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The symbol shows the location of the Olivers Mount (North Yorkshire, England) transmitter which serves 30,000 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.

Are there any planned engineering works or unexpected transmitter faults on the Olivers Mount (North Yorkshire, England) mast?

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Which Freeview channels does the Olivers Mount transmitter broadcast?

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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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C29 (538.0MHz)193mDTG-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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C31- (553.8MHz)193mDTG-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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C37 (602.0MHz)193mDTG-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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C32 (562.0MHz)189mDTG-81,000W
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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, 83 Together TV, 89 ITV4 +1, 91 WildEarth, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, 267 Al Jazeera English, plus 30 others

 V -3dB
C34 (578.0MHz)188mDTG-81,000W
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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 TV 2, 70 Quest +1, 74 Yesterday +1, 75 That's 90s, 233 Sky News, plus 11 others

 V -3dB
C35 (586.0MHz)188mDTG-81,000W
Channel icons
12 Quest, 25 W, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 44 HGTV, 52 GREAT! romance, 56 That's TV (UK), 61 GREAT! movies extra, 63 GREAT! romance mix, 71 That’s 60s, 73 HobbyMaker, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 235 Al Jazeera Eng, plus 18 others

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

The Olivers Mount (North Yorkshire, 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 Olivers Mount transmitter?

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BBC Look North (Leeds) 1.9m homes 7.4%
from Leeds LS9 8AH, 91km southwest (234°)
to BBC Yorkshire region - 56 masts.
regional news image
ITV Calendar 1.9m homes 7.4%
from Leeds LS3 1JS, 92km southwest (236°)
to ITV Yorkshire (Emley Moor) region - 59 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 80% evening news is shared with Belmont region

How will the Olivers Mount (North Yorkshire, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

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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 3 Aug 11 and 17 Aug 11.

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

BBCA, D3+4, BBCB 2kW
Analogue 1-4, Analogue 5, SDN, ARQA, ARQB(-3dB) 1000W
Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*, Mux C*, Mux D*(-13dB) 100W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Olivers Mount transmitter area

May 1956-Jul 1968Granada Television†
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. Olivers Mount 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, 6 January 2011
neil rowntree
6:34 PM

will scarborough recieve calendar when the switchover takes place , we only recieve tyne tees at this time and no yorkshire calendar?

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Friday, 7 January 2011
Mike Dimmick

7:02 PM

Neil Rowntree: that depends on the transmitter you're using.

For analogue TV, Olivers Mount is an relay of Emley Moor, for ITV and C4, and of Belmont for BBC One and Two (it receives the transmissions off-air and retransmits them).

Digital TV is fed via satellite and it's up to the broadcasters to decide which feed is transmitted. At switchover, Olivers Mount will continue to be fed independently rather than off-air - it appears in all documentation as the lead transmitter in its own transmitter group (it will have one relay, Hunmanby).

If you're currently getting Tyne Tees news, your aerial is probably pointing at Bilsdale, or one of its relays. Or, your box has tuned into Bilsdale rather than Olivers Mount: this can happen if the signal from Bilsdale is strong enough to be detected and the box stores the first version it finds, rather than the strongest/best quality signal. Bilsdale uses much lower frequencies than Olivers Mount.

You might want to see if you have another version of ITV1 somewhere in the 800s, and if that's less prone to breaking up than the version at 3. If so, next time you retune (next Thursday, to get ITV1+1), consider unplugging the aerial before you start rescanning, then plug it in when the search reaches about half-way through.

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Saturday, 8 January 2011

9:12 AM

Mike Dimmick: Just worth pointing out that the mentioned digital TV services are not fed by satellite, they are fed using the terrestrial fibre-optic network.

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Briantist's 38,910 posts GB flag
Tuesday, 11 January 2011
Des Collier

7:00 PM

I always assumed that the oliver's mount transmitter was a relay transmitter,being that the signal is vertically polarised.

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Des Collier's 171 posts GB flag

7:04 PM

Des Collier: Whitehawk Hill is fed directly on the fibre network and it's vertically polarised.

The terrestrial network is fed by fibre on the main (full Freeview) transmitter, and a digital relay on the other (Freeview Light) transmitters.

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Briantist's 38,910 posts GB flag
Friday, 14 January 2011
Des Collier

8:05 PM

Briantist:-cheers for that info,more in the know now!.

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Des Collier's 171 posts GB flag
Monday, 17 January 2011

7:01 AM

Des Collier: I certainly know about this because I know who sold the network to them.

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Briantist's 38,910 posts GB flag
Saturday, 12 March 2011
9:07 PM

I have been having problems off and on since December 2010 -YO14 0NT Olivers Mount transmitter. Now the problems have changed and are driving us mad!!! a constant cracking sound for past 6 weeks(like electrical interference) but only on BBC1 and only on the two flat screen LCD tv's not on the older tv. we are anologue reception here in Hunmanby and have a sky dish but do not subscribe to sky. If we switch over to sky the problem disappears.

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Dawn's 4 posts GB flag
Tuesday, 15 March 2011
Tuesday, 10 May 2011
8:49 AM

Well as Digital switch-over approaches in a few months time, I would like some confirmation that we will definately receive the ITV/Channel4 Mux without it breaking up. I have read much about the switch-over and laugh at sales people saying you can receive all channels perfectly well from the Olivers Mount Transmitter in their endeavours to sell you some form of Freeview/set top box etc. There is a Road Show this Saturday in Scarborough and am doing some research into this problem before I speak with the organisers. I simply cannot believe the lack of information on any web site about this problem - you really have to search hard to find anything. My understanding is that once the switch-over is complete over a 2 week period in August, the Transmitter will then transmit at full power as it isn't doing at the moment because it's still concentrating on Analogue - correct? My research supports an upgrade from 100Kw to 1500Kw - an increase of 15x - this shows that on the ITV/Channel 4 Mux at least the people responsible for O/Mnt don't give a damn about Digital. particularly because of the lack of information about it. I haven't dared ask these "sales people" what the score is with HD Freeview! Please can some experts throw some light on the problem and give me some piece of mind that after August we can watch uninterrupted ITV/Channel 4 (and a whole pile of others) coverage. I live in the East Ayton area



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