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Freeview Light on the Strabane (Northern Ireland) transmitter

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The symbol shows the location of the Strabane (Northern Ireland) transmitter which serves 14,000 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 Strabane (Northern Ireland) transmitter.

Choose from three options: ■ List by multiplex ■ List by channel number ■ List by channel name

Which Freeview channels does the Strabane 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.

MuxH/VFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 V max
C45 (666.0MHz)581mDTG-3400W
Channel icons
1 BBC One Northern Ireland, 2 BBC Two Northern Ireland, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC RB 1, plus 14 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C42 (642.0MHz)581mDTG-3400W
Channel icons
3 UTV (UTV), 4 Channel 4 NI ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 13 Channel 4 +1 NI ads, 14 More4, 15 Film4, 24 ITV4, 24 ITV4 +1, 28 E4, 33 UTV+1 (UTV),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C39+ (618.2MHz)581mDTG-6400W
Channel icons
45 Film4 +1, 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, 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 Strabane (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 Strabane transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Newsline 0.6m homes 2.5%
from Belfast BT2 8HQ, 1,050km northeast
to BBC Northern Ireland region - 46 masts.
regional news image
UTV Live 0.6m homes 2.5%
from Belfast BT7 1EB, 1,050km northeast
to UTV region - 46 masts.

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

years1963~851984-971997-981998-20122012-132013-182013-1730th Sep 2019-
aerial groupVHFB EB EB EB E KB E KB E KA B C/D E K VHF
C8ITV
C39BBC1BBC1BBC1+BBCB+BBCB+BBCB
C42C4C4C4D3+4D3+4D3+4
C45BBC2BBC2BBC2BBCABBCABBCA
700C49ITVITVITV

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?

Analogue 1-4 2kW
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 400W

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

Comments
Thursday, 18 January 2018
S
StevensOnln1
11:36 PM

David herron: Probably never. This question is asked about one transmitter or another almost every day and the answer is the same every time. The channels which you don't receive are operated by commercial broadcasters, with most being available from 80 transmitters which cover 90% of UK households. To reach 98.5% coverage (matching BBC, ITV, Channel 4 & Channel 5) requires over 1,000 additional transmitters which the commercial broadcasters are not interested in broadcasting from due to the costs involved. If you want more channels either provide a full postcode so that we can see whether you might be able to use another transmitter, or look at getting Freesat which will give you almost all of the channels available on Freeview (and many others too) for a one-off cost.

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Friday, 19 January 2018
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MikeB
10:41 AM

StevensOnln1: This is a reply we really need on copy and paste! :-)

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