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The symbol shows the location of the Biggin Hill (Greater London, England) transmitter. 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 Biggin Hill (Greater London, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Biggin 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.

MuxH/VFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 V max
C39 (618.0MHz)186mDTG-32W
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
 V max
C45 (666.0MHz)186mDTG-32W
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
 V max
C42 (642.0MHz)186mDTG-62W
Channel icons
74 Shopping Quarter , 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 52 Freeview channels?

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

The Biggin Hill (Greater London, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 5SELECT, 5STAR, 5USA, Aljazeera English, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBeebies HD, CBS Drama, CBS Justice, CBS Reality, Together TV +1, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama, E4 +1, Film4 +1, Food Network, Forces TV, FreeSports, HGTV, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, More4 +1, Now 70s, NOW 80s, Paramount Network, PBS America +1, pick, Pick +1, Quest +1, Quest Red, Quest Red +1, Really, RT HD, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Sony Movies Action, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, Together TV, 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 Biggin Hill transmitter?

regional news image
BBC London 4.9m homes 18.4%
from London W1A 1AA, 26km north-northwest (332°)
to BBC London region - 55 masts.
regional news image
ITV London News 4.9m homes 18.4%
from London WC1X 8XZ, 26km north-northwest (337°)
to ITV London region - 55 masts.

How will the Biggin Hill (Greater London, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20122012-132013-182013-1731 Mar 2018-
E TE TE TB E K TB E K TB E K TB E K T
C39BBCABBCABBCABBCA
C42BBCBBBCBBBCBBBCB
C45BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesD3+4D3+4D3+4D3+4
C49tv_offITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves
C52tv_offBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves
C57tv_offC4wavesC4wavesC4waves

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 - 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, BBCA, D3+4, BBCB 2W

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. Biggin Hill 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
Monday, 28 February 2011
Transmitter engineering
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10:19 AM

BIGGIN HILL transmitter - Over the next week Biggin Hill relay: TV (analogue) Service Shutdowns, TV (digital) working normally, Radio (analogue) working normally, Radio (digital) working normally. [DUK]

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Wednesday, 2 March 2011
Transmitter engineering
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9:10 AM

BIGGIN HILL transmitter - 2 March 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] Over the next week Biggin Hill relay: TV (analogue) Service Shutdowns, TV (digital) working normally, Radio (analogue) working normally, Radio (digital) working normally. [DUK]

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8:20 PM

BIGGIN HILL transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 13:48 today to 14:20 today [BBC] 2 March 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] Over the next week Biggin Hill relay: TV (analogue) Service Shutdowns, TV (digital) working normally, Radio (analogue) working normally, Radio (digital) working normally. [DUK]

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10:10 PM

BIGGIN HILL transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 13:48 today to 14:20 today [BBC] Over the next week Biggin Hill relay: TV (analogue) Service Shutdowns, TV (digital) working normally, Radio (analogue) working normally, Radio (digital) working normally. [DUK]

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Thursday, 3 March 2011
Transmitter engineering
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5:18 AM

BIGGIN HILL transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 13:48 yesterday to 14:20 yesterday [BBC] Over the next week Biggin Hill relay: TV (analogue) Service Shutdowns, TV (digital) working normally, Radio (analogue) working normally, Radio (digital) working normally. [DUK]

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Tuesday, 15 March 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

9:28 AM

BIGGIN HILL transmitter - 12 March 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] Over the next week Biggin Hill relay: TV (analogue) Service Shutdowns, TV (digital) working normally, Radio (analogue) working normally, Radio (digital) working normally. [DUK]

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Friday, 25 March 2011
Transmitter engineering
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1:39 PM

BIGGIN HILL transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 10:27 today to 11:01 today BBC TWO Off Air; DSO related from 10:27 today to 11:01 today [BBC] Over the next week Biggin Hill relay: TV (analogue) Service Shutdowns, TV (digital) working normally, Radio (analogue) working normally, Radio (digital) working normally. [DUK]

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Saturday, 26 March 2011
Transmitter engineering
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4:32 AM

BIGGIN HILL transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 10:27 yesterday to 11:01 yesterday BBC TWO Off Air; DSO related from 10:27 yesterday to 11:01 yesterday [BBC] Over the next week Biggin Hill relay: TV (analogue) Service Shutdowns, TV (digital) working normally, Radio (analogue) working normally, Radio (digital) working normally. [DUK]

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Tuesday, 10 May 2011
Transmitter engineering
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8:30 AM

BIGGIN HILL transmitter - 10 and 11 May 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] Over the next week Biggin Hill relay: TV (analogue) Service Shutdowns, TV (digital) working normally, Radio (analogue) working normally, Radio (digital) working normally. [DUK]

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12:31 PM

BIGGIN HILL transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 09:30 today to 09:42 today BBC TWO Off Air; DSO related from 09:30 today to 09:42 today [BBC] 10 and 11 May 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] Over the next week Biggin Hill relay: TV (analogue) Service Shutdowns, TV (digital) working normally, Radio (analogue) working normally, Radio (digital) working normally. [DUK]

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