Freeview Light on the Barskeoch Hill (Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland) transmitter
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The symbol shows the location of the Barskeoch Hill (Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland) transmitter which serves 6,800 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 problemsThe BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Barskeoch Hill (Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland) transmitter.
Which Freeview channels does the Barskeoch 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.
64QAM 8K 2/3 24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-6 256QAM 32KE 2/3 40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)
Are you trying to watch these 52 Freeview channels?
The Barskeoch Hill (Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 5Action, 5SELECT, 5STAR, 5USA, Aljazeera English, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBeebies HD, CBS Drama, CBS Justice, CBS Reality, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, Film4 +1, Food Network, Forces TV, FreeSports, GB News, GREAT! movies, GREAT! movies action, HGTV, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, YAAAS!, More4 +1, Now 70s, PBS America +1, pick, Quest +1, Quest Red, Quest Red +1, Really, RT HD, Sky Arts, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, Together TV, Yesterday +1.
If you want to watch these channels, your aerial must point to one of the 80 Full service Freeview transmitters. For more information see the will there ever be more services on the Freeview Light transmitters? page.
Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Barskeoch Hill transmitter?
BBC Reporting Scotland 2.4m homes 9.2%
from Glasgow G51 1DA, 106km north-northwest (347°)
to BBC Scotland region - 230 masts.
How will the Barskeoch Hill (Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland) transmission frequencies change over time?
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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 24 Jun 09 and 22 Jul 09.
How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?
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Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Caldbeck Scotland transmitter area
Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?Radiation patterns withheld
Colin: Simply because the additional muxes seen on main stations are purely there "and paid for" by commercial interests, but with these same interests not being willing to pay towards the running costs of additional muxes in smaller areas that cover a limited number of homes, simply because its considered by them that the running costs involved would exceed the financial returns expected.
There are hundreds of PSB only muxes in the UK, and what's been said applies to them all.
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Colin: The three multiplexes that Barskeoch transmits are the Public Service Broadcaster (PSB) ones and there are over 1,000 other Freeview Lite transmitters that each cover a small area.
The other three muxes are operated by the Commercial (COM) broadcasters and they choose where to site their transmitter as they have no "Public Service" obligation. They cover 90% of the population by broadcasting from 81 of the largest sites (largest by population).
The projected cost of them using the rest of the transmitters would roughly double their cost of transmission whilst only adding 8.5% off the population to their potential viewer base. Due to the profit-driven motive of these organisations, they decided not to bother with the smaller transmitters.
For a more in-depth explanation, see Will there ever be more services on the Freeview Light transmitters? | ukfree.tv - independent free digital TV advice
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