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The symbol shows the location of the Glossop (Derbyshire, England) transmitter which serves 13,000 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 Glossop (Derbyshire, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Glossop 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.

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C28 (530.0MHz)310mDTG-50W
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1 BBC One (SD) North West, 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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C25 (506.0MHz)310mDTG-50W
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3 ITV 1 (SD) (Granada), 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 (Granada),

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C22 (482.0MHz)310mDTG-50W
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46 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD North West, 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

H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 44 Freeview channels?

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The Glossop (Derbyshire, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4seven, 5Action, 5STAR, 5USA, Al Jazeera Eng, Al Jazeera English, Blaze, Blaze +1, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, E4 Extra, YAAAS!, Film4 +1, Food Network, GREAT! action, GREAT! movies, GREAT! romance mix, GREAT! romance, HGTV, HobbyMaker, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Legend, PBS America, Quest +1, Quest Red, Really, Sky Mix, Sky News, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, That's 90s, That's TV 2, Together TV, TRUE CRIME, TRUE CRIME XTRA, W, Yesterday +1.

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 Glossop transmitter?

regional news image
BBC North West Tonight 3.1m homes 11.8%
from Salford M50 2QH, 23km west (276°)
to BBC North West region - 92 masts.
regional news image
ITV Granada Reports 3.1m homes 11.6%
from Salford M50 2EQ, 23km west (276°)
to ITV Granada region - 80 masts.

How will the Glossop (Derbyshire, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20092009-1331 Mar 2018-

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 4 Nov 09 and 2 Dec 09.

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

Analogue 1-4 250W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 50W

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. Glossop 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.

Sunday, 16 January 2011
12:45 PM

I see that when ITV1+1 started a couple of weeks ago, it was added to the line-up of channels transmitted through Castle Hill (Glossop), but at the expense of ITV2+1. I'd rather ITV gave us ITV3 or ITV4 instead of a channel we already get with a 1 hour delay. It would also be preferable to get something other than C4+1, like Film 4!

Is there any physical reason to prevent the broadcasters giving us these channels? Does it take up less bandwidth to transmit a +1 channel than it does a whole other channel? If not, is there someone we can lobby for a change? I'm sure many people in Glossop would appreciate an extra channel or two.

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Jonathan's 1 post GB flag
Monday, 17 January 2011

7:25 AM

Jonathan: Sorry, but ITV1+1 has to go on the PSB2 multiplex. ITV1+1 11 January 2011 (at last) | - independent free digital TV advice .

The commercial multiplex operators regard this transmitter as unprofitable and declined the offer of frequencies to broadcast from it.

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Briantist's 38,915 posts GB flag
Thursday, 20 January 2011
1:02 PM

Will the Glossop transmitter ever improve the Freeview or DAB radio service anytime soon?

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John's 1 post GB flag

5:14 PM

John: There will be no additional Freeview services. Glossop is not a DAB transmitter.

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Briantist's 38,915 posts GB flag
Tuesday, 15 March 2011
Transmitter engineering

3:37 PM

GLOSSOP transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 11:19 today to 11:22 today HD Digital TV Off Air from 13:54 today to 13:57 today [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 150,431 posts xx flag
Wednesday, 16 March 2011
Transmitter engineering

4:32 AM

GLOSSOP transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 11:19 yesterday to 11:22 yesterday HD Digital TV Off Air from 13:54 yesterday to 13:57 yesterday [BBC]

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Saturday, 11 June 2011
Philip Anderson
7:19 PM

We live at 9 The Rushes, Hadfield Glossop SK132EU,and we have a roof aerial pointing to castle hill transmitter, would a HD Box be any good or must we wait for a transmitter upgrade.

Thanking you in this matter.
Phil Anderson

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Philip Anderson's 3 posts GB flag
Monday, 13 June 2011
Transmitter engineering

10:34 AM

GLOSSOP transmitter - Over the next week Glossop relay: TV (analogue) working normally, TV (digital) Service Shutdowns, Radio (analogue) working normally, Radio (digital) working normally. [DUK]

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Transmitter engineering's 150,431 posts xx flag

5:34 PM

Philip Anderson: The Glossop transmitter has been providing Freeview HD since Wednesday 2nd December 2009.

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Briantist's 38,915 posts GB flag
Monday, 27 June 2011
9:51 PM

Hi I wonder if anyone can help? I have replaced my old analogue aerial with a wide band aerial(on the roof)because I could not receive the BBC radio channels. I still can't receive the BBC radio channels. The TV channels are fine, are the radio channels at a lower power? Do I need a high gain aerial? Or would I be better to point towards Winter Hill (new aerial required)

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