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The symbol shows the location of the Rothbury (Northumberland, England) transmitter which serves 1,400 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 Rothbury (Northumberland, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Rothbury 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
 V max
C40 (626.0MHz)318mDTG-310W
Channel icons
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, 601 BBC Red Button, plus 15 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C43 (650.0MHz)318mDTG-310W
Channel icons
3 ITV (SD) (Tyne Tees), 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, 24 ITV4, 33 ITV +1 (Tyne Tees),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C46 (674.0MHz)318mDTG-610W
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

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

Are you trying to watch these 51 Freeview channels?

the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels

The Rothbury (Northumberland, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 5SELECT, 5STAR, 5USA, Aljazeera English, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBeebies HD, CBS Drama, CBS Justice, CBS Reality, Together TV +1, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama, E4 +1, Film4 +1, Food Network, Forces TV, FreeSports, HGTV, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, More4 +1, NOW 80s, Paramount Network, PBS America +1, pick, Quest +1, Quest Red, Quest Red +1, Really, RT HD, Sky Arts, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Sony Movies Action, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, Together TV, Yesterday +1.

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 Rothbury transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Look North (Newcastle) 1.6m homes 6.0%
from Newcastle NE99 2NE, 42km south-southeast (148°)
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, 41km south-southeast (154°)
to ITV Tyne Tees region - 47 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 50% evening news is shared with Border

How will the Rothbury (Northumberland, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20122012-1313 Nov 2019
C/D EC/D EC/D EC/D E TB E K T
C40BBCA
C43D3+4
C46BBCB
C50tv_offBBCB
C55tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBCA
C59tv_offC4wavesC4wavesC4wavesD3+4
C62BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves
C65ITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 - 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 12 Sep 12 and 26 Sep 12.

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

Analogue 1-4 50W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 10W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Chatton 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. Rothbury 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.

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Tuesday, 15 April 2014
Transmitter engineering
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12:24 PM

ROTHBURY transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Weak Signal from 17:14 yesterday to 17:25 yesterday. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 16 April 2014
Transmitter engineering
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1:27 AM

ROTHBURY transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Weak Signal from 17:14 on 14 Apr to 17:25 on 14 Apr. [BBC]

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Monday, 11 May 2015
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10:30 AM

ROTHBURY transmitter - RelayPossible service interruptions [DUK]

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Tuesday, 19 May 2015
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4:31 AM

ROTHBURY transmitter - RelayPossible service interruptions [DUK]

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Monday, 8 June 2015
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ROTHBURY transmitter - RelayPossible service interruptions [DUK]

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Tuesday, 16 June 2015
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ROTHBURY transmitter - RelayPossible service interruptions [DUK]

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Wednesday, 24 June 2015
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ROTHBURY transmitter - RelayPossible service interruptions [DUK]

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Saturday, 20 January 2018
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2:32 PM

Rich Hurst: There are no faults showing for the transmitter. Have you checked for any loose or damaged cables or connections behind your TV or checked if any neighbours are suffering a loss of signal?

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