Freeview Light on the Castlederg (Northern Ireland) transmitter
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The symbol shows the location of the Castlederg (Northern Ireland) transmitter which serves 1,200 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 Castlederg (Northern Ireland) transmitter.
Which Freeview channels does the Castlederg 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.
1 BBC One Northern Ireland, 2 BBC Two Northern Ireland, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC RB 1, plus 14 others 250 BBC Red Button, 700 BBC Radio 1, 701 BBC Radio 1Xtra, 702 BBC Radio 2, 703 BBC Radio 3, 704 BBC Radio 4, 705 BBC Radio 5 Live, 706 BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, 707 BBC Radio 6 Music, 708 BBC Radio 4 Extra, 709 BBC Asian Network, 710 BBC World Service, 719 BBC Radio Ulster, 720 BBC Radio Foyle,
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, 24 ITV4 +1, 28 E4, 33 UTV+1 (UTV),
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, 204 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 Castlederg (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 Castlederg transmitter?
BBC Newsline 0.6m homes 2.5%
from Belfast BT2 8HQ, 1,050km northeast
to BBC Northern Ireland region - 46 masts.
How will the Castlederg (Northern Ireland) transmission frequencies change over time?
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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?
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Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Limavady transmitter area
At switchover the Castlederg transmitter will be off air from midnight until 9am on 24th October 2012 - see UK Digital switchover ends - Northern Ireland completes on 24th October 2012 | ukfree.tv - 10 years of independent, free digital TV advice for full details.
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william walsh: The channels broadcast by the Castleberg transmitter are available to the rest of Northern Ireland.
The channels that aren't available from the Castleberg transmitter are the Commercial ones and these aren't broadcast from any small transmitters because the operators don't consider it worth their while. They aren't ever likely to increase their coverage and particularly so for a transmitting station which serves only 1,200 homes.
See here for an explanation:
Londonderry (Northern Ireland) digital TV transmitter | ukfree.tv - 10 years of independent, free digital TV advice
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