Freeview Light on the Matlock (Derbyshire, England) transmitter
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The symbol shows the location of the Matlock (Derbyshire, England) transmitter which serves 5,400 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 problemsThe BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Matlock (Derbyshire, England) transmitter.
Which Freeview channels does the Matlock 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.
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 Matlock (Derbyshire, 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 Player, 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 Matlock transmitter?
BBC East Midlands Today 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Nottingham NG2 4UU, 34km southeast (124°)
to BBC East Midlands region - 17 masts.
How will the Matlock (Derbyshire, England) transmission frequencies change over time?
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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?
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Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Waltham transmitter area
nicky freeling: hey we live on dimple road just down from you really, yes you should be able to , we have brought the freesat box which is about £20 and that works perfectly on digital we just have to reboot the box again.. if you need any help if u pop down to 36 dimple road and ask for rose then i would be happy to help for free. i have done a few already
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I am extremely disappointed with the lack of freeview channels available through the Matlock Transmitter (which unfortunately we are forced to use !!) I was told recently that it is most unlikely that this transmitter will be upgraded to receive the full package of digital channels. Is this so? and if indeed it is so, WHY? I find it most frustrating that if we wish to watch more channels we have to rely on SKY.
I await your reply with interest.
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Pauline Carabine: There are free-to-air satellite channels available via "Freesat".
For a comparison of full Freeview vs Freesat, see: Compare TV Freeview/Freesat | ukfree.tv - 10 years of independent, free digital TV advice
Contrary to its logo appearing on that page, ITV3 is available on Freesat.
The Commercial (COM) multiplexes (signals that carry multiple services/channels) do not have as wide a reach as the Public Service Broadcaster (PSB) ones.
The Commercial broadcasters achieve coverage of 90% of the population from 81 of the largest transmitter sites (largest by viewer population). There are over 1,000 small "filler-in" relay transmitters like Matlock which are PSB-only. For the Commercials to broadcast from these would roughly double their cost of transmission whilst only adding 8.5% of the population to their potential viewer bases. As they operate only to make profit by showing advertising to as many viewers as possible which they aquire at lowest possible cost, then it's not surprising that they declined the offer to increase their coverage.
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