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Freeview Light on the Brook Bottom (Tameside, England) transmitter

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sa_gmapsGoogle mapsa_bingBing mapsa_gearthGoogle Earthsa_gps53.523,-2.048 or 53°31'22"N 2°2'54"Wsa_postcodeOL5 0NX

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The symbol shows the location of the Brook Bottom (Tameside, England) transmitter which serves 4,300 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 Brook Bottom (Tameside, England) transmitter.

Choose from three options: ■ List by multiplex ■ List by channel number ■ List by channel name

Which Freeview channels does the Brook Bottom 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.

MuxH/VFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 V max
C53 (730.0MHz)277mDTG-32W
Channel icons
1 BBC One North West, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 120 CBBC, 121 CBeebies, 130 BBC News, 131 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC Red Button 1, plus 17 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C60 (786.0MHz)277mDTG-32W
Channel icons
3 ITV (Granada), 4 Channel 4 North ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 13 Channel 4 +1 North ads, 14 More4, 15 Film4, 24 ITV4, 28 E4, 33 ITV +1 (Granada),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C57 (762.0MHz)277mDTG-62W
Channel icons
45 Film4 +1, 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV HD (ITV Granada), 104 Channel 4 HD North ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 123 CBBC HD,



DTG-3 64QAM 8K 2/3 24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-6 256QAM 32KE 2/3 40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 0 Freeview channels?


The Brook Bottom (Tameside, 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 Brook Bottom transmitter?

regional news image
BBC North West Tonight 3.1m homes 11.8%
from Salford M50 2QH, 17km west-southwest
to BBC North West region - 92 masts.
regional news image
ITV Granada Reports 3.1m homes 11.6%
from Salford M50 2EQ, 17km west-southwest
to ITV Granada region - 80 masts.

How will the Brook Bottom (Tameside, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

years1984-971997-981998-20092009-132013-182013-18
aerial groupC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D E
700C53BBCABBCABBCA
C57BBCBBBCBBBCB
C58BBC1BBC1BBC1
C60D3+4D3+4D3+4
800C61ITVITVITV
C64BBC2BBC2BBC2
C68C4C4C4

orange background for multiplexes names more
green background for transmission frequencies
lilac background for power levels in watts
800MHz band: 4G mobile started in 2013
700MHz band: 4G from 30 June 2020more
600MHz band: new or moved digital TV services more
Notes: + and - denote 166kHz offset; aerial group are shown as A B C/D E K W
Italics for analogue, digital switchover was Wednesdays 4th November and 2nd December 2009.

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

Analogue 1-4 6W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-4.8dB) 2W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Winter Hill transmitter area

May 1956-Jul 1968Granada Television†
May 1956-Jul 1968Associated British Corporation◊
Jul 1968-Feb 2004Granada Television
Feb 2004-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. Brook Bottom 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.

Comments
Wednesday, 17 October 2012
Dave Lindsay
8:48 PM

jay: Having looked at satellite and street photos, I can see that there are a lot of trees on Quick Edge which means that not only would you be receiving over the brow, but that that brow has vegetation which is likely to affect reception...

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Thursday, 18 October 2012
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jay
12:05 PM Ashton-under-lyne

thanks dave for the replies they have been very helpful, guess i'll just lump it with the brookbottom relay, cheers again

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Monday, 2 December 2013
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khalida
1:05 AM

Hi i need help as how can i reset my HD tv to chanel 53 which has disappeared from my screen. all the 50's chanels have bad receptions . thanks.

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khalida's 1 post EU
Monday, 9 May 2016
Transmitter engineering
10:09 AM

BROOK BOTTOM transmitter - Possible service interruptions [DUK]

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