Freeview Light on the Londonderry (Northern Ireland) transmitter
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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 problemsThe BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Londonderry (Northern Ireland) transmitter.
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.
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 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?
BBC Newsline 0.6m homes 2.5%
from Belfast BT2 8HQ, 1,052km northeast (50°)
to BBC Northern Ireland region - 46 masts.
How will the Londonderry (Northern Ireland) transmission frequencies change over time?
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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 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
not sure if I should be posting here. I live in Newtowncunningham in Co Donegal,about 10 miles from Derry.
Last year I bought 3 new Samsung Tvs (for living room, kitchen, bedroom) to be able to receive the uk and irish digital channels (Saorview & Freeview)
When I set them up they all tuned in the irish channels and the uk ones for both tv and radio.
However a few months ago I noticed that the tv in the living room does not get rte digital text but only the old style text. In an attempt to try to fix this I did a retune of the channels but it has picked up only the irish tv and radio channels (18) but lost the uk channels.
(the other 2 tvs still receive ok all the channels)
Is this due to some change with the freeview channels or I suspect that receptionfor tis particular tv for the uk channels is not 'strong' enough?
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joe: I would suggest trying another retune to pick up the UK channels. If this doesn't work, you can do a manual retune. There should be a menu option. If you normally get "Freeview Light" which means you get no ITV3, ITV4 and Sky News (and quite a few others) then you will be picking up the Londonderry transmitter so search Ch 41 and Ch 44. If you get ITV3 etc then you may be picking up Limavady so check the channel numbers for it.
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joe: Where were you receiving the Freeview channels from?
If it is/was Sheriff Moutain then be aware that it broadcasts vertically and only carries Public Service (PSB) channels.
Hollywell Hill, not far from Sheriff Mountain, is horizontally polarised, so even though both may be on roughly the same bearing, you may require two aerials or else suffer poor or intermittent reception of one of them.
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