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The symbol shows the location of the Buxton (Derbyshire, England) transmitter which serves 9,400 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 Buxton (Derbyshire, England) transmitter.

Choose from three options: ■ List by multiplex ■ List by channel number ■ List by channel name
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Which Freeview channels does the Buxton 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
C27 (522.0MHz)480mDTG-3200W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) North West, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 23 BBC Three, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 16 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C24 (498.0MHz)480mDTG-3200W
Channel icons
3 ITV (SD) (Granada), 4 Channel 4 (SD) North ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 North ads, 18 More4, 25 ITV4, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV +1 (Granada),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C21+ (474.2MHz)480mDTG-6200W
Channel icons
73 Shopping Quarter , 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV HD (ITV Granada), 104 Channel 4 HD North 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 Buxton (Derbyshire, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 5Action, 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, 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, YAAAS!, More4 +1, Now 70s, 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 Buxton transmitter?

regional news image
BBC North West Tonight 3.1m homes 11.8%
from Salford M50 2QH, 34km northwest (311°)
to BBC North West region - 92 masts.
regional news image
ITV Granada Reports 3.1m homes 11.6%
from Salford M50 2EQ, 34km northwest (311°)
to ITV Granada region - 80 masts.

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

1984-971997-981998-20092009-1331 Mar 2018-
A K TA K TA K TA K TA K T
C21BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves+BBCBBBCB
C24ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesD3+4D3+4
C27BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCABBCA
C31C4wavesC4wavesC4waves

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 4 Nov 09 and 2 Dec 09.

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

Analogue 1-4 1000W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 200W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Winter Hill transmitter area

May 1956-Jul 1968Granada Television†
May 1956-Jul 1968Associated British Corporation◊
Jul 1968-Feb 2004Granada 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. Buxton 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, 5 April 2012
Dave Lindsay
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

2:31 PM

The transmitter network is operated by Arqiva. On its contact page there is a link to click if you have problems with reception:

Contact Us - Corporate Arqiva

However, this simply provides links and phone numbers for the broadcasters!

As Arqiva is the company responsible for getting the transmitter back on the air, one would assume that it will be best placed to tell you.

Arqiva has a monitoring station at the Emley Moor transmitter, tel 01924 508100. Whilst Buxton is not part of the Emley Moor group, perhaps they can advise.

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Transmitter engineering
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3:31 PM

BUXTON transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 04:19 yesterday to 12:41 today HD Digital TV Off Air from 04:19 yesterday to 12:41 today [BBC]

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Colin D
4:21 PM
Buxton

2 days without any TV or Radio - worse still nobody knows anything about it! Except us with nothing to watch of course. It would be great if we had some news at least.

Despite them saying its back on at 12:41 today...it still isnt

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Colin D
4:30 PM
Buxton

Update: TV and Radio Signals are now restored

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Friday, 6 April 2012
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:30 AM

BUXTON transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 04:19 on 04 Apr to 12:41 yesterday HD Digital TV Off Air from 04:19 on 04 Apr to 12:41 yesterday [BBC]

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Saturday, 7 April 2012
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:31 AM

BUXTON transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 04:19 on 04 Apr to 12:41 on 05 Apr HD Digital TV Off Air from 04:19 on 04 Apr to 12:41 on 05 Apr [BBC]

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Monday, 11 February 2013
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fred davies
10:01 AM

could you please let me know when the full freeview channels in buxton area will be broadcast.at the moment there is only 19 channels
thank you
f davies

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Dave Lindsay
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

10:45 AM

fred davies: The Buxton transmitter is never likely to transmit more than the Public Service channels it currently carries. See here for an explanation:

Londonderry (Northern Ireland) digital TV transmitter | ukfree.tv - 10 years of independent, free digital TV advice

Unless you can receive the Commercial channels (those that don't broadcast from Buxton) from another transmitter, then you won't ever get them. As such, Freesat may be a solution for additional channels.

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Tuesday, 21 January 2014
Transmitter engineering
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1:23 PM

BUXTON transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 10:37 today to 11:01 today. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 22 January 2014
Transmitter engineering
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4:23 AM

BUXTON transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 10:37 yesterday to 11:01 yesterday. [BBC]

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