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The symbol shows the location of the Skipton (North Yorkshire, England) transmitter which serves 11,000 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 Skipton (North Yorkshire, England) mast?

Skipton transmitter - Skipton transmitter: Possible effect on TV reception week commencing 02/10/2023 Pixelation or flickering on some or all channels Digital tick

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

Which Freeview channels does the Skipton 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.

 V max
C39+ (618.2MHz)212mDTG-2,000W
Channel icons
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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C45 (666.0MHz)212mDTG-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),

 V max
C42 (642.0MHz)212mDTG-2,000W
Channel icons
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

H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 44 Freeview channels?

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The Skipton (North Yorkshire, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4seven, 5Action, 5STAR, 5USA, Al Jazeera Eng, Al Jazeera English, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBS Reality, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, E4 Extra, YAAAS!, Film4 +1, Food Network, GREAT! movies, Great! Movies Christmas 1, Great! Movies Action, Great! Movies Christmas, HGTV, HobbyMaker, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Legend, PBS America, pick, Quest +1, Quest Red, RealityXtra, Really, Sky News, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, That's 60s, That's 80s, 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 Skipton transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Look North (Leeds) 1.9m homes 7.4%
from Leeds LS9 8AH, 44km east-southeast (114°)
to BBC Yorkshire region - 56 masts.
regional news image
ITV Calendar 1.9m homes 7.4%
from Leeds LS3 1JS, 42km east-southeast (115°)
to ITV Yorkshire (Emley Moor) region - 59 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 80% evening news is shared with Belmont region

How will the Skipton (North Yorkshire, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20112011-1331 Dec 2019-
C39BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves BBCA

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 7 Sep 11 and 21 Sep 11.

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

Analogue 1-4 10kW
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 2kW

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Emley Moor transmitter area

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. Skipton 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.

Thursday, 28 July 2011
Craig Gannon
8:46 PM

Which transmitter should we have our aerials pointing to for digital tv in Skipton for best reception and the wider range of channels please?

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11:05 PM

Craig Gannon: The Digital UK postcode checker predicts the strongest signal at your location to be from Skipton Town at 127 degrees, aerial Group A , vertical polarisation. This is however a Freeview Lite transmitter and only carries the 3 PSB muxes. To receive all six muxes good reception is predicted from Emley Moor at 148 degrees, aerial group B and horizontal polarisation. Good reception is of course subject to there being no local obstructions (trees or tall buildings) blocking the signal path. Mux BBCA enters service on 7th September 2011. On 21st September 2011 Mux D3+4 and Mux HD begin from Skipton Town and all muxes will be at high power from Emley Moor.

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KMJ,Derby's 1,811 posts GB flag
Tuesday, 9 August 2011
Thursday, 25 August 2011
9:18 PM

I was just looking for the switchover date for the Skipton transmitter. I looked at the list of channels and when they would become available. Since Skipton is a relay of Emley Moor it seems odd that many of the channels available on Emley Moor are not shown for the Skipton transmitter. It would be nice to think that the opportunity presented by digital switchover to provide an equal and comprehesive coverage for all might havebeen taken. Unfortunately it is no surprise that it has not. After all, Skipton still doesn't have channel 5 on analogue. Probably no great loss but it would be nice to be given the chance to decide!

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Mike Dimmick

11:07 PM

Richard: I'm afraid that only the Public Service Broadcasters were required by Ofcom to match analogue coverage.

The commercial multiplex operators were offered the option to broadcast from more sites, but they turned it down on cost grounds. They will continue to use the 81 sites they used before switchover. They will broadcast at much higher power, though, so it may be possible to get Emley Moor once it has switched over. If you provide a full postcode I can check this.

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Mike Dimmick

11:09 PM

Richard: Because Skipton is quite high-power and covers a fairly large number of homes, I would expect it to be high up the list of sites that are considered, if the commercial operators do decide to add more sites.

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Wednesday, 7 September 2011
Jonathan Williamson
8:09 AM

BD23 1BJ - Skipton

Hello!! Lost ALL CHANNELS this morning. Re-tuning has no effect. Schedule states only BBC2 should have gone???

Is this me or a transmitter problem??

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Transmitter engineering

8:42 PM

SKIPTON transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 07:29 today to 07:45 today [BBC]

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Thursday, 8 September 2011
Transmitter engineering

4:34 AM

SKIPTON transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 07:29 yesterday to 07:45 yesterday [BBC]

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