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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.

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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, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 16 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, 109 BBC Three HD, 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 1 others

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C29 (538.0MHz)362mDTG-82,000W
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20 Drama, 21 5USA, 29 ITV2 +1, 32 5STAR, 33 5Action, 38 Channel 5 +1, 41 Legend, 42 Great! Movies Action, 57 Dave ja vu, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV3 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 CBS Reality, 69 HorrorXtra, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 89 ITV4 +1, 91 WildEarth, 203 CITV, 208 Pop Player, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, plus 16 others

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C31 (554.0MHz)354mDTG-82,000W
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 Smithsonian Channel, 11 Sky Arts, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 31 E4 Extra, 36 pick, 40 Quest Red, 43 Food Network, 47 Film4 +1, 48 Challenge, 49 4seven, 60 Drama +1, 70 Quest +1, 71 That's 60s, 74 Yesterday +1, 75 That's 70s, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others

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C37- (601.8MHz)354mDTG-82,000W
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 Quest Red +1,  Classic Hits, 12 Quest, 25 W, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 44 HGTV, 52 GREAT! romance, 73 HobbyMaker, 76 That's 80s, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 83 Together TV, 84 PBS America, 90 Together TV +1, 235 Al Jazeera Eng, plus 19 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?

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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.

Friday, 8 July 2011
7:22 PM

Why are there no freeview signals in Cheltenham
Have been off 3 hours !!!!

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Mike Dimmick

10:11 PM

Lorna Smith: Sometimes there could be a UHF channel clash between a main transmitter and a relay, or between two main transmitters, where there wasn't one before. The planners have tried to avoid it but sometimes it hasn't been possible to cram everything in, while releasing one-third of the available channels and minimizing the number of people who have to change their aerials to get the public-service channels.

People who are *only* covered by a relay transmitter that did not transmit Freeview before switchover will only get the three public-service multiplexes after switchover. I haven't seen the leaflets, so I'm not sure exactly what they say.

Looking at your previous posts, you gave the postcode BD20 8TT, which is expected to get very reliable reception. Indeed the prediction is so high that you may have too much signal after switchover. If you find that your reception is unreliable, remove any boosters or other amplifiers, and if that still doesn't fix it, add an attenuator to reduce the levels.

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Dorothy Wyper
11:10 PM
High Peak

I have no itv reception. aerial is in the room near tv, We watch through a freeview recorder box,Can get all the bbc channels but itv stopped signal keeps coming up on the screen then it goes away. It did this when we first went digital then it stopped and now comes back

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Saturday, 9 July 2011
Transmitter engineering

4:35 AM

KEIGHLEY transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV (Four, Cbeebies, Parliament, 3... Off Air from 10:21 on 04 Jul to 10:46 on 04 Jul BBC Digital TV (One, Two, Three, CBBC, News) Off Air from 10:21 on 04 Jul to 10:46 on 04 Jul [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering

4:35 AM

KEIGHLEY transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV (Four, Cbeebies, Parliament, 3... Off Air from 10:21 on 04 Jul to 10:46 on 04 Jul BBC Digital TV (One, Two, Three, CBBC, News) Off Air from 10:21 on 04 Jul to 10:46 on 04 Jul [BBC]

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Sunday, 17 July 2011
Friday, 22 July 2011
Lorna Smith
7:25 PM

Belated thanks to M Dimmick for his helpful reply.

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Lorna Smith's 11 posts GB flag
Monday, 1 August 2011
Colin Jones
10:17 PM

Any idea who is likely to have tuner overload from the increase in power? I live across the hill from Keighley and have a log periodic in my loft, I wonder if we should all be getting some attenuators ready just in case

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Colin Jones's 10 posts GB flag
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Tuesday, 2 August 2011

6:59 AM

Colin Jones: It is almost impossible to say. If you have full power signal now and a large aerial and a booster then it is possible you will have problems.

Rooftop aerials are less likely to cause problems as they have an excellent signal to noise ratio, but not if they are oversized.

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Briantist's 38,899 posts GB flag
Friday, 2 September 2011
Transmitter engineering

2:27 PM

KEIGHLEY transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV (One, Two, Three, CBBC, News) Off Air from 12:01 today to 12:10 today BBC Digital TV (One, Two, Three, CBBC, News) Weak Signal from 13:19 today to 13:26 today [BBC]

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