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The symbol shows the location of the Todmorden (Calderdale, England) transmitter which serves 3,000 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 Todmorden (Calderdale, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Todmorden 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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C39+ (618.2MHz)271mDTG-100W
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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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C45 (666.0MHz)271mDTG-100W
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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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C42 (642.0MHz)271mDTG-100W
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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 Todmorden (Calderdale, 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 Todmorden transmitter?

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BBC Look North (Leeds) 1.9m homes 7.4%
from Leeds LS9 8AH, 36km east-northeast (75°)
to BBC Yorkshire region - 56 masts.
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ITV Calendar 1.9m homes 7.4%
from Leeds LS3 1JS, 34km east-northeast (73°)
to ITV Yorkshire (Emley Moor) region - 59 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 80% evening news is shared with Belmont region

How will the Todmorden (Calderdale, 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 500W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 100W

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. Todmorden 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.

Wednesday, 26 October 2011
Thursday, 14 March 2013
Chris Abbott
5:46 AM

We live in the postcode area of OL14 5JH, Todmorden, Lancashire and have had no digital reception since tea time yesterday. From what I can make out from the information above this particular transmitter is 'off air'. Can you please let us know what is happening and when transmission will be restored.

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6:34 AM

Mine has been off since then too. As above, any timeline on when it will be back?

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David Mansell

11:15 AM

Why was it off air? It's the second time in less than a fortnight. And why doesn't Arqiva have an email contact?

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David Mansell

12:17 PM

12.15 pm and it's just gone off again.

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David Mansell

2:34 PM

Came back again about 5 minutes later. I hope they can keep it going for the footie tonight!

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Monday, 19 August 2013
David Mansell

1:12 PM

It's been off air for an hour now (1.10pm) and it's been very dodgy for at least a fortnight. About time Arqiva earned their money.

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Tuesday, 1 October 2013
Gabriel Elliott
7:31 AM

OL14 7JJ using Todmorden transmitter. Picture subject to intermittent interference for last 48 hours. Seems to break up or mix current view with one from one second ago. Have retuned. Ruled out induction and mobile phone interference. What next?

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Saturday, 25 January 2014
David Mansell

7:47 PM

Your information about local news on the Todmorden transmitter is incorrect. We get the Yorkshire news (from Leeds) on BBC1, Calendar on ITV SD, but Granada on ITV HD. (53.7179,-2.0959) 

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11:59 PM

David Mansell: Prior to DSO at Winter Hill the Todmorden relay was fed directly from Winter Hill for BBC1/2 and Emley Moor via Cornholme for ITV/C4. In order to co-ordinate the switchover dates the feed for BBC1/2 was switched to Cornholme , which was in turn to be fed from Emley Moor for all four services. As you say, the details for PSB1 need updating.

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