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The symbol shows the location of the Nottingham (Nottinghamshire, England) transmitter which serves 74,000 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.

Are there any planned engineering works or unexpected transmitter faults on the Nottingham (Nottinghamshire, England) mast?

Nottingham transmitter - Nottingham transmitter: Possible effect on TV reception week commencing 25/09/2023 Pixelation or flickering on some or all channels Digital tick

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Which Freeview channels does the Nottingham transmitter broadcast?

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Digital television services are broadcast on a multiplexes (or Mux) where many stations occupy a single broadcast frequency, as shown below.

 V max
C27 (522.0MHz)175mDTG-400W
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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, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 16 others

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C24 (498.0MHz)175mDTG-400W
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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),

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C21+ (474.2MHz)175mDTG-400W
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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, 109 BBC Three HD, 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 1 others

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C33 (570.0MHz)175mDTG-8400W
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20 Drama, 21 5USA, 29 ITV2 +1, 32 5STAR, 33 5Action, 38 Channel 5 +1, 41 Legend, 42 Great! Movies Action, 57 Dave ja vu, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV3 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 CBS Reality, 69 HorrorXtra, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 89 ITV4 +1, 91 WildEarth, 203 CITV, 208 Pop Player, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, plus 16 others

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C36 (594.0MHz)175mDTG-8400W
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 Smithsonian Channel, 11 Sky Arts, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 31 E4 Extra, 36 pick, 40 Quest Red, 43 Food Network, 47 Film4 +1, 48 Challenge, 49 4seven, 60 Drama +1, 70 Quest +1, 71 That's 60s, 74 Yesterday +1, 75 That's 70s, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others

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C48 (690.0MHz)175mDTG-8400W
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 Quest Red +1,  Classic Hits, 12 Quest, 25 W, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 44 HGTV, 52 GREAT! romance, 73 HobbyMaker, 76 That's 80s, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 83 Together TV, 84 PBS America, 90 Together TV +1, 235 Al Jazeera Eng, plus 19 others

 V -6dB
C44 (658.0MHz)175mDTG-12100W
Channel icons
from 27th May 2014: 7 Notts TV,

DTG-8 64QAM 8K 3/4 27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-12 QSPK 8K 3/4 8.0Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

The Nottingham (Nottinghamshire, England) 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 Nottingham transmitter?

regional news image
BBC East Midlands Today 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Nottingham NG2 4UU, 9km east-southeast (117°)
to BBC East Midlands region - 17 masts.
regional news image
ITV Central News 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Birmingham B1 2JT, 72km southwest (218°)
to ITV Central (East) region - 17 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 80% evening news is shared with Central (West)

How will the Nottingham (Nottinghamshire, 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 30 Mar 11 and 13 Apr 11.

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

Analogue 1-5 2kW
SDN, ARQA, ARQB, BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 400W
LNG(-13dB) 100W
Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*, Mux C*, Mux D*(-17dB) 40W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Nottingham 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. Nottingham 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.

Thursday, 17 March 2011
Mike Dimmick

1:52 PM

John8: you can see a more detailed picture of what's happening to which multiplex at Digital UK - Postcode checker problem is that around the 27th of September, another transmitter will start using C48 - I believe it's the Sandy Heath transmitter, where ArqB moves to C48 on 14 September. Since it is the same multiplex, if they co-ordinate it, it could reinforce the signal from Nottingham rather than interfering, but this has not been announced and the predictors treat it as interfering. Some time in 2012, the same problem will happen with the SDN and ArqA multiplexes when another transmitter switches over, or has a post-switchover event. Since the date isn't shown in any more detail, it's hard to say which this is and what the effect will be. Again, it could be Sandy Heath, and again it could be reinforcing as the same channels are used for the same multiplexes. (RG47SH)

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Mike Dimmick's 2,486 posts GB flag
Tuesday, 22 March 2011
6:00 PM

i keep getting the signal that the digital changeover is happening on the 30th and to rescan. would this confirm that i am receiving the signal from nottingham??

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lee's 8 posts GB flag

8:10 PM

lee- If your aerial is pointing toward Nottingham transmitter, then it would appear to be the case.

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LutonFan's 382 posts GB flag
Wednesday, 23 March 2011
Stuart O.

12:35 AM

Considering how soon Digital Switchover in the Central region begins at Nottingham followed by a week later at transmitters such as Ridge Hill and The Wrekin, I'm surprised to see that Page 283 of ITV1 Analogue Teletext still doesn't show the actual DSO dates on it's teletext page.

Is this teletext page ran by the Teletext company, Central or by Digital UK?
Do you know if it will be updated before the first DSO?

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Mike Dimmick

7:15 PM

Stuart O.: Central as a company no longer really exists. Carlton took it over in 1994 and merged with Granada to form ITV plc in 2004. The franchise licence is now registered to ITV Broadcast Limited (a subsidiary of ITV plc).

Teletext Ltd stopped providing the full service in 2009. The licence was revoked in January 2010 (and Teletext fined for continuing to broadcast it). However, I believe ITV were responsible for some pages, and these are the ones still broadcast.

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Stuart O.

10:57 PM

Mike Dimmick: Well when I said Central, I did mean ITV Central as in regional news programme ITV Central Tonight or ITV plc. I am very well aware of the ITV merger. I still very much miss the fact that I used to be able to tune into HTV Wales, Granada and Central and find different programmes on each various times of the day and night. And also all the regional news programmes, studios and opening/closing titles were very different from each other but now thanks to ITV plc, those days are now long gone and never to return ever again!

But getting back to my point, when you say that ITV were responsible for some teletext pages, does that as of now still include page 283 of the Analogue teletext?

And do you think they will update it for all regions before Teletext completely comes to an end so that only subtitles page 888 are transmitted and then that page stops transmitting when the analogue signal for that channel switches off for good?

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Thursday, 24 March 2011
Mike Dimmick

6:04 PM

Stuart O.: I hadn't actually tried Teletext on ITV1 recently. From just trying it, as far as I can see, only pages 283, 284, and 888 are being broadcast. My recollection was that ITV franchises were responsible for some pages.

The rules are in Ofcom's document "Rules of Operation for the use of ITU-R (CCIR) Teletext System B" at It's defined in terms of 'magazines' numbered 1 to 8 - the first digit of the page number is the magazine number. For 'Channel 3' (ITV), the Public Teletext Licensee (which was Teletext Ltd) is responsible for magazines 1 to 5, the broadcaster can use magazine 6 and subtitles are on magazine 8.

The current issue of that document added the following text:

"In the absence of a Public Teletext service, the Channel 3 licensees, Channel 4 and S4C may use magazine 1 to provide a main introductory page on page 100 in order
to ensure reliable operation of domestic receivers. The Channel 3 licensees, Channel
4 and S4C may also use magazine 2 to provide information relating to Digital Switchover as agreed with Ofcom."

So in other words, it's ITV plc's responsibility.

ITV may update it, but Ofcom will not be trying to licence a new Public Service Teletext provider. See Ofcom | Report to the Secretary of State on the public teletext service for their report on the state of the Public Teletext Service. (RG47SH)

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Monday, 28 March 2011
Alan Butler
5:09 PM

Please will you clarify tha digital change over date for Wollaton, Nottingham, NG8 2RB.
I am getting a little confused by the varying messages I seem to be getting and would appreciate your help.

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7:42 PM

Alan Butler: The digital switchover dates differ according to which transmitter you are using for your TV reception. If you are tuned to the Nottingham/Kimberley transmitter switchover step1 takes place on Wednesday 30th March 2011. Switchover step2 is on 13th April 2011. There will be a retune date on 24th August 2011 when Mux ArqB changes frequency to C48, and a further retune on 27th September when Mux SDN changes frequency to C51 and Mux ArqA to C52.......................If you are using the Waltham transmitter there is a retune on 30th March when MuxA/SDN changes frequency to C29 and another retune on 13th April 2011 when Mux2 changes frequency to C31. Switchover step1 is on 17th August 2011 and switchover step2 is on 31st August 2011. A retune will also be required on 12th October 2011 when Mux SDN changes to 8k mode and power is increased......If you use Sutton Coldfield switchover step1 is on 7th September 2011 and switchover step2 is on 21st September 2011.

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KMJ,Derby's 1,811 posts GB flag
Wednesday, 30 March 2011
Transmitter engineering

4:36 AM

NOTTINGHAM UHF transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV (Four, Cbeebies, Parliament, 3... Off Air; DSO related from 01:14 today to 01:37 today Analogue BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 00:28 today to 02:41 today [BBC]

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