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Freeview Light on the Londonderry (Northern Ireland) transmitter

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The symbol shows the location of the Londonderry (Northern Ireland) transmitter which serves 37,000 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 Londonderry (Northern Ireland) transmitter.

Choose from three options: ■ List by multiplex ■ List by channel number ■ List by channel name

Which Freeview channels does the Londonderry 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
C44 (658.0MHz)286mDTG-32,000W
Channel icons
1 BBC One Northern Ireland, 2 BBC Two Northern Ireland, 9 BBC Four, 120 CBBC, 121 CBeebies, 130 BBC News, 131 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC RB 1, plus 14 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C41 (634.0MHz)286mDTG-32,000W
Channel icons
3 UTV (UTV), 4 Channel 4 NI ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 13 Channel 4 +1 NI ads, 14 More4, 15 Film4, 24 ITV4, 28 E4, 33 UTV+1 (UTV), plus 1 others

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C47 (682.0MHz)286mDTG-62,000W
Channel icons
45 Film4 +1, 101 BBC One HD Northern Ireland, 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 UTV HD (UTV), 104 Channel 4 HD NI ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 123 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 0 Freeview channels?


The Londonderry (Northern Ireland) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: .

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 Londonderry transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Newsline 0.6m homes 2.5%
from Belfast BT2 8HQ, 1,052km northeast
to BBC Northern Ireland region - 46 masts.
regional news image
UTV Live 0.6m homes 2.5%
from Belfast BT7 1EB, 1,052km northeast
to UTV region - 46 masts.

How will the Londonderry (Northern Ireland) transmission frequencies change over time?

years1950s~851984-971997-981998-20122012-132013-182013-1731st Dec 2019-
aerial groupVHFB EWWB EB EB EA B C/D E K VHF
C2BBCtv
600C31C5C5
C41ITVITVITVD3+4D3+4D3+4
C44BBC2BBC2BBC2BBCABBCABBCA
C47C4C4C4BBCBBBCBBBCB
700C51BBC1BBC1BBC1_local_local_local

orange background for multiplexes names more
green background for transmission frequencies
lilac background for power levels in watts
800MHz band: 4G mobile started in 2013
700MHz band: 4G from 30 June 2020more
600MHz band: new or moved digital TV services more
Notes: + and - denote 166kHz offset; aerial group are shown as A B C/D E K W
Italics for analogue, digital switchover was Wednesdays 10th October and 24th October 2012.

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

Analogue 5 10kW
Analogue 1-4(-4.9dB) 3.2kW
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 2kW

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Limavady transmitter area

Oct 1959-May 2006Ulster Television
May 2006-Dec 2014UTV plc
Feb 1983-Dec 1992TV-am•
Jan 1993-Sep 2010GMTV•
Sep 2010-Dec 2014ITV Daybreak•
• Breakfast ◊ Weekends ♦ Friday night and weekends † Weekdays only. Londonderry 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, 24 May 2017
Transmitter engineering
5:38 PM

LONDONDERRY transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 15:08 today to 15:13 today. FM: Radio 1 FM Weak Signal from 12:23 today to 12:48 today, Radio 1 FM Weak Signal from 14:09 today to 14:30 today, Radio 2 FM Weak Signal from 12:23 today to 12:48 today, Radio 2 FM Wea [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
8:37 PM

LONDONDERRY transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 15:08 today to 15:13 today. FM: Radio 1 FM Weak Signal from 14:09 today to 14:30 today, Radio 1 FM Weak Signal from 12:23 today to 12:48 today, Radio 2 FM Weak Signal from 14:09 today to 14:30 today, Radio 2 FM Wea [BBC]

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Thursday, 25 May 2017
Transmitter engineering
5:33 AM

LONDONDERRY transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 15:08 yesterday to 15:13 yesterday. FM: Radio 1 FM Weak Signal from 14:09 yesterday to 14:30 yesterday, Radio 1 FM Weak Signal from 12:23 yesterday to 12:48 yesterday, Radio 2 FM Weak Signal from 14:09 yesterday to [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
5:35 PM

LONDONDERRY transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 15:08 yesterday to 15:13 yesterday. FM: Radio 1 FM Weak Signal from 12:23 yesterday to 12:48 yesterday, Radio 1 FM Weak Signal from 14:09 yesterday to 14:30 yesterday, Radio 2 FM Weak Signal from 12:23 yesterday to [BBC]

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Friday, 26 May 2017
Transmitter engineering
5:33 AM

LONDONDERRY transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 15:08 on 24 May to 15:13 on 24 May. FM: Radio 1 FM Weak Signal from 12:23 on 24 May to 12:48 on 24 May, Radio 1 FM Weak Signal from 14:09 on 24 May to 14:30 on 24 May, Radio 2 FM Weak Signal from 12:23 on 24 May to [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
8:41 PM

LONDONDERRY transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 15:08 on 24 May to 15:13 on 24 May. FM: Radio 1 FM Weak Signal from 14:09 on 24 May to 14:30 on 24 May, Radio 1 FM Weak Signal from 12:23 on 24 May to 12:48 on 24 May, Radio 2 FM Weak Signal from 14:09 on 24 May to [BBC]

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Tuesday, 4 July 2017
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Bert Gault
11:04 AM

Dave Lindsay: is there any time in the future that we can receive the full free view channels from the Londonderry transmitter thank you

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MikeP
11:10 AM

Bert Gault:

It is highly unlikely that any further channels will be added to a Freeview Lite transmitter, it's just not economically vaible for the broadcaster.



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