Remaining planned changes at transmitters for the 700MHz clearance programme have been postponed due to the Coronavirus situation. Clearance will resume once it is safe and operationally viable to do so.

700MHz clearance retune events Q1 Q2 2020

Viewers served by affected transmitters in the groups listed may need to retune their TV equipment on the date shown, where this does not happen automatically.

February – May 2020 

Transmitter Group Area Served Retune Date
Emley Moor most of Yorkshire 5 Feb 2020
Chesterfield the Chesterfield area 5 Feb 2020
Sheffield (Totley Rise relay only) parts of Sheffield 5 Feb 2020
Belmont Lincolnshire and east Yorkshire 5 Feb 2020
Tacolneston (Creake relay only) parts of the Creake area 5 Feb 2020
Emley Moor (some relays only) parts of west Yorkshire 12 Feb 2020
Keighley the Keighley area 12 Feb 2020
Idle the Idle area 12 Feb 2020
Oliver’s Mount the Scarborough area 12 Feb 2020
Sandy Heath Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire and Bedfordshire 12 Feb 2020
Winter Hill Liverpool, Manchester, Lancashire, Cheshire and north Staffordshire 20 Feb 2020
Divis Belfast and the surrounding area 4 Mar 2020
Belmont Lincolnshire and east Yorkshire 4 Mar 2020
Waltham much of the East Midlands 4 Mar 2020
Nottingham the Nottingham area 4 Mar 2020
Darvel (Blackwaterfoot & Campbeltown relays only) parts of Blackwaterfoot & Campbeltown 4 Mar 2020
Bilsdale Teesside and much of North Yorkshire 12 Mar 2020
Moel y Parc north east wales Postponed - TBC
Winter Hill Liverpool, Manchester, Lancashire, Cheshire and north Staffordshire Postponed - TBC
Pendle Forest (Trawden relay only) parts of Trawden Postponed - TBC
Saddleworth the Saddleworth area Postponed - TBC
Storeton parts of The Wirral and Liverpool Postponed - TBC
Lancaster (some relays only) parts of the Lancaster area Postponed - TBC
Caldbeck (some relays only) parts of Gosforth and St Bees Postponed - TBC
Caldbeck Scotland (Creetown relay only) parts of Creetown Postponed - TBC
Douglas most of the Isle of Man Postponed - TBC
Kendal Kendal and parts of the Lake District Postponed - TBC

700MHz clearance event details by region

The following PDFs provide detailed information on UHF channel and power changes at transmitters during Q1-Q2 2020 for installers and industry.

Where transmitters will undergo multiple changes during the clearance programme, this is indicated in line with current plans.

These documents will be updated from time to time as new information is released or essential changes are made to technical plans.

Transmitter Last updated
Anglia 12 Nov 2019
Border 30 Mar 2020
Central 12 Nov 2019
Channel 29 Nov 2018
Granada 30 Mar 2020
London 16 Jul 2019
Meridian 16 Jul 2019
STV 12 Nov 2019
Tyne Tees 13 Feb 2020
UTV 12 Nov 2019
Wales 30 Mar 2020
West 3 Jan 2019
West Country 17 Jan 2019
Yorkshire 12 Nov 2019

Table updated 30 Mar 2020

Industry briefings

Industry briefing Last updated
700MHz Clearance briefing for installers Q1 2020
700MHz Clearance information pack for channel providers Q2 2020
Important information for landlords and property managers Q2 2020
Important information for accommodation providers Q2 2020

Table updated 26 May 2020