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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
Wednesday, 26 September 2012
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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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Dave Lindsay
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11:04 AM

Chris: The Commercial broadcasters were not mandated to mirror the coverage of the PSBs. This is down to politicians not requiring them to do so as a requirement for their licences.

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Chris
11:09 AM
Whitby

Oh, I appreciate that Dave. It's just that, as you say, it's a bit of a let-down especially after being assured by both the Roadshow, and the official switch-over chap that checked my Fathers installation, that we'd be getting the FULL line-up.


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Dave Lindsay
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11:28 AM

Chris: If your father's aerial is on Bilsdale, then he "may" be able to receive all channels and "may" need a replacement aerial in order to do so. It is only really possible to determine if the current aerial will function once the signals are on the air.

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Chris
12:06 PM
Whitby

He's right in line with the Whitby transmitter and we were assured by the chap (one of the ones that was doing the pre-switch over checks and installing free boxes for the over 75s etc) that the house aerial was OK and that we'd get everything.


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Dave Lindsay
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1:09 PM

Chris: From an engineering point of view he is correct; the aerial will receive all services broadcast by the Whitby transmitter.

Clearly, with the prior knowledge that one's transmitter is Lite, then some would probably opt to spend a bit more (with the Help Scheme) and go for Freesat instead.

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Chris
3:08 PM
Whitby

You hit the nail on the head, there. "prior knowledge" - Prior knowledge via the Help Scheme roadshow vans and the Help Scheme chap that did the check assured ALL (inc Dave) channels via Frewview. Definite case of message being lost somewhere along the line.

Thanks for the help, and reassurance that we're getting what IS being transmitted and nothing is 'missing'.

Cheers.

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Mark Edwards
5:58 PM

Mark Edwards : Thanks for the update. All present and correct - though I'd have rather had ITV3 than Gay Rabbit!!
I agree with the threads above. I live with elderly mother, and we applied to the helpline. Because we use TV in front and rear of large house, I wanted satilite at the back when analogue died. Was told they couldn't run wires through the house because of the chimneys, and we couldn't have a box at the back because of the angle. We weren't told our transmitter was to have Freeview; if we had I'd not have paid for a dish

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DS
7:22 PM

I'm feeling a bit let down by the lack of Dave and some other stuff as well. Besically, we've got the minimum that could be gotten away with, which is about par for the course.

I'm in a flat on Bagdale (a listed building so no dish for me :( ), and am getting good BBC reception but rather less good on the others, with artefacts and occasional break-up (probably due to crammed multiplexes). Looks like I'll have to get my old and knackered external aerial replaced with a new w-band one. Harumph.

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Dave Lindsay
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7:57 PM

DS: In a marginal area like Whitby, get a Group K aerial for Bilsdale if you're lucky enough to have any chance of receiving from it:

Bilsdale TV Transmitter

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