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The symbol shows the location of the Whitby (North Yorkshire, England) transmitter which serves 7,700 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 Whitby (North Yorkshire, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Whitby 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.

MuxH/VFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 V max
C34 (578.0MHz)105mDTG-3100W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) North East and Cumbria, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 15 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C35 (586.0MHz)105mDTG-3100W
Channel icons
3 ITV (SD) (Tyne Tees), 4 Channel 4 (SD) North ads, 5 Channel 5 (SD), 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 North ads, 18 More4, 24 ITV4, 33 ITV +1 (Tyne Tees),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C32 (562.0MHz)105mDTG-6100W
Channel icons
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, plus 1 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
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 58 Freeview channels?

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The Whitby (North Yorkshire, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 4seven HD, 5SELECT, 5STAR, 5STAR +1, 5USA, 5USA +1, Aljazeera English, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBeebies HD, CBS Drama, CBS Justice +1, CBS Reality, CBS Reality +1, Challenge, Channel 4+1 HD, Channel 5 +1, CITV, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama, E4 +1, Film4 +1, Food Network, Forces TV, FreeSports HD, HGTV, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Together TV +1, More4 +1, NOW 80s, Now 90s, Paramount Network +1, PBS America +1, pick, Pick +1, Quest +1, Quest Red, Quest Red +1, Really, RT HD, Shopping Quarter , Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Sony Movies Action, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, Together, Yesterday.

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 Whitby transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Look North (Newcastle) 1.6m homes 6.0%
from Newcastle NE99 2NE, 84km northwest (309°)
to BBC North East and Cumbria region - 70 masts.
regional news image
ITV Tyne Tees News 1.4m homes 5.4%
from Gateshead NE11 9SZ, 87km northwest (307°)
to ITV Tyne Tees region - 47 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 50% evening news is shared with Border

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

1950s-80s1984-971997-981998-20122012-132013-182013-1713 Nov 2019
VHFC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D E TC/D E TC/D E TA K T
C4BBCtvwaves
C32BBCB
C34BBCA
C35D3+4
C50tv_offBBCBBBCBBBCB
C55tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBCABBCABBCA
C59tv_offITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesD3+4D3+4D3+4
C62BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves
C65C4wavesC4wavesC4waves

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) by 30 June 2020 - 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 12 Sep 12 and 26 Sep 12.

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

Analogue 1-4 250W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-4dB) 100W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Bilsdale transmitter area

May 1956-Jul 1968Granada Television†
May 1956-Jul 1968Associated British Corporation◊
Jul 1968-Jul 1974Yorkshire Television
Jul 1974-Feb 2004Tyne Tees Television
Feb 2004-Dec 2014ITV plc
Feb 1983-Dec 1992TV-am•
Jan 1993-Sep 2010GMTV•
Sep 2010-Dec 2014ITV Daybreak•
• Breakfast ◊ Weekends ♦ Friday night and weekends † Weekdays only. Whitby 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.

Comments
Monday, 5 September 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

9:43 AM

WHITBY transmitter - Over the next week Whitby relay: TV (analogue) Service Shutdowns, no digital TV, Radio (analogue) working normally, no digital radio. [DUK]

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Sunday, 2 September 2012
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Andrew Jordan
10:09 PM

I have just bought an apartment at Whitehall landing and could not tune any Digital channels, I also struggled to get any analogue reception. From the info here is it correct that these digital channels are not infect available until the coming weeks. I was going to complain that there was something wrong with the arial. Thanks for any info.

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Dave Lindsay
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

10:20 PM

Andrew Jordan: The Whitby transmitter does not carry any digital (Freeview) channels until switchover later this month.

It will only carry Public Service channels which are shown at the top of this page. There will be no ITV3, Pick TV, Yesterday, Film4, Dave, 4seven etc.

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB
Wednesday, 26 September 2012
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Mark Edwards
9:19 AM

Receiving Freeview OK, but no ITV channels. Have retuned twice this morning, and nothing.
Is this typical Whitby transmitter being behind the rest of the UK as usual? If not, what time do the second wave of channels come live (ITV1, ITV2, C4 C5)?

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Dave Lindsay
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

9:28 AM

Mark Edwards : It is expected to be up mid-morning. See

Digital UK - Relay transmitter switching times

The reason being that there are only a finite number of engineers who must commute.

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Chris
10:36 AM
Whitby

So if I'm reading this correctly, Whitby ISN'T getting 'Dave' ?

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Chris's 6 posts GB
Dave Lindsay
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

10:44 AM

Chris: That is correct.

The Commercial (COM) channels cover 90% of the population from 81 of the largest transmitters (largest by viewer population). The other 8.5% who can receive Freeview only get the Public Service Broadcaster (PSB) channels. This is because there are over 1,000 PSB-only relays like Whitby and for the Commercial broadcasters to transmit from these would roughly double their cost of transmission.

As they operate purely for profit from advertising which they show to as many viewers as possible which they wish to acquire at lowest possible cost they declined the offer to increase their coverage.

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Chris
10:48 AM
Whitby

Well that's a damn disgrace.

And now I think about it I don't think I've seen/heard anything that suggested we wouldn't be getting the full Freeview service.

Cheers.


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Dave Lindsay
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

10:52 AM

Chris: I think that Freeview Lite as it's unofficially called is the well unpublicised. It must be the biggest let-down and will likely only be discovered at switchover.

Due to you being low-lying, I don't think you have any chance of reception from Bilsdale, unfortunately.

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Chris
10:54 AM
Whitby

It beggars belief that we're still 'behind the times' - even with a brand new transmitter aerial installed a few years ago.


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