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The symbol shows the location of the Alexandra Palace (Greater London, England) transmitter which serves 4,600 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 Alexandra Palace (Greater London, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Alexandra 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.

MuxH/VFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 H max
C31 (554.0MHz)186mDTG-370W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) London, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 15 others

PSB2
D3+4
 H max
C32 (562.0MHz)186mDTG-370W
Channel icons
3 ITV (SD) (London), 4 Channel 4 (SD) London ads, 5 Channel 5 (SD), 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 London ads, 18 More4, 24 ITV4, 33 ITV +1 (London),

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C37 (602.0MHz)186mDTG-670W
Channel icons
101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV HD (ITV London), 104 Channel 4 HD London ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 204 CBBC HD, plus 1 others

DTG-3 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 58 Freeview channels?

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The Alexandra Palace (Greater London, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 4seven HD, 5SELECT, 5STAR, 5STAR +1, 5USA, 5USA +1, Aljazeera English, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBeebies HD, CBS Drama, CBS Justice +1, CBS Reality, CBS Reality +1, Challenge, Channel 4+1 HD, Channel 5 +1, CITV, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama, E4 +1, Film4 +1, Food Network, Forces TV, FreeSports HD, HGTV, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Together TV +1, More4 +1, NOW 80s, Now 90s, Paramount Network +1, PBS America +1, pick, Pick +1, Quest +1, Quest Red, Quest Red +1, Really, RT HD, Shopping Quarter , Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Sony Movies Action, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, Together, 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 Alexandra Palace transmitter?

regional news image
BBC London 4.9m homes 18.4%
from London W1A 1AA, 9km south (186°)
to BBC London region - 55 masts.
regional news image
ITV London News 4.9m homes 18.4%
from London WC1X 8XZ, 8km south (170°)
to ITV London region - 55 masts.

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

1984-971997-981998-20122012-132013-182013-1724 Jul 2019
C/D EC/D EC/D EC/D E TC/D E TC/D E TA K T
C31BBCA
C32D3+4
C37BBCB
C49tv_offBBCABBCABBCA
C54tv_offC4wavesC4wavesC4wavesBBCBBBCBBBCB
C58tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesD3+4D3+4D3+4
C61ITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves
C64BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) by 30 June 2020 - 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 4 Apr 12 and 18 Apr 12.

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

BBCA, D3+4, BBCB 70W
Analogue 1-4(-0.3dB) 65W

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. Alexandra 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
Thursday, 30 June 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

7:27 AM

ALEXANDRA PALACE transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 10:03 yesterday to 10:09 yesterday BBC TWO Off Air; DSO related from 10:03 yesterday to 10:09 yesterday [BBC] Over the next week Alexandra Palace relay: TV (analogue) Service Shutdowns, TV (digital) working normally, Radio (analogue) working normally, Radio (digital) working normally. [DUK]

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Friday, 1 July 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:34 AM

ALEXANDRA PALACE transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 10:03 on 29 Jun to 10:09 on 29 Jun BBC TWO Off Air; DSO related from 10:03 on 29 Jun to 10:09 on 29 Jun [BBC] Over the next week Alexandra Palace relay: TV (analogue) Service Shutdowns, TV (digital) working normally, Radio (analogue) working normally, Radio (digital) working normally. [DUK]

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Monday, 19 September 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

10:32 AM

ALEXANDRA PALACE transmitter - Over the next week Alexandra Palace relay: TV (analogue) Service Shutdowns, no digital TV, Radio (analogue) working normally, no digital radio. [DUK]

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jane
2:04 PM
London

I live in London N6 and had a notice to retune this morning.

I've retuned and now have virtually no signal on Ch 22

I've turned off equipment and removed the ariel - still not working

HELP

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Tuesday, 20 September 2011
Briantist
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5:20 PM

jane: Please see Single frequency interference | ukfree.tv - independent free digital TV advice - I note, however, you are in a "variable reception" area for that signal.

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Thursday, 22 September 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

10:59 AM

ALEXANDRA PALACE transmitter - 22 September 2011: Engineering transmitter work will take place between 08:00hrs and 18:00hrs. TV services that will be disrupted: Analogue services - BBC1, BBC2, ITV and Channel 4 Digital services - Not Applicable [DUK] Over the next week Alexandra Palace relay: TV (analogue) Service Shutdowns, no digital TV, Radio (analogue) working normally, no digital radio. [DUK]

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Wednesday, 9 November 2011
Transmitter engineering
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4:32 AM

ALEXANDRA PALACE transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air from 22:35 yesterday to 23:45 yesterday BBC TWO Off Air from 22:35 yesterday to 23:45 yesterday [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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7:26 AM

ALEXANDRA PALACE transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air from 03:20 today to 03:34 today BBC ONE Off Air from 22:35 yesterday to 23:45 yesterday BBC TWO Off Air from 03:20 today to 03:34 today BBC TWO Off Air from 22:35 yesterday to 23:45 yesterday [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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6:26 PM

ALEXANDRA PALACE transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air from 03:20 today to 03:34 today BBC ONE Off Air from 22:35 yesterday to 23:45 yesterday BBC TWO Off Air from 22:35 yesterday to 23:45 yesterday BBC TWO Off Air from 03:20 today to 03:34 today [BBC]

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11:25 PM

ALEXANDRA PALACE transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air from 22:35 yesterday to 23:45 yesterday BBC ONE Off Air from 03:20 today to 03:34 today BBC TWO Off Air from 22:35 yesterday to 23:45 yesterday BBC TWO Off Air from 03:20 today to 03:34 today [BBC]

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