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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.

 V max
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),

 V max
C22 (482.0MHz)85mDTG-2W
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 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?

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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;
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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 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, 30 September 2012
7:03 PM

No signal for any tv channels! Why is this?

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Richard's 1 post GB flag

7:37 PM

Richard: Its quite impossible for anyone to assist when you fail to provide your location, this in the form of a post code or one from nearby as only then can the station that covers your area be checked on, as you could be located anywhere in the UK and likewise covered by a multitude of different transmitters.

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB flag
Monday, 3 December 2012
6:56 PM


We are in Oadby, Leicester and currently get west midlands tv and want to get east midlands tv.

Which way should I point the aerial?

It looks like it is currently pointing west, and it is a bit of a struggle to get up to shift it, so just wanted to check if its worth changing it north?


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David's 1 post GB flag
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Dave Lindsay

7:26 PM

David: Waltham is curently undergoing engineering works which, according to posts made on this website, is causing reception issues for some fringe viewers. I suggest that you wait until these are complete until you adjust your aerial. You may also wish to retain the Sutton Coldfield aerial as a backup.

For aerial information on Waltham, see:

Waltham TV Transmitter

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB flag
Wednesday, 9 January 2013
11:32 PM

I have just lost all my hd channels in oadby please help......they were there before

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MZ's 1 post GB flag
Saturday, 1 June 2013
5:41 PM

I am not getting any bbc channels tried retuning but no joy this has stopped since last week I am in Leicester LE5 area please hewlp

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alimahomed's 1 post GB flag

8:22 PM

alimahomed: If you normally receive BBC East Midlands from the Waltham transmitter, the frequency of mux BBCA has changed to C49. Try to do a manual tune for C49. Is there any signal indicated, and if so what is the quality if frequency C49 is entered into the manual tuning menu? If there is no signal found and you use a communal aerial it may be that adjustments are needed to let the new frequency through. (Ask your neighbours if anyone is having the same problem.) In that case you would need to contact the landlord or building management company for that to be carried out.

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KMJ,Derby's 1,811 posts GB flag
Thursday, 13 March 2014
Transmitter engineering

7:27 PM

LEICESTER transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 10:03 today to 10:03 today. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 152,469 posts xx flag
Friday, 14 March 2014
Transmitter engineering

1:30 AM

LEICESTER transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 10:03 yesterday to 10:03 yesterday. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 152,469 posts xx flag
Saturday, 15 March 2014
Transmitter engineering

2:22 AM

LEICESTER transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 10:03 on 13 Mar to 10:03 on 13 Mar. [BBC]

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