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Notts TV live_tv   7 (54%)    

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Freeview multiplex: Notts TV is on a special local multiplex broadcasting only to the Nottingham area.

Thursday, 29 May 2014
Cathy Smith
4:02 PM

I live in East Bridgford, postcode NG13 8NF and I retuned yesterday to try and get Notts TV channel but it doesn't pick it up. :(

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7:02 PM

Cathy Smith: Does your aerial point to the Waltham transmitter? (Belmont or Sutton Coldfield are also possibilities at your location) The multiplex which carries Notts TV is on C26 from Waltham. If your receiver has a manual tuning facility try to do a manual tune on C26.

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KMJ,Derby's 1,811 posts GB flag
Dave Lindsay

7:56 PM

Cathy Smith: Looking on StreetView, most of the aerials appear to point to Belmont - which gives BBC East Yorks & Lincs and ITV Yorkshire. If that's you then the aerial isn't pointing to the transmitter which carries Notts TV.

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB flag

8:56 PM

I used to live in Cropwell Bishop, not far from East Bridgeford, and as far as I know the village should be well served by Waltham apart from a few cottages by the River Trent. Gunthorpe and Lowdham are all served by Waltham and it is not far away with no significant hills to cause problems. So I don't understand why apparently so many are on a Yorkshire/Humberside transmitter and not a Notthingshire/East Midlands transmitter that is much closer!
I used to service TV set in that area in the analogue days and everyone I visited was on Waltham, as expected.
If the aerial points in the general direction of Bingham, then you are on Waltham. If it points towards Newark, then you are on Belmont and will be unlikely to get the Notts service.

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MikeP's 3,056 posts GB flag
Friday, 30 May 2014
5:07 PM

Is Notts TV available on Sky?
Thanks in advance.

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Chris's 1 post GB flag

5:41 PM

Chris: No! because its purely intended as a Freeview "local" channel, as indeed is rather indicated by its name.

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB flag
Saturday, 31 May 2014

3:45 AM


But 'London Live' is also local and that's on Sky117 in the London area only.
Surely it should be possible to show Notts tv on 117 in the NG postcode area and all the other local channels in their respective postcode areas too
(eg. Mustard tv in the NR postal area and so on....)?
I thought that Sky channel 117 had been set-aside for local broadcasters.
Or is it something to do with transmission fees and money?
By the way, Virgin media carry Notts tv on channel 159 in the Nottm area, so it's not just Freeview.

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Jim's 28 posts GB flag

12:07 PM

Jim: The problem for the local TV channels is the relative high cost of satellite transmission for tiny target audiences.

I would suspect that London Live which has a target audience of 8.3m is nearly 30 times that of Nottingham (0.3m) means that satellite capacity is alsmost cost-effective for them.

Satellite transponders are great for national coverage, but are uneconomic for Nottingham, which is 0.47% of the nation as a whole.

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Briantist's 38,915 posts GB flag
Monday, 2 June 2014

11:10 PM

Hi Briantist.

Thanks for the info. I agree that transmission costs must be a major factor.
I'd just like to mention that whilst around 300,000 people live in the city of Nottingham, the population of the Greater Nottingham area is in excess of 750,000 and indeed Notts tv themselves quote on their website (the Advertising page 'Who's Watching') that their potential reach is 'to over 1 million people in Nottinghamshire alone'. I can't quite understand that, as most of North Nottinghamshire won't be able to receive their service on Freeview for as you know, North Nottinghamshire is served by Emley Moor and Belmont and is therefore deemed to be within the North of England tv region (even though the broadcasters', particularly BBC Yorks and Lincs, never show any news concerning Notts!).
Perhaps Notts tv are including South Lincolnshire and surrounding areas in the population stats.

Just one more bit of info. B.
I've today read (belatedly!) an article in the Nottingham Post (part of the Notts tv consortium) from last Wednesday 28 May, that states Notts tv is broadcast on Freeview Ch 8, Virgin Media159 (from last Thursday) and will be available to Sky customers "later in the year" so perhaps something is happening behind the scenes.
So to Chris above, we'll just have to wait and see.......

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Jim's 28 posts GB flag

11:19 PM

Jim: ' most of North Nottinghamshire won't be able to receive their service' - I've seen 5 m inutes of it (its broadcast from Waltham, so I get it). Frankly, they are not missing much.

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