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Photos by Robert Whittaker Page last updated: 2014-05-13

Bromsgrove is a high power TV relay serving Bromsgrove itself, Droitwich, Ombersley and parts of south west Birmingham.

Perched on a hill by the M5/M42 junction, the site is in a picturesque rural location commanding impressive views of the surrounding south midlands.

There are two RX trough antennas pointing at Sutton Coldfield for TV RBL. The station carries DTT services and is also a DAB site for the BBC, Digital One and MXR Midlands.

A brand new DAB array has recently been installed underneath the UHF aerial cylinder, and appears to be similar to the orange coloured antennas now present at Madingley.

Originally a BBC landlord site, BBC 2 entered service on 13th March 1967. BBC 1 & ITV were added on 4th February 1972, with Channel 4 in December 1983. DTT was added in 1998. DSO was on 6th and 20th April 2011.

DAB service dates: Digital One, 18th January 2001; West Midlands, 16th August 2001 (Closed 27th August 2013); BBC, 21st August 2003; Hereford & Worcester, 6th December 2013.

Droitwich is clearly visible from the Bromsgrove site

Looking south towards the Malvern hills in the distance

Looking east towards the town of Bromsgrove

Bromsgrove index

Cambridge (Madingley) | Droitwich

BBC RD Report: Summary of installation

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