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The symbol shows the location of the Little Eaton (Derby, England) transmitter which serves 1,900 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 Little Eaton (Derby, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Little Eaton 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
C23 (490.0MHz)159mDTG-34W
Channel icons
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, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 16 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C26 (514.0MHz)159mDTG-34W
Channel icons
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, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV1 +1 (Central west),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C30- (545.8MHz)159mDTG-64W
Channel icons
56 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 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, 109 BBC Three HD, 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies 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 43 Freeview channels?

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

The Little Eaton (Derby, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4seven, 5Action, 5STAR, 5USA, Aljazeera English, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBS Reality, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, YAAAS!, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, E4 Extra, Film4 +1, Food Network, GB News, GREAT! movies, GREAT! movies action, HGTV, HobbyMaker, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Legend, PBS America, pick, POP MAX, Quest +1, Quest Red, Really, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, That's TV (UK), Together TV, 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 Little Eaton transmitter?

regional news image
BBC East Midlands Today 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Nottingham NG2 4UU, 21km east (96°)
to BBC East Midlands region - 17 masts.
regional news image
ITV Central News 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Birmingham B1 2JT, 63km south-southwest (210°)
to ITV Central (East) region - 17 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 80% evening news is shared with Central (West)

How will the Little Eaton (Derby, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20112011-134 Mar 2020
A K TA K TA K TA K TA K T
C23ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesBBCABBCA
C26BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesD3+4D3+4
C29C4wavesC4wavesC4waves
C30-BBCBBBCB
C33BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves

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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 8W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-3dB) 4W

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. Little Eaton 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
Wednesday, 20 July 2011
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Dee
12:46 PM
Derby

DE21 5DT
Roof
my mum recently had an aerial done, now she recieves west mids news NOT east mids news. the enginneer said its pointing to the sutton coldfield transmitter (cos that was the strongest signal) and assured her that after the switchover she would get east mids news!? right or wrong?

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Dee's 7 posts GB
Friday, 22 July 2011
Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

1:28 PM

Dee: Yes, from the dates listed above this transmitter will provide the local East Midlands service.

However, if you get a signal from Sutton Coldfield, the aerial will not be pointing in the correct direction.

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Wednesday, 17 August 2011
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Dee
8:18 PM
Derby

errr..right... still non the wiser!! still west mids news after switchover, crap reception, pixels and freezing and messages no or bad signal. (not bad reception before switchover..you could watch it!!)

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Dee's 7 posts GB
Thursday, 18 August 2011
Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

8:51 AM

Dee: If you are using the Sutton Coldfield transmitter, then switchover is 7th and 21st September 2011. You have NOT had a switchover event.

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Dee
7:49 PM
Derby

Yeh...i thought that, but the picture went SO crap presumed it was the switchover that might have affected it...thanks x
lets hope they boost the signal for west mids cos its really crap at the mo!! fingers crossed she'll get east mids news aswell!! xx

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Friday, 19 August 2011
Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

9:03 AM

Dee: Your signal from Sutton Coldfield will improve to "excellent" in Nov 2011.

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Thursday, 25 August 2011
D
Dee
11:02 PM
Derby

Cool...it's a while to wait though eh!! x

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Wednesday, 31 August 2011
D
Dee
9:52 PM
Derby

hullo!! Mum got SO fed up about not being able to watch anything from the sutt/cold transmitter cos the signel was so bad....so i shimmied up the loft and stuck an ariel up there to the waltham signel. So she's got good signal on the freeview now!! (no thanks to the freeview help scheme!!) some channels are missing though...5*, sky news, few of the 1tv channels etc...will those appear in the near future? xx

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Wednesday, 7 September 2011
Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

7:34 AM

Dee: You will get better services, but from Sutton Coldfield in two weeks time, with all services from Sutton Coldfield being at full power from November 2011.

The signals from Waltham are now at their final power levels.

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