Freeview Light on the Brook Bottom (Tameside, England) transmitter
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The symbol shows the location of the Brook Bottom (Tameside, England) transmitter which serves 4,300 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 Brook Bottom (Tameside, England) transmitter.
Which Freeview channels does the Brook Bottom 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 Brook Bottom (Tameside, England) 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 Brook Bottom transmitter?
BBC North West Tonight 3.1m homes 11.8%
from Salford M50 2QH, 17km west-southwest (252°)
to BBC North West region - 92 masts.
How will the Brook Bottom (Tameside, England) 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 4 Nov 09 and 2 Dec 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 Winter Hill transmitter area
jay: All transmitters carry HD; it is the Commercial (COM) channels that carry the likes of ITV3, Pick TV, Dave, Film4 and Yesterday that don't have as great a coverage.
The only possibility appears to be from Saddleworth (of which Brook Bottom transmitter is a relay).
See if any of your neighbours have their aerials pointing at 41 degrees. They will be vertical, just as with Brook Bottom transmitter. Granted the difference in bearings isn't great at your location.
The Digital UK predictor suggests that you might be able to receive from Saddleworth, but it must be pointed out that such predictions are in no way an exact science and therefore should be taken with a pinch of salt. The difficulty being, well, you live in the "bottom" and as a result, you don't have line-of-sight to Saddleworth, Quick Edge being in the way.
If you can go down this route, then a replacement aerial will probably be required as Saddleworth uses Group B channels exclusively whereas Brook Bottom uses C/Ds.
For more information on aerials, see:
Digital TV Transmitters Nationwide Page 2
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