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Freeview Light on the Alexandra Palace (Greater London, England) transmitter

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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 SD, 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,

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 62 Freeview channels?

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

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, 5Spike, 5STAR, 5STAR +1, 5USA, 5USA +1, AlJazeera English (SD), Aljazeera English HD, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBeebies HD, CBS Drama, CBS Justice, 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, Home, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Together TV +1, More4 +1, Movies4Men, NOW 80s, Now 90s, Paramount Network, PBS America, pick, Pick +1, Quest +1, Quest Red, Quest Red +1, Really, RT HD, Sewing Quarter, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel HD, Sony Movie Channel, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, Together TV, Yesterday, YourTV.

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
Sunday, 1 January 2012
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Jane Hill
7:37 AM
London

Thanks both and Happy New Year! The stronger signal at switchover maysolve the problem; and that is very useful intelligence about making sure the aerial'spointing at the transmitter! I do receive analogue TV, though the picture on Channel 5 is so fuzzy as to be unwatchable, and reception can be poor even on BBC1.

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Wednesday, 4 April 2012
Transmitter engineering
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9:30 AM

ALEXANDRA PALACE transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 07:25 today BBC TWO Off Air; DSO related from 07:25 today [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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6:30 PM

ALEXANDRA PALACE transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 07:25 today to 07:45 today [BBC]

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Thursday, 5 April 2012
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:31 AM

ALEXANDRA PALACE transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 07:25 yesterday to 07:45 yesterday [BBC]

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Friday, 6 April 2012
Transmitter engineering
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4:30 AM

ALEXANDRA PALACE transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 07:25 on 04 Apr to 07:45 on 04 Apr [BBC]

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Monday, 9 April 2012
Allen Tullett
9:29 AM

London NW7, Mill Hill

I'm having problems receiving most of the BBC services. As of a few days ago the channels briefly show but then a message appears about a new installation and they all disappear to a black screen with no EPG information. I have retuned the box several times, doing a first time setup, and deleting all channel installations. This does temporarily return the picture but then it returns to black once again. It appears that many of the channels have been duplicated except for BBC 1. The box is a Ferguson F01SDB which has no apparent factory reset.

Will this problem resolve by the 18th April / is this a temporary technical fault / or is this a fault with the box.

I very much welcome your thoughts. Thanks

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Good Daughter
9:57 PM

My elderly father is having the exact same problem with his Ferguson F01SDB as Allen Tullett. Please help, thanks.
Allen Tullett says...
"I'm having problems receiving most of the BBC services. As of a few days ago the channels briefly show but then a message appears about a new installation and they all disappear to a black screen with no EPG information. I have retuned the box several times, doing a first time setup, and deleting all channel installations. This does temporarily return the picture but then it returns to black once again. It appears that many of the channels have been duplicated except for BBC 1. The box is a Ferguson F01SDB which has no apparent factory reset. "

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Good Daughter's 1 post GB
Wednesday, 18 April 2012
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fatima redwan
2:16 AM

Really annoyed to have lost many of the itv and channel 4 channels, film 4, more 4, itv 3, itv 4, the itv + channels, what a let down, understand many of channels probably from alexander palace in my area. Is this a con to get people to pay for satellite?

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