Bressay transmitting station is a broadcasting transmission facility for the Shetland Islands, located on the isle of Bressay, owned and operated by Arqiva (previously National Grid Wireless). The transmitting station is based on the Ward of Bressay, the island's highest peak.
The facility includes two
steel lattice towers both over 70m high.
Services listed by frequency [ edit ]
Analogue radio [ edit ]
† Licensed to transmit at 50 kW.
Digital television [ edit ]
Digital 3&4 DVB-T
Before switchover [ edit ]
BBC (Mux 1)
Digital 3&4 (Mux 2)
SDN (Mux A)
BBC (Mux B)
Arqiva (Mux C)
Arqiva (Mux D)
Analogue television [ edit ]
Digital switchover [ edit ]
The digital switchover happened in two stages.
In Stage One, BBC Two Scotland was switched off and anyone with Freeview, BT Vision or Top Up TV needed to re-tune. The date for this was 5 May 2010.
In Stage Two, analogue was permanently switched off and anyone with Freeview, BT Vision or Top Up TV will need to re-tune again. The date for this stage was 19 May 2010.
Soon afterwards, HD and high-powered Freeview services came in instead of the flawed analogue signal.
Attribution [ edit ]
The original version of this article incorporated text from the Wikipedia article Bressay.
References [ edit ]
^ Radio Listeners Guide 2010
See also [ edit ]
External links [ edit ]
Coordinates: 60°7′48″N 1°5′45″W / 60.13000°N 1.09583°W