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Freeview Light on the Leek (Staffordshire, England) transmitter

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The symbol shows the location of the Leek (Staffordshire, England) 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 Leek (Staffordshire, England) transmitter.



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Which Freeview channels does the Leek 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
C25 (506.0MHz)309mDTG-3200W
Channel icons
1 BBC One West Midlands, 2 BBC Two England, 7 BBC Three, 9 BBC Four, 120 CBBC, 121 CBeebies, 130 BBC News, 131 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC Red Button 1, plus 13 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C22 (482.0MHz)309mDTG-3200W
Channel icons
3 ITV (Central (West micro region)), 4 Channel 4 Midlands ads, 5 Channel 5 Part Network ads, 6 ITV 2, 13 Channel 4 +1 Midlands ads, 14 More 4, 15 Film 4, 28 E4, 33 ITV +1 (Central west),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C28 (530.0MHz)309mDTG-6200W
Channel icons
45 Film 4 +1, 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV HD (ITV Central West), 104 Channel 4 HD Midlands ads, 105 BBC Three HD, 123 CBBC HD, plus 1 others



DTG-3 64QAM 8K 2/324.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-6 256QAM 32KE 2/340.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 48 Freeview channels?

the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels

The Leek (Staffordshire, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 4seven HD, 5*, 5USA, Al Jazeera Arabic, Al Jazeera English, Al Jazeera HD, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, CBeebies HD, CBS Action, CBS Reality, Challenge, Channel 4+1 HD, Channel 5 +1, Channel 5 +24, CITV, Community Channel, Community Channel HD, Dave, Dave ja vu, Drama, E4 +1, Food Network, ITV 2 +1, ITV 3, ITV 3 +1, ITV 4, ITV 4 +1, ITV Be, Motors TV, Movie Mix, Movies4Men, pick, Quest, Quest +1, Really, RT English , Sky News, Tiny Pop, Travel Channel, True Entertainment, truTV, truTV +1, Vintage TV, VIVA, Yesterday.

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 Leek transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Midlands Today 2.9m homes 10.9%
from Birmingham B1 1RF, 70km south
to BBC West Midlands region - 66 masts.
regional news image
ITV Central News 2.9m homes 10.9%
from Birmingham B1 2JT, 70km south
to ITV Central (West) region - 65 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 80% evening news is shared with Central (East)

How will the Leek (Staffordshire, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

years1984-971997-981998-20112011-132013-182013-18
aerial groupA KA KA KA KA KA K
C22BBC1BBC1BBC1D3+4D3+4D3+4
C25ITVITVITVBBCABBCABBCA
C28BBC2BBC2BBC2BBCBBBCBBBCB
600C32C4C4C4

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: possible 4G in 2019 more
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 7th September and 21st September 2011.
Click/touch here to read How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?Analogue 1-4 1000WBBCA, D3+4
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Comments
Thursday, 27 September 2012
Dave Lindsay
1:24 PM

norval: Unfortunately not.

The Commercial broadcasters (those that don't transmit from the Leek transmitter) don't consider the outlay worth their while. The only thing you can do is investigate the possibility of reception from a full-service transmitter such as transmitters/tv/Sutton_Coldfield">Sutton Coldfield. Due to the nature of the area, you may have no chance, but their is always the possibility that an alternative transmitter may be usable at your location.

There are over 1,000 small transmitters like Leek and these serve 8.5% of the population. The Commercial broadcasters achieve coverage of 90% of the population from 81 of the largest transmitters (largest by viewer population). The cost to them to broadcast from the 1,000 plus relays is roughly the same as that of the 81 transmitters they currently use. As they exist purely for profit, they decided not to double their cost of transmission to increase their reach by only 10%.

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Monday, 4 August 2014
Transmitter engineering
11:09 AM

LEEK transmitter - RelayPossible service interruptions [DUK]

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