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The symbol shows the location of the Littleborough (Rochdale, England) transmitter which serves 4,600 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 Littleborough (Rochdale, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Littleborough 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
 V max
C27 (522.0MHz)271mDTG-3100W
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
 V max
C24 (498.0MHz)271mDTG-3100W
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, 29 E4 +1, 34 ITV +1 (Granada),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C21+ (474.2MHz)271mDTG-6100W
Channel icons
72 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

DTG-3 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 effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels

The Littleborough (Rochdale, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 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, YAAAS!, 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, More4 +1, Now 70s, Paramount Network, 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 Littleborough transmitter?

regional news image
BBC North West Tonight 3.1m homes 11.8%
from Salford M50 2QH, 24km southwest (218°)
to BBC North West region - 92 masts.
regional news image
ITV Granada Reports 3.1m homes 11.6%
from Salford M50 2EQ, 24km southwest (218°)
to ITV Granada region - 80 masts.

How will the Littleborough (Rochdale, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20092009-1331 Mar 2018-
A K TA K TA K TA K TA K T
C21BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves+BBCBBBCB
C24ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesD3+4D3+4
C27BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCABBCA
C31C4wavesC4wavesC4waves

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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 500W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 100W

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. Littleborough was not an original Channel 3 VHF 405-line mast: the historical information shown is the details of the company responsible for the transmitter when it began transmitting Channel 3.

Comments
Wednesday, 2 March 2016
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jb38
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8:26 AM

Mr Ray Dowdall : As no faults are listed against the Littleborough transmitter, the problem referred to more likely caused by the power supply to the communal blocks aerial distribution amplifier having failed, or possibly just having been accidentally switched off!.

I would have a look around to see if any electrical maintenance vans are parked outside.

By the way, its inadvisable to retune equipment just because the signal has vanished, as all this achieves is to delete everything stored in the tuners memory, frequent retunes then being necessary to recover same otherwise it wont be known when the signal has returned.




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Monday, 14 March 2016
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LITTLEBOROUGH transmitter - Possible service interruptions [DUK]

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LITTLEBOROUGH transmitter - Possible service interruptions [DUK]

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LITTLEBOROUGH transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 10:45 today. [BBC]

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LITTLEBOROUGH transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 10:45 today to 11:15 today. [BBC]

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LITTLEBOROUGH transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 10:45 yesterday to 11:15 yesterday. [BBC]

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LITTLEBOROUGH transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 10:45 on 12 May to 11:15 on 12 May. [BBC]

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LITTLEBOROUGH transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 18:00 today to 18:12 today. [BBC]

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LITTLEBOROUGH transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 18:00 yesterday to 18:12 yesterday. [BBC]

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LITTLEBOROUGH transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 18:00 on 07 Jun to 18:12 on 07 Jun. [BBC]

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