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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 problems

The BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Crystal Palace (Greater London, England) transmitter.

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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.

MuxH/VFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 H max
C23 (490.0MHz)324mDTG-3200,000W
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
C26 (514.0MHz)324mDTG-3200,000W
Channel icons
3 ITV (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, 25 ITV4, 29 E4 +1, 34 ITV +1 (London),

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C48- (689.8MHz)324mDTG-6200,000W
Channel icons
72 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

COM4
SDN
 H max
C25 (506.0MHz)314mDTG-8200,000W
Channel icons
 CCXTV, 12 Quest, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 28 ITV2 +1, 31 5STAR, 32 Paramount Network, 41 Sony Movies Action, 45 Channel 5 +1, 55 5SELECT, 57 ITVBe +1, 58 ITV3 +1, 59 ITV4 +1, 63 Blaze, 66 CBS Reality, 68 Horror Channel, 73 Drama +1, 77 TCC, 80 Blaze +1, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup, plus 15 others

COM5
ArqA
 H max
C22 (482.0MHz)321mDTG-8200,000W
Channel icons
11 Sky Arts, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 30 4Music, 35 pick, 39 Quest Red, 42 Food Network, 46 Film4 +1, 47 Challenge, 48 4seven, 56 Smithsonian Channel, 69 Quest +1, 74 Yesterday +1, 82 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others

COM6
ArqB
 H max
C28- (529.8MHz)321mDTG-8200,000W
Channel icons
23 Dave ja vu, 26 Yesterday, 33 Sony Movies, 38 DMAX, 40 CBS Justice, 43 HGTV, 67 CBS Drama, 81 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 234 RT, 235 Aljazeera English, plus 18 others

LW
 H -10dB
C29 (538.0MHz)324mDTG-1220,000W
Channel icons
from 31st March 2014: 8 LONDON LIVE,

com7
 H -6.7dB
C55 (746.0MHz)324mDTG-643,100W
Channel icons
 Merit, 64 FreeSports HD, 70 Quest Red +1, 76 NOW 80s, 83 Together TV +1, 86 More4 +1, 87 PBS America +1, 96 Forces TV, 106 BBC Four HD, 107 BBC News HD, 113 RT HD, 114 Quest HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 2 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
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?

regional news image
BBC London 4.9m homes 18.4%
from London W1A 1AA, 11km north-northwest (334°)
to BBC London region - 55 masts.
regional news image
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?

Charlton AthleticTransposerRedeveloped north stand Charlton Athletic Football Club130 homes
DeptfordTransposersouth-east London100 homes
GreenfordTransposer12 km N Heathrow Airport203 homes
HendonTransposerGraham Park estate50 homes
White CityTransposer9 km W central London80 homes

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

1950s-80s1984-971997-981998-20122012-1321 Mar 2018
VHFA K TA K TA K TA K TW T
C1BBCtvwaves
C22ArqAArqA
C23ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesBBCABBCA
C25SDNSDN
C26BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesD3+4D3+4
C28-ArqBArqB
C29LW
C30C4wavesC4wavesC4waves-BBCB
C33BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavescom7
C35com8
C48BBCB
C55tv_offcom7tv_off
C56tv_offCOM8tv_off

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 1000kW
SDN, ARQA, ARQB, BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 200kW
com7(-13.7dB) 43.1kW
com8(-14dB) 39.8kW
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

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. Crystal 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
Tuesday, 6 January 2015
Dave Lindsay
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

7:14 PM

Mike Cushman: HD services are on UHF channel 30 and UHF channel 33. If there is an option for mode on the manual tuning screen -- DVB-T or DVB-T2 -- then you need to select the latter for these channels (standard definition channels are DVB-T).

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB
Wednesday, 14 January 2015
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Nav
4:37 PM

Hi,

I have lost channels 8 London Live, 57 QVC extra, 125 Pop, all my other channels are working fine.
I live in Hounslow and served by the crystal palace transmitter, Are you aware of any issues that might be causing this ie 4G.

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Nav's 1 post GB
Sunday, 1 March 2015
S
Simone
1:52 PM

Hi I have a built in free view TV and not getting any signal ive brought a Ariel to connect to the wall Ariel there is a Ariel on the roof for the whole building ive also tried re tunning the TV and nothing my post code is SE19 2 QF

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MikeP
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

10:34 PM

Simone

As you are on a communal aerial system, it could be that a fault has developed with that. You will need to ask your immediate neighbours if they have the same problem with their Freeview services and do check that they are not talking about Sky or Freesat as they are different.

You are very close to both the Crystal Palace and Sydenham Hill transmitters so you should be able to try an 'indoor' aerial plugged into the aerial socket on the back of your TV to see if that gives any reception. There are a number available, such as at Curry's, see Layer 1 (others are available) but you do *not* want an amplified type as that would give far too strong a signal.

Please let us know what you find.

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MikeP's 3,056 posts GB
Tuesday, 24 March 2015
M
Miriam
6:47 PM
London

I live in Hackney and my postcode is E2 8EB. I (and everyone else in the flats where I live) had Freeview installed by Avonline a couple of years ago. However, on Sunday, I lost the London Live channel (Freeview 8) I tried retuning several times (auto and manual) at different times of day, but this hasn't solved the problem. Most other channels are still there (maybe a couple might be missing but I wouldn't know as I don't watch some channels) so it's nothing to do with my aerial not plugged in properly etc.

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Miriam's 2 posts GB
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jb38
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

8:34 PM

Miriam : If you have tried auto and manual tuning, its assumed the latter was on L-LON's Mux 29 / 538.0 Mhz?, if this is correct then try it again, but this time "stop" after having entered 29, because if any low level signal is being received, the strength and quality of the signal will appear on the indicator bars.

However, it would be prudent to ascertain if others are also unable to receive London Live, if not, then the problem is being caused by either the communal aerials distribution amplifier, or alternatively a defect on the actual communal aerial.

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB
Wednesday, 8 April 2015
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Paul
3:01 PM
Brentwood

Hi, I live in cm15 0qx and have just bought a tv with freeview hd tuner I've tried a channel search but do not seem to receive the 6 hd channels available but I do receive all the other freeview channels from the transmitter could you help please

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jb38
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

4:17 PM

Paul: Crystal Palace (@ 23miles / 223 degrees) is indicated as being the station that covers your area, however, as no engineering work is being carried out at this station, then no immediately obvious explanation exists as to why you are not receiving the HD channels, that is except one, that of the tuner fitted into the TV being a DVB-T type and not of the DVB-T2 variety which is required for HD reception.

If you come back with the model number of the TV in question this aspect concerning the tuner can be checked out.

By the way, that said is based on you not receiving BBC1/2 HD / ITV1 HD etc.

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB
Thursday, 23 April 2015
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Derek Watts
3:56 PM

I notice that London Live TV (Program number 8 here in North Kent) is not listed. Does this mean it is not transmitted from the Crystal Palace tower? Its power here is considerably lower than other freeview TVchannels

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Derek Watts
4:03 PM

I notice that London Live TV (program 8 here in North Kent) is not listed. Does this mean it does not come from the Crystal Palace transmitter? Its signal strength is much lower than other freeview TV channels.

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