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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.

Choose from three options: ■ List by multiplex ■ List by channel number ■ List by channel name
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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, 23 BBC Three, 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, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 North ads, 18 More4, 25 ITV4, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV +1 (Granada),

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C35- (585.8MHz)726mDTG-6100,000W
Channel icons
73 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
 CCXTV, 12 Quest, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 29 ITV2 +1, 32 5STAR, 33 5Action, 42 GREAT! movies action, 45 Channel 5 +1, 56 5SELECT, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV3 +1, 60 ITV4 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 CBS Reality, 68 Horror Channel, 74 Drama +1, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup TV, 212 YAAAS!, plus 16 others

COM5
ArqA
 H max
C31 (554.0MHz)726mDTG-8100,000W
Channel icons
11 Sky Arts, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 31 4Music, 36 pick, 40 Quest Red, 43 Food Network, 46 Film4 +1, 47 Challenge, 48 4seven, 57 Smithsonian Channel, 70 Quest +1, 75 Yesterday +1, 83 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others

COM6
ArqB
 H max
C37 (602.0MHz)726mDTG-8100,000W
Channel icons
25 Dave ja vu, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 41 CBS Justice, 44 HGTV, 68 CBS Drama, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 84 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
 Together TV +1,  Merit,  Court TV, 65 FreeSports, 71 Quest Red +1, 76 Now 70s, 86 More4 +1, 87 PBS America +1, 91 That's TV , 96 Forces TV, 106 BBC Four HD, 107 BBC News HD, 113 RT HD, 114 Quest HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 2 others

GIM
 H -20dB
C57 (762.0MHz)572mDTG-21,000W
Channel icons
 Spotlight TV, 63 GREAT! movies classic +1, 77 NOW 80s, 79 Now 90s, 80 Clubland TV, 88 Country Music Entertainment , 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?

1956-80s1984-971997-981998-20092009-1310 Apr 132013-1720 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_local_local_localLPR
C57tv_offGIMGIMGIMGIM
C58tv_offSDNSDNSDN
C59tv_offITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesD3+4D3+4D3+4
C61ArqA
C62BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCA
C65C4wavesC4wavesC4waves

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 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 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
Wednesday, 6 February 2013
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jb38
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

5:26 PM

Joe: Regarding that said in your opening statement, only partially I would say! as I was misleading myself by only having noticed the issue concerning the TV's tuner and not having read your initial posting.

The other thing that was misleading by being coincidental, was by first part of your post code being the same as the HD channel number of your local Storeton transmitter @ 3 miles away, plus the fact of Michael either having, or using, the same post code as yourself.

However, now that I have read your initial posting I would say that Mazbars suggestion is really the only answer as far as getting the problem sorted out, as what you have said is strongly suggestive of it being caused by an aerial problem and not your equipment.

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Michael
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6:37 PM

jb38: Sorry, I may have confused you by putting Joe's postcode into the predictor in the top-right to see if it would give transmitter information! (which it still hasn't, maybe one for Briantist to look at)

Joe: There's a bit of confusion here as jb38 says. To clear it up - you definitely watch using Freesat (i.e. you do not get channels such as Dave or Yesterday)? Do you have just a satellite dish, or an aerial as well? Do you have a Freesat box, or just the Philips TV on its own?

And when you say you get no digital reception, what comes up on the screen?

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jb38
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9:00 PM

Michael: No problem! and thanks for clearing that up as I was a bit puzzled by both of you being the same, but though if you click on "Digital UK tradeview" seen 4th down on the list shown under the flag at the right hand side of Joe's 6.26pm posting made yesterday, if you then hover your mouse pointer over each of the stations mux channel numbers the info on that particular transmitter will appear.

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Joe
9:59 PM

Hi both. I think we are getting there now :-) just to summarise...
I have a Philips tv with built in free view (which I have never used) I have a separate freesat box connected to an old sky dish which is what I use currently. When I connect the tv to the roof aerial and try and tune it it finds no channels and gives a poor reception message. Am thinking of getting. Anew tv in another room which has an aerial socket so I may need to use free view in there. I just wanted to try and pin point if the problem is the aerial, the wiring, the tv etc as I hate being completely ignorant and open to being ripped off by whichever engineer I call out.

Thanks

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Joe's 7 posts GB
Thursday, 7 February 2013
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jb38
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

12:27 AM

Joe: Well, as was previously mentioned what you have reported would indicate that the problem is caused by a fault on your aerial, maybe a broken connection where the coax joins into the aerials terminal box? however as you are located at only 3 miles away from the Storeton 2Kw Wales and 560w N/West transmitter you "might" be receiving an over powerful signal which is blocking your TV's tuner, and so to test if you are or not try using either a set top aerial plugged into your TV or alternatively a short piece (about 4 feet or so) of wire pushed into the inner part of your TV's aerial socket, this being followed by carrying out another Auto-tune.

If though nothing comes up then once again it points to the problem being caused by an aerial fault.

Just out of curiosity, have you verified with any of your neighbours as to whether or not they have any problems with Freeview reception? because irrespective of what a predictor might indicate you cannot beat an on site report.

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jb38
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

12:43 AM

Joe: Well, as was previously mentioned what you have reported would indicate that the problem is caused by a fault on your aerial, maybe a broken connection where the coax joins into the aerials terminal box? however as you are located at only 3 miles away from the Storeton 2Kw Wales and 560w N/West transmitter you "might" be receiving an over powerful signal which is blocking your TV's tuner, and so to test if you are or not try using either a set top aerial plugged into your TV or alternatively a short piece (about 4 feet or so) of wire pushed into the inner part of your TV's aerial socket, this being followed by carrying out another Auto-tune.

If though nothing comes up then once again it points to the problem being caused by an aerial fault.

Just out of curiosity, have you verified with any of your neighbours as to whether or not they have any problems with Freeview reception? because irrespective of what a predictor might indicate you cannot beat an on site report.

Of course the other problem still remains, insomuch that I am unable to find out any technical details regarding your particular model of TV as that model number is not recognised by Philips.

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Sunday, 10 February 2013
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Joe
2:06 PM

Hi all, update time. I figured out to factory reset my tv, tried an internal aerial and then reset my external aerial cable. I can now get BBC Wales, ccbc and BBC radio but nothing other than BBC. Any advise on this one now? Much appreciated.

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jb38
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5:14 PM

Joe: I am not quite clear about what you mean by having "reset" your external aerial cable? as the problem you now have still suggests that there is a fault with the aerial as the BBC that you are receiving is from the Storeton 2KW transmitter on Ch57 and so you should also be receiving ITV on mux Ch53, the commercials being on much lower power (560 watts) and which you are not likely receive if there is any deficiency in your aerial system.

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Tuesday, 12 February 2013
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DDDD
5:51 PM
Ashton-under-lyne

Hi

Anyone noticed that chanels 51, 52 Movies4Men and SAB TV 53, Capital TV 56 and Argos TV 24/7 54.They will all the yesterday and today they have gone off the freeview. Will they return?


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Wednesday, 13 February 2013
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anthony
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4:10 PM

I think that they have gone to even lower power. My Humax can get them but my Sony TV can't

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