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The symbol shows the location of the Innerleithen (The Scottish Borders, Scotland) transmitter which serves 1,900 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 Innerleithen (The Scottish Borders, Scotland) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Innerleithen 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
C39 (618.0MHz)266mDTG-16W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) Scotland, 2 BBC Two Scotland, 7 BBC Alba, 23 BBC Three, 24 BBC Four (Scotland SD), 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 12 others

 V max
C42 (642.0MHz)266mDTG-16W
Channel icons
3 STV (SD) (Border (Scotland)), 4 Channel 4 (SD) Scotland ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 Scotland ads, 18 More4, 26 ITV4, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV1 +1 (Yorkshire Emley Moor), 35 STV+1 (Yorkshire Emley Moor),

 V max
C45 (666.0MHz)266mDTG-16W
Channel icons
56 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD Scotland, 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV 1 HD (ITV Granada), 103 STV HD (ITV Granada), 104 Channel 4 HD Scotland ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 106 BBC Four HD, 108 BBC Scotland HD, 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 1 others

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Are you trying to watch these 43 Freeview channels?

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The Innerleithen (The Scottish Borders, Scotland) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4seven, 5Action, 5STAR, 5USA, Al Jazeera Eng, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBS Reality, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, YAAAS!, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, E4 Extra, Film4 +1, Food Network, GB News, GREAT! movies, GREAT! movies action, HGTV, HobbyMaker, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Legend, PBS America, pick, Pop Player, Quest +1, Quest Red, Really, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, That's TV (UK), Together TV, 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 Innerleithen transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Reporting Scotland 2.4m homes 9.2%
from Glasgow G51 1DA, 81km west-northwest (291°)
to BBC Scotland region - 230 masts.
regional news image
ITV Lookaround 0.1m homes 0.4%
from Carlisle CA1 3NT, 83km south (173°)
to ITV Border Scotland region - 27 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 50% evening news is shared with Tyne Tees

How will the Innerleithen (The Scottish Borders, Scotland) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20082008-132013-182013-1714 Aug 2019
C49tv_off BBCABBCA

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 6 Nov 08 and 20 Nov 08.

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

Analogue 1-4 100W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-8dB) 16W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Selkirk transmitter area

Sep 1961-Feb 2004Border 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. Innerleithen 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.

Tuesday, 14 September 2021
Transmitter engineering

11:22 AM

INNERLEITHEN transmitter - DAB: Off the air due to a fault from 14 Sep 08:21 until 14 Sep 08:28. . [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 139,672 posts GB
Thursday, 29 December 2022
Transmitter engineering

11:20 AM

INNERLEITHEN transmitter - DAB: Off the air due to a fault from 29 Dec 08:55 until 29 Dec 09:00. . [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 139,672 posts GB
Monday, 16 January 2023
Grahame Jones
1:37 AM

Here in Innerleithen all the stations being broadcast on Mux PSB2, CHL 42 , 642MHz are not able to be received even though my signal strength and quality are both 100%
How do I report this loss of service?

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Grahame Jones's 2 posts GB

2:29 AM

Grahame Jones :

You are the second person reporting an issue in this ITV Border region albeit from another relay transmitter. There's obviously some fault affecting PSB2/D3&4 which is either unreported or not filtered its way through to any list of reports that I can see.

You could try contacting Arqiva - the company that looks after most of the transmitters
0333 032 8000
Tell them that there seems to be an issue with the PSB2 mux and the Peebles relay transmitter is also affected, can they please pass the problem on to whoever.

If that fails -
Try ringing ITV (News) 020 7833 3000 this is the only number I can find (that may be answered at this time of day)
They may say nothing to do with us, but repeat the above as you don't know who else can be contacted at this time of night.

Also try Channel 4 020 7396 4444 or maybe 0345 076 0191
and Channel 5 020 7308 5090 or 020 3580 3600
Say the same if you can get an answer.

I don't know which of those numbers may be manned at this time of night.

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Chris.SE's 3,347 posts GB

1:39 PM

Grahame Jones :

See also the Peebles transmitter page for other things you could check.

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Chris.SE's 3,347 posts GB
Tuesday, 17 January 2023

12:37 AM

Grahame Jones :

I have spoken to Arqiva who were as much help as a pile of ....., who said speak to Freeview and we all know they say nothing to do with us.
So I've spoken to Channel 4 who will try and get a message through to someone on out-of-hours call (but of course no guarantees!).
So if anyone else wants to try ITV or Channel 5 it might add more grist to the mill.

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