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.
2 BBC Two Northern Ireland, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC RB 1, plus 9 others 250 BBC Red Button, 700 BBC Radio 1, 701 BBC Radio 1Xtra, 702 BBC Radio 2, 703 BBC Radio 3, 704 BBC Radio 4, 707 BBC Radio 6 Music, 719 BBC Radio Ulster, 720 BBC Radio Foyle,
E4, 3 ITV (UTV), 3 UTV (UTV), 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 15 Film4, 24 ITV4, 33 ITV +1 (UTV), 33 UTV+1 (UTV), 73 Sewing Quarter,
101 BBC One HD Northern Ireland, 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV HD (UTV), 103 UTV HD (UTV), 104 Channel 4 HD NI ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 204 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 Newcastle (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 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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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?
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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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