Freeview Light on the Cane Hill (Greater London, England) transmitter
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The symbol shows the location of the Cane Hill (Greater London, England) transmitter which serves 4,800 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 Cane Hill (Greater London, England) transmitter.
Which Freeview channels does the Cane Hill 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.
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?
The Cane Hill (Greater London, England) 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 MAX, 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 Cane Hill transmitter?
How will the Cane Hill (Greater London, England) transmission frequencies change over time?
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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 4 Apr 12 and 18 Apr 12.
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 Crystal Palace transmitter area
CANE HILL transmitter - 27 April 2011: Engineering transmitter work will take place between 08:00hrs and 18:00hrs. TV services that will be disrupted: Analogue services - BBC1, BBC2, ITV & Channel 4. Digital services - N/A [DUK]
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d gould: The most common cause of such an issue is that the receiver has tuned to the wrong transmitter (i.e. the one which the aerial does not face and was installed for).
Therefore the first thing is to establish that you are watching the output of the correct transmitter.
At your location you may be able to receive from the main Crystal Palace transmitter and the Cane Hill relay. The former broadcasts all channels and is south south west with the aerial horizontal. The latter broadcasts only Public Service (PSB) channels and is north north east (the opposite direction of Crystal Palace) with the aerial vertical.
On each of the channels/services below, bring up the signal strength screen and observe which UHF channel it is tuned to.
The channels for Crystal Palace (CP) and Cane Hill (CH) are:
PSB1 | BBC One | CP=C23 | CH=C58
PSB2 | ITV1 | CP=C26 | CH=C49
PSB3 | BBC One HD | CP=C30 | CH=C54
COM4 | ITV3 | CP=C25
COM5 | Pick TV | CP=C22
COM6 | Film4 | CP=C28
If your aerial faces Cane Hill and has tuned in Crystal Palace PSBs, then run the automatic tuning scan through with the aerial unplugged for the first 50% to miss out scanning of CP channels. This should give you Cane Hill's PSBs with no COMs (Commercials).
If your aerial faces Crystal Palace and has tuned in Cane Hill's PSBs, then run the automatic tuning scan and unplug at 30% then plug in again when the scan has completed.
The small transmitters like Cane Hill do not broadcast COM channels because the Commercial broadcasters do not consider it worth their while to pay for them. As a result, anyone using them will not have the COMs (or may do poorly/intermittantly due to picking them up from another transmitter).
Some, such as yourself, may be able to change to using Crystal Palace to get the full service. Those who have no choice and who cannot receive from a full-service transmitter will only have PSB channels.
For a full list of Freeview channels by multiplex (PSB/COM), see:
DTG :: DTT Services by Multiplex
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d gould: I should add that Reigate "may" be a possibility to some degree and it is vertically polarised, as Cane Hill, and in the opposite direction. It is a full-service transmitter and its channels are:
60, 57, 53(HD), 21, 24, 27
If you have your aerial on Cane Hill, then you may be looking to switch to Crystal Palace. See ATV's site for lots of information and products:
Crystal Palace Transmitter
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