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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
74 Shopping Quarter , 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 17 others

COM5
ArqA
 H max
C31 (554.0MHz)726mDTG-8100,000W
Channel icons
11 pick, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 23 CCXTV, 28 E4 +1, 29 4Music, 38 Quest Red, 41 Food Network, 45 Film4 +1, 46 Challenge, 47 4seven, 57 Smithsonian Channel, 75 Yesterday +1, 76 Quest +1, 78 Now 70s, 88 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 8 others

COM6
ArqB
 H max
C37 (602.0MHz)726mDTG-8100,000W
Channel icons
25 Yesterday, 32 Sony Movies, 37 DMAX, 39 CBS Justice, 42 HGTV, 67 CBS Drama, 79 Dave ja vu, 81 Talking Pictures TV, 91 PBS America, 234 RT, 235 Aljazeera English, plus 18 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
64 FreeSports, 72 Quest Red +1, 83 NOW 80s, 86 More4 +1, 89 Together TV +1, 92 Pick +1, 93 PBS America +1, 96 Forces TV, 106 BBC Four HD, 107 BBC News HD, 113 RT HD, 114 Quest HD, 209 CBeebies HD, plus 2 others

com8
 H -6.5dB
C31 (554.0MHz)726mDTG-622,600W
Channel icons


GIM
 H -20dB
C57 (762.0MHz)572mDTG-21,000W
Channel icons
 Spotlight TV, 62 Sony Movies Classic +1, 82 Clubland TV, 84 Now 90s, 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?

1956-80s1984-971997-981998-20092009-132013-182013-1720 Feb 2020
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 ArqAArqA
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
Saturday, 12 February 2011
R
richard
8:46 PM

I have lost my freeview HD cahnnels has something changed or do I have a problem with my receiver. I live in liverpool L9

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Sunday, 13 February 2011
J
Jack Forrester
10:34 PM

I am in the winterhill area and have lost half the channels they were unwatched blocky and stut-t-t-t-t-tery now after a re tune they are gone.
Last scan only found 22 channels as the rest are too week for my current config files to pay notice to.
Now scanning again and its picked up 20.
Some channels are listing as DTV2.1, DTV2.2 up to DTV2.7
What is the crack Who broke it come on own up I dam well know its not the aerial in the loft or the hardware tuning it. This all happened when the re-runs of the 80s games shows were foisted upon us. COME on who wants to watch the krypton factor?

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Jack Forrester
10:47 PM

So done a full scan
output
============================================================================
# locked on 770000KHz, please wait for network information...
Timeout getting table (pid=0010, tid=40)

# Network Information...

Frequency of Parent Transmitter = 0kHz

Network/Region Name = (null)

Channel Name LCN SID Vid Aud PMT
-------------------------------------------------------------------
FIVER , 0, 12928, 6673, 6674, 275 #
FIVER , , 12928, 6673, 6675, 275 #
FIVE USA , 0, 12992, 6689, 6690, 279 #
FIVE USA , , 12992, 6689, 6691, 279 #
QVC , 0, 13120, 6049, 6050, 259 #
bid tv , 0, 14272, 6273, 6274, 261 #
QUEST , 0, 14498, 6929, 6930, 265 #
Absolute Radio , 0, 14688, 0, 6082, 390 #
Heart , 0, 14720, 0, 6098, 391 #
Capital FM , 0, 14752, 0, 6114, 392 #
Teletext Hols , 0, 14784, 0, 6354, 268 #
Challenge , 0, 15520, 521, 659, 395 #
Challenge , , 15520, 521, 669, 395 #
G.O.L.D. , 0, 15552, 6497, 6498, 276 #
ITV2 +1 , 0, 15952, 6529, 6530, 388 #
ITV2 +1 , , 15952, 6529, 6531, 388 #
ITV3 , 0, 16048, 6881, 6882, 277 #
ITV3 , , 16048, 6881, 6883, 277 #
ESPN , 0, 16096, 6801, 6802, 284 #


# Signal Strength = 19
# Signal Quality = -4%

============================================================================





============================================================================
# locked on 778000KHz, please wait for network information...

# Network Information...

Frequency of Parent Transmitter = 778000kHz

Network/Region Name = North West
Freeview Multiplex = Mux 2

Channel Name LCN SID Vid Aud PMT
-------------------------------------------------------------------
ITV1 , 3, 8267, 515, 654, 273 #
ITV1 , , 8267, 515, 663, 273 #
ITV2 , 6, 8325, 2819, 2820, 262 #
ITV2 , , 8325, 2819, 2822, 262 #
Channel 4 , 4, 8384, 2829, 2830, 259 #
Channel 4 , , 8384, 2829, 2832, 259 #
Channel 4+1 , 13, 8452, 768, 769, 267 #
Channel 4+1 , , 8452, 768, 770, 267 #
E4 , 28, 8448, 773, 774, 265 #
E4 , , 8448, 773, 775, 265 #
More 4 , 14, 8442, 590, 591, 270 #
More 4 , , 8442, 590, 592, 270 #
FIVE , 5, 8500, 2950, 2851, 289 #
FIVE , , 8500, 2950, 2853, 289 #
ITV1 +1 , 33, 8367, 600, 601, 290 #
ITV1 +1 , , 8367, 600, 602, 290 #


# Signal Strength = 36
# Signal Quality = 29%

============================================================================


# Nothing found on 786000kHz, +166kHz, -166kHz, Nothing found



============================================================================
# locked on 794000KHz, please wait for network information...

# Network Information...

Frequency of Parent Transmitter = 793833kHz

Network/Region Name = North West

Channel Name LCN SID Vid Aud PMT
-------------------------------------------------------------------
Sky News , 82, 22080, 101, 102, 701 #
Sky News , , 22080, 101, 104, 701 #
SKY THREE , 11, 22208, 301, 302, 703 #
SKY THREE , , 22208, 301, 304, 703 #
Dave , 19, 22272, 401, 402, 704 #
Dave , , 22272, 401, 404, 704 #
E4+1 , 29, 22336, 501, 502, 705 #
E4+1 , , 22336, 501, 504, 705 #
price-drop tv , 37, 22464, 611, 612, 707 #
talkSPORT , 211, 22592, 0, 1101, 706 #
Premier Radio , 213, 22976, 0, 1701, 712 #
Sky3+1 , 44, 22244, 201, 202, 719 #
Sky3+1 , , 22244, 201, 203, 719 #
Dave ja vu , 25, 23936, 2111, 2112, 711 #
Dave ja vu , , 23936, 2111, 2114, 711 #


# Signal Strength = 38
# Signal Quality = 40%

============================================================================





============================================================================
# locked on 802000KHz, please wait for network information...

# Network Information...

Frequency of Parent Transmitter = 801833kHz

Network/Region Name = North West
Freeview Multiplex = Mux 1

Channel Name LCN SID Vid Aud PMT
-------------------------------------------------------------------
BBC ONE , 1, 4168, 101, 102, 100 #
BBC ONE , , 4168, 101, 106, 100 #
BBC TWO , 2, 4287, 201, 202, 200 #
BBC TWO , , 4287, 201, 206, 200 #
BBC THREE , 7, 4288, 301, 302, 300 #
BBC THREE , , 4288, 301, 306, 300 #
BBC NEWS , 80, 4352, 501, 502, 500 #
BBC FOUR , 9, 4544, 401, 402, 400 #
BBC FOUR , , 4544, 401, 406, 400 #
BBC Parliament , 81, 4736, 601, 602, 600 #
BBC R5L , 193, 5632, 0, 1402, 1400 #
BBC R5SX , 194, 5696, 0, 1502, 1500 #
BBC 6 Music , 195, 5760, 0, 1602, 1600 #
BBC Radio 7 , 196, 5824, 0, 1702, 1700 #
BBC R1X , 189, 5888, 0, 1802, 1800 #
BBC Asian Net. , 197, 5952, 0, 1902, 1900 #
BBC World Sv. , 198, 6016, 0, 2002, 2000 #
BBC Radio 1 , 188, 6720, 0, 1002, 1000 #
BBC Radio 2 , 190, 6784, 0, 1102, 1100 #
BBC Radio 3 , 191, 6848, 0, 1202, 1200 #
BBC Radio 4 , 192, 6912, 0, 1302, 1300 #
301 , 45, 7168, 901, 951, 900 #
301 , , 7168, 901, 952, 900 #


# Signal Strength = 38
# Signal Quality = 77%

============================================================================

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Jack Forrester's 5 posts GB
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Jack Forrester
11:18 PM

Go figure they are back now really odd. Wonder if my amp is failing? Weather does not seem bad.
Odd how it has affected different muxes though? BBC been fine all weekend till tonight. Fives been screwy all month loads of shows have not recorded right.

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Jack Forrester's 5 posts GB
Monday, 14 February 2011
Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

6:38 AM

Jack Forrester: This is exactly what you would expect to happen from time to time when you have a loft aerial and a "booster".

Move the aerial to the roof for reliable Freeview reception.

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J
Jack Forrester
6:07 PM

Need a booster as there are 3 Tvs in different rooms. Unfortunately this place is rented so no changes possible. Still think its odd how one then two then all muxes were gradually affected. probably a voltage regulation problem on the power injector.
Ah well just some thing else to turn off and on again.

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Jack Forrester's 5 posts GB
Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

6:16 PM

Jack Forrester: You may not need the booster - you are in a switched area, they shouldn't be necessary.

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J
Jack Forrester
6:59 PM

Thanks for the advice I'll see if I can get reception with it off.

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Wednesday, 16 February 2011
M
monnie
2:22 PM
Wirral

I am on the wirral (south) and can only get welsh bbc and itv so the news isnt northwest which i want but wales today!
can anyone help?? xx

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