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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.

MuxH/VFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 V max
C26 (514.0MHz)386mDTG-32,000W
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1 BBC One (SD) North West, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC SD, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 16 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C23 (490.0MHz)386mDTG-32,000W
Channel icons
3 ITV (SD) (Granada), 4 Channel 4 (SD) North ads, 5 Channel 5 (SD), 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 North ads, 18 More4, 24 ITV4, 33 ITV +1 (Granada),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C29 (538.0MHz)386mDTG-62,000W
Channel icons
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, 204 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 62 Freeview channels?

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The Haslingden (Lancashire, 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, Film4 +1, Food Network, Forces TV, Freesports, Home, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Together TV +1, More4 +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 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?

1984-971997-981998-20092009-132013-182013-1731 Mar 2018-
A K TA K TA K TA K TA K TA K TA K T
C23ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesD3+4D3+4D3+4D3+4
C26BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCABBCABBCABBCA
C29C4wavesC4wavesC4wavesBBCBBBCBBBCBBBCB
C33BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves

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Table shows multiplexes names see this article;
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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

Comments
Tuesday, 12 July 2016
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Harry
sentiment_satisfiedBronze

12:38 AM
Oldham

Anyone know why this transmitter has such a high power radiation pattern down towards the South?

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Richard Cooper
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9:28 AM
Norwich

Harry: Hi, Harry. I would suggest that the reason is that the main Winter Hill transmitter on Rivington Moor cannot get out very far to its East due to the terrain and so Haslingden is used to serve viewers as far South of it as Bury perhaps? Just an idea, Richard, Norwich.

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Harry
sentiment_satisfiedBronze

5:37 PM
Oldham

Richard Cooper: It's all a bit of a mystery. The narrow beam that is aimed towards the South is pretty much all served by Winter Hill anyway ... so it seems odd that it is needed? I just have never been able to get my head around why it is so powerful toward the South!

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Richard Cooper
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6:28 PM
Norwich

Harry: Does seem to be rather a mystery, Harry. I don't have any other theories, I'm afraid! Richard.

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Monday, 29 August 2016
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:09 PM

HASLINGDEN transmitter - Possible service interruptions [DUK]

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Thursday, 1 September 2016
Transmitter engineering
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8:31 PM

HASLINGDEN transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Reduced Quality from 15:16 today. [BBC] Possible service interruptions [DUK]

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11:31 PM

HASLINGDEN transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Reduced Quality from 15:16 today to 19:37 today. [BBC] Possible service interruptions [DUK]

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Friday, 2 September 2016
Transmitter engineering
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5:31 AM

HASLINGDEN transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Reduced Quality from 15:16 yesterday to 19:37 yesterday. [BBC] Possible service interruptions [DUK]

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Saturday, 3 September 2016
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5:31 AM

HASLINGDEN transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Reduced Quality from 15:16 on 01 Sep to 19:37 on 01 Sep. [BBC] Possible service interruptions [DUK]

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Sunday, 4 September 2016
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8:31 PM

HASLINGDEN transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Reduced Quality from 15:16 on 01 Sep to 19:37 on 01 Sep. [BBC]

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