Freeview Light on the Whalley (Lancashire, England) transmitter
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The symbol shows the location of the Whalley (Lancashire, England) transmitter which serves 1,500 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 Whalley (Lancashire, England) transmitter.
Which Freeview channels does the Whalley 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 Whalley (Lancashire, 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 Whalley transmitter?
BBC North West Tonight 3.1m homes 11.8%
from Salford M50 2QH, 38km south-southeast (168°)
to BBC North West region - 92 masts.
How will the Whalley (Lancashire, 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 4 Nov 09 and 2 Dec 09.
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 Winter Hill transmitter area
Caroline: Probably never. You receive all of the HD channels currently available on Freeview, and also all of the channels the licence fee pays for. The commercial broadcasters provide the extra channels for 90% of the country because it is financially viable for them to do so.
You don't have to subscribe to Sky unless you want Dave, Yesterday and extra HD channels - just get Freesat.
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Caroline: You are not "forced" to pay for any TV service; the only pre-requisite is a TV Licence.
The politicians decided that the Commercial broadcasters (which don't transmit from Whalley transmitter) could pick and choose - i.e. they have free reign on their transmission network. Things today must be run for a return which is why your transmitter only carries those it has to; it is there to provide a Public Service.
See here for an explanation:
Londonderry (Northern Ireland) Freeview Light transmitter | ukfree.tv - 11 years of independent, free digital TV advice
The only thing you can do is assess whether you might be able to receive from Winter Hill.
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