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The symbol shows the location of the Derby (Derby, England) transmitter which serves 3,300 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 Derby (Derby, England) transmitter.

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

Which Freeview channels does the Derby 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.

 H max
C48 (690.0MHz)131mDTG-40W
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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, plus 17 others

 H max
C51- (713.8MHz)131mDTG-40W
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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),

 H max
C52 (722.0MHz)131mDTG-40W
Channel icons
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, 107 BBC Three HD, 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 1 others

H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 44 Freeview channels?

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The Derby (Derby, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: U&Yesterday, 4seven, 5Action, 5STAR, 5USA, Al Jazeera Eng, Al Jazeera English, Blaze, Blaze +1, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, DMAX, E4 Extra, YAAAS!, Film4 +1, Food Network, GREAT! action, GREAT! movies, GREAT! romance, GREAT! romance mix, HGTV, HobbyMaker, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Legend, PBS America, Quest +1, Quest Red, Really, Sky Mix, Sky News, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, That's 90s, That's TV 2, Together TV, TRUE CRIME, TRUE CRIME XTRA, U&Dave, U&Dave ja vu, U&Drama +1, U&W.

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 Derby transmitter?

regional news image
BBC East Midlands Today 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Nottingham NG2 4UU, 26km east-northeast (78°)
to BBC East Midlands region - 17 masts.
regional news image
ITV Central News 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Birmingham B1 2JT, 55km south-southwest (210°)
to ITV Central (East) region - 17 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 80% evening news is shared with Central (West)

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

1984-971997-981998-20112011-137 Feb 2018-

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 200W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 40W

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. Derby 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.

Monday, 14 November 2011
Mike Dimmick

10:16 PM

John Plant: Derby only provides the three PSB multiplexes. Its purpose originally was to provide the East Midlands BBC One and ITV1 services to viewers using the Sutton Coldfield transmitter.

C48 is Derby BBC A and C46 is Sutton Coldfield D3&4. C29 is Waltham SDN. That suggests your box/TV just stores the first version of the channels that it finds.

The predictions are slightly better from Waltham than from Derby, so I suggest you do a manual retune using the channel numbers on the Waltham transmitter page. See Digital Region Overlap for more ideas on how to get the services you want tuned in.

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Mike Dimmick's 2,486 posts GB flag
Tuesday, 15 November 2011
7:22 PM

Mike Dimmick.
Thnks I tried a manual tune (hadn't done that before) - but the box cannot pich anything up on C61, so I am back on C48 for BBC.

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John's 2 posts GB flag
Thursday, 8 March 2012
Leavon Archer
6:20 PM

Hi, since yesterday my Freeview reception has gotten very bad to the point where T.V. is unwatchable now. And is even worse after a re-scan. Does anyone know of any problems in the Derby area? Postcode DE1 1AJ.

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Leavon Archer's 1 post GB flag
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Thursday, 5 April 2012
Sunday, 4 November 2012
10:42 PM

How do I retune my tv with built in free view to the local (derby?) transmitter to receive local news?


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Martyn's 1 post GB flag
Monday, 5 November 2012

12:11 AM

Martyn: The Derby relay, which is transmitted from a mast in Littleover village, is intended to serve viewers living in the Allestree/ Chester Green/Chaddesden/ Oakwood areas with their aerial pointing towards Sutton Coldfield. If your receiver has stored Sutton Coldfield frequencies in the "normal" positions in the channel list the East Midland variations will appear in the 800s on most receivers, if there is a signal present from the Derby relay. To place the East Midlands in preferred positions in the channel list you will need to do a manual tune of the Derby frequencies (C48 and C51), after first clearing the channel list, then add the Sutton Coldfield COM frequencies C39, C42 and C45.

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KMJ,Derby's 1,811 posts GB flag
Sunday, 17 February 2013
7:36 PM

I tryed to set up new HD Box at my brother's in Eyam Derbyshire and the HD channels wasnt registering when loading all the other channels for the 1st time. Can he get HD in his area?

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Daz's 1 post GB flag

7:57 PM
Hope Valley

Daz: In the interests of accuracy your brothers post code is really required, but on a test code of S32 5AA (Hope Valley Post office) the Calver Peak PSB only relay is indicated as being located at just under two miles away and its HD is on mux Ch39.

If though you receive the BBC and ITV without glitching then your problem is inclined to suggest that the box being used is not fitted with a DVB-T2 tuner, this being a necessary requirement for HD reception.

Would you know the model number of the box in question?

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB flag
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Tuesday, 22 April 2014
Transmitter engineering

10:00 AM

DERBY transmitter - RelayPossible service interruptions [DUK]

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Saturday, 3 May 2014
Transmitter engineering

12:29 AM

DERBY transmitter - RelayPossible service interruptions [DUK]

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