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Freeview Light on the Rothbury (Northumberland, England) transmitter

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sa_gmapsGoogle mapsa_bingBing mapsa_gearthGoogle Earthsa_gps55.291,-1.953 or 55°17'29"N 1°57'10"Wsa_postcodeNE65 7RR

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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.

Choose from three options: ■ List by multiplex ■ List by channel number ■ List by channel name

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
C55 (746.0MHz)318mDTG-310W
Channel icons
1 BBC One North East and Cumbria, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 120 CBBC, 121 CBeebies, 130 BBC News, 131 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC Red Button 1, plus 16 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C59 (778.0MHz)318mDTG-310W
Channel icons
3 ITV (Tyne Tees), 4 Channel 4 North ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 13 Channel 4 +1 North ads, 14 More4, 15 Film4, 24 ITV4, 28 E4, 33 ITV +1 (Tyne Tees),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C50 (706.0MHz)318mDTG-610W
Channel icons
45 Film4 +1, 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, 123 CBBC HD,



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 0 Freeview channels?


The Rothbury (Northumberland, 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 Rothbury transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Look North (Newcastle) 1.6m homes 6.0%
from Newcastle NE99 2NE, 42km south-southeast
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
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?

years1984-971997-981998-20122012-132013-182013-18
aerial groupC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D E
700C50BBCBBBCBBBCB
C55BBC1BBC1BBC1BBCABBCABBCA
C59C4C4C4D3+4D3+4D3+4
800C62BBC2BBC2BBC2
C65ITVITVITV

orange background for multiplexes names more
green background for transmission frequencies
lilac background for power levels in watts
800MHz band: 4G mobile started in 2013
700MHz band: 4G from 30 June 2020more
600MHz band: new or moved digital TV services more
Notes: + and - denote 166kHz offset; aerial group are shown as A B C/D E K W
Italics for analogue, digital switchover was Wednesdays 12th September and 26th September 2012.

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.

Comments
Tuesday, 15 April 2014
Transmitter engineering
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
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
Transmitter engineering
10:30 AM

ROTHBURY transmitter - RelayPossible service interruptions [DUK]

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Tuesday, 19 May 2015
Transmitter engineering
4:31 AM

ROTHBURY transmitter - RelayPossible service interruptions [DUK]

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Monday, 8 June 2015
Transmitter engineering
10:30 AM

ROTHBURY transmitter - RelayPossible service interruptions [DUK]

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Tuesday, 16 June 2015
Transmitter engineering
4:30 AM

ROTHBURY transmitter - RelayPossible service interruptions [DUK]

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Wednesday, 24 June 2015
Transmitter engineering
4:30 AM

ROTHBURY transmitter - RelayPossible service interruptions [DUK]

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