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The symbol shows the location of the Nottingham (Nottinghamshire, England) transmitter which serves 74,000 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 Nottingham (Nottinghamshire, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Nottingham 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.

 V max
C27 (522.0MHz)175mDTG-3400W
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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

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C24 (498.0MHz)175mDTG-3400W
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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, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV +1 (Central west),

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C21+ (474.2MHz)175mDTG-6400W
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73 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

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C33 (570.0MHz)175mDTG-8400W
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 CCXTV, 12 Quest, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 29 ITV2 +1, 32 5STAR, 33 5Action, 42 GREAT! movies action, 45 Channel 5 +1, 56 5SELECT, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV3 +1, 60 ITV4 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 CBS Reality, 68 Horror Channel, 74 Drama +1, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup TV, 212 YAAAS!, plus 16 others

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C36 (594.0MHz)175mDTG-8400W
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11 Sky Arts, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 31 4Music, 36 pick, 40 Quest Red, 43 Food Network, 46 Film4 +1, 47 Challenge, 48 4seven, 57 Smithsonian Channel, 70 Quest +1, 75 Yesterday +1, 83 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others

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C48 (690.0MHz)175mDTG-8400W
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25 Dave ja vu, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 41 CBS Justice, 44 HGTV, 68 CBS Drama, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 234 RT, 235 Aljazeera English, plus 17 others

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C50 (706.0MHz)175mDTG-12100W
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from 27th May 2014: 7 Notts TV,

DTG-3 64QAM 8K 2/3 24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-6 256QAM 32KE 2/3 40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
DTG-8 64QAM 8K 3/4 27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-12 QSPK 8K 3/4 8.0Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 11 Freeview HD channels?

the effected channels

The Nottingham (Nottinghamshire, England) mast is not one of the extended Freeview HD (COM7 and COM8) transmitters, it does not provide these high definition (HD) channels: BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, CBeebies HD, Forces TV, FreeSports, More4 +1, Now 70s, PBS America +1, That's TV , Quest Red +1, RT HD.

If you want to watch these HD channels, either use Freesat HD, or move your TV aerial must point to one of the 30 Full Freeview HD transmitters. For more information see the want to know which transmitters will carry extra Freeview HD? page.

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

regional news image
BBC East Midlands Today 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Nottingham NG2 4UU, 9km east-southeast (118°)
to BBC East Midlands region - 17 masts.
regional news image
ITV Central News 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Birmingham B1 2JT, 72km southwest (218°)
to ITV Central (East) region - 17 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 80% evening news is shared with Central (West)

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

1984-971997-981998-20112011-134 Mar 2020

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 30 Mar 11 and 13 Apr 11.

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

Analogue 1-5 2kW
SDN, ARQA, ARQB, BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 400W
LNG(-13dB) 100W
Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*, Mux C*, Mux D*(-17dB) 40W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Nottingham 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. Nottingham 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.

Tuesday, 26 April 2011
8:25 PM

Finally an acknowledgement from the Beeb.

Thanks to Briantist, Tom, Stewart and others. I sadly let myself be pacified by the bbc when I rang yesterday - they acknowledged they'd had calls but didn't say what they'd do. Well done for pestering Arquiva.

Is this the Big Society in action? - we'll get moving when we're motivated!!

I'm British and I demand television!

Seriously though - thanks and well done

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michael's 5 posts GB
Neil Gabriel
9:41 PM

Thanks to all you guys for your explanations and your dogged determination to help sort this out! I also got a pointless email back from the BBC telling me to re-tune. This is despite me telling them that I had done just that, and that HD was working perfectly for the first week or so in NG16 only 2 miles from the Tx and clear line of sight. As it's a transmission fault there's no surprise that it affects my HD TV, my HD PVR, and also my next-door neighbour's HD TV. I think I might rattle the BBC's box again....

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Neil Gabriel's 1 post GB
Wednesday, 27 April 2011
Transmitter engineering

4:35 AM

NOTTINGHAM UHF transmitter - Freeview HD Digital TV Off Air from 18:05 yesterday to 18:20 yesterday [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering

4:35 AM

NOTTINGHAM UHF transmitter - Freeview HD Digital TV Off Air from 18:05 yesterday to 18:20 yesterday [BBC]

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Stewart Crowe
10:21 AM

Hopefully all will be well from now on!
A more general query, which hopefully Brian can advise on. BBC HD only periodically "blips"-sound and pic falter for a millisecond-then it runs OK for several minutes , then it happens again. The ADS featuring the cat/Lion "blip" every time-the other HD channels don't do the same-is there anything I'm doing wron? My Sony TV is 100hz and I have Motionflow on Standard. Thanks for any advice. Best Regards, Stewart.

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Stewart Crowe's 10 posts GB
Ken C.
4:19 PM

I'm in Ripley, Derbyshire, DE5 3SP.
New (3 weeks) Sony Bravia HD TV...worked intermittently on Emley Moor using ancient aerial (including HD channels). A new wideband aerial was fitted yesterday, receiving Nottingham (as are all neighbour's sets).
ALL digital stations work perfectly, but NO
sign of any of the 4 HD channels.
Retune/resets all tried unsuccessfully.
Is this still this transmitter problems, or do I ring the 0800 number..any help, please?

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Ken C.'s 3 posts GB
Stewart Crowe
5:48 PM

Hi Ken C-all 4 HD Channels working fine at 17.43pm on Nottingham transmitter here in Woodthorpe NG3! Try manual tuning Channel 21-that gives all 4 HD channels-otherwise the helpline would be the best bet. All providers say it is best after a new aerial/new transmitter to unplug set and aerial, leave for 15 minutes, then carry out an initial installation, not just a digital auto search. Worth a try-Good Luck! Best Regards, Stewart.

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Stewart Crowe's 10 posts GB
Mike Dimmick

7:00 PM

Stewart Crowe: The BBC have made a change to flip between interlaced and progressive modes for different content.

TVs aren't handling it well. Sony may be developing an update to fix the issue - your best bet is to contact them.

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Mike Dimmick's 2,486 posts GB
lee j
7:13 PM

i live in ripley and over lots of channels inc radio ones,thay seam to be pulsing every 7seconds or should i say lost of signal. any one can help me? please note there was no probs until i retuned a few weeks ago. im on nottingham mast. thanks

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