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The symbol shows the location of the Penny Bridge (Cumbria, England) transmitter which serves less than 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.

Are there any planned engineering works or unexpected transmitter faults on the Penny Bridge (Cumbria, England) mast?

PENNY BRIDGE transmitter - Freeview: Off the air due to a fault from 26 Nov 22:16 until 2 Dec 14:00. . BBC


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Which Freeview channels does the Penny Bridge 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
C26 (514.0MHz)131mDTG-36W
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
C23 (490.0MHz)131mDTG-36W
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, 26 ITV4, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV +1 (Granada),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C30 (546.0MHz)131mDTG-66W
Channel icons
56 5SELECT, 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, 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 Penny Bridge (Cumbria, 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 Player, 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 Penny Bridge transmitter?

regional news image
BBC North West Tonight 3.1m homes 11.8%
from Salford M50 2QH, 99km south-southeast (150°)
to BBC North West region - 92 masts.
regional news image
ITV Granada Reports 3.1m homes 11.6%
from Salford M50 2EQ, 99km south-southeast (150°)
to ITV Granada region - 80 masts.

How will the Penny Bridge (Cumbria, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20092009-1312 Aug 2020
A K TA K TA K TA K TA K T
C23ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesD3+4D3+4
C26BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCABBCA
C29C4wavesC4wavesC4wavesBBCB
C30BBCB
C33BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves

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 31W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 6.2W

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. Penny Bridge 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.

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Thursday, 8 November 2018
Transmitter engineering
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2:05 PM

PENNY BRIDGE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 11:03 on 06 Nov to 11:07 on 06 Nov, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 07:39 on 06 Nov to 08:40 on 06 Nov, HD Digital TV Off Air from 11:03 on 06 Nov to 11:07 on 06 Nov, HD Digital TV Off Air from 07:39 on 06 Nov to 08:40 on [BBC]

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Thursday, 13 December 2018
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2:09 PM

PENNY BRIDGE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 09:38 today to 09:39 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 09:38 today to 09:39 today. [BBC]

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Friday, 14 December 2018
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5:09 AM

PENNY BRIDGE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 09:38 yesterday to 09:39 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air from 09:38 yesterday to 09:39 yesterday. [BBC]

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Saturday, 15 December 2018
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5:09 AM

PENNY BRIDGE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 09:38 on 13 Dec to 09:39 on 13 Dec, HD Digital TV Off Air from 09:38 on 13 Dec to 09:39 on 13 Dec. [BBC]

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Sunday, 24 February 2019
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10:31 PM

PENNY BRIDGE transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 20:00 today. [BBC]

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Monday, 25 February 2019
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4:30 AM

PENNY BRIDGE transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 23:50 yesterday to 01:45 today, HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 20:00 yesterday to 20:51 yesterday. [BBC]

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10:31 AM

PENNY BRIDGE transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 06:57 today to 07:13 today, HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 23:50 yesterday to 01:45 today, HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 20:00 yesterday to 20:51 yesterday. [BBC]

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1:31 PM

PENNY BRIDGE transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 06:57 today to 07:13 today, HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 20:00 yesterday to 20:51 yesterday, HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 23:50 yesterday to 01:45 today. [BBC]

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4:31 PM

PENNY BRIDGE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 12:45 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 12:45 today, HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 20:00 yesterday to 20:51 yesterday, HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 23:50 yesterday to 01:45 today, HD Digital TV Reduced Qual [BBC]

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Tuesday, 26 February 2019
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4:31 AM

PENNY BRIDGE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 12:45 yesterday to 22:54 yesterday, HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 06:57 yesterday to 07:13 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air from 12:45 yesterday to 22:54 yesterday, HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 20:00 on 24 [BBC]

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