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The symbol shows the location of the Londonderry (Northern Ireland) transmitter which serves 37,000 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 Londonderry (Northern Ireland) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Londonderry 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
C29 (538.0MHz)286mDTG-32,000W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) Northern Ireland, 2 BBC Two Northern Ireland, 9 BBC Four, 23 BBC Three, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 13 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C31 (554.0MHz)286mDTG-32,000W
Channel icons
3 UTV (SD) (UTV), 4 Channel 4 (SD) NI ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 NI ads, 18 More4, 26 ITV4, 30 E4 +1, 35 UTV +1 (UTV),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C37 (602.0MHz)286mDTG-62,000W
Channel icons
56 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD Northern Ireland, 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 UTV HD (UTV), 104 Channel 4 HD NI ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 106 BBC Four HD, 109 BBC Three HD, 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies 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 43 Freeview channels?

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

The Londonderry (Northern Ireland) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4seven, 5Action, 5STAR, 5USA, Aljazeera English, 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 Londonderry transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Newsline 0.6m homes 2.5%
from Belfast BT2 8HQ, 1,052km northeast (50°)
to BBC Northern Ireland region - 46 masts.
regional news image
UTV Live 0.6m homes 2.5%
from Belfast BT7 1EB, 1,052km northeast (50°)
to UTV region - 46 masts.

How will the Londonderry (Northern Ireland) transmission frequencies change over time?

1950s-80s1984-971997-981998-20122012-134 Sep 2019
VHFB E TW TW TB E TW T
C2BBCtvwaves
C29BBCA
C31C5wavesC5wavesD3+4
C37BBCB
C41ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesD3+4
C44BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCA
C47C4wavesC4wavesC4wavesBBCB
C51tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves_local_local

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 / June 2022 - 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 10 Oct 12 and 24 Oct 12.

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

Analogue 5 10kW
Analogue 1-4(-4.9dB) 3.2kW
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 2kW

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

Oct 1959-May 2006Ulster Television
May 2006-Dec 2014UTV plc
Feb 1983-Dec 1992TV-am•
Jan 1993-Sep 2010GMTV•
Sep 2010-Dec 2014ITV Daybreak•
• Breakfast ◊ Weekends ♦ Friday night and weekends † Weekdays only. Londonderry 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
Monday, 8 October 2012
Dave Lindsay
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

1:12 PM

mark harvey: How long is a piece of string?

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB
Tuesday, 23 October 2012
Wednesday, 24 October 2012
J
John
10:14 AM
Londonderry

When will Film4 ITV3&4 5USA etc. be broadcast from Derry transmitter.

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John's 1 post IE
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William
10:34 AM
Strabane

John: Never as it is (PSB only) Freeview Light Transmitter.

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William's 2 posts GB
Dave Lindsay
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

10:35 AM

John: Never.

The Digital UK Postcode Checker predicts excellent reception at your location of all channels (full service) from Limavady. Unless you are unable to receive from it, perhaps due to a local obstruction, then get an aerial installed for it.

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gerry
sentiment_satisfiedBronze

10:56 AM
Londonderry

John: Hi

Done full retune as at 6.30AM this morning from Limavady Transmitter via digital aerial cannot get - 3 UTV (UTV), 4 Channel 4 NI ads, 5 Channel 5 NI ads, 6 ITV 2, 13 Channel 4+1 NI ads, 14 More 4, 28 E4, 33 UTV+1 (UTV), 10 ITV 3, 27 ITV 2 +1, 30 5*, 31 5USA, 38 Quest, 39 The Zone, 44 Channel 5 +1, 72 CITV, plus 18 others 11 PICK TV, 12 Dave, 17 Really, 29 E4+1, 46 Challenge, 48 Food Network, 62 TV Stars, 82 Sky News, 87 Community Channel, 90 TV News, plus 11 others Can some investigate why not receiving these and why they are not running as max strength, please investigate.

Getting the rest of the channels but none of the above mentioned above from Limavady. can you investigate and check why getting 36 channels from limavady on freeview and not UTV,C4 or C5 or ITV 2 or ITV 3 Can this be successfully resolved ASAP.

Thanks


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gerry
sentiment_satisfiedBronze

11:12 AM
Londonderry

as per my previous comment which needs looke at urgently i had aerial installed and i am not getting full service from limavady transmitter notgetting utv c4 c5 itv2 or itv3

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M
matt
6:32 PM
Londonderry

when will derry / londonderry get all
the digital channels like limavady and belfast
If there is a timetable i cannot find it anywhere

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Dave Lindsay
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

6:38 PM

matt: Never.

The Digital UK Postcode Checker suggests that you might be able to receive the full service from Limavady. Obviously this does not take into account any local obstructions which may preclude reception.

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pat
7:27 PM
Londonderry

When will DERRY get the full HD channels like Limavady, i cannot get the Limavady transmitter.

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pat's 9 posts GB
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