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Freeview Light on the Benagh (Northern Ireland) transmitter

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The symbol shows the location of the Benagh (Northern Ireland) transmitter which serves less than 500 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 Benagh (Northern Ireland) transmitter.

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

Which Freeview channels does the Benagh 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
C28 (530.0MHz)41mDTG-3200W
Channel icons
1 BBC One Northern Ireland, 2 BBC Two Northern Ireland, 9 BBC Four, 120 CBBC, 121 CBeebies, 130 BBC News, 131 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC Red Button 1, plus 14 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C25 (506.0MHz)41mDTG-3200W
Channel icons
3 UTV (UTV), 4 Channel 4 NI ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 13 Channel 4 +1 NI ads, 14 More4, 15 Film4, 24 ITV4, 28 E4, 33 UTV+1 (UTV), plus 1 others

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C22 (482.0MHz)41mDTG-6200W
Channel icons
45 Film4 +1, 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, 123 CBBC HD,



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 0 Freeview channels?


The Benagh (Northern Ireland) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: .

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 Benagh transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Newsline 0.6m homes 2.5%
from Belfast BT2 8HQ, 1,040km northeast
to BBC Northern Ireland region - 46 masts.
regional news image
UTV Live 0.6m homes 2.5%
from Belfast BT7 1EB, 1,040km northeast
to UTV region - 46 masts.

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

years1984-971997-981998-20122012-132013-182013-18
aerial groupA KA KA KA KA KA K
C22BBC1BBC1BBC1BBCBBBCBBBCB
C25ITVITVITVD3+4D3+4D3+4
C28BBC2BBC2BBC2BBCABBCABBCA
600C32C4C4C4

orange background for multiplexes names more
green background for transmission frequencies
lilac background for power levels in watts
800MHz band: 4G mobile started in 2013
700MHz band: 4G from 30 June 2020more
600MHz band: new or moved digital TV services more
Notes: + and - denote 166kHz offset; aerial group are shown as A B C/D E K W
Italics for analogue, digital switchover was Wednesdays 10th October and 24th October 2012.

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

BBCA, D3+4, BBCB 200W
Analogue 1-4(-5.5dB) 56W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Divis 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. Benagh 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
Wednesday, 18 May 2016
Transmitter engineering
5:32 AM

BENAGH transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 10:23 on 16 May to 11:23 on 16 May, HD Digital TV Off Air from 10:23 on 16 May to 11:23 on 16 May. [BBC]

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Sunday, 24 July 2016
Transmitter engineering
8:32 PM

BENAGH transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 17:47 today to 17:49 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 17:47 today to 17:49 today. [BBC]

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Monday, 25 July 2016
Transmitter engineering
5:32 AM

BENAGH transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 17:47 yesterday to 17:49 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air from 17:47 yesterday to 17:49 yesterday. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 114,677 posts Owner Owner xx
Tuesday, 26 July 2016
Transmitter engineering
5:32 AM

BENAGH transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 17:47 on 24 Jul to 17:49 on 24 Jul, HD Digital TV Off Air from 17:47 on 24 Jul to 17:49 on 24 Jul. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 114,677 posts Owner Owner xx
Friday, 16 September 2016
Transmitter engineering
7:32 AM

BENAGH transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 19:05 on 14 Sep to 19:42 on 14 Sep, HD Digital TV Off Air from 19:05 on 14 Sep to 19:42 on 14 Sep. [BBC]

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