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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?

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
 H max
C32 (562.0MHz)726mDTG-3100,000W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) North West, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 16 others

PSB2
D3+4
 H max
C34 (578.0MHz)726mDTG-3100,000W
Channel icons
3 ITV (SD) (Granada), 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 (Granada),

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C35- (585.8MHz)726mDTG-6100,000W
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

COM4
SDN
 H max
C29 (538.0MHz)726mDTG-8100,000W
Channel icons
12 Quest, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 27 ITV2 +1, 30 5STAR, 31 Paramount Network, 34 ITV3 +1, 40 Sony Movies Action, 44 Channel 5 +1, 54 5SELECT, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV4 +1, 63 Blaze, 66 CBS Reality, 70 Horror Channel, 77 TCC, 80 Blaze +1, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup TV, plus 18 others

COM5
ArqA
 H max
C31 (554.0MHz)726mDTG-8100,000W
Channel icons
11 pick, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 28 E4 +1, 32 Sony Movies, 38 Quest Red, 41 Food Network, 45 Film4 +1, 46 Challenge, 57 Smithsonian Channel, 76 Quest +1, 78 Now 90s, 88 Together, 233 Sky News, plus 7 others

COM6
ArqB
 H max
C37 (602.0MHz)726mDTG-8100,000W
Channel icons
25 Yesterday, 29 4Music, 37 DMAX, 39 CBS Justice, 42 HGTV, 47 4seven, 71 CBS Drama, 79 Dave ja vu, 81 Talking Pictures TV, 91 PBS America, 234 RT, 235 Aljazeera English, plus 17 others

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

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

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

com7
 H -5.9dB
C55 (746.0MHz)726mDTG-625,700W
Channel icons
56 5USA +1, 67 CBS Reality +1, 72 Quest Red +1, 74 Shopping Quarter , 86 More4 +1, 92 Pick +1, 94 Paramount Network +1, 107 BBC News HD, 109 Channel 4+1 HD, 110 4seven HD, 113 RT HD, plus 2 others

com8
 H -6.5dB
C31 (554.0MHz)726mDTG-622,600W
Channel icons
55 5STAR +1, 64 FreeSports HD, 69 CBS Justice +1, 83 NOW 80s, 89 Together TV +1, 93 PBS America +1, 96 Forces TV, 106 BBC Four HD, 114 Quest HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 2 others

GIM
 H -20dB
C57 (762.0MHz)572mDTG-21,000W
Channel icons
62 Sony Movies Classic +1, 82 Clubland TV, 87 Spotlight TV, 208 POP MAX,

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 (139°)
to BBC North West region - 92 masts.
regional news image
ITV Granada Reports 3.1m homes 11.6%
from Salford M50 2EQ, 22km southeast (139°)
to ITV Granada region - 80 masts.

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

1956-80s1984-971997-981998-20092009-132013-182013-1723 Oct 2019
VHFC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D E TW TW T
C9ITVwaves
C12BBCtvwaves
C24_local
C29SDN
C31com7com7
C32BBCA
C34D3+4
C35BBCB
C37com8com8
C40LOCAL2
C48C5wavesC5waves
C49tv_off ArqAArqAArqA
C50tv_off BBCABBCA
C54tv_off-BBCB-BBCB-BBCB
C55tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesArqBArqBArqBcom7tv_off
C56tv_off+1_local_local_localLPR
C57tv_offGIMGIMGIMGIM
C58tv_offSDNSDNSDN
C59tv_offITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesD3+4D3+4D3+4
C60tv_off+C
C61ArqA
C62BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCA
C63+D
C65C4wavesC4wavesC4waves
C66+2
C67+B
C68+A

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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?

Analogue 1-4 500kW
SDN, ARQA, ARQB, BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 100kW
com7(-12.9dB) 25.7kW
com8(-13.4dB) 22.6kW
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
Sunday, 13 January 2019
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John Heywood
11:21 AM
Oldham

I have freeview and my bbc channels are pixelating. My other itv channels etc are ok. What is the problem?
My postcode is ol2 8ln

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MikeP
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8:40 PM

John Heywood:

Please check all your aerial cables and connections. Unplug all coaxial plugs/sockets and refit. Then check the reception but DO NOT RETUNE.

It could be a poor connection or it might just be the current atmospherics.



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MikeP's 3,055 posts GB
Monday, 14 January 2019
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

5:09 AM

WINTER HILL transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 14:26 on 12 Jan to 15:12 on 12 Jan, BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 12:30 on 12 Jan to 12:40 on 12 Jan. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 16 January 2019
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Andrew Jamieson
1:35 PM

At the end of last year I had problems with reception on my bedroom tv, the signal was being fed from a splitter on the main outdoor aerial, it had been perfect for many years.
I got the professionals in who advised a separate outdoor aerial for the bedroom tv. I got it fitted and the picture was perfect again. However, I am still unable to receive a number of channels including the 'Yesterday' channel, channel 19, that are together in group (channel) 37.
I have re-tuned a number of times without any luck whatsoever.
I purchased a signal booster and that has made no difference at all.
I should say that my main tv in the livingroom receives perfect picture and sound of all channels including 'Yesterday', channel 19.
I would appreciate any help.

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StevensOnln1
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2:17 PM

Andrew Jamieson: What signal strength and quality readings do you get for Yesterday on your main TV? What signal strength and quality do you get for other commercial channels such as Dave or Drama? Please provide a full postcode so that we can see where you are in relation to the transmitter and your predicted coverage etc. Also, can you confirm that the separate aerial for your bedroom TV is mounted on the roof or in the loft, or is it a set top aerial?

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StevensOnln1's 2,782 posts GB
Thursday, 17 January 2019
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brian
12:58 AM

What's best buy tv Arial for bb24qb

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MikeP
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

9:54 AM

Brian:

A wideband aerial is always advised these days. That will be able to receive all current and future transmissions.



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MikeP's 3,055 posts GB
Monday, 21 January 2019
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john richardson
11:33 AM

I'm a local aerial installer in the bb post code. we use winter hill but at the far end of the m65 I've experienced signal loss and o think it's due to the large mountain of waste bro g dumped at accrington tip which is as high as a high as a lol ok. can it be investigated. sorry if the tex5 doesn't make sense but your site isn't good to type on my phone. my mobil number is 07999000418 aerial ace.com

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StevensOnln1
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

12:04 PM

john richardson: This website has no connection with any broadcaster or transmitter company. I'm also not sure the transmitter company can investigate anything to do with a landfill site.

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Wednesday, 23 January 2019
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Michael
7:49 PM

I used to get a strong signal to receive all that was available in L37 (Formby) but recently Dave was only received in a pixellated state so today I did a full reset to Factory condition and now I cannot get more than 25 channels all together. I seem to get BBC1 North West OK but when I try to manually tune to pick up more channels I get nothing on Channel 32 or 34 for example where I would expect to find BBC 1, BBC2 BBC4 etc plus ITV and other main chanels.
So I went out and bought a replacement (same as previously FVP 5000T) and lo and behold still nothing like all channels that should be available are showing up. Please advise what is going on ?? Playing on a modern 4k smart TV and with decent arial on the roof. Apart from some pixellation on some channels evrything was fine yesterday.
Incidentally while Liverpool is only 10miles away I have never been able to receive Liverpool TV !!

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