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The symbol shows the location of the Oakenhead (Lancashire, England) transmitter which serves 1,500 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 Oakenhead (Lancashire, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Oakenhead 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
C44 (658.0MHz)287mDTG-320W
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
 V max
C41+ (634.2MHz)287mDTG-320W
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
 V max
C47 (682.0MHz)287mDTG-620W
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

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 43 Freeview channels?

the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels

The Oakenhead (Lancashire, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4seven, 5Action, 5STAR, 5USA, Aljazeera English, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBS Reality, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, YAAAS!, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, E4 Extra, Film4 +1, Food Network, GB News, GREAT! movies, GREAT! movies action, HGTV, HobbyMaker, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Legend, PBS America, pick, POP MAX, Quest +1, Quest Red, Really, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, That's TV (UK), Together TV, W, 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 Oakenhead transmitter?

regional news image
BBC North West Tonight 3.1m homes 11.8%
from Salford M50 2QH, 26km south (181°)
to BBC North West region - 92 masts.
regional news image
ITV Granada Reports 3.1m homes 11.6%
from Salford M50 2EQ, 26km south (181°)
to ITV Granada region - 80 masts.

How will the Oakenhead (Lancashire, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20092009-1331 Mar 2018-
B E TB E TB E TB E K TB E K T
C41ITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves+D3+4D3+4
C44BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCABBCA
C47C4wavesC4wavesC4wavesBBCBBBCB
C51tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 / June 2022 - 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 100W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 20W

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. Oakenhead 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
Monday, 13 June 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

10:34 AM

OAKENHEAD transmitter - Over the next week Oakenhead relay: TV (analogue) working normally, TV (digital) Service Shutdowns, Radio (analogue) working normally, Radio (digital) working normally. [DUK]

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Wednesday, 1 February 2012
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

12:30 PM

OAKENHEAD transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 09:52 today HD Digital TV Off Air from 09:52 today [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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5:31 PM

OAKENHEAD transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 09:52 today to 13:27 today HD Digital TV Off Air from 09:52 today to 13:27 today [BBC]

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Thursday, 2 February 2012
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:30 AM

OAKENHEAD transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 09:52 yesterday to 13:27 yesterday HD Digital TV Off Air from 09:52 yesterday to 13:27 yesterday [BBC]

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Friday, 3 February 2012
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:30 AM

OAKENHEAD transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 09:52 on 01 Feb to 13:27 on 01 Feb HD Digital TV Off Air from 09:52 on 01 Feb to 13:27 on 01 Feb [BBC]

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Sunday, 29 September 2013
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carole
2:06 PM
Rossendale

no freeview tv or radio in this area though areil on the roof enquire for my daughter

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Tuesday, 23 September 2014
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

7:33 PM

OAKENHEAD transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 17:10 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 17:10 today. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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10:32 PM

OAKENHEAD transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 17:10 today to 19:24 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 17:10 today to 19:24 today. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 24 September 2014
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:34 AM

OAKENHEAD transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 02:08 today, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 17:10 yesterday to 19:24 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air from 02:08 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 17:10 yesterday to 19:24 yesterday. [BBC]

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1:33 PM

OAKENHEAD transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 02:08 today to 11:13 today, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 17:10 yesterday to 19:24 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air from 02:08 today to 11:13 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 17:10 yesterday to 19:24 yesterday. [BBC]

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