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The symbol shows the location of the Leicester (Leicester, England) transmitter which serves 4,100 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 Leicester (Leicester, England) transmitter.

Choose from three options: ■ List by multiplex ■ List by channel number ■ List by channel name
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Which Freeview channels does the Leicester 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)85mDTG-32W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) East Midlands, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC SD, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 16 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C28 (530.0MHz)85mDTG-32W
Channel icons
3 ITV (SD) (Central (East 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), 45 Film4 +1,

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C22 (482.0MHz)85mDTG-62W
Channel icons
86 More4 +1, 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,

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 60 Freeview channels?

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The Leicester (Leicester, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 4seven HD, 5SELECT, 5Spike, 5STAR, 5STAR +1, 5USA, 5USA +1, AlJazeera English (SD), Aljazeera English HD, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBeebies HD, CBS Drama, CBS Justice, CBS Reality, CBS Reality +1, Challenge, Channel 4+1 HD, Channel 5 +1, CITV, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama, E4 +1, Food Network, Forces TV, Freesports, Home, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Together TV +1, Movies4Men, NOW 80s, Now 90s, Paramount Network, PBS America, pick, Pick +1, Quest +1, Quest Red, Quest Red +1, Really, RT HD, Sewing Quarter, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel HD, Sony Movie Channel, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, Together TV, Yesterday, YourTV.

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 Leicester transmitter?

regional news image
BBC East Midlands Today 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Nottingham NG2 4UU, 36km north (0°)
to BBC East Midlands region - 17 masts.
regional news image
ITV Central News 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Birmingham B1 2JT, 55km west-southwest (253°)
to ITV Central (East) region - 17 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 80% evening news is shared with Central (West)

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

1984-971997-981998-20112011-132013-182013-177 Feb 2018-
A K TA K TA K TA K TA K TA K TA K T
C22BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBCBBBCBBBCBBBCB
C25ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesBBCABBCABBCABBCA
C28BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesD3+4D3+4D3+4D3+4
C32C4wavesC4wavesC4waves

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) by 30 June 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 17 Aug 11 and 31 Aug 11.

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

Analogue 1-4 13W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-8.1dB) 2W

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. Leicester 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
Sunday, 6 February 2011
N
nadine
4:56 PM

We have a freeview box downstairs and in one bedroom, but in our room we dont have a TV aerial socket. We use an actual aerial which gets crappy signal.

We dont want to lose channels in our room so what can we do? We've tried freeview boxes but the signal they get is intermediate-with the aerial pointing one way we get the bbc channels and little else. Point it another way and get the everything else, but no BBC.
Whats our best option?

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Briantist
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8:07 PM

nadine: Can you please tell me your postcode?

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Briantist's 38,846 posts GB
Monday, 28 February 2011
J
Jez
4:47 PM

hi I'm having real trouble getting any kind of signal for Radio 2 in Leicester. I travel in from Sileby down the A6 every day, and frequently the signal is lost on the way. I know this isn't my car radio's fault because we travelled to Stansted airport and back and Radio 2 was fine in both directions from Melton Mowbray onwards. Also, other radio stations have perfect reception on my normal journeys around Leicester. Can you help explain, or give me some idea of where to get help with it? It would be much appreciated, so i don't have to listen to Smooth radio or Takeover in the mornings!!


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Jez's 2 posts EU
Briantist
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5:52 PM

Jez: There are no problems reported with the radio transmitters in your area at all.
Can you see the BBC - Reception problems page to report the problem to the BBC?

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Briantist's 38,846 posts GB
Tuesday, 1 March 2011
J
Jez
4:37 PM

THanks for that Brian, I will go through there.

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Saturday, 9 April 2011
C
C
7:03 PM
Leicester

I Have a freeview hd capable tv and my postcode is LE5 2GB.
But I cannot seem to get freeview hd even though the site says I should have it by now.

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C's 2 posts GB
Monday, 11 April 2011
Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

6:20 AM

C: It depends on the transmitter you are using, only Lichfield has a HD service at the moment.

Also, see What does "Full HD Ready" actually mean? | ukfree.tv - independent free digital TV advice .

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Briantist's 38,846 posts GB
C
C
9:30 AM

I think I am using the Waltham transmitter.
So does that mean I won get HD until August time?
Thanx for your help.

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C's 2 posts GB
Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

2:13 PM

C: Yes, Wednesday 31st August 2011.

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Sunday, 15 May 2011
J
jg
8:40 PM
Leicester

I have just moved to le2 9ny. I have a loft aerial with booster, but no plumbing pipes in loft. Cannot get strong enough signal to drive my digital recorder,and ch 3,4, and 5 pixelate. If I switch from sutton c to waltham will things improve? Or is a roof mount required?

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