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The symbol shows the location of the Rostrevor (Northern Ireland) transmitter which serves 3,000 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 Rostrevor (Northern Ireland) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Rostrevor 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.

 V max
C23 (490.0MHz)199mDTG-323W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) Northern Ireland, 2 BBC Two Northern Ireland, 9 BBC Four, 23 BBC Three, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 13 others

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C26 (514.0MHz)199mDTG-323W
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3 UTV (SD) (UTV), 4 Channel 4 (SD) NI ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 NI ads, 18 More4, 26 ITV4, 30 E4 +1, 35 UTV +1 (UTV),

 V max
C30 (546.0MHz)199mDTG-623W
Channel icons
56 5SELECT, 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, 106 BBC Four HD, 109 BBC Three HD, 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 1 others

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 43 Freeview channels?

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The Rostrevor (Northern Ireland) 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 Rostrevor transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Newsline 0.6m homes 2.5%
from Belfast BT2 8HQ, 1,041km northeast (50°)
to BBC Northern Ireland region - 46 masts.
regional news image
UTV Live 0.6m homes 2.5%
from Belfast BT7 1EB, 1,041km northeast (50°)
to UTV region - 46 masts.

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

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tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 / June 2022 - more
Table shows multiplexes names see this article;
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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?

Analogue 1-4 58W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-4dB) 23W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Divis 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. Rostrevor 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.

Sunday, 14 August 2011
Transmitter engineering

11:36 PM

ROSTREVOR transmitter - Over the next week Rostrevor relay: TV (analogue) Service Shutdowns, no digital TV, Radio (analogue) Service Shutdowns, no digital radio. [DUK]

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Transmitter engineering's 138,015 posts xx
Wednesday, 12 October 2011
7:03 PM

Apparently they will be confirming the dates for the digital switchover in NI some time this month (October 2011).


'Digital UK, the body in charge of digital switchover, appointed JPR following a competitive pitch.

Northern Ireland will be the final part of the UK to switch over from analogue, taking place next year.

JPR MD Jane Wells will lead the account, supported by former Belfast Telegraph and BBC Northern Ireland journalist Andrea Clements, an account manager at JPR.

Wells said: The switchover elsewhere in the UK has been extremely successful to date, and were very much looking forward to helping complete the circle with a successful switchover in Northern Ireland.

As part of the arrangement, JPR has also secured the contract to provide media relations support for the Switchover Help Scheme in Northern Ireland.

The campaign will kick off in Northern Ireland this month when the exact date of the switchover in Northern Ireland will be announced.'

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Source: PRWeek (online) 10th October 2011

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Patrick's 8 posts GB
7:08 PM

- JPR appointed to support digital switchover in Northern Ireland is the most discussed PR Week article
Full link to the above article, apologies if you do not allow direct links and please remove if necessary.

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Patrick's 8 posts GB
Thursday, 13 October 2011

9:46 PM

Patrick: Thanks very much for the link and the post. No problem with links to good sites.

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Briantist's 38,844 posts GB
Friday, 14 October 2011
4:15 AM

Thanks Brian.

I see it has just been announced that analogue will finally be switched off in Northern Ireland on 24 October 2012. I am sure full details will follow shortly but I presume the switchover process will be done in (two) stages in the weeks leading up to that final date?

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Patrick's 8 posts GB
8:26 AM

JUst to clarify, BBC2 will be going off 2 weeks before and the rest of the old analogue going off air on the 24th October.

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Patrick's 8 posts GB
Monday, 17 October 2011
Transmitter engineering

10:41 AM

ROSTREVOR transmitter - Over the next week Rostrevor relay: TV (analogue) Service Shutdowns, no digital TV, Radio (analogue) working normally, no digital radio. [DUK]

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Tuesday, 18 October 2011
Transmitter engineering

8:38 AM

ROSTREVOR transmitter - 18 October 2011: Engineering transmitter work will take place between 08:00hrs and 18:00hrs. TV services that will be disrupted: Analogue services - BBC1, BBC2, ITV and Channel 4 Digital services - Not Applicable [DUK] Over the next week Rostrevor relay: TV (analogue) Service Shutdowns, no digital TV, Radio (analogue) working normally, no digital radio. [DUK]

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Transmitter engineering's 138,015 posts xx
Tuesday, 23 October 2012
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