Full Freeview on the Crystal Palace (Greater London, England) transmitter
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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 problemsThe BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Crystal Palace (Greater London, England) transmitter.
Which Freeview channels does the Crystal Palace 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.
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 700 BBC Radio 1, 701 BBC Radio 1Xtra, 702 BBC Radio 2, 703 BBC Radio 3, 704 BBC Radio 4 (FM), 705 BBC Radio 5 Live, 706 BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, 707 BBC Radio 6 Music, 708 BBC Radio 4 Extra, 709 BBC Asian Network, 710 BBC World Service, 719 BBC Berkshire (BBC local radio), 720 BBC Three Counties (BBC local radio), 722 BBC Surrey (BBC local radio), 734 BBC Essex (BBC local radio),
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),
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 66 TBN UK,
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 Create and Craft, Racing TV, Kiss Chat & Date, Proud Dating, ADULT Xpanded2, 16 QVC, 22 TJC, 263 SonLife, 264 VisionTV, 265 On Demand 365, 269 Arise News, 670 ADULT Section (start), 724 Capital, 727 Absolute Radio, 728 Heart,
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 45 Gems TV, 85 CRAFT EXTRA , 673 ADULT smileTV3, 723 talkSPORT, 730 RNIB Connect, 731 Classic FM, 732 LBC, 733 Trans World Radio,
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 ADULT smileTV2, ADULT Studio 66, 37 QVC Beauty, 38 QVC Style, 51 Ideal World, 72 Jewellery Maker, 206 Pop, 674 ADULT Babestn, 678 Xpanded TV, 699 ADULT Section, 711 Hits Radio, 712 KISS FRESH, 713 KISS, 714 KISSTORY, 715 Magic, 716 Greatest Hits Radio, 717 Kerrang!, 718 Smooth Radio, 725 Premier Radio,
from 31st March 2014: 8 LONDON LIVE,
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?
BBC London 4.9m homes 18.4%
from London W1A 1AA, 11km north-northwest (334°)
to BBC London region - 55 masts.
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?
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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?
|SDN, ARQA, ARQB, BBCA, D3+4, BBCB||(-7dB) 200kW|
|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
John: Film4 (15) recently moved to the PSB2 mux as used by ITV1, 791 being from its original COM6 mux although selecting it may result in a blank screen, you should carry out a "first time installation" in order to solve the problem, this also known as "factory reset" / "default setting" or some other similar term.
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We have experience picture break up and freezing ever since we went to digital. This occurs mainly in the evening and early mornings and was also mainly on the BBC TV channels. This led me to contact the BBC and ask what was wrong. They came back with a load of gumff that really did not help!!. Our aerial and booster was fitted only about 6/7 years ago but I contacted a local aerial supplier who said they would come and look at it. We live on the top of Box Hill in Surrey and suffer atmospheric problems and winds so I thought this would be a good idea. The chap came and said that although we had a GOOD signal and as we were thinking of getting a smart TV instead of our freeview TV it might be an idea to update, which we did last week. The signal is as bad as before and I am getting to the point where I could throw the TV through the window as it always seems to break up at a vital point of a programme!!!. I called the TV aerial people and although they are coming back tommorrow to have another look the young lady did point out that signal strengh could be diminished by extra use in the mornings and evenings!!. If this is the case surely something can be done at Crystal Palace to improve this as I have found out a lot of my neighbours are having the same problem!!!. Can you please tell me WHY someone thought going digital would make ordinary TV viewers lives better as it does not!!. I do not want to have SKY or any such like as I think the costs are extortinate and I think the TV licence is enough to pay!! All I want is to be able to watch the TV with NO freezing or picture break up!!. Please please look at the signal strength and improve it as living the rest of my years on BOX Hill with no proper TV is very frustrating.
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Mrs Julia Quinn: Unfortunately you havn't included a postcode, which would really help. However, a postcode put in the Digital UK website shows your about 26km from Crystal Palace, which is a powerful transmitter, and your on a hill. Its hardly surprising that the aerial chap said you have a good signal!
Almost certainly thats the problem - your signal is too good. You've got a relatively recent aerial, and somebody thought you needed a booster as well. If the signal is too powerful, then the TV's tuners just gets overloaded, and thus your picture breaks up. Its possible that during the time when you got a better signal, that the signal you were getting had just fallen enough for your TV to cope.
Try bypassing your booster, and see if it helps - hopefully thats all your should need (and save yourself the cost of getting someone to come out and have a look). Obviously, if the booster is on the aerial itself, then a professional will have to deal with it.
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I'm not sure what the lady from the 'TV aerial people' was talking about, and I'm not sure she did either!
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Mrs Julia Quinn
The lady at your aerial people doesn't know anything about how the system works! It makes no difference how many people are using the services from any transmitter, the signal strength is not affected by the numbers using it! The signal is radiated all round the aerial of all main transmitters like Crystal Palace and almost everyone in the London area who are not in a valley or shielded by a large building will get a signal. It is often the case that people on the top of a hill, like Box Hill, Reigate Hill or Tandridge Hill will get quite good signal strength - and that could be too strong rather than too weak. (My work area included Warlingham before I moved north.)
Are you sure you have a booster? Many homes these days use a distribution box that sends several signals to different places around the home. Some have a boosting effect and some do not. The box would look something like the one shown at
8 x Aerial Distribution Amplifier : Aerial Amplifiers & Distribution : Maplin Electronics
if it is a distribution unit, but more like the one at
1-Way Aerial Amplifier : Aerial Amplifiers & Distribution : Maplin Electronics
if it is only a booster indoors (outdoor ones are protected from the weather by more complex casings). These images are for illustration and each maker has different designs.
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