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The symbol shows the location of the Bolehill (Derbyshire, England) transmitter which serves 3,500 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 Bolehill (Derbyshire, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Bolehill 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
 V max
C41- (633.8MHz)367mDTG-3100W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) East Midlands, 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
 V max
C44- (657.8MHz)367mDTG-3100W
Channel icons
3 ITV (SD) (Central (East micro region)), 4 Channel 4 (SD) Midlands ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 Midlands ads, 18 More4, 25 ITV4, 29 E4 +1, 34 ITV +1 (Central west),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C47- (681.8MHz)367mDTG-6100W
Channel icons
72 Shopping Quarter , 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV HD (ITV Central West), 104 Channel 4 HD Midlands ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 204 CBBC HD, plus 1 others

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

Are you trying to watch these 52 Freeview channels?

the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels

The Bolehill (Derbyshire, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 5SELECT, 5STAR, 5USA, Aljazeera English, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBeebies HD, CBS Drama, CBS Justice, CBS Reality, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, YAAAS!, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, Film4 +1, Food Network, Forces TV, FreeSports, GB News, GREAT! movies, GREAT! movies action, HGTV, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, More4 +1, Now 70s, Paramount Network, PBS America +1, pick, Quest +1, Quest Red, Quest Red +1, Really, RT HD, Sky Arts, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, Together TV, Yesterday +1.

If you want to watch these channels, your aerial must point to one of the 80 Full service Freeview transmitters. For more information see the will there ever be more services on the Freeview Light transmitters? page.

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

regional news image
BBC East Midlands Today 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Nottingham NG2 4UU, 32km east-southeast (119°)
to BBC East Midlands region - 17 masts.
regional news image
ITV Central News 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Birmingham B1 2JT, 73km south-southwest (199°)
to ITV Central (East) region - 17 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 80% evening news is shared with Central (West)

How will the Bolehill (Derbyshire, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20112011-134 Mar 2020
C/D EC/D EC/D EC/D E TB E K T
C41BBCA
C44D3+4
C47BBCB
C53tv_offITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves-BBCA
C57tv_offBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves-D3+4
C60tv_offC4wavesC4wavesC4waves-BBCB
C63BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 - more
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 17 Aug 11 and 31 Aug 11.

How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?

Analogue 1-4 250W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-4dB) 100W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Waltham transmitter area

Feb 1956-Jul 1968Associated TeleVision†
Feb 1956-Jul 1968Associated British Corporation◊
Jul 1968-Dec 1981Associated TeleVision
Jan 1982-Feb 2004Central Independent 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. Bolehill was not an original Channel 3 VHF 405-line mast: the historical information shown is the details of the company responsible for the transmitter when it began transmitting Channel 3.

Comments
Thursday, 20 January 2011
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Liam
2:33 PM

Briantist,
I noticed the Bolehill transmiter work has been delayed until August and will only receive a limited number of available channels.
Therefore,
Since the Sutton Coldfield transmitter has been boosted I have tried to receive it's signal with the aid of the information on these sites.
Using the postcode DE44BA the advice given is positive and suggests I should get a signal.
However, despite using a booster I have struggled to receive anything.
I have had free sat in a previous property however, am fed up of going through 900+ channel list to find the 35, or so, English free to air channels available.
I wondered if you could advise me of an averagely priced arial for this use please?
(I just would like to watch the F1 on BBCHD this season without paying for the sky service and installation)
Many thanks.

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Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

5:03 PM

Liam: Sutton Coldfield has not been "boosted". It is at the pre-switchover power levels until Wednesday 21st September 2011, with the commercial multiplexes at lower power levels for some extra months.

Why not get a BRANDED Freesat HD box? You are using a generic one.

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Briantist's 38,844 posts GB
Sunday, 10 April 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

10:34 AM

BOLEHILL transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air from 07:36 today to 07:39 today [BBC]

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Monday, 11 April 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:30 AM

BOLEHILL transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air from 07:36 yesterday to 07:39 yesterday [BBC]

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Saturday, 30 April 2011
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Phil Tromans
8:58 AM
Matlock

Our post code is DE4 5GU, Wheatcroft, near Matlock.We are high up with clear views from North east to the south from the house. We wish to receive HD programmes. We are currently getting good signal strength from Belmont (due east of us) but no HD channels. When can we expect to receive them or should we alter our aerial position to Nottingham instead?



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Phil Tromans
10:40 AM
Matlock

I've retuned HD Freeview tuner last week, but no change in available channels. Digital Aerial is on chimney facing due east.
I have since learnt that most transmitters serving North Derbyshire/Peak District won't be transmitting HD channels till 31st August!
This is after the World Cup! This applies to 50% of the UK! This,in my opinion, is not good service to loyal TV licence payers.

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KMJ,Derby
sentiment_satisfiedGold

11:44 AM

Phil Tromans: Belmont will carry Freeview HD from 17th August 2011. The Nottingham/Kimberley transmitter at 131 degrees is currently in service and has HD on C21+. Aerials need to be set for vertical polarisation for this transmitter.

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Wednesday, 31 August 2011
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Alan Bunting
8:56 AM
Matlock

I have done a manual as well as an automatic retuning on two televisions today after hearing that the Stage 2 switchover had been completed before this afternoon's deadline but can still only receive signals on BBC related channels. I did the page 284 checks on all channels which were satisfactory. Is there an acknowledged problem, please?

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Alan Bunting
10:11 AM
Matlock

Alan Bunting:

Everything is now OK; looks as if the DigitalUK website must have jumped the gun. All channels are now installing correctly.

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