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The symbol shows the location of the Beecroft Hill (Leeds, England) transmitter which serves 21,000 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 Beecroft Hill (Leeds, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Beecroft Hill 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.

 V max
C37 (602.0MHz)197mDTG-200W
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1 BBC One (SD) Yorkshire, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 23 BBC Three, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, plus 17 others

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C42 (642.0MHz)197mDTG-200W
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3 ITV 1 (SD) (Yorkshire (Emley Moor micro region)), 4 Channel 4 (SD) North ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 North ads, 18 More4, 26 ITV4, 28 ITVBe, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV1 +1 (Yorkshire Emley Moor),

 V max
C45 (666.0MHz)197mDTG-200W
Channel icons
46 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD Yorkshire, 102 BBC Two HD England, 103 ITV 1 HD (ITV Granada), 104 Channel 4 HD North ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 106 BBC Four HD, 107 BBC Three HD, 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 1 others

 V -10dB
C39 (618.0MHz)197mDTG-1220W
Channel icons
from 22nd September 2014: 7 Made in Leeds,

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

The Beecroft Hill (Leeds, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: .

If you want to watch these channels, your aerial must point to one of the 80 Full service Freeview transmitters. For more information see the will there ever be more services on the Freeview Light transmitters? page.

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

regional news image
BBC Look North (Leeds) 1.9m homes 7.4%
from Leeds LS9 8AH, 7km east (101°)
to BBC Yorkshire region - 56 masts.
regional news image
ITV Calendar 1.9m homes 7.4%
from Leeds LS3 1JS, 5km east (100°)
to ITV Yorkshire (Emley Moor) region - 59 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 80% evening news is shared with Belmont region

How will the Beecroft Hill (Leeds, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20112011-1312 Feb 2020

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 7 Sep 11 and 21 Sep 11.

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

Analogue 1-4 1000W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 200W
LLS(-17dB) 20W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Emley Moor transmitter area

May 1956-Jul 1968Granada Television†
May 1956-Jul 1968Associated British Corporation◊
Jul 1968-Oct 2002Yorkshire Television
Oct 2002-Dec 2014ITV
Feb 1983-Dec 1992TV-am•
Jan 1993-Sep 2010GMTV•
Sep 2010-Dec 2014ITV Daybreak•
• Breakfast ◊ Weekends ♦ Friday night and weekends † Weekdays only. Beecroft Hill 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, 24 August 2011
7:47 AM

Hi my aerial is on the roof pointing at beecroft hill will I get full freeview content including dave and dave ja vu after digital switchover, or would I be better getting freesat

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Kevin's 1 post GB flag
Kevin's: mapK's Freeview map terrainK's terrain plot wavesK's frequency data K's Freeview Detailed Coverage

9:20 AM

Kevin: Beecroft Hill will only transmit the public service channels. If you want all of the Freeview channels, you will need, at switchover, to point an aerial to Emley Moor.

Dave is not carried on Freesat, see Compare Freeview Light and Freesat TV | - independent free digital TV advice .

Dave Ja Vue was replaced by Really on Freeview.

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Briantist's 38,915 posts GB flag
Friday, 2 September 2011
1:38 AM

my postcode is LS13 4DT I can recieve digital signals from Emley Moor but picture breaks up quite a lot and some channels cannot be recieved. I have a line of sight though to Beecroft Hill Transmitter and my Roof Aerial is currently pointing to that would it be best to wait and see what happens with switchover and hopefully get a better signal or get a Bigger Aerial and point it towards Emley Moor as i have read that Beecroft hill wont have as many Channels after Switchover as Emley Moor Does.

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Chris's 2 posts US flag
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Tuesday, 6 September 2011

8:57 AM

Chris: Yes, you can either go with Beecroft Hill, but only get half of the services, or go the whole hog and point an aerial toward Emley Moor to get everything.

I would certainly get your aerial and cables checked as you are in an excellent reception area even before switchover.

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Briantist's 38,915 posts GB flag
Wednesday, 7 September 2011
Transmitter engineering

8:42 PM

BEECROFT HILL transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 06:03 today to 07:44 today [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 151,349 posts xx flag
Thursday, 8 September 2011
Transmitter engineering

4:34 AM

BEECROFT HILL transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 06:03 yesterday to 07:44 yesterday [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 151,349 posts xx flag
Friday, 9 September 2011
Transmitter engineering

4:36 AM

BEECROFT HILL transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 06:03 on 07 Sep to 07:44 on 07 Sep [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 151,349 posts xx flag
Thursday, 6 October 2011
Mr John Clark
4:23 PM

Now that Beecroft Hill has converted to digital, is there a chance that there will be more channells from this transmtter in the future eg 5* etc.

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Mr John Clark's 1 post GB flag
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6:03 PM

Mr John Clark: Very little chance of the COM multiplexes being added. The owners of the muxes do not consider that it would be cost effective to extend coverage to relay sites. In the case of Beecroft Hill, even though it covers 21,000 homes, many of these are also served by Emley Moor and/or Belmont if extra channels are required, plus many of the viewers have satellite or cable tv.

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KMJ,Derby's 1,811 posts GB flag
Thursday, 13 October 2011
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