Freeview Light on the Rothbury (Northumberland, England) transmitter
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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 problemsThe BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Rothbury (Northumberland, England) transmitter.
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.
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 43 Freeview channels?
The Rothbury (Northumberland, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4seven, 5Action, 5STAR, 5USA, Aljazeera English, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBS Reality, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, YAAAS!, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, E4 Extra, Film4 +1, Food Network, GB News, GREAT! movies, GREAT! movies action, HGTV, HobbyMaker, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Legend, PBS America, pick, POP MAX, Quest +1, Quest Red, Really, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, That's TV (UK), Together TV, W, 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?
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.
How will the Rothbury (Northumberland, 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;
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?
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Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Chatton transmitter area
ROTHBURY transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 09:03 on 27 Oct to 14:30 on 27 Oct BBC TWO Off Air; DSO related from 09:03 on 27 Oct to 14:30 on 27 Oct [BBC] Over the next week Rothbury relay: TV (analogue) Service Shutdowns, no digital TV, Radio (analogue) working normally, no digital radio. [DUK]
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It seems that I have no choice but to go with freesat since people in Rothbury have been having problems with freeview, that is, not receiving all the freview channels via a normal aerial. Will the Rothbury transmitter ever catch up? Feel like we're being done somehow! What say you?
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Rosemary: Indeed, which is why I suggested that Freesat might be better than Freeview for you.
Unfortunately there is never likely to be more channels broadcast from the Rothbury transmitter, and over 1,000 similar stations. This is because there are two types of broadcaster in the UK: "Public Service" and "Commercial".
The Public Service Broadcasters are BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5. They have obligations to provide a public service, both in terms of programme content and coverage. For that reason you have a terrestrial television service.
The Commercial broadcasters, on the other hand, are run purely for profit and can choose which transmitting stations they wish to utilise. Due to their private interest they use those which serve the most viewers for least cost.
Broadcasting from the small "filler-in" stations don't make sense to them. See here:
Londonderry (Northern Ireland) Freeview Light transmitter | ukfree.tv - 11 years of independent, free digital TV advice
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