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The symbol shows the location of the Derby (Derby, England) transmitter which serves 3,300 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 Derby (Derby, England) transmitter.

Choose from three options: ■ List by multiplex ■ List by channel number ■ List by channel name

Which Freeview channels does the Derby 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.

 H max
C48 (690.0MHz)131mDTG-40W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) East Midlands, 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

 H max
C51- (713.8MHz)131mDTG-40W
Channel icons
3 ITV 1 (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, 26 ITV4, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV1 +1 (Central west),

 H max
C52 (722.0MHz)131mDTG-40W
Channel icons
56 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV 1 HD (ITV Central West), 104 Channel 4 HD Midlands ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 106 BBC Four HD, 109 BBC Three HD, 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 1 others

H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 43 Freeview channels?

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

The Derby (Derby, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4seven, 5Action, 5STAR, 5USA, Al Jazeera Eng, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBS Reality, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, YAAAS!, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, E4 Extra, Film4 +1, Food Network, GB News, GREAT! movies, GREAT! movies action, HGTV, HobbyMaker, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Legend, PBS America, pick, Pop Player, Quest +1, Quest Red, Really, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, That's TV (UK), Together TV, W, 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 Derby transmitter?

regional news image
BBC East Midlands Today 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Nottingham NG2 4UU, 25km east-northeast (78°)
to BBC East Midlands region - 17 masts.
regional news image
ITV Central News 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Birmingham B1 2JT, 55km south-southwest (210°)
to ITV Central (East) region - 17 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 80% evening news is shared with Central (West)

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

1984-971997-981998-20112011-137 Feb 2018-

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 / June 2022 - more
Table shows multiplexes names see this article;
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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 200W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 40W

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. Derby 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.

Thursday, 18 August 2011

3:04 PM

ernest harrison : Can you please provide a full postcode? I presume you have a Freeview box?

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Briantist's 38,844 posts GB
Wednesday, 31 August 2011
Thursday, 8 September 2011
trevor fox
6:23 PM

I am within eye line with the derby tansmitter at the fire hq. have received
analogue from there east midlands tv.
I get my main channels from s. coldfield my roof aerial facing that direction and wish to
can I now tune digital or freeview manually?
and to which channel no.

Thank you

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trevor fox's 1 post GB

7:08 PM

trevor fox: Yes, the information is listed at the top of the page.

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Briantist's 38,844 posts GB
Saturday, 17 September 2011
Peter dagley
8:36 PM

Aerial on roof, pointing east
BBC1 and BBC2 regularly breakup

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Peter dagley's 1 post GB
Monday, 19 September 2011

7:52 PM

Peter dagley: You need to use the Waltham transmitter (e-se 102°) if you want a good Freeview signal.

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Briantist's 38,844 posts GB
Wednesday, 5 October 2011
Monday, 7 November 2011
11:24 AM

We have freeview and live DE21 area. We had East Midlands news on digital up til about mid autumn then the tv went blank, we auto-retuned and we can now only get West Midlands. It's really annoying, I want to know what's going on and what the weather will be in Derby, not Birmingham! What can we do about it?

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Em's 1 post GB

1:25 PM

Em: Check the channel list for another BBC1. This will probably be in the 800s. The reason you have West Midlands tuned in is simply due to the Sutton Coldfield signal on C43 is found first in the scan and the channels stored in the normal positions in the channel list. East Midlands muxes are then found, C48 from the Derby relay in Littleover is a possibility, then Waltham on C61. Usually the channels from one of these transmitters will then be stored as a variation. The direction that your aerial is pointing in should determine which is the better of the two options. Do a factory reset to clear the channel list, then store the frequencies manually for your chosen transmitter to get the correct channels in the channel list.

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KMJ,Derby's 1,811 posts GB
Monday, 14 November 2011
John Plant
9:50 PM

I live at DE23 1DB. The Derby transmitter is nearby - but not quite visible due to houses in line of sight. I find I am getting BBC1 on Channel 48, ITV on 46, ITV3 on 29 (high signal level)
My aerial is pointing (approx) at Waltham. I suspect I am getting some channels from Derby. Should I tuen the aerial to point to Derby to get a better signal as 48 loses the sound.

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