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The symbol shows the location of the Pontop Pike (County Durham, England) transmitter which serves 700,000 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 Pontop Pike (County Durham, England) transmitter.

Choose from three options: ■ List by multiplex ■ List by channel number ■ List by channel name
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Which Freeview channels does the Pontop Pike 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.

MuxH/VFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 H max
C39 (618.0MHz)447mDTG-3100,000W
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1 BBC One (SD) North East and Cumbria, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 15 others

PSB2
D3+4
 H max
C42 (642.0MHz)447mDTG-3100,000W
Channel icons
3 ITV (SD) (Tyne Tees), 4 Channel 4 (SD) North ads, 5 Channel 5 (SD), 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 North ads, 18 More4, 24 ITV4, 33 ITV +1 (Tyne Tees),

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C45 (666.0MHz)447mDTG-6100,000W
Channel icons
74 Shopping Quarter , 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV HD (ITV Granada), 104 Channel 4 HD North ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 204 CBBC HD, plus 1 others

COM4
SDN
 H -3dB
C32 (562.0MHz)447mDTG-850,000W
Channel icons
12 Quest, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 27 ITV2 +1, 30 5STAR, 31 Paramount Network, 34 ITV3 +1, 40 Sony Movies Action, 44 Channel 5 +1, 54 5SELECT, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV4 +1, 63 Blaze, 66 CBS Reality, 70 Horror Channel, 77 TCC, 80 Blaze +1, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup TV, plus 17 others

COM5
ArqA
 H -3dB
C34 (578.0MHz)447mDTG-850,000W
Channel icons
11 pick, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 23 CCXTV, 28 E4 +1, 29 4Music, 38 Quest Red, 41 Food Network, 45 Film4 +1, 46 Challenge, 47 4seven, 57 Smithsonian Channel, 75 Yesterday +1, 76 Quest +1, 78 Now 70s, 88 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 8 others

COM6
ArqB
 H -3dB
C35 (586.0MHz)447mDTG-850,000W
Channel icons
25 Yesterday, 32 Sony Movies, 37 DMAX, 39 CBS Justice, 42 HGTV, 67 CBS Drama, 79 Dave ja vu, 81 Talking Pictures TV, 91 PBS America, 234 RT, 235 Aljazeera English, plus 18 others

LNE
 H -13dB
C56 (754.0MHz)447mDTG-125,000W
Channel icons
from 22nd September 2014: 7 Made in Tyne and Wear,

com7
 H -4.7dB
C55 (746.0MHz)447mDTG-633,800W
Channel icons
64 FreeSports, 72 Quest Red +1, 83 NOW 80s, 86 More4 +1, 89 Together TV +1, 92 Pick +1, 93 PBS America +1, 96 Forces TV, 106 BBC Four HD, 107 BBC News HD, 113 RT HD, 114 Quest HD, 209 CBeebies HD, plus 2 others

com8
 H -4.6dB
C56 (754.0MHz)447mDTG-634,600W
Channel icons


DTG-3 64QAM 8K 2/3 24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-6 256QAM 32KE 2/3 40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
DTG-8 64QAM 8K 3/4 27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-12 QSPK 8K 3/4 8.0Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Pontop Pike transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Look North (Newcastle) 1.6m homes 6.0%
from Newcastle NE99 2NE, 15km northeast (42°)
to BBC North East and Cumbria region - 70 masts.
regional news image
ITV Tyne Tees News 1.4m homes 5.4%
from Gateshead NE11 9SZ, 12km north-northeast (29°)
to ITV Tyne Tees region - 47 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 50% evening news is shared with Border

Are there any self-help relays?

Kieldor DamActive deflector6 homes Holiday complex
Low HaberActive deflectorWest Allen Dale, 18 kn SW Hexham caravan site
North HartlepoolTransposer84 homes

How will the Pontop Pike (County Durham, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1950s-80s1984-971997-981998-20122012-132013-182013-1713 Nov 2019
VHFC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D E TC/D E TW TW T
C5BBCtvwaves
C32SDN
C33com7com7
C34com8com8
C35ArqB
C39BBCA
C42D3+4
C45BBCB
C481
C49tv_offBBCBBBCBBBCB
C50tv_offSDNSDNSDN
C53tv_off-D
C54tv_offC4wavesC4wavesC4wavesD3+4D3+4D3+4
C55tv_off+2ArqBArqBArqBcom7tv_off
C56tv_offLNELNE
C58tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBCABBCABBCA
C59tv_off+AArqAArqAArqA
C61ITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves
C62+B
C64BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves
C65+C

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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 12 Sep 12 and 26 Sep 12.

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

Analogue 1-4 500kW
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 100kW
SDN, ARQA, ARQB(-10dB) 50kW
com8(-11.6dB) 34.6kW
com7(-11.7dB) 33.8kW
Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*, Mux C*, Mux D*(-17dB) 10kW
LNE(-20dB) 5kW

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Pontop Pike transmitter area

Jan 1959-Feb 2004Tyne Tees 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. Pontop Pike 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.

Comments
Saturday, 15 September 2012
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Jim Johnson
sentiment_satisfiedBronze

10:28 PM
Nottingham

Len Maughan:
All Freeview HD broadcasts begin (on full power and on their final frequency) at the second stage of the switchover, 26 Sept.
As you will see at the top of this page,
Pontop Pike will be transmitting the BBCB (HD) multiplex on Channel 49.
You will not therefore be able to receive any Freeview HD programmes until you have retuned once more on
26 Sept.



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Jim Johnson's 28 posts GB
Sunday, 16 September 2012
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MR K Robson
11:18 PM
Sunderland

retuned hitachi 42" hd freeview tv using instructions all worked correctly until tv is switched to standby then once turned back on bbc 1,2 3 news have vanished until another retune performed and so on and so on please help very frustrated all worked perfect before update SR5 2RE Roof Aerial

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MR K Robson's 1 post GB
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ds
11:29 PM

Also seeing this channel loss issue here (I-Can HD STB). Telling it to rescan on 770000MHz temporarily fixes things.

Hopefully, this is a temporary issue and will be resolved on or before the 26th.

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ds's 4 posts GB
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jb38
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

11:38 PM

MR K Robson: I would be inclined to carry out a "first time installation" rescan, as that would help overcome any possible glitches that may have occurred during the initial scan.

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB
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ds
11:54 PM

?EUR? except that a full scan (replacing existing channels, or with the list already wiped) may not help. It certainly hasn't here.

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ds's 4 posts GB
Monday, 17 September 2012
L
Liz Charlton
10:31 PM
Consett

Aerial on roof pointing to Pontop Pike. Have retuned tv and Freeview box many times. Sony Bravia tv and sony Freeview box Have no itv channel 4 or other D 3 +4 channels since switchover date

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Liz Charlton's 1 post GB
Dave Lindsay
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

11:09 PM

Liz Charlton: Carry out a manual scan of UHF channel 55 if your Bravia allows manual tuning; this is where ITV1, C4 etc is up until 26th.

Failing that, you will probably have to wait until then in order to get it back.

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB
Wednesday, 19 September 2012
T
Tim Knight
1:38 PM
Bishop Auckland

I have a sharp lc40le821e fed by bt vision box. I used to receive bbc and itv hd if I "switched out" of bt vision box and into freeview mode, but am now unable to receive the hd channels. Is there any reason for this? My location is DL14 6NR. Kind regards, Tim Knight.

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Tim Knight's 1 post GB
Wednesday, 26 September 2012
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ian chambers
8:43 PM

since the switch over on the 26th I am not getting film4 and itv4 on the arqb multiplex on c55 but I am getting the new 4seven.

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ian chambers's 1 post GB
Friday, 28 September 2012
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Iain
8:42 PM
Chester Le Street

On Digital 3 +4 Multiplex you have ITV1+1 listed as ITV Yorkshire but this changed to ITV Tyne Tees about 6 months ago.

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