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Bressay transmitting station

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Tower height  70 metres (230 ft)
BBC region  BBC Scotland
Year built  1964
Grid reference  HU5022838667
ITV region  STV North
Bressay transmitting station

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.


Map of Bressay, Shetland ZE2 9ER, UK

The facility includes two steel lattice towers both over 70m high.

Analogue radio

† Licensed to transmit at 50 kW.

Digital switchover

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.


Bressay transmitting station Wikipedia

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