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The symbol shows the location of the Leek (Staffordshire, England) transmitter which serves 14,000 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 problems

The BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Leek (Staffordshire, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Leek 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
C25 (506.0MHz)309mDTG-3200W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) West Midlands, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 18 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C22 (482.0MHz)309mDTG-3200W
Channel icons
3 ITV (SD) (Central (West micro region)), 4 Channel 4 (SD) Midlands ads, 5 Channel 5 (SD), 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 Midlands ads, 18 More4, 24 ITV4, 33 ITV +1 (Central west),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C28 (530.0MHz)309mDTG-6200W
Channel icons
101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV HD (ITV Central West), 104 Channel 4 HD Midlands ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 204 CBBC HD, plus 1 others

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 58 Freeview channels?

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The Leek (Staffordshire, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 4seven HD, 5SELECT, 5STAR, 5STAR +1, 5USA, 5USA +1, Aljazeera English, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBeebies HD, CBS Drama, CBS Justice +1, CBS Reality, CBS Reality +1, Challenge, Channel 4+1 HD, Channel 5 +1, CITV, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama, E4 +1, Film4 +1, Food Network, Forces TV, FreeSports HD, HGTV, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Together TV +1, More4 +1, NOW 80s, Now 90s, Paramount Network +1, PBS America +1, pick, Pick +1, Quest +1, Quest Red, Quest Red +1, Really, RT HD, Shopping Quarter , Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Sony Movies Action, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, Together, Yesterday.

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 Leek transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Midlands Today 2.9m homes 10.9%
from Birmingham B1 1RF, 70km south (174°)
to BBC West Midlands region - 66 masts.
regional news image
ITV Central News 2.9m homes 10.9%
from Birmingham B1 2JT, 70km south (174°)
to ITV Central (West) region - 65 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 80% evening news is shared with Central (East)

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

1984-971997-981998-20112011-132013-182013-177 Mar 2018-
A K TA K TA K TA K TA K TA K TA K T
C22BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesD3+4D3+4D3+4D3+4
C25ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesBBCABBCABBCABBCA
C28BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCBBBCBBBCBBBCB
C32C4wavesC4wavesC4waves

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Table shows multiplexes names see this article;
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Notes: + and - denote 166kHz offset; aerial group are shown as A B C/D E K W T
waves denotes analogue; digital switchover was 7 Sep 11 and 21 Sep 11.

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

Analogue 1-4 1000W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 200W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Sutton Coldfield 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. Leek 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
Monday, 10 January 2011
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Graham Stone
1:35 PM
Leek

Hi, I'm in Leek - ST13 8LQ, right down on the Macclesfield road end of Kiln Lane. I currently get all of my TV from a Quad satellite seytup, as the 4 Terrestial channels we can receive are so poor quality.

But of course I have HD Digital TVs and would like to take advantage of the different programme mix (and future FTA HD) available on FreeView.

Can anyone tell me whether the Leek Transmitter will be upgraded to Digital, and so provide thse services, or will it simply be switched off, leaving us to try and pick up a signal from Biddulph or Nacclesfield... (Sutton Coldfield & Fenton being on the other side of the 60ft + hill thats behind my house).

Thanks,

Graham


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Briantist
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1:58 PM

Graham Stone: Please read the information at the top of the page.

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Graham Stone
2:49 PM
Leek

Briantist: Thanks, I've re-read it and I now realise that it will be switched over to Digital, Not just Off, which is great;

follow on question is that as i can barely get an analogue signal with my loft mounted arial, will I get anything at all when it goes Digital and power is reduced t0 20% of current power ?

Graham

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Tuesday, 11 January 2011
Briantist
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8:40 AM

Graham Stone: You really will need a rooftop aerial for stable Freeview reception.

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Wednesday, 19 January 2011
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10:11 AM

LEEK transmitter - 19 January 2011: Engineering transmitter work will take place between 08:00hrs and 18:00hrs. TV services that will be disrupted: Analogue services - BBC1, BBC2, ITV & Channel 4. Digital services - N/A [DUK] Over the next week Leek relay: TV (analogue) Service Shutdowns, TV (digital) working normally, Radio (analogue) working normally, Radio (digital) working normally. [DUK]

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Thursday, 20 January 2011
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6:17 AM

LEEK transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 14:13 yesterday to 14:18 yesterday [BBC] Over the next week Leek relay: TV (analogue) Service Shutdowns, TV (digital) working normally, Radio (analogue) working normally, Radio (digital) working normally. [DUK]

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Friday, 3 June 2011
Transmitter engineering
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3:37 PM

LEEK transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air from 12:54 today to 13:16 today [BBC]

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Saturday, 4 June 2011
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4:33 AM

LEEK transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air from 12:54 yesterday to 13:16 yesterday [BBC]

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Sunday, 5 June 2011
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4:36 AM

LEEK transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air from 12:54 on 03 Jun to 13:16 on 03 Jun [BBC]

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Wednesday, 7 September 2011
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7:35 PM

LEEK transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 06:53 today to 07:04 today [BBC]

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