Freeview Light on the Darwen (Blackburn with Darwen, England) transmitter
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The symbol shows the location of the Darwen (Blackburn with Darwen, England) transmitter which serves 15,000 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 Darwen (Blackburn with Darwen, England) transmitter.
Which Freeview channels does the Darwen 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.
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 60 Freeview channels?
The Darwen (Blackburn with Darwen, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 4seven HD, 5SELECT, 5Spike, 5STAR, 5STAR +1, 5USA, 5USA +1, AlJazeera English (SD), Aljazeera English HD, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBeebies HD, CBS Drama, CBS Justice, CBS Reality, CBS Reality +1, Challenge, Channel 4+1 HD, Channel 5 +1, CITV, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama, E4 +1, Food Network, Forces TV, Freesports, Home, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Together TV +1, Movies4Men, NOW 80s, Now 90s, Paramount Network, PBS America, pick, Pick +1, Quest +1, Quest Red, Quest Red +1, Really, RT HD, Sewing Quarter, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel HD, Sony Movie Channel, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, Together TV, Yesterday, YourTV.
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 Darwen transmitter?
BBC North West Tonight 3.1m homes 11.8%
from Salford M50 2QH, 27km south-southeast (159°)
to BBC North West region - 92 masts.
How will the Darwen (Blackburn with Darwen, England) transmission frequencies change over time?
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tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) by 30 June 2020 - 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 4 Nov 09 and 2 Dec 09.
How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?
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Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Winter Hill transmitter area
Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?Radiation patterns withheld
DARWEN transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 11:00 on 09 Jun to 12:31 on 09 Jun, HD Digital TV Off Air from 11:00 on 09 Jun to 12:31 on 09 Jun. FM: Radio 1 FM Off Air from 11:00 on 09 Jun to 12:31 on 09 Jun, Radio 2 FM Off Air from 11:00 on 09 Jun to 12:31 on 09 [BBC]
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Angela Henry: Hi, Angela. If you would normally get quite a lot of different channels, and the little rods on your aerial are flat (not up and down) you would be using the Winter Hill main transmitter near Bolton. It says on this website that viewers may experience, "possible weak signal", which would suggest that there could be some sort of engineering works going on there today. If on the other hand, you don't usually get lots of channels and you have an aerial with its rods going up and down, pointing to Darwen or Haslingden, then you use one of these two transmitters, but there's no work going on at either today. The duration of the work at Winter Hill, Bolton is not known, so if you use that transmitter, you'll just have to be patient! If you use Darwen or Haslingden, check your own setup to make sure no loose connections have developed unbeknown to you - could be pet or child accidental damage, Hope this helps, Richard.
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