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The symbol shows the location of the Bolehill (Derbyshire, England) transmitter which serves 3,500 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 Bolehill (Derbyshire, England) transmitter.

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

Which Freeview channels does the Bolehill 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.

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C41- (633.8MHz)367mDTG-100W
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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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C44- (657.8MHz)367mDTG-100W
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3 ITV 1 (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, 26 ITV4, 28 ITVBe, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV1 +1 (Central west),

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C47- (681.8MHz)367mDTG-100W
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46 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD East Midlands, 102 BBC Two HD England, 103 ITV 1 HD (ITV Central West), 104 Channel 4 HD Midlands ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 106 BBC Four HD, 109 BBC Three HD, 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 1 others

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Are you trying to watch these 45 Freeview channels?

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The Bolehill (Derbyshire, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4seven, 5Action, 5STAR, 5USA, Al Jazeera Eng, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBS Reality, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, E4 Extra, YAAAS!, Film4 +1, Food Network, GB News, GREAT! movies, Great! Movies Action, GREAT! romance, HGTV, HobbyMaker, HorrorXtra, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Legend, PBS America, pick, Pop Player, Quest +1, Quest Red, Really, Sky News, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, That's 70s, That's TV , 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 Bolehill transmitter?

regional news image
BBC East Midlands Today 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Nottingham NG2 4UU, 32km 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, 73km south-southwest (199°)
to ITV Central (East) region - 17 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 80% evening news is shared with Central (West)

How will the Bolehill (Derbyshire, 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 / 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 17 Aug 11 and 31 Aug 11.

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

Analogue 1-4 250W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-4dB) 100W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Waltham 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. Bolehill 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.

Wednesday, 31 August 2011
Alan Bunting
10:11 AM

Alan Bunting:

Everything is now OK; looks as if the DigitalUK website must have jumped the gun. All channels are now installing correctly.

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Alan Bunting's 3 posts GB flag
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Tuesday, 6 September 2011
10:26 AM

today i have no signals. i have two aerials, an analogue aerial pointed at bolehill and i live in bolehill. and an upgraded aerial pointed at sutton coldfield. the reception from sutton is very weather dependant and with all the rain and cloud today i have no digital signals. also if i plug in the bolehill aerial to my digi box and retune i still have no signals, any ideas?

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mike's 1 post GB flag
Wednesday, 7 September 2011

7:37 AM

mike: Very hard to say as you have provided no postcode. I would see Freeview reception has changed? | - independent free digital TV advice for general advice.

Sutton Coldfield switches to high power output in two weeks time.

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Briantist's 38,899 posts GB flag
Sunday, 25 September 2011
Stephen Clark
10:34 AM

For all those who have signal boosters. I found that my old booster was not able to carry the extra quality needed for digital signals. As soon as I replaced it with an approved digital booster everything worked fine!

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Stephen Clark's 1 post GB flag
Thursday, 29 September 2011
Tuesday, 29 November 2011
6:07 PM

I live in Wirksworth, and am tuned in to Bolehill, when will we get all the Freeview channels ?

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Diana's 1 post GB flag
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Dave Lindsay

7:49 PM

Diana: The likely answer is that Bolehill will never broadcast these services. See here for an explanation:

Will there ever be more services on the Freeview Light transmitters? | - independent free digital TV advice

However, a look at the Digital UK predictor suggests that you can might be able to receive from Sutton Coldfield which carries these extra channels.

If you can get Sutton Coldfield, then you could have a second aerial installed for it for the commercial channels. You would continue to use Bolehill so as to get the correct regional programming (assuming that this is of interest to you).

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB flag
Tuesday, 11 March 2014
Transmitter engineering

9:30 PM

BOLEHILL transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 20:37 today. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 12 March 2014
Transmitter engineering

2:28 AM

BOLEHILL transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 20:37 yesterday. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering

3:27 AM

BOLEHILL transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 22:01 yesterday to 01:03 today, HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 20:37 yesterday to 20:45 yesterday. [BBC]

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