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The symbol shows the location of the Winter Hill (Bolton, England) transmitter which serves 2,690,000 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 Winter Hill (Bolton, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Winter Hill 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
 H max
C32 (562.0MHz)726mDTG-3100,000W
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
 H max
C34 (578.0MHz)726mDTG-3100,000W
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
 H max
C35- (585.8MHz)726mDTG-6100,000W
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

COM4
SDN
 H max
C29 (538.0MHz)726mDTG-8100,000W
Channel icons
 CCXTV, 12 Quest, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 28 ITV2 +1, 31 5STAR, 32 Paramount Network, 41 GREAT! movies action, 45 Channel 5 +1, 55 5SELECT, 57 ITVBe +1, 58 ITV3 +1, 59 ITV4 +1, 63 Blaze, 66 CBS Reality, 68 Horror Channel, 73 Drama +1, 77 TCC, 80 Blaze +1, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup TV, 212 YAAAS!, plus 15 others

COM5
ArqA
 H max
C31 (554.0MHz)726mDTG-8100,000W
Channel icons
11 Sky Arts, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 30 4Music, 35 pick, 39 Quest Red, 42 Food Network, 46 Film4 +1, 47 Challenge, 48 4seven, 56 Smithsonian Channel, 69 Quest +1, 74 Yesterday +1, 82 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others

COM6
ArqB
 H max
C37 (602.0MHz)726mDTG-8100,000W
Channel icons
23 Dave ja vu, 26 Yesterday, 33 GREAT! movies, 38 DMAX, 40 CBS Justice, 43 HGTV, 67 CBS Drama, 81 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 234 RT, 235 Aljazeera English, plus 18 others

LM
 H -20dB
C56 (754.0MHz)572mDTG-121,000W
Channel icons
from 1st October 2014: 7 That's Manchester,

LL
 H -17dB
C56 (754.0MHz)572mDTG-122,000W
Channel icons
from 30th June 2014: 7 Bay TV Liverpool,

LPR
 H -20dB
C56 (754.0MHz)572mDTG-121,000W
Channel icons
from 1st October 2014: 7 That's Lancashire,

com7
 H -5.9dB
C55 (746.0MHz)726mDTG-625,700W
Channel icons
 Together TV +1,  Merit, 64 FreeSports, 70 Quest Red +1, 76 Now 70s, 86 More4 +1, 87 PBS America +1, 89 Court TV, 96 Forces TV, 106 BBC Four HD, 107 BBC News HD, 113 RT HD, 114 Quest HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 2 others

GIM
 H -20dB
C57 (762.0MHz)572mDTG-21,000W
Channel icons
 Spotlight TV, 62 GREAT! movies classic 1, 75 NOW 80s, 78 Now 90s, 79 Clubland TV, 88 Country Music Entertainment , 208 POP MAX,

DTG-3 64QAM 8K 2/3 24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-6 256QAM 32KE 2/3 40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
DTG-8 64QAM 8K 3/4 27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-12 QSPK 8K 3/4 8.0Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-2 16QAM 2K 3/4 18.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Winter Hill transmitter?

regional news image
BBC North West Tonight 3.1m homes 11.8%
from Salford M50 2QH, 22km southeast (139°)
to BBC North West region - 92 masts.
regional news image
ITV Granada Reports 3.1m homes 11.6%
from Salford M50 2EQ, 22km southeast (139°)
to ITV Granada region - 80 masts.

How will the Winter Hill (Bolton, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1956-80s1984-971997-981998-20092009-132013-182013-1720 Feb 2020
VHFC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D E TW TW T
C9ITVwaves
C12BBCtvwaves
C24_local
C29SDN
C31com7com7
C32BBCA
C34D3+4
C35BBCB
C37com8com8
C40LOCAL2
C48C5wavesC5waves
C49tv_off ArqAArqA
C50tv_off BBCABBCA
C54tv_off-BBCB-BBCB-BBCB
C55tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesArqBArqBArqBcom7tv_off
C56tv_off_local_local_localLPR
C57tv_offGIMGIMGIMGIM
C58tv_offSDNSDNSDN
C59tv_offITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesD3+4D3+4D3+4
C61ArqA
C62BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCA
C65C4wavesC4wavesC4waves

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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 500kW
SDN, ARQA, ARQB, BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 100kW
com7(-12.9dB) 25.7kW
com8(-13.4dB) 22.6kW
Analogue 5(-16dB) 12.5kW
Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*, Mux C*, Mux D*(-17dB) 10kW
LL(-24dB) 2kW
GIM, LM, LPR(-27dB) 1000W

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.

Comments
Wednesday, 18 April 2012
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Richard
sentiment_satisfiedBronze

11:25 PM

My sony tv keeps saying the selected programme is not available. The guarantee runs out in 4 weeks. Do you think I should bring it back to the store and see what they can do to stop it from happening?

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Richard's 67 posts GB
Saturday, 21 April 2012
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PP Ainsworth
10:59 AM
Bolton

Is anyone else having problems with the Freeview HD signal from Winter Hill? Today,21st April 2012, I have no HD signal at all. All other channels showing 10/10 aerial reception. This has happened before and it usually comes back on a few hours afterwards.

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PP Ainsworth's 2 posts GB
Dave Lindsay
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

11:44 AM

PP Ainsworth: Bring up the signal strength screen whilst on one of the HD channels and check that it is tuned to UHF channel 54.

If it is on C54, then perhaps it is signal overload, you being only 7 miles from the transmitter:

Freeview signals: too much of a good thing is bad for you | ukfree.tv - independent free digital TV advice

Try fitting an attenuator inline with the incoming aerial lead.

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB
Thursday, 3 May 2012
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Jim Davies
10:56 PM
Wirral

Are there any problems with Pick TV from the Winter Hill Xmtr which should be on UHF 61 according to the listing. I can only receive it from UHF Channel 52 from Moel - Parc Xmtr. All other channels are OK. I have done a complete reset and setup with no avail. This is effecting three tvs and two recorders. Fault first appeared three weeks ago. Have done a manual scan of channel 61 and Pick is missing.

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Jim Davies's 8 posts GB
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jb38
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

11:15 PM

Jim Davies; I realise that its listed as 61- on this page but since April 13th ArqA has been transmitting on Ch49 from Winter Hill.

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Mark Fletcher
sentiment_satisfiedGold

11:43 PM
Halifax

Jim Davies,Wirral.Having just did a check around 11.20pm i can confirm that using a borrowed larger group W wideband aerial for testing purposes only and temporarily clearing my current set up,i can get the ArqA multiplex from Winter Hill on frequency 61 in my location (somewhat pixellated without the amplification,less pixellated with amplifier on) and Pick TV is on programme channel 11.
You may have to do a reset procedure.
Do you have any boosters as such,and also did you accidentally delete programme channel 11 as such or is the whole of ArqA from Winter Hill on frequency 61 missing from your set up ?

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Mark Fletcher's 673 posts GB
Friday, 4 May 2012
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jb38
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

12:25 AM

Mark Fletcher; Yes, you are of course quite correct as its not April 13th but April 2013, so Jim Davies please ignore what I had said.

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Mark Fletcher
sentiment_satisfiedGold

12:38 AM
Halifax

JB38.No,ArqA from Winter Hill is still broadcasting on frequency 61,not on frequency 49 at this moment in time.I just did another test with my borrowed group W wideband aerial and there is nothing on frequency 49 around 12.10am,yet a minute later on frequency 61 without and with signal amplification i did pick up ArqA from Winter Hill as the system information denotes transmitter name North West.
I do know once the UK is all TV digital that Winter Hill ultimately will have to relocate both muxs ArqA and BBCA from frequencies 61 and 62 respectively to 49 and 50 respectively to clear the 800mhz band or simply frequencies 61-68/69 for upcoming 4G mobile phone services.
It will be even more interesting if rumour speculates that possibly the 700mhz-800mhz band too may also one day be cleared for other services not known at present,effectively putting frequencies 49-60 out of terrestrial use,this certainly will effect Winter Hill altogether.

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Mark Fletcher's 673 posts GB
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Mark Fletcher
sentiment_satisfiedGold

12:40 AM
Halifax

JB38.Whoops you just beat me to my response.

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Mark Fletcher's 673 posts GB
Wednesday, 9 May 2012
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Brian Wood
10:47 AM

Jim Davies. Do you still have this problem? I'm also in Wirral and pointed at and tuned to Winter Hill. I have just checked and have full strength and quality for Pick on 11 on CH61 so it's there today and was 2 days ago when I recorded Futurama.

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