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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?

Oliver's Mount transmitter - Oliver's Mount transmitter: Possible effect on TV reception week commencing 20/05/2024 Pixelation or flickering on some or all channels Digital tick

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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 ITV3 +1, 59 ITV4 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 TRUE CRIME, 68 TRUE CRIME XTRA, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 83 Together TV, 91 WildEarth, 93 ITVBe +1, 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), 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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tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 / June 2022 - more
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.

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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Paul's 9 posts GB flag
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Wednesday, 11 May 2011

5:59 PM

Paul: Yes. From 17 Aug 11 you will receive the D3+4 multiplex.

However, you will in fact, from 21 Sep 11 be best advised to switch to Emley Moor for a better service.

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Briantist's 38,915 posts GB flag
Thursday, 12 May 2011
10:42 AM

Hi Brian

I work shifts, which is why I have only just read your response. Can you please explain your response please - I have had a whole pile of mixed messages these past few years - why do I need to switch to Emley Moor - why not switch now - what are the reasons exactly behind your recommendations. I need fact backed up with some technical detail please. I am also speaking with Digital UK - to my mind all the mixed messages we have received in our area only serve to confuse, and you haven't addressed my post in all it's detail.

Hope to hear some more


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Paul's 9 posts GB flag
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6:41 PM

Paul: "why do I need to switch to Emley Moor"

It will provide a better service of all multiplexes.

"why not switch now"

EM does not yet provide a service to you.

See Postcode Checker - Trade View

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Briantist's 38,915 posts GB flag
Friday, 13 May 2011
9:52 AM

I appreciate your response but it is so brief that I wish now I had not posted. The site you refer me to is as clear as mud and your view of switching over to Emley Moor is definately not shared by Digital UK.

As I originally posted I have received mixed messages and these continue. To be honest, I really don't think anybody knows (so called experts included) what the situation will be in our area after switch-over.

This whole thing is disgraceful especially as many people in our area suffer from these problems are faced with less than honest sales people trying to flog you a set top box. Oh well - I will take your response to Digital UK's Roadshow tomorrow and see what they make of it on the ground.

Given the rather brief response to my post, don't expect me to update this further.

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Paul's 9 posts GB flag
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12:19 PM

Paul: Sorry, I've been busy moving house.

I'm not quite sure what more you need to know.

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Briantist's 38,915 posts GB flag
Saturday, 14 May 2011
dave griffiths
5:06 AM

Paul: Some parts of east /west ayton can get emley moor but majority are using olivers mount.(i know this, as had to sort out at my mums tv's aerials)
the problem with itv/ch4 on olivers mount is on ch67 is a common problem in scarborough.(top of range) after dso moves ch 60 & increase in power.
have you tried using tv signal booster/ampifier?

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dave griffiths's 4 posts GB flag
the griffo 2011
6:48 AM

digital t.v switch over roadshow by Digital U.K in scarborough today (saturday 9AM - 5 PM :

outside Poundland on Westborough

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the griffo 2011's 4 posts GB flag
the griffo 2011
11:05 AM

Just been to digital uk roadshow in scarborough.

The staff they sent to the roadshow, could not answer the basic technical questions related digital T.V switchover for scarborough,they just tell you to ring their helpline.
Digital UK should have sent advisers from the helpline or used local retailers/ aerial installers that have technical knowledge.

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the griffo 2011's 4 posts GB flag

11:26 AM

Paul: Irrespective of anything else that may have been mentioned, your question would basically appear to have been asked because of you experiencing somewhat erratic reception of Ch67, however an important point that's not been mentioned but which makes me rather curious is with regards to what the signal strength / quality indication levels are that you getting on the MUX channels that you do receive? especially Ch67 in relation to Ch49 or Ch64!

The point of this being, that any query made by anyone about a reception problem should always (if at all possible!) be accompanied with info on signal strength / quality indications seen displayed on their TV etc (in the tuning menu options) whilst viewing the problem channel concerned, or if not able to receive it at all then what the level indications are of the actual MUX transmitter channel in question, this info from the transmission details at the top of the page.

The reason I ask is, if your signal / quality is hovering just above the so called "digital cliff" cut off level then that can possibly be improved which in turn should help the problem, but if the glitching is occurring with a reasonably stable strong signal / quality indication then that unfortunately is in most cases totally outwith your control, as it can be caused by a variety of external reasons.

I do feel though that the massive increase in transmitter power after switchover could well rectify your present difficulties, that is even allowing for the fact that reception predictions are far from being an exact science!

(All said acknowledging Dave Griffiths posting re Ch67 reception as being problematic in the Scarborough area)

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