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The symbol shows the location of the Matlock (Derbyshire, England) transmitter which serves 5,400 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 problems

The BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Matlock (Derbyshire, England) transmitter.

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

Which Freeview channels does the Matlock 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
C24 (498.0MHz)229mDTG-3W
Channel icons
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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C27 (522.0MHz)229mDTG-3W
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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, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV1 +1 (Central west),

 V max
C21+ (474.2MHz)229mDTG-3W
Channel icons
56 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 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

H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 43 Freeview channels?

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the effected channels

The Matlock (Derbyshire, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4seven, 5Action, 5STAR, 5USA, Al Jazeera Eng, 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 Matlock transmitter?

regional news image
BBC East Midlands Today 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Nottingham NG2 4UU, 34km southeast (124°)
to BBC East Midlands region - 17 masts.
regional news image
ITV Central News 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Birmingham B1 2JT, 76km south-southwest (198°)
to ITV Central (East) region - 17 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 80% evening news is shared with Central (West)

How will the Matlock (Derbyshire, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20112011-134 Mar 2020

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 17 Aug 11 and 31 Aug 11.

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

Analogue 1-4 17W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 3.4W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Waltham 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. Matlock 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.

Saturday, 16 April 2011
Transmitter engineering

1:40 PM

MATLOCK transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 11:42 yesterday to 11:57 yesterday BBC TWO Off Air; DSO related from 11:42 yesterday to 11:57 yesterday [BBC]

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Tuesday, 31 May 2011
Transmitter engineering

7:35 PM

MATLOCK transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air from 10:15 today to 12:03 today BBC TWO Off Air from 10:15 today to 12:03 today [BBC]

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Wednesday, 1 June 2011
Transmitter engineering

4:30 AM

MATLOCK transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air from 10:15 yesterday to 12:03 yesterday BBC TWO Off Air from 10:15 yesterday to 12:03 yesterday [BBC]

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Thursday, 2 June 2011
Transmitter engineering

4:29 AM

MATLOCK transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air from 10:15 on 31 May to 12:03 on 31 May BBC TWO Off Air from 10:15 on 31 May to 12:03 on 31 May [BBC]

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Tuesday, 7 June 2011
Malcolm Molloy
12:08 PM

At present I (and many others in the Cromford area)cannot receive the analogue C5 signal, nor Freeview, through a standard analogue aerial. Will the Freeview signal be boosted after the analogue switch off in this area in order that Freeview can be received, in which case I only need purchase a Freeview box? Or will it be necessary to erect a satellite dish anbd get a freesat box?
Address: 45 Intake Lane Cromford Matlock DE4 3RH

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lan from notts

5:31 PM
Hope Valley

Malcolm Molloy: according to the site you will get the freeview light service after aug 31, all mainstrem bbc's itv's ch4's and ch5 will be on that service. you will get more choice thru a satellite service but that depends on what you want to watch mate

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lan from notts's 253 posts GB
Friday, 22 July 2011
nicky freeling
4:34 PM

will we actually be able to receive digital transmission, We live on holt road upper hackney with woods to two sides of us,it depends which transmitter you are using also do we need a new aerial??

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nicky freeling's 1 post GB

5:26 PM

nicky freeling: Can't really say without a full postcode...

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Briantist's 38,844 posts GB
Saturday, 23 July 2011
Mark A.

8:53 PM
Haywards Heath

nicky freeling:
Go to Teletext page 284 on BBC1, BBC2, ITV and Channel 4.
If the page displays properly, your aerial should be OK to receive digital TV.
If not there is always the option to go Freesat.

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Mark A.'s 373 posts GB
Tuesday, 16 August 2011
rose mchale
3:15 PM

nicky freeling: hey we live on dimple road just down from you really, yes you should be able to , we have brought the freesat box which is about £20 and that works perfectly on digital we just have to reboot the box again.. if you need any help if u pop down to 36 dimple road and ask for rose then i would be happy to help for free. i have done a few already

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