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The symbol shows the location of the Haslingden (Lancashire, England) transmitter which serves 18,000 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 Haslingden (Lancashire, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Haslingden 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
C26 (514.0MHz)386mDTG-2,000W
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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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C23 (490.0MHz)386mDTG-2,000W
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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),

 V max
C29 (538.0MHz)386mDTG-2,000W
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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 effected channels

The Haslingden (Lancashire, 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 Haslingden transmitter?

regional news image
BBC North West Tonight 3.1m homes 11.8%
from Salford M50 2QH, 26km south (178°)
to BBC North West region - 92 masts.
regional news image
ITV Granada Reports 3.1m homes 11.6%
from Salford M50 2EQ, 26km south (178°)
to ITV Granada region - 80 masts.

How will the Haslingden (Lancashire, 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 10kW
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 2kW

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. Haslingden 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.

Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?

Radiation patterns withheld

Thursday, 31 March 2011
Transmitter engineering

4:50 PM

HASLINGDEN transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 12:50 today [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering

5:29 PM

HASLINGDEN transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 12:50 today to 12:52 today [BBC]

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Friday, 1 April 2011
Transmitter engineering

4:33 AM

HASLINGDEN transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 12:50 yesterday to 12:52 yesterday [BBC]

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Saturday, 7 May 2011
5:48 PM

I see the response re not receiving all freeview channels from the Haslingden transmitter due to it being a public service transmitter. Please could someone explain this...I thought a transmitter was a transmitter??

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Sandy's 2 posts GB flag
Sunday, 8 May 2011
6:24 PM

Thanks for the response.

So can I change to the winterhill transmitter somehow from the Haslingden one.
Two miles down the road in Rawtenstall the signal is received from Winterhill?

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Sandy's 2 posts GB flag
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9:43 PM

Your aerial installer will have probably pointed your aerial to Haslingden because that is the only transmitter available offering suitable reception. Have a look at digital uk postcode checker and see what that tells you.
If you really do want to receive from Winetrhill. Even though Winter Hill is receivable two miles down the road, there is always going to be a 'cut off' point where the signal from one transmitter (Winter Hill) is to weak, and signal from the other transmitter becomes the strongest one (from Haslingden)

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Harry's 16 posts GB flag
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Mike Dimmick

11:02 PM

Sandy: Digital UK's Postcode Checker gives a 99% chance of getting reliable reception from Winter Hill.

Terrain does block line-of-sight, but it's less than 10 miles away from an extremely strong transmitter. I would recommend getting a professional installer to look at it - they should have the right equipment to figure out the right size aerial and calibrate it properly.

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Mike Dimmick's 2,486 posts GB flag
Monday, 13 June 2011
Transmitter engineering

10:34 AM

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

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Wednesday, 20 June 2012
Transmitter engineering

4:28 AM

HASLINGDEN transmitter - Freeview HD Digital TV Off Air from 01:03 today to 01:47 today [BBC]

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