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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

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.

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C25 (506.0MHz)85mDTG-2W
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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

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C28 (530.0MHz)85mDTG-2W
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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),

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C22 (482.0MHz)85mDTG-2W
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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?

the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels

The Leicester (Leicester, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4seven, 5Action, 5STAR, 5USA, Al Jazeera Eng, Al Jazeera English, Blaze, Blaze +1, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, 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, W, Yesterday +1.

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?

1984-971997-981998-20112011-137 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 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.

Sunday, 15 May 2011
8:40 PM

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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jg's 1 post GB flag
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10:32 PM

lg: Yes, you are predicted to get an actual service from Waltham, and not really any from Sutton Coldfield at the moment.

However, loft aerials are not suitable for reliable Freeview reception and you should consider moving the aerial to the roof.

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Briantist's 38,915 posts GB flag
Monday, 16 May 2011
1:45 PM

Hi, I live in LE2 9PS. I have a freeview box and hadn't used it for some time. I retuned it but I can only get some channels despite following the steps to resolve - unplug, remove ariel, instalation set up channels etc.
Nothing else is connected to tv. Can only get channels; 12, 15, 18, 21, 22, 24, 40, 45, 48, 85, 89, 90, 94, 96, 99, 108, 199, 306, 711, 712, 713, 714, 715, 716, 718, 722, 725
These are all with excellent picture and sound.
What can I do to get others, BBC1,2,3, ITV1,2,3 Sky3 etc.
Hope you can help

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Elaine's 1 post GB flag
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5:26 PM

Elaine: You should have excellent reception from either the Sutton Coldfield or Waltham transmitters.

Is your aerial located on the roof?

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Briantist's 38,915 posts GB flag
9:13 PM

Brian, thanks for your comments.

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Friday, 3 June 2011
10:38 AM

Hi, Im about to fit free sat dish, with free sat hd box, which way should I point my dish ?

All other dishes in the area point the same way on my street should I point it the same others ?

Reciving Free Hd is the driver behind this, so HD receiving is my goal.

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Luke's 3 posts GB flag

1:24 PM

Luke: The satellite is in geostationary orbit over the equator and is about the size a large fridge. The dish must be very carefully aligned exactly on the satellite.

This page will give you the exact details - Astra 2D at 28.2°E - LyngSat SatTracker .

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Briantist's 38,915 posts GB flag
1:59 PM

Thanks very much

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Luke's 3 posts GB flag
Saturday, 27 August 2011
9:52 AM

Hi brian have built in rec in tv but most channels faulty.
i noticed i now get itv channels like news weather etc., from yorks & lincs do you know what is wrong.

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