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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
C32 (562.0MHz)726mDTG-100,000W
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-100,000W
Channel icons
3 ITV 1 (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, 26 ITV4, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV1 +1 (Granada),

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C35- (585.8MHz)726mDTG-100,000W
Channel icons
56 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV 1 HD (ITV Granada), 104 Channel 4 HD North ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 106 BBC Four HD, 109 BBC Three HD, 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 1 others

COM4
SDN
 H max
C29 (538.0MHz)726mDTG-8100,000W
Channel icons
20 Drama, 21 5USA, 29 ITV2 +1, 32 5STAR, 33 5Action, 41 Legend, 42 GREAT! movies action, 46 Channel 5 +1, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV3 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 CBS Reality, 74 Dave ja vu, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 89 ITV4 +1, 203 CITV, 208 Pop Player, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, plus 15 others

COM5
ArqA
 H max
C31 (554.0MHz)726mDTG-8100,000W
Channel icons
11 Sky Arts, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 31 E4 Extra, 36 pick, 40 Quest Red, 43 Food Network, 47 Film4 +1, 48 Challenge, 49 4seven, 57 Smithsonian Channel, 60 Drama +1, 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
12 Quest, 25 W, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 44 HGTV, 71 Quest Red +1, 73 HobbyMaker, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 88 Classic Hits, 235 Al Jazeera Eng, plus 19 others

LM
 H -20dB
C40 (626.0MHz)572mDTG-121,000W
Channel icons
from 1st October 2014: 7 That's Manchester,

LL
 H -17dB
C24 (498.0MHz)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,

GIM
 H -20dB
C57 (762.0MHz)572mDTG-21,000W
Channel icons
 Spotlight TV,  Now 70s,  Country Music Entertainment , 63 GREAT! movies Christmas 1, 77 NOW 80s, 80 Clubland TV, 87 Now 90s, 91 Classic Hits MCR,

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_local_local_localLPR
C57tv_offGIMGIMGIMGIM
C58tv_offSDNSDNSDN
C59tv_offITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesD3+4D3+4D3+4
C61ArqA
C62BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCA
C65C4wavesC4wavesC4waves

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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
Tuesday, 16 January 2018
J
js
sentiment_satisfiedGold

2:37 PM

GIM or G-MAN is looking good.

Signal level is back to normal.

The multiplexing was dodgy last night with lots of missing packets for Clubland TV and Now 80s, but all good today.

Video Bitrate (Mbps) sampled at 30 <= dPCR <= 61 ms intervals over 15 seconds for LocalMux1 North West (16/01/2018 13:46:12)
maximum | minimum | average | service_name
01.958 | 00.507 | 00.962 | Now 80s
02.992 | 02.208 | 02.578 | noname SID = 7781
03.575 | 01.199 | 02.134 | Now 90s
02.909 | 00.967 | 01.388 | POP+1
02.049 | 00.858 | 01.244 | Clubland TV
01.500 | 00.821 | 01.115 | TV Warehouse
07.767 | 02.352 | 05.542 | Null Packets
03.619 | 02.025 | 03.134 | All Other Streams
18.096 | 18.096 | 18.096 | TS Bitrate

"noname SID = 7781" is actually mov4men+1 and there is no stream for Tiny Pop+1, so that needs fixing.

GIM
ONID.TSID = 233A.7401
762 MHz, uhf 57, 8 MHz, 16-QAM, 8k, 3/4, 1/32
Target Regions = (GBR.England.North West)U(GBR.Isle of Man)
(
LCN SID TYPE SERVICE NAME
089 7641 01 Clubland TV
090 7601 01 TV Warehouse
091 76C1 01 Now 80s
092 7701 01 Now 90s
209 7681 01 POP+1
210 7741 01 Tiny Pop+1
)

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Wednesday, 17 January 2018
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anthony
sentiment_satisfiedBronze

5:17 PM

it has taken them nearly 8 weeks to fix it, why anyone would bother to pay to transmit or advertise on this service is mystifying. Looking at various forums, no one noticed it had gone or cared as it just transmits unwatched rubbish.

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anthony's 58 posts GB
Monday, 22 January 2018
J
Jay
6:30 PM

Wow, this is bad spam lol

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MikeP
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

9:35 PM

All:

I do wish these silly spammers would stop disrupting a serious attempt to assist people having reception problems from the Winter Hill transmitter.

PLEASE STOP NOW!



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MikeP's 3,056 posts GB
Wednesday, 24 January 2018
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anthony
sentiment_satisfiedBronze

3:08 PM

If Brian Butterworth is now too lazy to administer this site then he should either close it or hand it to someone who has more time as the above posts break several laws and it is only a matter of time before he finds himself before the local magistrate.

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anthony's 58 posts GB
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Mark
5:28 PM

Looking at the history above am I right in understanding that there will be another big shift in the Chanel settings on March 31st.

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StevensOnln1
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

7:33 PM

Mark: According to Digital UK, COM6/7/8 are changing frequencies on 7th March, followed by the local multiplexes moving to new frequencies late next year and then PSB1/2/3 and COM4/5/8 moving in two stages during the first half of 2020 (COM8 changes twice).

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MikeB
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

9:14 PM

anthony: So I assume you will be doing all the work?

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MikeB's 2,579 posts GB
Monday, 29 January 2018
MikeP
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

10:38 PM

Jamesmat:

Your posted URL is potentially dangerous as it carries an unwamted payload.



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Tuesday, 30 January 2018
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ForzaManchester
3:13 PM

Why is the C57 (762.0MHz) such a low signal Strength and quality on freeview in the Manchester.

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