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The symbol shows the location of the Whalley (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 Whalley (Lancashire, England) transmitter.

Choose from three options: ■ List by multiplex ■ List by channel number ■ List by channel name
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Which Freeview channels does the Whalley 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
C46 (674.0MHz)218mDTG-310W
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
C43 (650.0MHz)218mDTG-310W
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
C40 (626.0MHz)218mDTG-610W
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 Whalley (Lancashire, 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 Whalley transmitter?

regional news image
BBC North West Tonight 3.1m homes 11.8%
from Salford M50 2QH, 38km south-southeast (168°)
to BBC North West region - 92 masts.
regional news image
ITV Granada Reports 3.1m homes 11.6%
from Salford M50 2EQ, 38km south-southeast (168°)
to ITV Granada region - 80 masts.

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

1984-971997-981998-20092009-1331 Mar 2018-
B E TB E TB E TB E TB E K T
C40BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves BBCB
C43ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesD3+4D3+4
C46BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCABBCA
C50tv_offBBCB
C53tv_offC4wavesC4wavesC4waves

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 50W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 10W

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. Whalley 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
Thursday, 24 November 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:35 AM

WHALLEY transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 08:18 yesterday to 16:58 yesterday HD Digital TV Off Air from 08:18 yesterday to 16:58 yesterday [BBC]

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Friday, 25 November 2011
Transmitter engineering
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4:34 AM

WHALLEY transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 08:18 on 23 Nov to 16:58 on 23 Nov HD Digital TV Off Air from 08:18 on 23 Nov to 16:58 on 23 Nov [BBC]

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Wednesday, 30 November 2011
Transmitter engineering
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9:33 AM

WHALLEY transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 08:21 today HD Digital TV Off Air from 08:21 today [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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6:28 PM

WHALLEY transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 08:21 today to 16:50 today HD Digital TV Off Air from 08:21 today to 16:50 today [BBC]

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Thursday, 1 December 2011
Transmitter engineering
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4:51 AM

WHALLEY transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 08:21 yesterday to 16:50 yesterday HD Digital TV Off Air from 08:21 yesterday to 16:50 yesterday [BBC]

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Sunday, 20 October 2013
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Caroline
10:29 PM

When will residents of Whalley ever be able to receive all freeview and hd channels received by the majority of the rest of the country? It is so unfair, only 20 channels available so we are forced to pay the extortionate prices of sky tv!

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Michael
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11:01 PM

Caroline: Probably never. You receive all of the HD channels currently available on Freeview, and also all of the channels the licence fee pays for. The commercial broadcasters provide the extra channels for 90% of the country because it is financially viable for them to do so.

You don't have to subscribe to Sky unless you want Dave, Yesterday and extra HD channels - just get Freesat.

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Dave Lindsay
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11:16 PM

Caroline: You are not "forced" to pay for any TV service; the only pre-requisite is a TV Licence.

The politicians decided that the Commercial broadcasters (which don't transmit from Whalley transmitter) could pick and choose - i.e. they have free reign on their transmission network. Things today must be run for a return which is why your transmitter only carries those it has to; it is there to provide a Public Service.

See here for an explanation:

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

The only thing you can do is assess whether you might be able to receive from Winter Hill.

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Monday, 11 August 2014
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

10:32 AM

WHALLEY transmitter - RelayPossible service interruptions [DUK]

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Monday, 2 March 2015
Transmitter engineering
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10:31 AM

WHALLEY transmitter - RelayPossible service interruptions [DUK]

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