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The symbol shows the location of the Skipton Town (North Yorkshire, England) transmitter which serves 8,400 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 Skipton Town (North Yorkshire, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Skipton Town 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.

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C24 (498.0MHz)191mDTG-3W
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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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C27 (522.0MHz)191mDTG-3W
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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),

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C21 (474.0MHz)191mDTG-3W
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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

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Are you trying to watch these 44 Freeview channels?

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The Skipton Town (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, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, E4 Extra, YAAAS!, Film4 +1, Food Network, GREAT! action, GREAT! movies, GREAT! romance, GREAT! romance mix, HGTV, HobbyMaker, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Legend, PBS America, Quest +1, Quest Red, Really, Sky Mix, Sky News, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, That's 90s, That's TV 2, Together TV, TRUE CRIME, TRUE CRIME XTRA, 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 Town transmitter?

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BBC Look North (Leeds) 1.9m homes 7.4%
from Leeds LS9 8AH, 36km east-southeast (119°)
to BBC Yorkshire region - 56 masts.
regional news image
ITV Calendar 1.9m homes 7.4%
from Leeds LS3 1JS, 33km east-southeast (120°)
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 Town (North Yorkshire, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

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

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 / June 2022 - more
Table shows multiplexes names see this article;
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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 13W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 2.6W

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 Town 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, 11 August 2011
Transmitter engineering

5:00 AM

SKIPTON TOWN transmitter - Analogue BBC TWO Off Air from 12:38 on 09 Aug to 13:20 on 09 Aug BBC TWO Reduced Quality from 13:20 on 09 Aug to 16:45 on 09 Aug [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering

9:58 AM

SKIPTON TOWN transmitter - Analogue BBC TWO Reduced Quality from 13:20 on 09 Aug to 16:45 on 09 Aug BBC TWO Off Air from 12:38 on 09 Aug to 13:20 on 09 Aug [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 151,349 posts xx flag
Wednesday, 21 September 2011
2:05 PM

21 September 2011
Just a naive question - as the happy recipient of 30+ new Freeview channels on 7 September and today, is there any plan to provide further Freeview channels from Skipton Town? Disappointed that, for example, we have not received ITV4, FilmFour, Dave etc.

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Andy's 9 posts GB flag
Andy's: mapA's Freeview map terrainA's terrain plot wavesA's frequency data A's Freeview Detailed Coverage
Friday, 7 October 2011
Phil Martin
8:21 PM

It makes me sick ,that for years a couple of mile,s down the road you get all the channels for the exact same TV licence, and Yes I know that the BBC are only required to provide diital TV channels for our licence fee ,and the rest are commmercial channels so dont count ,but why do us in Skipton have to put up with this ? and pay the same price.

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Phil Martin's 2 posts GB flag

9:22 PM

Phil Martin: Dependant on exactly where you are in Skipton in relation to any local obstructions, but it wouldn't do any harm to try blanking out all the channels stored in your TV or box by either carrying out a factory re-set, or by re-tuning with the aerial removed.

Once done re-connect the aerial and try a manual tune on Keighley's BBC and ITV multiplexes, these being Mux Ch61 (BBC) and Mux Ch58 (ITV) as there is a chance that you "might" be able to pick them up or the rear of your aerial, albeit that the rear is not facing exactly the correct angle for Keighley.

If by any chance you can receive these two channels then the remaining four could be likewise be tuned in, this giving a full compliment of stations, as Keighley is shown as a possibility for reception on your code.

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB flag
Sunday, 2 September 2012
7:14 PM

Thank you for informing us that the local Skipton transmitter is closed down for engineering work. Are you able to predict when we will have a signal?

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GL's 1 post GB flag
9:54 PM

Skipton Town was off air - both of the non-HD multiplexes, not just BBC - from 11.51 until 19.39. Very frustrating.

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Andy's 9 posts GB flag
Andy's: mapA's Freeview map terrainA's terrain plot wavesA's frequency data A's Freeview Detailed Coverage
Monday, 24 September 2012
7:28 PM

As often happens during wet / windy weather, there have been problems during today with the BBC channels multiplex - since 19.15, all BBC TV (non-HD) and radio channels are missing.

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Andy's 9 posts GB flag
Tuesday, 6 November 2012
10:24 AM

Skipton Town transmitter, no signal as of 10am this morning - 6th November 2012. How does this get reported, every site is telling me there is no problem?

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Mary's 4 posts GB flag
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