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Full Freeview on the Winter Hill (Bolton, England) transmitter

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The symbol shows the location of the Winter Hill (Bolton, England) transmitter which serves 2,690,000 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 Winter Hill (Bolton, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Winter Hill 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.

MuxH/VFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 H max
C50 (706.0MHz)726mDTG-3100,000W
Channel icons
 BBC Three, 1 BBC One North West, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 120 CBBC, 121 CBeebies, 130 BBC News, 131 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC Red Button 1, plus 13 others

PSB2
D3+4
 H max
C59 (778.0MHz)726mDTG-3100,000W
Channel icons
3 ITV (Granada), 4 Channel 4 North ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 13 Channel 4 +1 North ads, 14 More4, 15 Film4, 24 ITV4, 28 E4, 33 ITV +1 (Granada),

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C54- (737.8MHz)726mDTG-6100,000W
Channel icons
 BBC Three HD, 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, 123 CBBC HD, 602 BBC Red Button 2, 603 BBC Red Button 3, plus 1 others

COM4
SDN
 H max
C58 (770.0MHz)726mDTG-8100,000W
Channel icons
10 ITV3, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 26 ITV Be, 27 ITV 2 +1, 30 5STAR, 34 ITV3 +1, 37 Quest, 44 Channel 5 +1, 55 Channel 5 +24, 58 ITV Be +1, 61 True Entertainment, 62 ITV4 +1, 66 CBS Reality, 70 Horror Channel, 122 CITV, 242 Vintage TV, plus 23 others

COM5
ArqA
 H max
C49 (698.0MHz)726mDTG-8100,000W
Channel icons
11 pick, 12 Dave, 17 Really, 29 E4 +1, 32 Movie Mix, 41 Food Network, 46 Challenge, 48 Movies4Men, 68 truTV, 69 Tru TV +1, 72 YourTV, 126 Tiny Pop, 132 Sky News, plus 18 others

COM6
ArqB
 H max
C55 (746.0MHz)726mDTG-8100,000W
Channel icons
 Al Jazeera English,  BT Sport 1 (not free), 18 4Music, 19 Yesterday, 25 Home, 31 Spike, 38 Quest +1, 42 Travel Channel, 47 4seven, 59 BT Showcase (not free), 64 CBS Action, 73 YourTV +1, 84 Dave ja vu, plus 21 others

LM
 H -20dB
C56 (754.0MHz)572mDTG-121,000W
Channel icons
from 1st October 2014: 7 That's Manchester, plus 1 others

LL
 H -17dB
C56 (754.0MHz)572mDTG-122,000W
Channel icons
from 30th June 2014: 7 Bay TV Liverpool, plus 1 others

LPR
 H -20dB
C56 (754.0MHz)572mDTG-121,000W
Channel icons
from 1st October 2014: 7 That's Lancashire, plus 1 others

com7
 H -5.9dB
C31 (554.0MHz)726mDTG-625,700W
Channel icons
 Buz Muzik, 57 VIVA, 63 Community Channel, 67 CBS Reality +1, 71 CBS Drama, 81 Talking Pictures TV, 83 5USA +1, 106 BBC Four HD, 107 BBC News HD, 108 Al Jazeera Eng HD, 109 Channel 4+1 HD, 110 4seven HD, 113 RT HD, 124 CBeebies HD, 134 Al Jazeera Arabic, plus 4 others

com8
 H -8.5dB
C37 (602.0MHz)726mDTG-614,000W
Channel icons
plus 2 others

GIM
 H -20dB
C57 (762.0MHz)572mDTG-21,000W
Channel icons
 Fire Hit TV, 50 Movies4Men +1, 54 Heart TV, 56 Capital TV, 80 ShowBiz TV, 82 True Movies 1, 85 Chart Show TV, 128 Pop +1, 129 Tiny Pop +1,



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
DTG-2 16QAM 2K 3/4 18.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

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

regional news image
BBC North West Tonight 3.1m homes 11.8%
from Salford M50 2QH, 22km southeast
to BBC North West region - 92 masts.
regional news image
ITV Granada Reports 3.1m homes 11.6%
from Salford M50 2EQ, 22km southeast
to ITV Granada region - 80 masts.

How will the Winter Hill (Bolton, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

years1956~851984-971997-981998-20092009-1310/4/13-2013-182019-
aerial groupVHFC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EWK
C9ITV
C12BBCtv
C22SDN
C25ArqA
C28ArqB
600C31com7
C37com8
C39BBCB
C42D3+4
C45BBCA
C48C5C5
700C49 ArqAArqA
C50 BBCABBCA
C54-BBCB-BBCB-BBCB
C55BBC1BBC1BBC1ArqBArqBArqB
C56+1_local_local_local
C57GIMGIMGIM
C58SDNSDNSDN
C59ITVITVITVD3+4D3+4D3+4
C60+C
800C61ArqA
C62BBC2BBC2BBC2BBCA
C63+D
C65C4C4C4
C66+2
C67+B
C68+A

orange background for multiplexes names more
green background for transmission frequencies
lilac background for power levels in watts
800MHz band: 4G mobile started in 2013
700MHz band: possible 4G in 2019 more
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 4th November and 2nd December 2009.

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

Analogue 1-4 500kW
SDN, ARQA, ARQB, BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 100kW
com7(-12.9dB) 25.7kW
com8(-15.5dB) 14kW
Analogue 5(-16dB) 12.5kW
Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*, Mux C*, Mux D*(-17dB) 10kW
LL(-24dB) 2kW
GIM, LM, LPR(-27dB) 1000W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Winter Hill transmitter area

May 1956-Jul 1968Granada Television†
May 1956-Jul 1968Associated British Corporation◊
Jul 1968-Feb 2004Granada 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.

Comments
Monday, 28 March 2016
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anthony
6:51 PM

Should read "on a Sony" but this site seems to have no edit facility to correct typing errors.

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MikeB
8:14 PM

Jamie: In my experience, Sony tuners are very sensitive, but also pretty robust - its takes a very high signal level before they break up. Panasonics are also known to be sensitive, but less robust at high signal levels. So Anthony could well be right - the Sony is simply pulling in more signal over a poor connection.

However, whats the Panny you've bought? For the last year, Panasonic have a cheapish line with their name on it, which is actually made by Vestal, who make TV's for loads of other brands. So the Panasonic TV you have might not have an actaul Panasonic tuner in it. But I'd still check your aerial.

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Jamie
8:28 PM

So you mean my signal may be to high .?

My panasonic tv is 5 years old but dad gave it to me as it's bigger the Sony was only a year old . But the Panasonic tv is plasma and 50 inches .

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MikeB
10:38 PM

Jamie : No, Anthony is probably right - you've a low signal strength, but the Sony will do its best with the signal its got. Different batches of tuners, even from the same brand, might slightly differ. I'm really surprised that a 5 year old Plasma Panny should be much less sensitive than a year old Sony, though.

So you need to check that the cable is the same, and perhaps the signal strength on the aerial with another TV, just to make sure you nail down what the problem is.

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MikeB's 1,746 posts Gold Gold GB
Friday, 8 April 2016
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Brian Thornton
12:19 PM

Recent problems viewing my television, and a postcard from 800 outlining problems with bad reception,
has led me to your site being unable to get thru to 800.I have done checks and retunes without success
also does my internet come under this interference, because I get cut off from the internet for brief periods at night?

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MikeB
1:55 PM

Brian Thornton: Put your postcode into this site - it will bring up a load of links, including DigitalUK, etc. Tv reception, 4G problems etc are all very reliant on location. You can then see if you do actually have a 4G problem, but I suspect 'bad reception' probably due to other factors.

And no, your broadband has nothing at all to do with your TV reception.

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MikeB's 1,746 posts Gold Gold GB
Sunday, 17 April 2016
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Martin
6:04 PM

Hello. I have successfully been receiving Freeview from Winter hill transmitter for the last few years. My location is SK131PY (Hadfield). Recently I have lost all channels on COM4 (C58) on some of the TV's in my house...but not all!
As I am still receiving COM5(C49) and COM6(C55) ok on these TV's, am I right in assuming my aerial
has not moved and cables etc are all good, or am I missing something obvious? Any help appreciated.

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MikeB
11:27 PM

Martin: Check the cabling is a good start. A dodgy cable might hit one mux more than the others - compare the signal strength of all of them - if they are all on the low side, then the cable is the likely party - but might be no more than the fly lead.

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