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The symbol shows the location of the Crystal Palace (Greater London, England) transmitter which serves 4,490,000 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 Crystal Palace (Greater London, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Crystal Palace transmitter broadcast?

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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
 H max
C23 (490.0MHz)324mDTG-3200,000W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) London, 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 15 others

PSB2
D3+4
 H max
C26 (514.0MHz)324mDTG-3200,000W
Channel icons
3 ITV 1 (SD) (London), 4 Channel 4 (SD) London ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 London ads, 18 More4, 26 ITV4, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV1 +1 (London),

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C30- (545.8MHz)324mDTG-6200,000W
Channel icons
56 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV 1 HD (ITV London), 104 Channel 4 HD London ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 106 BBC Four HD, 109 BBC Three HD, 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 1 others

COM4
SDN
 H max
C25 (506.0MHz)314mDTG-8200,000W
Channel icons
12 Quest, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 29 ITV2 +1, 32 5STAR, 33 5Action, 41 Legend, 42 GREAT! movies action, 46 Channel 5 +1, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV3 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 CBS Reality, 74 Dave ja vu, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 89 ITV4 +1, 203 CITV, 208 POP MAX, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, plus 15 others

COM5
ArqA
 H max
C22 (482.0MHz)321mDTG-8200,000W
Channel icons
11 Sky Arts, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 31 E4 Extra, 36 pick, 40 Quest Red, 43 Food Network, 47 Film4 +1, 48 Challenge, 49 4seven, 57 Smithsonian Channel, 60 Drama +1, 70 Quest +1, 75 Yesterday +1, 83 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 8 others

COM6
ArqB
 H max
C28- (529.8MHz)321mDTG-8200,000W
Channel icons
 FreeSports, 25 W, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 44 HGTV, 71 Quest Red +1, 73 HobbyMaker, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 88 Classic Hits, 235 Aljazeera English, plus 19 others

LW
 H -10dB
C35 (586.0MHz)324mDTG-1220,000W
Channel icons
from 31st March 2014: 8 LONDON LIVE,

DTG-3 64QAM 8K 2/3 24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-6 256QAM 32KE 2/3 40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
DTG-8 64QAM 8K 3/4 27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-12 QSPK 8K 3/4 8.0Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Crystal Palace transmitter?

regional news image
BBC London 4.9m homes 18.4%
from London W1A 1AA, 11km north-northwest (334°)
to BBC London region - 55 masts.
regional news image
ITV London News 4.9m homes 18.4%
from London WC1X 8XZ, 11km north-northwest (345°)
to ITV London region - 55 masts.

Are there any self-help relays?

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How will the Crystal Palace (Greater London, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1950s-80s1984-971997-981998-20122012-1321 Mar 2018
VHFA K TA K TA K TA K TW T
C1BBCtvwaves
C22ArqAArqA
C23ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesBBCABBCA
C25SDNSDN
C26BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesD3+4D3+4
C28-ArqBArqB
C29LW
C30C4wavesC4wavesC4waves-BBCBBBCB
C33BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavescom7
C35com8
C55tv_offcom7tv_off
C56tv_offCOM8tv_off

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

Analogue 1-4 1000kW
SDN, ARQA, ARQB, BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 200kW
com7(-13.7dB) 43.1kW
com8(-14dB) 39.8kW
Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*, Mux C*, Mux D*, LW(-17dB) 20kW

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Crystal Palace transmitter area

Sep 1955-Jul 1968Associated-Rediffusion†
Sep 1955-Jul 1968Associated TeleVision◊
Jul 1968-Dec 1992Thames†
Jul 1968-Feb 2004London Weekend Television♦
Jan 1993-Feb 2004Carlton†
Feb 2004-Dec 2014ITV plc♦
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. Crystal Palace 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.

Comments
Friday, 9 March 2012
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

12:28 PM

CRYSTAL PALACE transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV (One, Two, Three, CBBC, News) Off Air from 10:22 yesterday to 10:24 yesterday Analogue BBC ONE Off Air from 00:14 on 07 Mar to 05:45 on 07 Mar BBC ONE Weak Signal from 09:01 on 03 Mar to 16:13 on 06 Mar BBC TWO Weak Signal from 00:17 on 07 Mar to 05:44 on 07 Mar BBC TWO Weak Signal from 09:03 on 03 Mar to 16:17 on 06 Mar [BBC] Over the next week Crystal Palace main transmitter: TV (analogue) Liable to interruption, TV (digital) working normally, Radio (analogue) working normally, Radio (digital) working normally. [DUK]

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Transmitter engineering
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12:28 PM

CRYSTAL PALACE transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV (One, Two, Three, CBBC, News) Off Air from 10:22 yesterday to 10:24 yesterday Analogue BBC ONE Off Air from 00:14 on 07 Mar to 05:45 on 07 Mar BBC ONE Weak Signal from 09:01 on 03 Mar to 16:13 on 06 Mar BBC TWO Weak Signal from 00:17 on 07 Mar to 05:44 on 07 Mar BBC TWO Weak Signal from 09:03 on 03 Mar to 16:17 on 06 Mar [BBC] Over the next week Crystal Palace main transmitter: TV (analogue) Liable to interruption, TV (digital) working normally, Radio (analogue) working normally, Radio (digital) working normally. [DUK]

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amz
5:54 PM
London

Hi people, ok I live in south harrow in London and have been experiencing issues with all the channels on frequency 22 ( channel 4 ITV etc).. I have had issues with the loss of signal from time to time for the last few months but it would be fine again later, but since yesterday I have completely lost the signal.. is anyone else experiencing issues with this frequency, all other channels work fine.. any help would be appreciated.

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amz's 1 post GB
Saturday, 10 March 2012
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:30 AM

CRYSTAL PALACE transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV (One, Two, Three, CBBC, News) Off Air from 10:22 on 08 Mar to 10:24 on 08 Mar Analogue BBC ONE Off Air from 00:14 on 07 Mar to 05:45 on 07 Mar BBC ONE Weak Signal from 09:01 on 03 Mar to 16:13 on 06 Mar BBC TWO Weak Signal from 00:17 on 07 Mar to 05:44 on 07 Mar BBC TWO Weak Signal from 09:03 on 03 Mar to 16:17 on 06 Mar [BBC] Over the next week Crystal Palace main transmitter: TV (analogue) Liable to interruption, TV (digital) working normally, Radio (analogue) working normally, Radio (digital) working normally. [DUK]

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Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:30 AM

CRYSTAL PALACE transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV (One, Two, Three, CBBC, News) Off Air from 10:22 on 08 Mar to 10:24 on 08 Mar Analogue BBC ONE Off Air from 00:14 on 07 Mar to 05:45 on 07 Mar BBC ONE Weak Signal from 09:01 on 03 Mar to 16:13 on 06 Mar BBC TWO Weak Signal from 00:17 on 07 Mar to 05:44 on 07 Mar BBC TWO Weak Signal from 09:03 on 03 Mar to 16:17 on 06 Mar [BBC] Over the next week Crystal Palace main transmitter: TV (analogue) Liable to interruption, TV (digital) working normally, Radio (analogue) working normally, Radio (digital) working normally. [DUK]

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LesG
12:43 PM
Reading

Apologies to FJC Farrar for not answering your query of 5th March sooner. The reason for using Crystal Palace is that we have always had London programmes since moving into the house more than twenty years ago, and have tended to prefer them over BBC South/Meridian. I don't want the expense of having the aerial realigned at this stage.
We are geographically in an area that sits west of London, south of what used to be Midlands and north of South (if you get my meaning). On BBC digital text news it is not unusual to see stories from all areas in BBC South and London coverage.
As far as signal strength is concerned we have always been able to receive analogue and digital channels without a problem until the end of this February. We actually receive more channels than the Digital UK or Freeview predictor suggests.
Which brings me to a new gripe - when I started using this site you were "assigned" a transmitter and region based on postcode, but you could change it to the transmitter you actually pick up. Now it seems I am automatically "forced" in a link to Hannington when I come into the site, and there seems no way to change it!
Further to my ongoing reception issues. I went back to Digital UK and asked them to reconsider their response as they had ignored that I said I was getting London programmes - again they had just looked at the postcode checker and came up with Hannington. Again they everything was "normal" with Crystal Palace but at least they offered more advice (most of which I had tried previously without success). I am now going to go back to the BBC with my case number and report that what they had suggested had not helped, and ask why they are not taking my complaint more seriously (I will restrict my channel problems to BBC as they say they are only responsible for those). Given that they are supposed to be acting for Ofcom, they don't seem to be making a good job of it at present.
I agree that this would be easier to bear if the expectation had been set that things would get worse before they get better!

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andy
6:37 PM
Benfleet

hi andyboy i have just cheked digital uk web sit at crystal palace transmitter it says releption change on mar 12th is that true it show all green i will i full return on that day please reply soon cheers

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andy's 16 posts GB
Sunday, 11 March 2012
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NewForest
5:30 PM

Thanks for this uniquely informative site - it's a great public service.

Regarding changes to analogue channels during Crystal Palace (CP) switchover:

It states on this page above that "ITV-1 analogue swaps to C33. BBC TWO analogue C23 closes."

But BBC2 analogue is currently (11/3/12) on C33 (not C23) - a typo? Did you mean that ITV1 analogue moves from C23 to C33, replacing BBC2, which will close?

Your coverage predictor does not show ITV1 analogue on ANY channel from CP between 4/4/12-18/4/12. (Example using a random central London postcode: Find out how to receive Freeview and Freeview HD at WC1E7HT | ukfree.tv - independent free digital TV advice Is this an omission, or will there be just TWO analogue channels (BBC1 & Ch4) during the CP switchover period (contrary to above)?

Thanks! (EN40AX)

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Monday, 12 March 2012
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

10:28 AM

CRYSTAL PALACE transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV (One, Two, Three, CBBC, News) Off Air from 10:22 on 08 Mar to 10:24 on 08 Mar [BBC] Over the next week Crystal Palace main transmitter: TV (analogue) Liable to interruption, TV (digital) working normally, Radio (analogue) working normally, Radio (digital) working normally. [DUK]

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Transmitter engineering
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10:28 AM

CRYSTAL PALACE transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV (One, Two, Three, CBBC, News) Off Air from 10:22 on 08 Mar to 10:24 on 08 Mar [BBC] Over the next week Crystal Palace main transmitter: TV (analogue) Liable to interruption, TV (digital) working normally, Radio (analogue) working normally, Radio (digital) working normally. [DUK]

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