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TV Aerials Middlesbrough

TV & Satellite Specialist Installers Middlesbrough

Established in 1999, TV Aerial and Satellite Installation Services Middlesbrough primarily operates throughout the North of England with occasional involvement in other UK and European projects. TV Aerials Middlesbrough offer a wide range of services, all related to the reception and distribution of Satellite and Terrestrial transmissions for both commercial and domestic applications.




At TV Aerials Middlesbrough we have over 20 years of experience in the TV Aerial and Satellite System industry, we aim to ensure that our engineers always carry a full range of indoor and outdoor equipment, for Digital TV aerials, Satellites, and phone lines, this way we can ensure that all our repairs or upgrades can be carried on the day of your appointment, work can be carried out quickly & efficiently. This provides all our customers, both new and existing, the best experience that the company has to offer.


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Middlesbrough TV Aerial and Satellite Training 2018

Middlesbrough TV Aerial and Satellite Training 2018


Aerials Middlesbrough


At a time of increasing change within our industry, training and education is essential if you want to keep abreast of the latest technology, design and installation techniques. The TV Aerials Middlesborough's intense programmes are designed to develop skills and competencies necessary to meet the demands of the aerial and systems installation industry.

Please note that successfully passing any TV Aerials Middlesborough Training Course does not give you membership of the Confederation and use of the TV Aerials Middlesborough logo is not permitted. Nine of our programmes have achieved City & Guilds Accreditation which recognises the process and delivery of a bespoke training programme. These are not City & Guilds Qualifications, and you will not be authorised to use the City & Guilds logo. Please note our training processes and systems have been Accredited, not the content of our programmes or the TV Aerials Middlesborough as an organisation. You will receive a TV Aerials Middlesborough training certificate which contains the City & Guilds Accredited Programme logo.

TV Aerials Middlesborough Accessibility Policy
The TV Aerials Middlesborough welcomes applications from potential participants of all social and ethnic backgrounds. Its enrolment policy aims to promote equal opportunities, while at the same time selecting participants who have the ability and motivation to benefit from the courses that they intend to follow and who will make a contribution to the Industry. To this end, in the spirit of the Equality Act 2005, the TV Aerials Middlesborough will undertake reasonable adjustments for qualified applicants with disabilities to enter the TV Aerials Middlesborough Education and Skills Programme, in accordance with the provisions of the Act. Any applicant who needs to report any disabilities to the TV Aerials Middlesborough, please do so at the time of booking, or shortly after in order for the learning programme to be adapted and cater for your needs.


This programme is suitable for participants with no experience who wish to enter the industry and for those who have experience but want to know more about the theoretical and practical aspects of terrestrial and satellite signal reception and installation.

This programme covers all aspects of TV delivered via an aerial and satellite dish into a coaxial network around a single dwelling property.

Over the 3 days this programme presents all the criteria necessary to deliver terrestrial and satellite TV programming to TV receiving equipment in the home.


  • Health & Safety in relation to the use of ladders. (Aerial & Satellite)
  • Electrical Safety requirements for signal distribution. (Aerial & Satellite)
  • SIgnal types & measurement. (Aerial & Satellite)
  • Aerial design & choice through survey tests. (Aerial only)
  • Brackets, fixings & installing a chimney lashing kit. (Aerial & Satellite)
  • Cables, certification & correct fitting of connectors. (Aerial & Satellite)
  • Aerial alignment & recording signals. (Aerial only)
  • 4G Interference Mitigation. (Aerial only)
  • Amplifiers, diplexers, combiners & their application. (Aerial & Satellite)
  • Modulation techniques & digital compression. (Aerial & Satellite)
  • Surveying and testing location site/planning considerations. (Satellite only).
  • Reception of other satellites. (Satellite only)
  • Assembly, fixing and alignment of a satellite dish. (Satellite only)
  • Received connection and interconnection to ancillary equipment. (Satellite only)
  • Fault tracing and mitigation techniques. (Satellite only)
  • Customer relations, conduct, documentation & insurance. (Aerial & Satellite)
  • Future development of the aerial/satellite and multimedia industry.

Basic Aerial & Satellite Installation Learning Outcomes
Following this 3-day programme all participants will be able to;

  • Select the correct aerial for regional terrestrial TV reception.
  • Select the correct dish size for regional satellite TV reception.
  • Record signals for both terrestrial & satellite.
  • Install a chimney lashing.
  • Fit the correct connectors to terminate coaxial cables.
  • Assemble a satellite dish.
  • Install & align a Sky UK satellite dish.
  • Install and programme a Sky UK HD satellite receiver.

Learning Style
This programme is classroom based by PowerPoint and contains and mix of practical demonstrations with hands-on learning exercises.

Assessment Method
The assessment method for this programme is by means of a multiple choice open book assessment paper with a pass mark of 65%.

Programme Duration
This programme is run over 3 days.

This programme is suitable for anyone who is installing aerials and is not fully conversant with the current standard (IEC 60728-11:2010) and TV Aerials Middlesborough Code of Practice 3 - Electrical Safety Requirements for Signal Reception Systems (Excluding CATV).

Participants will give a practical working knowledge of how to install a safe signal distribution system in the home or commercial premises.

At the end of this programme all participants will be able to install a safety mechanism on a distribution system, analyse the effectiveness and record the results.


  • Background to why earthing and bonding may be necessary.
  • Electrical regulations and safety.
  • Single Dwelling Unit (SDU) requirements.
  • Multiple Dwelling Unit (MDU) and commercial Premise requirements.

Learning Outcomes
This 1-day programme will enable all participants to;

  • Test an electrical circuit for safety.
  • Make a safety bond.
  • Perform the necessary tests and checks that ensure a system is safe.

Learning Style
This programme is classroom based with a PowerPoint presentation and contains theoretical and practical learning exercise techniques.

Assessment Method

The assessment method for this programme is by means of practical worksheets and a multiple choice open book assessment paper with a pass mark of 65%.

Programme Duration
This programme is run over 1 day.

This programme is suitable for participants involved in the TV/RF distribution industry with a desire to learn the developments of Fibre Optic Technology and associated equipment. A reasonable understanding of current Integrated Reception Systems (IRS) would be desirable but not absolutely necessary.

This programme will enable participants to understand the working and planning of a typically sized fibre optic delivery system.

Over this 1-day programme participants will become practically familiar with all the components of a working fibre optic system.


  • The history and development of fibre optic technology.
  • The importance of Health and Safety when working with fibre optics.
  • Types of cables and connectors used in the fibre optic industry.
  • The applications of fibre optics with an understanding of the technology.
  • Components contained within the systems and their practical application.
  • Calculations of signal losses & gains within them.
  • Design three typical sized fibre optic systems.
  • Fusion splicing and termination of fibre optic cables and connectors.
  • Fibre containment methods.
  • Demonstrate an ability to install and fault find on fibre optic systems in the TV industry.
  • Major manufacturer latest fibre IRS systems explained.

Learning Outcomes
This 1-day programme will enable all participants to;

  • Work with the main component of a fibre network.
  • Carry out fusion splicing of cables.
  • Connect and terminate fibre cable.
  • Design a fibre optic delivery system.

Learning Style
A PowerPoint led delivery including industry videos, clear theoretical explanations and hands-on applications. Continual informal and formal assessments will monitor progress throughout the day.

Assessment Method
The assessment method for this programme is by means of practical assessment exercises and a multiple choice open book assessment paper with a pass mark of 65%.

Programme Duration
This programme is run over 1 day.

TV Aerials Middlesbrough

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TV & Satellite Specialist Installers Middlesbrough

Established in 1999, TV Aerial and Satellite Installation Services Middlesbrough primarily operates throughout the North of England with occasional involvement in other UK and European projects. TV Aerials Middlesbrough offer a wide range of services, all related to the reception and distribution of Satellite and Terrestrial transmissions for both commercial and domestic applications.

Experienced & Reliable

TV Aerials Middlesbrough are proud of our record of completing on schedule some of the most complex and demanding contracts within our field to the absolute satisfaction of our customers. TV Aerials Middlesbrough also have a reputation for excellent technical documentation.

Whether you are looking to have your new digital LCD or Plasma Television installed, or removed should you be moving home, TV Aerials Middlesbrough services can help. With years of experience of home digital systems, TV Aerials Middlesbrough can assist in maximising your home viewing experience, and even provide additional services such as the installation of a Freeview compatible aerial to compliment your televisions digital capability...... or even a HIGH DEFINITION system from Freesat or Sky to take advantage of the latest in home entertainment technology!


The Wall Mounting Of Your LCD or Plasma Television
Bracket is supplied unless you have your own
LCD / Plasma Television Setup & Tuning
The Setup & Tuning Of Upto 3 Components (Such as Sky, Freesat, Freeview, DVD)
Surface Routing of Cables To Designated Components


This history of Middlesbrough remains a seminal description of Ironopolis

This history of Middlesbrough remains a seminal description of Ironopolis

Historian Asa Briggs - who chronicled Middlesbrough's early development - has died :: Tosh Warwick pays tribute to his work,

Historian Asa Briggs, Lord Briggs of Lewes, died yesterday at the age of 94. His death followed a distinguished career in which he - among many other things - detailed the birth of Middlesbrough in his seminal Victorian Cities study.

Teesside historian Dr Tosh Warwick discusses how Briggs- who also wrote highly-acclaimed histories of broadcasting - put the town’s history on the map.

Briggs’ seminal Victorian Cities remains one of the core texts on the Victorian period for historians, students and enthusiasts of the past alike.

For those interested in Middlesbrough’s past, Briggs’ chapter on ‘Middlesbrough: The Growth of a New Community’ provides the starting point for delving into the rapid emergence of the Victorian manufacturing town on the banks of the River Tees.

The view of Middlesbrough from Marton Road in the 1850s with lost developments (Image: Middlesbrough Council)
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Beginning with Gladstone’s famous 1862 quote describing the town as an ‘infant Hercules’, Briggs’ Middlesbrough chapter outlines the origins of the town and the key role played by the Quaker businessmen and early ironmasters in all aspects of life in the ‘boom town’ through to the maturity of Middlesbrough in the late nineteenth century.

Historic developments such as the town’s first parliamentary elections, the opening ceremonies of the current railway station and Middlesbrough Town Hall, the founding manufacturers’ relocation to grand residences such as Marton Hall, and the founding of the Weekly Gazette – a predecessor to today’s newspaper - are all explored.

The story of the advancement of the area’s steel industry and its impact on employment, health and housing in Victorian Middlesbrough is also told and provides a fascinating insight into everyday life in the manufacturing town.

Middlesbrough Railway Station in 1889 (Image: Middlesbrough Council)
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In assigning Middlesbrough historic parity with world-renowned cities such as Birmingham, London and Melbourne - with Briggs arguing Middlesbrough ‘would have been called a city in many other countries, including the United States’ - Victorian Cities created a legacy that sees the story of the growth of that new community on the banks of the Tees accessible on the shelves of tens of thousands of libraries and bookshops across the globe.

Such was the impact of Briggs’ study that Teesside University awarded the ‘first historian to devote serious attention to the history of Middlesbrough’ an Honorary Doctorate in 1993.

The opening of Middlesbrough Town Hall in 1889 (Image: Middlesbrough Council)
Three years later in writing the foreword to the University and Middlesbrough Council’s collaborative collection Middlesbrough: Town and Community 1830-1950, in which the chapter from Victorian

Cities was reprinted, Briggs reflected: “I included Middlesbrough…not only on the grounds of its distinctiveness but also because the story of its rise and the economic and social vicissitudes that it underwent then and is subsequently interesting in itself”.

A picture of the ironworks at Middlesbrough in 1860 (Image: Middlesbrough Council)
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In October 2014 the ‘Victorian Cities Revisited’ Conference, inspired by Briggs’ exploration of Middlesbrough, was held in the town attracting world-leading academics to the ‘Ironopolis’ to explore its heritage and history.

At the December 2014 launch of The Age of Asa book celebrating an outstanding, diverse career, Briggs told me that he maintains a special interest in Middlesbrough and encouraged further study and critique of his work.

Fifty years from now, Briggs’ work is sure to continue to inform and inspire future generations to explore Middlesbrough’s fascinating growth.


Did You know that Middlesbrough?

Did You know that Middlesbrough?

The iron of Eston has diffused itself all over the world. it furnishes the railways of the world; it runs by neapolitan and papal dungeons; it startles the bandit in his haunt in cicilia; it crosses over the plains of Africa; it stretches over the plains of India. it has crept out of the Cleveland Hills where it has slept since Roman days, and now like a strong and invincible serpent, coils itself around the world"

  • Sir H.G Reid

'Infant Hercules'
Middlesbrough might be well known as the North East's 'infant Hercules' of industry, but few people fully appreciate the sheer enormity and scale of the town's industrial legacy. There aren't many other towns in the world that can lay claim to coating half the planet in steel and metal. In fact, Middlesbrough's rags to riches transformation in the industrial period is unparalleled by any other English town.

Pre 1800
Before the 1800s the town was little more than a truck stop for travellers and traders moving up and down the country in search of better things. The earliest recording of the town's name is 'Mydilsburgh' which alluded to the town's middle-journey status on the famous Christian Durham to Whitby route. In 1801, there were no more than four farmhouses marking the territory of the town.

"Middlesbrough Will Be". In the early 1800s, one very forward sighted entrepreneur, Joseph Pease, decided to nurture Middlesbrough's much overlooked potential. Pease used his influence to establish a rail connection from Darlington and develop Middlesbrough as a port for coal. He famously predicted that "Yarm was, Stockton is, Middlesbrough will be". Indeed, the motto chosen by the first body of town councillors was 'Erimus'; Latin for 'We will be'.

Unprecedented growth
In 1841, some more enterprising industrialists, Henry Bolckow and John Vaughan of Wales, discovered ironstone deposits in the Eston Hills. This triggered an overnight commercial metamorphosis; within no time, foundaries, mills, steel manufacturing companies and engineering works had sprung up across the town and the population multiplied tenfold. By 1890, the population had increased to 90 000 - the growth was unprecedented in England.

World class manufacturing
It was in this heyday that Middlesbrough established itself as a world class centre for steel construction and metal manufacturing. The signature of local companies like Dorman Long is engraved on bridges and landmarks all over the world, including the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Tyne Bridge Newcastle, and Bangkok Memorial Bridge in Thailand. No surprises that Middlesbrough earned itself the nickname, Ironopolis or 'Iron Town'.

National prosperity
Newport BridgeIn time, Middlesbrough's reputation for innovation and manufacturing supported the growth of other industries such as shipbuilding, offshore fabrication and chemical production. These have contributed in no small measure to Britain's prosperity.

Bridges Built By Dorman Long, Middlesbrough

  • New Lambeth Bridge - London, England

  • Tyne Bridge - Newcastle, England

  • Bangkok Memorial Bridge - Bangkok, Thailand

  • Menai Suspension Bridge - Menai Strait, Wales

  • Strostrom Bridge - Denmark

  • Chien Tang River Bridge - China

  • Otto Biet Bridge over the Zambesi River - Zimbabwe

  • Khedive Ismail Bridge - Cairo, Egypt

  • Dessouk Bridge - Lower Nile, Egypt

  • Limpopo Bridge - South Africa

  • Omdurman Bridge - White Nile, Sudan

  • Sydney Harbour Bridge - Sydney, Australia

  • Newport Bridge - Middlesbrough, England

  • Birchenough Bridge - Zimbabwe

Fun facts: did you know?
Middlesbrough Theatre when it was known as The Little TheatreA town in Kentucky (United States) was named after Middlesbrough when they discovered ironstone deposits in the region.

Middlesbrough Transporter Bridge is a Grade II listed building. It featured in the BBC comedy Auf Wiedersehen, Pet, in which it was dismantled and moved to Arizona. The BBC had to issue a disclaimer after disgruntled viewers believed the story was true and their beloved bridge had relocated to America!

The Little Theatre in Linthorpe was the first new theatre built in England after World War II.

The Dorman Long office on Zetland Street is the only commercial building ever designed by Philip Webb, the great architect who worked for Sir Isaac Lowthian Bell.