Full Freeview on the Divis (Northern Ireland) transmitter
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The symbol shows the location of the Divis (Northern Ireland) transmitter which serves 440,000 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 Divis (Northern Ireland) transmitter.
Which Freeview channels does the Divis 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 (SD) Northern Ireland, 2 BBC Two Northern Ireland, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC Red Button, plus 13 others 700 BBC Radio 1, 701 BBC Radio 1Xtra, 702 BBC Radio 2, 703 BBC Radio 3, 704 BBC Radio 4 (FM), 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 (SD) (UTV), 4 Channel 4 (SD) NI ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 NI ads, 18 More4, 24 ITV4, 33 UTV +1 (UTV),
74 Shopping Quarter , 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, plus 1 others 65 TBN UK,
12 Quest, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 23 CCXTV, 27 ITV2 +1, 30 5STAR, 31 Paramount Network, 40 Sony Movies Action, 44 Channel 5 +1, 54 5SELECT, 58 ITV3 +1, 59 ITV4 +1, 63 Blaze, 66 CBS Reality, 70 Horror Channel, 77 TCC, 80 Blaze +1, 97 ITVBe +1, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup, plus 15 others 16 QVC, 49 TJC, 95 Create & Craft, 252 Kiss Chat & Date, 253 Proud Dating, 261 Racing TV, 263 SonLife, 264 VisionTV, 265 On Demand 365, 269 Arise News, 670 ADULT Section (start), 680 ADULT Xpanded2, 724 Capital, 727 Absolute Radio, 728 Heart,
11 Sky Arts, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 28 E4 +1, 29 4Music, 34 pick, 38 Quest Red, 41 Food Network, 45 Film4 +1, 46 Challenge, 47 4seven, 56 Smithsonian Channel, 75 Yesterday +1, 76 Quest +1, 87 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others 43 Gems TV, 85 Hochanda, 673 ADULT smileTV3, 678 Xpanded TV, 723 talkSPORT, 730 RNIB Connect, 731 Classic FM, 732 LBC, 733 Trans World Radio,
25 Yesterday, 32 Sony Movies, 37 DMAX, 39 CBS Justice, 42 HGTV, 67 CBS Drama, 79 Dave ja vu, 81 Talking Pictures TV, 91 PBS America, 234 RT, 235 Aljazeera English, plus 18 others ADULT smileTV2, 22 Ideal World, 35 QVC Beauty, 36 QVC Style, 73 Jewellery Maker, 206 Pop, 674 ADULT Babestn, 679 ADULT Studio 66, 699 ADULT Section, 711 Hits Radio, 712 KISS FRESH, 713 KISS, 714 KISSTORY, 715 Magic, 716 Greatest Hits Radio, 717 Kerrang!, 718 Smooth Radio, 725 Premier Radio,
from 29th September 2014: 7 NvTv,
34 Merit, 64 FreeSports, 72 Quest Red +1, 83 NOW 80s, 86 More4 +1, 88 Together TV +1, 93 PBS America +1, 96 Forces TV, 106 BBC Four HD, 107 BBC News HD, 113 RT HD, 114 Quest HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 2 others 111 QVC HD, 112 QVC Beauty HD,
from 4th September 2019: 51 TG4, 52 RTÉ One, 53 RTÉ Two,
DTG-6 256QAM 32KE 2/3 40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
DTG-8 64QAM 8K 3/4 27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-12 QSPK 8K 3/4 8.0Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)
Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Divis transmitter?
BBC Newsline 0.6m homes 2.5%
from Belfast BT2 8HQ, 1,044km northeast (51°)
to BBC Northern Ireland region - 46 masts.
Are there any self-help relays?
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How will the Divis (Northern Ireland) transmission frequencies change over time?
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tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 - 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 10 Oct 12 and 24 Oct 12.
How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?
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|SDN, ARQA, ARQB||(-10dB) 50kW|
|Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*||(-23.4dB) 2.3kW|
|Mux C*||(-24dB) 2kW|
|Mux D*||(-24.9dB) 1.6kW|
Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Divis transmitter area
The short answer is no. Until such time as the current SD multiplexes are converted to T2 (HD) transmission - not likely in the foreseeable future due to the economic climate - then there is no space available. On 25 main UK transmitters it is currently broadcast on COM7 which is a temporary multiplex which is due to close by June 2022 at the latest. We live in hopes (some say cloud cuckoo land) that Arqiva might start by converting one of it's other COM multiplexes to T2, but this would no doubt take place progressively on the 80+ main transmitters that currently broadcast COM multiplexes. Freeview Light transmitters which only broadcast the 3 PSB multiplexes are likely to be last to be done and would probably require some government funding.
To put the whole thing into context for you, there are over 1100 TV transmitters in the UK!
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OWEN MC: Sony Movies Classic is on the Local TV multiplex, which is broadcast from both Divis (at low power) and the nearby Black Mountain transmitter, however the signal is targeted at Belfast and you are likely too far away to receive it. I don't believe there are any other transmitters carrying a Local TV multiplex in Northern Ireland.
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Jonny: Sony Christmas Channel is carried on the local TV multiplex, which is only available in areas where there is a local TV station on Freeview channel 7 or 8. In Northern Ireland this is only available to viewers in the Belfast area who are able to receive either the Black Mountain or Divis transmitters.
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I can't find any reports of Transmitter issues, and it's not currently listed for Planned Engineering.
It depends where you are, a full postcode would be needed to look at the predicted reception. Not all your area is well covered due to the terrain. If your COM7 signal is marginal then reception at present is not going to be helped by some predicted "Tropospheric Ducting" around with the current high pressure which may result in interference from distant transmitters in Europe or the UK. This can affect some (not always all) of the multiplexes at varying times! (see https://www.radioandtvhelp.co.uk/help-guides/television/effect-of-tropospheric-ducting-on-freeview for a simplistic explanation).
If your set does automatic retuning, it's possible that if it lost signal (eg.due to interference) and retuned when there was no decodable signal it may well have just cleared the correct tuning.
I always recommend turning off any automatic retuning to avoid such problems and only retuning when there's been a change to channels that require it (these days that should only happen if broadcasters alter their programme channels and services provided as 700MHz clearance has been completed).
Try a manual tune for COM7 C55. You might have to try several times if interference is still present.
Have a look in your TV tuning section for the Signal Strength and Quality. High signal and low quality are frequently a sign of interference.
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