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The symbol shows the location of the Rothbury (Northumberland, England) transmitter which serves 1,400 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 Rothbury (Northumberland, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Rothbury 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
C40 (626.0MHz)318mDTG-10W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) North East and Cumbria, 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 15 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C43 (650.0MHz)318mDTG-10W
Channel icons
3 ITV 1 (SD) (Tyne Tees), 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 (Tyne Tees),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C46 (674.0MHz)318mDTG-10W
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

H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 43 Freeview channels?

the effected channels
the effected channels
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the effected channels

The Rothbury (Northumberland, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4seven, 5Action, 5STAR, 5USA, Al Jazeera Eng, 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 Rothbury transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Look North (Newcastle) 1.6m homes 6.0%
from Newcastle NE99 2NE, 42km south-southeast (148°)
to BBC North East and Cumbria region - 70 masts.
regional news image
ITV Tyne Tees News 1.4m homes 5.4%
from Gateshead NE11 9SZ, 41km south-southeast (154°)
to ITV Tyne Tees region - 47 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 50% evening news is shared with Border

How will the Rothbury (Northumberland, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20122012-1313 Nov 2019
C/D EC/D EC/D EC/D E TB E K T
C40BBCA
C43D3+4
C46BBCB
C50tv_offBBCB
C55tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBCA
C59tv_offC4wavesC4wavesC4wavesD3+4
C62BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves
C65ITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves

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 12 Sep 12 and 26 Sep 12.

How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?

Analogue 1-4 50W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 10W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Chatton transmitter area

Jan 1959-Feb 2004Tyne Tees 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. Rothbury 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
Saturday, 29 October 2011
Transmitter engineering
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7:44 AM

ROTHBURY transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 09:03 on 27 Oct to 14:30 on 27 Oct BBC TWO Off Air; DSO related from 09:03 on 27 Oct to 14:30 on 27 Oct [BBC] Over the next week Rothbury relay: TV (analogue) Service Shutdowns, no digital TV, Radio (analogue) working normally, no digital radio. [DUK]

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Monday, 31 October 2011
Transmitter engineering
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9:44 AM

ROTHBURY transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 09:03 on 27 Oct to 14:30 on 27 Oct BBC TWO Off Air; DSO related from 09:03 on 27 Oct to 14:30 on 27 Oct [BBC]

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Monday, 12 December 2011
Transmitter engineering
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6:31 PM

ROTHBURY transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air from 09:00 today to 15:00 today BBC TWO Off Air from 09:00 today to 15:00 today [BBC]

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Tuesday, 13 December 2011
Transmitter engineering
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4:29 AM

ROTHBURY transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air from 09:00 yesterday to 15:00 yesterday BBC TWO Off Air from 09:00 yesterday to 15:00 yesterday [BBC]

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Wednesday, 14 December 2011
Transmitter engineering
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4:29 AM

ROTHBURY transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air from 09:00 on 12 Dec to 15:00 on 12 Dec BBC TWO Off Air from 09:00 on 12 Dec to 15:00 on 12 Dec [BBC]

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Monday, 28 October 2013
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Rosemary
4:13 AM
Morpeth

It seems that I have no choice but to go with freesat since people in Rothbury have been having problems with freeview, that is, not receiving all the freview channels via a normal aerial. Will the Rothbury transmitter ever catch up? Feel like we're being done somehow! What say you?

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Dave Lindsay
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6:00 PM

Rosemary: Indeed, which is why I suggested that Freesat might be better than Freeview for you.

Unfortunately there is never likely to be more channels broadcast from the Rothbury transmitter, and over 1,000 similar stations. This is because there are two types of broadcaster in the UK: "Public Service" and "Commercial".

The Public Service Broadcasters are BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5. They have obligations to provide a public service, both in terms of programme content and coverage. For that reason you have a terrestrial television service.

The Commercial broadcasters, on the other hand, are run purely for profit and can choose which transmitting stations they wish to utilise. Due to their private interest they use those which serve the most viewers for least cost.

Broadcasting from the small "filler-in" stations don't make sense to them. See here:

Londonderry (Northern Ireland) Freeview Light transmitter | ukfree.tv - 11 years of independent, free digital TV advice

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Sunday, 26 January 2014
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

10:23 AM

ROTHBURY transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Off Air from 08:51 today to 08:54 today. [BBC]

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Monday, 27 January 2014
Transmitter engineering
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4:24 AM

ROTHBURY transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Off Air from 08:51 yesterday to 08:54 yesterday. [BBC]

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Tuesday, 28 January 2014
Transmitter engineering
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4:23 AM

ROTHBURY transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Off Air from 08:51 on 26 Jan to 08:54 on 26 Jan. [BBC]

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