,800

Kirkmichael                                                                                            1,100

Kirkoswald HP                                                                                       <500

Kirkoswald VP                                                                                        <500

Lethanhill                                                                                               2,600

Lochgoilhead                                                                                         <500

Lochgoilhead Ad                                                                                   <500

Lochwinnoch                                                                                        5,400

Millburn Muir                                                                                       20,000

Muirkirk                                                                                                     800

Port Ellen                                                                                                 600

Portnahaven                                                                                         <500

Sorn                                                                                                       <500

Troon                                                                                                    4,000

Wanlockhead                                                                                       <500

STV Central

Major transmitter Relay                  Predicted Coverage (Households)

Rosneath VP 41,000

Rosneath HP 1,100

Garelochhead 1,200

Ardnadam 700

Torosay 2,800

Acharacle <500

Arisaig <500

Ballachulish 600

Bellanoch <500

Castlebay <500

Cow Hill 5,000

Dalmally <500

Dychliemore Link <500

Fiunary <500

Glengorm 800

Kilmelford <500

Kinlochleven <500

Kintraw <500

Loch Feochan <500

Mallaig <500

Oban 4,100

Onich <500

Spean Bridge <500

Strontian <500

Taynuilt <500

Tayvallich <500

STV North

Major transmitter Relay                   Predicted Coverage (Households)

Angus 130,000

Auchtermuchty 1,800

Balmullo <500

Balnaguard <500

Blair Atholl <500

Camperdown 4,700

Carie <500

Crieff 5,000

Cupar 4,500

Dunkeld <500

Dunkeld Town 700

Grandtully <500

Kenmore 1,500

Killin HP <500

Killin VP 600

Lindores <500

Lochearnhead <500

Methven <500

Perth 26,000

Pitlochry 1,800

St Fillans <500

Strathallan <500

Tay Bridge 27,000

Tummel Bridge <500

Bressay 5,300

Baltasound <500

Collafi rth Hill 700

Fetlar <500

Fitful Head <500

Scalloway 700

Swinster <500

Voe <500

Weisdale <500

Durris 180,000

Balgownie 9,100

Banff 800

Boddam 600

Braemar <500

Brechin 3,700

Ellon 2,100

Gartley Moor 6,700

Gourdon <500

Lumphanan <500

Peterhead 8,800

Rosehearty 9,900

Tomintoul <500

Tullich 1,100

Eitshal 9,900

Badachro <500

Kinlochbervie HP <500

Kinlochbervie VP <500

Lochinver <500

Ness Of Lewis <500

Poolewe <500

Staffi n <500

Ullapool 800

Keelylang Hill 9,400

Burgar Hill HP <500

Burgar Hill VP <500

Pierowall <500

Knock More 31,000

Aviemore 1,800

Avoch <500

Balblair Wood 700

Craigellachie 800

Grantown 2,900

Kingussie 1,600

Lairg <500

Rosemarkie 63,000

Auchmore Wood 1,700

Cromarty <500

Fodderty 800

Fort Augustus <500

Glen Convinth 700

Glen Urquhart HP <500

Glen Urquhart VP <500

Inverness 2,000

Tomatin <500

Tomich <500

Tomich Link <500

Wester Erchite <500

Rumster Forest 21,000

Ben Tongue <500

Durness <500

Melvich <500

Thurso 2,000

Skriaig 1,400

Ardintoul <500

Attadale <500

Borve <500

Bruernish <500

Clettraval 1,600

Daliburgh <500

Duncraig 800

Inverarish <500

Kilbride South Uist <500

Kylerhea <500

Lochmaddy HP <500

Lochmaddy VP <500

Penifi ler 1,200

Scoval HP <500

Scoval VP <500

Tarbert Harris <500

Uig <500

Tyne Tees

Major transmitter Relay                               Predicted Coverage (Households)

Bilsdale 570,000

Aislaby 700

Bainbridge 800

Castleton <500

Eston Nab 1,600

Grinton Lodge <500

Guisborough 7,900

Limber Hill 600

Peterlee 1,400

Ravenscar 700

Romaldkirk 1,200

Rookhope <500

Rosedale Abbey <500

Skinningrove 1,300

West Burton <500

Whitby 7,700

Chatton 29,000

Berwick 2,200

Rothbury 1,400

Wooler 1,200

Fenham 34,000

Pontop Pike 700,000

Allenheads <500

Alston 1,000

Bellingham 800

Blaydon Burn 600

Byrness <500

Catton Beacon 700

Durham 2,000

Esh <500

Falstone <500

Felling 4,600

Haydon Bridge 1,300

Hedleyhope <500

Humshaugh 600

Ireshopeburn 700

Kielder <500

Morpeth 3,900

Newton 10,000

Seaham 6,700

Shotleyfi eld 3,300

Staithes 600

Sunderland 13,000

Wall 5,500

Weardale 2,800

Whitaside <500

Ulster TV

Major transmitter Relay                      Predicted Coverage (Households)

Brougher Mountain 36,000

Belcoo <500

Derrygonnelly <500

Ederny <500

Lisbellaw <500

Divis 440,000

Armagh 5,100

Banbridge 3,000

Bangor <500

Bellair 1,200

Benagh <500

Black Mountain 6,600

Camlough 6,800

Carnmoney Hill 21,000

Conlig <500

Cushendall <500

Cushendun <500

Draperstown 1,100

Dromore <500

Glenariff 900

Glynn <500

Kilkeel 2,800

Killowen Mountain <500

Larne 9,300

Leitrim 600

Moneymore 700

Newcastle 4,400

Newry North <500

Newry South <500

Newtownards 2,200

Rostrevor 3,000

Whitehead 1,600

Limavady 45,000

Ballintoy <500

Ballycastle 2,600

Buckna <500

Bushmills 1,500

Castlederg 1,200

Claudy <500

Glenelly Valley <500

Gortnageeragh <500

Gortnalee <500

Londonderry 37,000

Muldonagh <500

Plumbridge <500

Strabane 14,000

Wales

Major transmitter Relay                                Predicted Coverage (Households)

Aberdare 18,000

Blaenplwyf 17,000

Aberystwyth 3,900

Afon Dyfi <500

Beddgelert <500

Beddgelert Link <500

Bow Street <500

Corris <500

Cwrtnewydd <500

Dolybont 600

Machynlleth 1,200

Penrhyn Coch 1,000

Trefi lan 600

Ynys Pennal <500

Carmel 72,000

Abercraf 1,700

Brechfa <500

Bronwydd Arms <500

Builth Wells 1,400

Cilycwm <500

Cwmtwrch 2,100

Cwmgors 700

Erwood <500

Greenhill 3,400

Llandrindod Wells 5,900

Llanelli 11,000

Llansawel <500

Llanwrtyd Wells <500

Penderyn 1,900

Rhayader 1,300

Talley <500

Tenby 1,900

Ystalyfera 5,000

Kilvey Hill 120,000

Alltwen 2,000

Briton Ferry 3,100

Burry Port 700

Cilfrew 1,900

Craig Cefn Parc <500

Efail Fach <500

Mynydd Emroch 1,300

Neath Abbey HP <500

Neath Abbey VP 1,100

Pontardawe 2,700

Llanddona 44,000

Amlwch 1,900

Arfon 17,000

Bethesda 800

Bethesda North 2,100

Betws y Coed 3,000

Caergybi 2,300

Caernarfon 900

Cemaes 800

Coed Derw <500

Conway 9,500

Deiniolen 1,800

Dolwyddelan <500

Ffestiniog 2,700

Gronant <500

Llandecwyn 3,600

Llanengan <500

Maentwrog <500

Mochdre 1,100

Morfa Nefyn 900

Prestatyn <500

Trefor B <500

Waunfawr <500

Long Mountain 9,500

Broneirion <500

Carno <500

Castle Caereinion <500

Kerry 600

Llanbrynmair <500

Llandinam 7,400

Llanfyllin 900

Llangadfan <500

Llangurig UHF <500

Llangynog <500

Llanidloes 1,600

Llanrhaeadr ym Mochnant 800

Moel y Sant 1,000

Tregynon <500

Moel y Parc 95,000

Bala <500

Betws yn Rhos <500

Cefn Mawr <500

Cerrigydrudion <500

Corwen 1,100

Cyffylliog <500

Glyn Ceiriog <500

Glyndyfrdwy <500

Llanarmon yn Ial <500

Llandderfel 1,300

Llanddulas <500

Llangernyw <500

Llangollen 1,500

Llanuwchllyn <500

Pen y Banc <500

Penmaen Rhos 6,300

Pontfadog <500

Pwll Glas <500

Storeton Wales 41,000

Wrexham Rhos 29,000

Pontypool 19,000

Preseli 57,000

Abergwynfi 700

Broad Haven 600

Bronnant <500

Croeserw HP 1,100

Croeserw VP 1,100

Cynwyl Elfed <500

Dolgellau 1,800

Duffryn <500

Ferryside <500

Fishguard 2,800

Glyncorrwg <500

Haverfordwest <500

Llandyfriog 1,700

Llandysul 600

Llangranog <500

Llangybi <500

Llwyn Onn <500

Mynydd Pencarreg 2,600

Newport Bay 800

Pembroke Dock 3,000

Pencader 600

Rheola 2,900

St Davids 800

St Dogmaels 1,400

Trefi n <500

Tregaron 600

Ystumtuen <500

Wenvoe 360,000

Aberbeeg 700

Abercynon 2,300

Abergavenny 3,100

Abertillery 3,100

Abertridwr 2,800

Bargoed 6,600

Bedlinog 700

Blackmill 600

Blaenau Gwent 1,700

Blaenavon 4,100

Blaenllechau 3,100

Blaina 3,300

Brecon 4,500

Chepstow 1,200

Clydach 800

Clyro 2,200

Crickhowell 1,100

Crucorney <500

Crumlin 2,200

Cwm Ffrwd Oer 1,000

Cwmafon 2,500

Cwmaman 900

Cwmfelinfach 1,600

Deri 800

Dowlais 4,600

Ebbw Vale 17,000

Ebbw Vale South 1,800

Ferndale 800

Fernhill 3,400

Gellifendigaid 3,100

Gilfach 1,400

Llanfach <500

Llanfoist 7,900

Llangeinor 7,400

Llanharan 1,500

Llanhilleth 1,200

Llyswen 1,400

Machen Upper <500

Maesteg 5,100

Merthyr Tydfi l 7,600

Monmouth 5,700

Mynydd Bach 9,000

Mynydd Machen 31,000

Nant y Moel 900

Nantyglo <500

Ogmore Vale 1,700

Pennar 3,800

Pennorth 800

Penrhiwceiber <500

Pontypridd 11,000

Porth 4,000

Rhondda Fach 1,900

Rhondda HP 2,200

Rhondda VP 11,000

Rhymney 6,100

Risca 1,800

Sennybridge <500

South Maesteg 2,700

South Tredegar 1,400

Taffs Well 3,900

Ton Pentre 2,100

Tonypandy 2,400

Tonyrefail 1,900

Trebanog 3,600

Trecastle <500

Trefechan 4,700

Treharris 4,700

Tynewydd 1,600

Upper Killay 1,900

Usk 1,300

Van Terrace <500

Wattsville 3,300

Ynysowen 3,000

West

Major transmitter Relay                         Predicted Coverage (Households)

Bristol Ilchester

Crescent 25,000

Bristol Kings

Weston

18,000

Portbury 800

West

Major transmitter Relay                       Predicted Coverage (Households)

Mendip 720,000

Avening <500

Backwell 4,600

Bath 24,000

Blakeney <500

Box 700

Bristol Barton House 19,000

Bristol Montpelier 3,800

Bristol Warmley <500

Bruton 1,000

Burrington <500

Calne 6,400

Carhampton 700

Cerne Abbas 700

Chalford 1,000

Chalford Vale <500

Chilfrome 800

Chiseldon 800

Chitterne <500

Cirencester 4,500

Clearwell <500

Coleford 1,100

Corsham HP 800

Corsham VP 1,300

Countisbury 700

Crewkerne 1,900

Crockerton 1,100

Dursley 700

Easter Compton <500

Exford <500

Frome 4,500

Hutton 6,100

Kewstoke <500

Kilve <500

Lydbrook 900

Marlborough 4,300

Monksilver 600

Nailsworth 2,000

Ogbourne St George <500

Parkend <500

Pillowell HP 600

Pillowell VP <500

Porlock 800

Portishead 2,100

Redbrook <500

Redcliff Bay 900

Roadwater <500

Seagry Court 18,000

Siston 4,000

Slad 1,700

Stroud 14,000

Tintern <500

Ubley 1,300

Upavon 1,800

Washford 1,600

West Lavington 1,300

Westwood 2,300

Woodcombe 1,000

Wootton Courtenay <500

Westcountry

Major transmitter Relay                   Predicted Coverage (Households)

Beacon Hill 84,000

Ashburton 1,400

Bovey Tracey 2,000

Brixham 4,400

Buckfastleigh 1,800

Chudleigh 1,700

Clennon Valley 3,700

Coombe 1,700

Dartmouth 3,000

Edginswell 600

Halwell <500

Harbertonford <500

Hele 1,400

Kingskerswell 1,700

Liverton <500

Newton Abbot HP 1,400

Newton Abbot VP 4,900

Occombe Valley <500

Sidmouth 6,900

South Brent HP <500

South Brent VP 1,200

Teignmouth 4,000

Torquay Town 1,800

Totnes 3,000

Caradon Hill 180,000

Aveton Gifford <500

Compton 1,000

Croyde 600

Downderry <500

Fowey 1,600

Gunnislake 800

Ivybridge 6,200

Kingsbridge 4,100

Looe 2,100

Lostwithiel 1,300

Marystow <500

Mevagissey 800

Modbury 700

Newton Ferrers 800

North Hessary Tor <500

Okehampton 2,600

Penaligon Down 3,900

Plymouth North Rd HP <500

Plymouth North Rd VP 2,100

Plymouth Weston Mill 1,500

Polperro 600

Port Isaac <500

Salcombe 1,400

Slapton 1,300

Southway 4,600

St Neot <500

Tavistock 2,300

Widecombe In The Moor <500

Huntshaw Cross 37,000

Barnstaple 16,000

Berrynarbor <500

Braunton 600

Chambercombe 1,100

Combe Martin 1,200

Great Torrington <500

Hartland <500

Ilfracombe 3,600

Muddiford <500

North Bovey 800

Swimbridge 600

Tedburn St Mary 600

Westward Ho 3,600

Woolacombe 600

Plympton 35,000

Redruth 97,000

Alverton <500

Boscastle <500

Bossiney <500

Gulval 1,000

Helston 2,700

Isles Of Scilly 800

Penryn 4,700

Perranporth 1,000

Porthleven 1,700

Porthtowan <500

Portreath <500

Praa Sands 600

St Anthony 600

St Austell 2,400

St Just 2,700

Truro 5,200

Stockland Hill 120,000

Bampton 900

Beaminster 1,800

Beer <500

Bincombe Hill 3,200

Branscombe <500

Bridport 5,700

Brushford 1,000

Budleigh Salterton 2,000

Chagford 800

Charmouth 800

Chideock HP <500

Chideock VP <500

Crediton 3,000

Culm Valley 2,600

Dawlish 1,000

Dunsford <500

Exeter St Thomas 19,000

Honiton 4,000

Pennsylvania 6,700

Preston 1,400

Rampisham Uhf <500

Stokeinteignhead 700

Tiverton 6,900

Weymouth 20,000

Yorkshire

Major transmitter Relay                          Predicted Coverage (Households)

Belmont 710,000

Grimsby 2,400

Lincoln Central 3,000

Weaverthorpe <500

Chesterfi eld 25,000

Brockwell 5,100

Dronfi eld 1,400

Hasland 2,600

Emley Moor 1,550,000

Addingham 6,100

Armitage Bridge 1,000

Batley 1,300

Beecroft Hill 21,000

Blackburn In Rotherham <500

Bradford West 5,300

Calver Peak 2,500

Cleckheaton <500

Conisbrough 800

Cop Hill 4,400

Copley <500

Cornholme 800

Cowling 1,300

Cragg Vale 1,400

Cullingworth 5,200

Edale <500

Elland 2,400

Grassington 1,400

Hagg Wood 1,200

Halifax 12,000

Headingley 2,400

Hebden Bridge 3,200

Heyshaw 2,700

Holmfi eld 600

Holmfi rth 800

Hope 1,400

Keighley Town 5,300

Kettlewell <500

Longwood Edge 1,200

Luddenden 1,600

Lydgate 1,400

Millhouse Green <500

Oughtibridge 1,500

Oxenhope 2,200

Primrose Hill 2,500

Ripponden 2,200

Shatton Edge 1,800

Skipton 11,000

Skipton Town 8,400

Stocksbridge 3,600

Sutton In Craven 4,000

Tideswell Moor 1,500

Todmorden 3,000

Walsden 900

Walsden South 1,200

Wharfedale 14,000

Wheatley 1,300

Wincobank 1,300

Idle 21,000

Keighley 34,000

Olivers Mount 30,000

Hunmanby 1,900

Sheffield 120,000

Totley Rise 3,700