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The symbol shows the location of the Sunningdale (Wirral, England) transmitter which serves 3,000 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 Sunningdale (Wirral, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Sunningdale 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)50mDTG-330W
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
C41+ (634.2MHz)50mDTG-330W
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
C47 (682.0MHz)50mDTG-630W
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 Sunningdale (Wirral, 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 Sunningdale transmitter?

regional news image
BBC North West Tonight 3.1m homes 11.8%
from Salford M50 2QH, 54km east (81°)
to BBC North West region - 92 masts.
regional news image
ITV Granada Reports 3.1m homes 11.6%
from Salford M50 2EQ, 54km east (81°)
to ITV Granada region - 80 masts.

How will the Sunningdale (Wirral, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20092009-1330 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 - 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 66W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-3.4dB) 30W

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. Sunningdale 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
Tuesday, 13 September 2011
Transmitter engineering
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12:27 PM

BIDSTON transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 11:31 today HD Digital TV Off Air from 11:31 today [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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1:35 PM

BIDSTON transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 11:31 today to 11:43 today HD Digital TV Off Air from 11:31 today to 11:43 today [BBC]

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Wednesday, 14 September 2011
Transmitter engineering
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4:39 AM

BIDSTON transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 11:31 yesterday to 11:43 yesterday HD Digital TV Off Air from 11:31 yesterday to 11:43 yesterday [BBC]

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Thursday, 15 September 2011
Transmitter engineering
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4:34 AM

BIDSTON transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 11:31 on 13 Sep to 11:43 on 13 Sep HD Digital TV Off Air from 11:31 on 13 Sep to 11:43 on 13 Sep [BBC]

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Monday, 31 October 2011
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Mike Dimmick
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11:49 PM
Wirral

Ofcom's Table of Digital Stations version 6 has this relay replaced with 'Sunningdale', at the same power and height. This is the name of another building nearby, on Chapelhill Road CH46 9RG.

Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council were notified in May 2010 that the building carrying the Bidston relay was to be demolished: DEM/10/00628 at Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council Planning Pages

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Briantist
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11:53 PM

Mike Dimmick: OK. I note the BBC system still calls it Bidston - BBC - Reception problems .

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Tuesday, 1 November 2011
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Mike Dimmick
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7:01 PM

Briantist: Reviewing the older documents, as the NGR in v5 doesn't match this grid reference, the grid reference, height and power were altered in version 5 of the document; only the name was changed in v6 (and the NGR was slightly altered).

New height is 55.3m, 4.8m higher than before, and the new power level is 30W, up from 25W.

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Thursday, 3 November 2011
Transmitter engineering
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10:32 AM

BIDSTON transmitter - 3 and 4 November 2011: Engineering transmitter work will take place between 08:00hrs and 18:00hrs. TV services that will be disrupted: Analogue services - BBC1, BBC2, ITV and Channel 4 Digital services - Not Applicable [DUK]

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Transmitter engineering
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4:31 PM

BIDSTON transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 11:20 today to 15:14 today HD Digital TV Off Air from 11:20 today to 15:14 today [BBC] 3 and 4 November 2011: Engineering transmitter work will take place between 08:00hrs and 18:00hrs. TV services that will be disrupted: Analogue services - BBC1, BBC2, ITV and Channel 4 Digital services - Not Applicable [DUK]

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6:28 PM

BIDSTON transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 17:04 today BBC Digital TV Off Air from 11:20 today to 15:14 today HD Digital TV Off Air from 17:04 today HD Digital TV Off Air from 11:20 today to 15:14 today [BBC] 3 and 4 November 2011: Engineering transmitter work will take place between 08:00hrs and 18:00hrs. TV services that will be disrupted: Analogue services - BBC1, BBC2, ITV and Channel 4 Digital services - Not Applicable [DUK]

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