Freeview Light on the Newcastle (Northern Ireland) transmitter
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The symbol shows the location of the Newcastle (Northern Ireland) transmitter which serves 4,400 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 Newcastle (Northern Ireland) transmitter.
Which Freeview channels does the Newcastle 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.
9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC SD, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 13 others 700 BBC Radio 1, 701 BBC Radio 1Xtra, 702 BBC Radio 2, 703 BBC Radio 3, 704 BBC Radio 4 (FM), 705 BBC Radio 5 Live, 706 BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, 707 BBC Radio 6 Music, 708 BBC Radio 4 Extra, 709 BBC Asian Network, 710 BBC World Service, 719 BBC Radio Ulster, 720 BBC Radio Foyle,
3 UTV (SD) (UTV), 4 Channel 4 (SD) NI ads, 5 Channel 5 (SD), 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 Channel 4 +1 NI ads, 14 More4, 15 Film4, 24 ITV4, 28 E4, 33 UTV +1 (UTV), 45 Film4 +1,
86 More4 +1, 103 UTV HD (UTV), 104 Channel 4 HD NI ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 204 CBBC HD,
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 61 Freeview channels?
The Newcastle (Northern Ireland) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 4seven HD, 5SELECT, 5Spike, 5STAR, 5STAR +1, 5USA, 5USA +1, Aljazeera English HD, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBeebies HD, CBS Drama, CBS Justice, CBS Reality, CBS Reality +1, Challenge, Channel 4+1 HD, Channel 5 +1, CITV, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama, E4 +1, Food Network, Forces TV, Freesports, Home, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Quest HD, Movies4Men, NOW 80s, Now 90s, Paramount Network, PBS America, pick, Pick +1, Quest +1, Quest Red, Quest Red +1, Really, RT HD, Sewing Quarter, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel HD, Sony Movie Channel, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, Together, True Entertainment, True Movies, Yesterday, YourTV.
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 Newcastle transmitter?
BBC Newsline 0.6m homes 2.5%
from Belfast BT2 8HQ, 1,041km northeast (50°)
to BBC Northern Ireland region - 46 masts.
How will the Newcastle (Northern Ireland) transmission frequencies change over time?
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tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) by 30 June 2020 - 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 10 Oct 12 and 24 Oct 12.
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 Divis transmitter area
Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?Radiation patterns withheld
At switchover the Newcastle transmitter will be off air from midnight until noon on 24th October 2012 - see UK Digital switchover ends - Northern Ireland completes on 24th October 2012 | ukfree.tv - 10 years of independent, free digital TV advice for full details.
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My house is in newcastle co down. Since switchover we can get C5, BBC3 and 4 and ITV2 cbbeesies and cbbc but no other ITV or other freeview channels. We have a freeview HD box. Will we be able to get the other channels soon? Or is the signal from Divis not strong enough?
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martin cunningham: The reason that the Newcastle transmitter does not carry all the channels is outlined here:
Londonderry transmitter | ukfree.tv - 10 years of independent, free digital TV advice
Whether your house "may" be able to receive the full service from Divis cannot be answered without knowledge of where it is!
The difficulty in your general area with receiving from Divis is that Slieve Croob and nearby peaks are in the way.
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