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The symbol shows the location of the Keighley (Bradford, England) transmitter which serves 34,000 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 Keighley (Bradford, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Keighley 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
C40 (626.0MHz)356mDTG-2,000W
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1 BBC One (SD) Yorkshire, 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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C43 (650.0MHz)356mDTG-2,000W
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3 ITV 1 (SD) (Yorkshire (Emley Moor micro region)), 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 (Yorkshire Emley Moor),

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C46 (674.0MHz)356mDTG-2,000W
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46 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD Yorkshire, 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

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C29 (538.0MHz)362mDTG-82,000W
Channel icons
20 Drama, 21 5USA, 29 ITV2 +1, 32 5STAR, 33 5Action, 38 Channel 5 +1, 41 Legend, 42 GREAT! action, 57 Dave ja vu, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV3 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 TRUE CRIME, 68 TRUE CRIME XTRA, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 89 ITV4 +1, 91 WildEarth, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, 267 Al Jazeera English, plus 35 others

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C31 (554.0MHz)354mDTG-82,000W
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 Smithsonian Channel, 11 Sky Mix, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 31 E4 Extra, 36 Sky Arts, 40 Quest Red, 43 Food Network, 47 Film4 +1, 48 Challenge, 49 4seven, 60 Drama +1, 65 That's Christmas, 70 Quest +1, 74 Yesterday +1, 75 That's 90s, 233 Sky News, plus 11 others

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C37- (601.8MHz)354mDTG-82,000W
Channel icons
 Quest Red +1,  Classic Hits, 12 Quest, 25 W, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 44 HGTV, 52 GREAT! christmas, 56 That's TV (UK), 61 GREAT! movies extra, 63 GREAT! christmas mix, 71 That’s 60s, 73 HobbyMaker, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 83 Together TV, 84 PBS America, 235 Al Jazeera Eng, plus 20 others

DTG-8 64QAM 8K 3/4 27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

The Keighley (Bradford, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: .

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 Keighley transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Look North (Leeds) 1.9m homes 7.4%
from Leeds LS9 8AH, 26km east-southeast (114°)
to BBC Yorkshire region - 56 masts.
regional news image
ITV Calendar 1.9m homes 7.4%
from Leeds LS3 1JS, 24km east-southeast (115°)
to ITV Yorkshire (Emley Moor) region - 59 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 80% evening news is shared with Belmont region

How will the Keighley (Bradford, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20112011-132013-182013-1712 Feb 2020
C49tv_off BBCABBCA
C60tv_off -ArqB-ArqB

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 7 Sep 11 and 21 Sep 11.

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

Analogue 1-4 10kW
Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*, Mux C*, Mux D*(-20dB) 100W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Emley Moor transmitter area

May 1956-Jul 1968Granada Television†
May 1956-Jul 1968Associated British Corporation◊
Jul 1968-Oct 2002Yorkshire Television
Oct 2002-Dec 2014ITV
Feb 1983-Dec 1992TV-am•
Jan 1993-Sep 2010GMTV•
Sep 2010-Dec 2014ITV Daybreak•
• Breakfast ◊ Weekends ♦ Friday night and weekends † Weekdays only. Keighley 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.

Thursday, 14 February 2013
M. Toft
1:43 PM

Where's c49 on your retune list?

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M. Toft's 5 posts GB flag

2:52 PM

M. Toft: See the top of the page: "A retune will happen 10 April 2013 to clear C61: COM6 C60 to C60- PSB1 C61 to C49. "

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Briantist's 38,900 posts GB flag
Saturday, 18 May 2013
Mr J D Neilson
12:58 AM

Hi, I l;ive in the keighley area and i'm using windows media centre to get my freeview. Today 18/5/13 I seem to have lost most of my channels. usually getting 116 now there is only 48. also I'm having to retune every week as the signal seems to drop as if the frequency it being broadcast on has shifted. Is there a fault or work going on the are or do I need a new tv card?

Mr Neilson

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Mr J D Neilson's 1 post GB flag
Friday, 31 May 2013

8:30 PM

Mr J D Neilson: You don't need a new card, but you do need to reset your Media Center.

Start up Media Center, choose "Tasks" then "Settings" then "General" and then "Windows Media Center Setup" followed by "Run Setup Again".

This won't clear your recordings, but it will force a full Freeview rescan.

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Briantist's 38,900 posts GB flag
Wednesday, 26 June 2013
6:22 PM

Hi I have freeview on my tv and cant seem to get itv or channel 4 but can get most other things.
Please could anybody help
bd20 0nx
aerial is on our roof this is our bedroom tv the aerial feed comes in through a socket on the wall.

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Jeff's 1 post GB flag
Jeff's: ...
Dave Lindsay

7:45 PM

Jeff: Try a manual scan of UHF channel 58. If this doesn't work with it in situ then take it to another room with an aerial outlet. Once you have the missin channel tuned then don't retune as the TV will give you the best picture (if any) for the signal that is going into it.

The aerial lead (from the wall socket to the TV) could be faulty so it is worth swapping it for another to see if it makes a difference.

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB flag
Thursday, 13 February 2014
M Toft
3:55 PM

My aerial is pointed at the Keighley transmitter but I still get the extra HD channels from Emley Moor in dry weather. Heavy rain and the signal breaks up.

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M Toft's 3 posts GB flag
Wednesday, 30 April 2014
5:13 PM

Are the full HD channels coming to Keighley transmitter?

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Jerry's 1 post GB flag
Dave Lindsay

10:25 PM

Jerry: The HD services available from Keighley are those available from all transmitters: BBC One, BBC Two, BBC Three, CBBC, ITV and Channel 4.

The quasi-national HD services of BBC Four, CBeebies, BBC News and Al Jazeera won't be made available from Keighley before 2018 at the earliest. Unless you can pick them up from Emley Moor or Bilsdale Moor then you ain't gonna get 'em terrestrially.

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB flag
Monday, 12 May 2014
Transmitter engineering

11:41 AM

KEIGHLEY transmitter - RelayPossible service interruptions [DUK]

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