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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?

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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
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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 GREAT! 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 TV, 212 YAAAS!, 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 GREAT! 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
 Together TV +1,  Merit, 64 FreeSports, 70 Quest Red +1, 76 Now 70s, 86 More4 +1, 87 PBS America +1, 89 Court TV, 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
Saturday, 13 March 2021
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StevensOnln1
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2:39 PM

HuwD: PSB3 is broadcast on UHF channel 30 from Crystal Palace, it has not changed frequency, C48 is listed in error at the top of this page.

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Chris.SE
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2:45 PM

HuwD:

As already mentioned, it's an error. The site owner hasn't been able to find time to do many updates from the 700MHz Clearance program or correct errors like this.
For further information see my post on post Monday, 28 December 2020 on p310.

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Tuesday, 16 March 2021
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HuwD
5:23 PM

Chris.SE:
Thank you for the information much appreciated.

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Friday, 19 March 2021
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Arthur Howard
3:57 PM

Sony Bravia TV will not display the data channels 252 Kiss Chat & Date, 253 Proud Dating, 261 Racing TV, 263 SonLife, 264 VisionTV, 265 On Demand 365, on C25 (506.0MHz). The Guide for these channels is populated and I have followed all the instructions from Sony (System Reset, change router, tried WIFI,) Other TV's in the house display these channels. Now Sony are saying I have to contact these providers as they may not be compatible with Sony TV. TV signal 100% Internet is high speed Fibre. So what does Sony mean? Surely their TV should show these data channels but they just remain blank. Any help greatly appreciated

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Saturday, 20 March 2021
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Chris.SE
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3:52 PM

Arthur Howard:

How old is the Bravia? When did you find this problem started, not 1st January this year by any chance? If it did start then, Sony are giving you the run-around, it's possibly related to a firmware issue.
Frankly to tell you that the providers' channels are not compatible, sounds like bull for Sony's TVs aren't compatible.
BUT having said that, I'm not getting SonLife on 263 on an LG TV. They seem to be still listed in the "official" Freeview Channels list (and still giving EPG data), but no longer seem to have an OFCOM Licence for DTV.

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Tuesday, 23 March 2021
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Arthur+Howard
12:14 PM

Chris.SE: I purchased the Bravia 5th January this year. I did not check the data channels until recently. I have contacted all of the channel providers in question. Only 1 has responded which is Channelbox who state they are doing a big upgrade at the end of the month which should solve the issue (so they say). I am still confused why Samsungs TV;s work but Sony Bravia does not. I think I will contact Freeview on the phone and also seek OFCOM's advice

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Chris.SE
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1:34 PM

Arthur+Howard:

I would still hassle Sony as that's a new set!!

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Monday, 24 May 2021
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Rob Stamp
7:55 AM

Freeview ch 96 saying it should receive forces tv but no signal for it
?

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Chris.SE
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10:24 PM

Rob Stamp:

I can't access your full post atm due to a system error, but if what I can see in "Your comments" listing is your whole post then I'll base my comments on that.

Firstly, Forces TV - LCN96 is carried on the COM7 multiplex, not everyone can receive COM7 for a variety of reasons, but you should also be missing other channels on the COM7 HD multiplex if that's the case. See Channel listings for Industry Professionals | Freeview for the list of which channels are on which multiplex.
Are you missing channels like BBC News HD (107), BBC Four HD (106) for example?

Secondly, Crystal Palace is currently listed for Planned Engineering with the effect of "Screen may go black on some or all channels" which is essentially a service interruption
If you can normally receive COM7 then do NOT retune as this normally just clears correct tuning if there is no or badly pixellated signal..

If you do not know if you can normally receive the COM7 HD multiplex, we can't offer any reception advice/comment without your full postcode to check predicted reception.
If you normally get it and If you did retune and are not getting any COM7 channels now (but are receiving the other multiplexes OK) then in your TV tuning section try a manual tune for UHF C55 for COM7. You may have to try several times if engineering is affecting the signal. We don't know when this may be happening as Arqiva don't publish that detail!

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Chris.SE
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10:47 PM

Rob Stamp:

I can now view your post normally. No further comment to add without feedback from yourself.

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