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Full Freeview on the Sheffield (Sheffield, England) transmitter

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The symbol shows the location of the Sheffield (Sheffield, England) transmitter which serves 120,000 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.

This transmitter has no current reported problems

The BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Sheffield (Sheffield, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Sheffield transmitter broadcast?

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Digital television services are broadcast on a multiplexes (or Mux) where many stations occupy a single broadcast frequency, as shown below.

 V -0.4dB
C27 (522.0MHz)290mDTG-31,000W
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1 BBC One Yorkshire, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC RB 1, plus 17 others

 V -0.4dB
C24 (498.0MHz)290mDTG-31,000W
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3 ITV (Yorkshire (Emley Moor micro region)), 4 Channel 4 North ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 13 Channel 4 +1 North ads, 14 More4, 15 Film4, 24 ITV4, 24 ITV4 +1, 28 E4, 33 ITV +1 (Yorkshire Emley Moor),

 V -0.4dB
C21+ (474.2MHz)290mDTG-61,000W
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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, 204 CBBC HD,

 V -0.4dB
C42 (642.0MHz)287mDTG-81,000W
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10 ITV3, 20 Drama, 21 5 USA, 26 ITV Be, 27 ITV 2 +1, 30 5STAR, 34 ITV3 +1, 37 Quest, 44 Channel 5 +1, 54 My5, 58 ITV Be +1, 59 ITV4 +1, 61 True Entertainment, 66 CBS Reality, 70 Horror Channel, 80 Blaze, 83 Blaze +1, 92 Quest +1, 203 CITV, plus 19 others

 V -0.4dB
C45 (666.0MHz)287mDTG-81,000W
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11 pick, 12 Dave, 17 Really, 29 E4 +1, 32 Sony Movie Ch, 38 Quest Red, 41 Food Network, 46 Challenge, 48 Movies4Men, 68 truTV, 69 Tru TV +1, 72 YourTV, 233 Sky News, plus 12 others

 V -0.4dB
C39+ (618.2MHz)287mDTG-81,000W
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18 4Music, 19 Yesterday, 25 Home, 31 Spike, 39 CBS Action, 42 Travel Channel, 47 4seven, 71 CBS Drama, 73 YourTV +1, 79 Dave ja vu, 88 Quest Red +1, plus 22 others

 V -10.4dB
C55 (746.0MHz)287mDTG-12100W
Channel icons
from 22nd December 2014: 7 Sheffield Live,

 V -0.4dB
C31 (554.0MHz)290mDTG-61,000W
Channel icons
56 5USA +1, 57 VIVA, 64 CBS Action +1, 67 CBS Reality +1, 81 Talking Pictures TV, 82 Vintage TV, 87 Keep It Country, 106 BBC Four HD, 107 BBC News HD, 108 Al Jazeera Eng HD, 109 Channel 4+1 HD, 110 4seven HD, 113 RT HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 1 others

 V max
C37 (602.0MHz)290mDTG-61,100W
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55 5STAR+1, 63 Community Channel, 86 More4 1, 91 Front Runner TV, 115 BT Showcase HD (not free), plus 4 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
DTG-8 64QAM 8K 3/4 27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-12 QSPK 8K 3/4 8.0Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Sheffield transmitter?

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BBC Look North (Leeds) 1.9m homes 7.4%
from Leeds LS9 8AH, 47km north
to BBC Yorkshire region - 56 masts.
regional news image
ITV Calendar 1.9m homes 7.4%
from Leeds LS3 1JS, 47km north
to ITV Yorkshire (Emley Moor) region - 59 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 80% evening news is shared with Belmont region

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

years1969~851984-971997-981998-20112011-132013-182013-1730th Jun 2020-
aerial groupVHFA KWWKKWA B C/D E K VHF

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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 10th August and 24th August 2011.

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

Analogue 1-4 5kW
Analogue 5(-3dB) 2.5kW
com8(-6.6dB) 1.1kW
SDN, ARQA, ARQB, com7, BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 1000W
Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*, LS(-17dB) 100W
Mux C*, Mux D*(-20dB) 50W

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.

Sunday, 19 June 2016
Transmitter engineering
5:31 AM

SHEFFIELD transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 11:59 on 17 Jun to 15:55 on 17 Jun. FM: Radio 1 FM Weak Signal from 12:06 on 17 Jun to 15:55 on 17 Jun, Radio 2 FM Weak Signal from 12:06 on 17 Jun to 15:55 on 17 Jun, Radio 3 FM Weak Signal from 12:06 on 17 Ju [BBC]

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Sunday, 30 October 2016
Monday, 7 November 2016
Sunday, 20 November 2016
Friday, 25 November 2016
Andrew Speight
6:47 PM Sheffield

S12 2LW. My signal comes from the Sheffield (Crosspool / Tapton) relay transmitter. I have a chimney-mounted aerial with an amplifier in the loft. Problems started with poor Freeview reception on Monday 21/11/16. Seems to have improved a bit as the week's gone on however I still have issues of signal strength & quality. TV works in one room only (aerial points in two rooms). I have two Freeview recorders, both of which show "No Signal" although I can get a (fairly poor) signal on the TV via through loop aerial cable via the recorder - yet the recorder says "no signal". Also when I switch the recorder on the TV signal completely disappears too.

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Saturday, 31 December 2016
Bob Wilkinson
12:31 PM

I get generally good TV reception from the Sheffield local transmitter so my issue is not with the quality of the broadcast but with some of the content.
I'm not sure if this is something within your control but if not, please pass on my comment to those concerned.
The problem is with the Look North and Calendar content. I have noticed recently that the morning summaries of local News included in the Breakfast program seem to have changed sometime during 2016. Previously summaries were relevant mainly to West and South Yorkshire and included a fair share of news for the Sheffield area. This was consistent with the content of the evening Look North broadcasts. Now however, while the evening Look North content remains concerned with West and South Yorkshire, the morning summaries have changed to content mainly concerned with Hull and Lincolnshire. I also notice that the evening Calendar news is similarly oriented to Humberside and Lincolnshire and therefore rarely relevant for viewers in Sheffield.
Why is this?

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Thursday, 9 February 2017
Transmitter engineering
7:33 PM

SHEFFIELD transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Reduced Quality from 17:24 today to 17:28 today. FM: Radio 4 FM Weak Signal from 07:05 today to 07:09 today. [BBC]

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Friday, 10 February 2017
Transmitter engineering
4:32 AM

SHEFFIELD transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Reduced Quality from 17:24 yesterday to 17:28 yesterday. FM: Radio 4 FM Weak Signal from 07:05 yesterday to 07:09 yesterday. [BBC]

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Saturday, 11 February 2017
Transmitter engineering
4:32 AM

SHEFFIELD transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Reduced Quality from 17:24 on 09 Feb to 17:28 on 09 Feb. FM: Radio 4 FM Weak Signal from 07:05 on 09 Feb to 07:09 on 09 Feb. [BBC]

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