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 London, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC RB 1, plus 17 others 250 BBC Red Button, 700 BBC Radio 1, 701 BBC Radio 1Xtra, 702 BBC Radio 2, 703 BBC Radio 3, 704 BBC Radio 4, 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), 721 BBC Radio London (BBC local radio), 722 BBC Surrey (BBC local radio), 734 BBC Essex (BBC local radio),
3 ITV (London), 4 Channel 4 London ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 13 Channel 4 +1 London ads, 14 More4, 15 Film4, 24 ITV4, 24 ITV4 +1, 28 E4, 33 ITV +1 (London),
45 Film4 +1, 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,
10 ITV3, 20 Drama, 21 5 USA, 26 ITV Be, 27 ITV 2 +1, 30 5STAR, 34 ITV3 +1, 37 Quest, 44 Channel 5 +1, 54 My5, 58 ITV Be +1, 59 ITV4 +1, 61 True Entertainment, 63 Blaze, 66 CBS Reality, 70 Horror Channel, 80 Blaze +1, 83 Quest +1, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup TV, plus 17 others 16 QVC, 85 Hochanda, 260 CCTV, 261 Racing UK, 262 CONNECT 4, 263 SonLife, 264 VisionTV, 265 Planet Knowledge, 269 Arise News, 270 Loveworld, 670 ADULT Section (start), 671 Television X, 675 ADULT PARTY, 678 Xpanded TV promo, 724 Capital, 727 Absolute Radio, 728 Heart,
11 pick, 12 Dave, 17 Really, 29 E4 +1, 32 Sony Movie Ch, 38 Quest Red, 41 Food Network, 46 Challenge, 48 Movies4Men, 68 truTV, 69 Tru TV +1, 72 YourTV, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others 23 Create and Craft, 43 Gems TV, 49 TJC, 65 TBN UK, 252 Kiss Me TV, 253 Proud Dating, 673 ADULT smileTV3, 723 talkSPORT, 730 RNIB Connect,
18 4Music, 19 Yesterday, 25 Home, 31 Spike, 39 CBS Action, 42 Travel Channel, 47 4seven, 71 CBS Drama, 73 YourTV +1, 79 Dave ja vu, 84 Quest Red +1, plus 21 others 22 Ideal World, 35 QVC Beauty, 36 QVC Style, 78 Sewing Quarter, 93 TJC Choice, 206 Pop, 234 RT, 672 ADULT smileTV2, 674 Babestation, 699 ADULT Section (end), 711 The Hits radio, 712 KISS FRESH, 713 Kiss, 714 KISSTORY, 715 Magic, 716 heat, 717 Kerrang!, 718 Smooth Radio, 725 Premier Radio, 731 Classic FM, 732 LBC,
from 31st March 2014: 8 LONDON LIVE,
56 5USA +1, 57 VIVA, 64 CBS Action +1, 67 CBS Reality +1, 81 Talking Pictures TV, 82 Vintage TV, 87 Keep It Country, 106 BBC Four HD, 107 BBC News HD, 108 Al Jazeera Eng HD, 109 Channel 4+1 HD, 110 4seven HD, 113 RT HD, 205 CBeebies HD,
55 5STAR+1, 86 More4 1, 95 Freesports, 96 Forces TV, 115 BT Showcase HD (not free), plus 3 others 40 Rocks and Co, 111 QVC HD, 112 QVC Beauty 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
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
to BBC London region - 55 masts.
ITV London News 4.9m homes 18.4%
from London WC1X 8XZ, 11km north-northwest
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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orange background for multiplexes names more
green background for transmission frequencies
lilac background for power levels in watts
800MHz band: 4G mobile started in 2013
700MHz band: 4G from 30 June 2020more
600MHz band: new or moved digital TV services more
Notes: + and - denote 166kHz offset; aerial group are shown as A B C/D E K W
Italics for analogue, digital switchover was Wednesdays 4th April and 18th April 2012.
How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?
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|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
Tony Ferguson: Try changing your aerial lead - if its kaput or has a dodgy connection, then it can wipe out certain muxes. Even if nothing has changed, you'll know its not that, and the are very cheap.
At 17km from Crystal Palace, you should get a cracking signal, so check that your actually tuned to that transmitter, and if you are, then check the rest of your system.
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MikeB: Thanks for that, I've already done this. It is over 4 devices all of which were picking up the signals strongly with a splitter in the loft connecting to 2 devices downstairs and 2 upstairs so I checked all of these connections.
All were picking up these signals fine until about 3-4 weeks ago. I purchased a booster for the upstairs ones about 6 weeks ago as the signal started degrading slightly and now all have gone. I wondered if the transmitters/muxes were being downgraded as I note that ch 81 is moving today.
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Tony Ferguson: Read again what you've written. You bought a booster 6 weeks ago, because the signal had started to degrade, and then things got bad on the other sets 3-4 weeks ago.
Crystal Palace covers alone something like 20% of the UK population, and there is no evidence of anything being 'downgraded' - especially since you are just 17km from the transmitter (you should have no need for a booster at that distance, and possibly not a powered splitter). A problem that lasted perhaps for 6 weeks would get picked up very quickly.
Loads of people think that somehow its the transmitter, etc. But in the majority of cases, its their own system, and the evidence would suggest the same goes for you.
Since the problem is on all TV's, start by noting the strength of each mux on each TV. That allows you to identify if its one spur thats worse than the others. But since they all have a problem, the fault is almost certainly with the splitter (power supply?) or above it. Start by bypassing the splitter - if the signal improves, then you know its that.
And then go up the chain. A TV aerial is a bit of metal, and attached to a wire just 6mm wide. Even in a loft it can degrade, get loose connections, and outside will get battered by all the weather can throw at it. And stuff goes wrong.
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MikeB: Hi Mike well this morning everything back to normal with all signals returned so my guess is that the muxes were being prepared for the Channel 81 retune. Thanks for the help I was dreading having to go in to the loft and check everything.
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When Talking Pictures stopped transmitting it said it needed a retune so I came to your site (today) to find where it is.
I always do a manual tune because otherwise ALL my favourite channel lists and ALL my scheduled recordings and series will be lost (on my Humax Fox T2 PVR) - taking me 30 minutes (or several days if I haven't photographed the lists).
I duly retuned C33 and spent 5 minutes putting BBC4HD C4/7HD and C4+1HD as they were.
I then found Talking Pictures still didn't work because your list is out of date - that's 2 days after the scheduled change.
Is it your policy to provide confusing and outdated information?
I had to go to a516digital.com to find out where it really is - it took me some time to find, and appears to be mainly for engineers.
Perhaps you should use it? Especially as you are the first place people look.
If I was responsible for publicly messing up like this I would be banging my head on the wall until it bleeds.
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MikeB: Hi Mike, I do hope not!! In answer to your comment no, but, all other channels apart from these were being received full strength and now these are too. The only reason that I tried the booster on the upstairs circuit was because there were two connectors to that which, as the aerial lead runs under the floorboards would not be easy to re-route. The aerial is not using a powered splitter, just a simple splitter box. Downstairs is direct and I started having problems on these last week on these channels which has now solved itself !!
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