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The symbol shows the location of the Dallington Park (Northamptonshire, England) transmitter which serves 16,000 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 Dallington Park (Northamptonshire, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Dallington Park 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.

 V max
C23 (490.0MHz)106mDTG-40W
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1 BBC One (SD) Cambridge, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 23 BBC Three, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, plus 16 others

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C26 (514.0MHz)106mDTG-40W
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3 ITV 1 (SD) (Anglia (West micro region)), 4 Channel 4 (SD) South ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 18 More4, 26 ITV4, 28 ITVBe, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV1 +1 (Anglia east),

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C30 (546.0MHz)106mDTG-40W
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46 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD Cambridge, 102 BBC Two HD England, 103 ITV 1 HD (ITV Meridian Southampton), 104 Channel 4 HD South ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 106 BBC Four HD, 107 BBC Three HD, 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 1 others

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Are you trying to watch these 44 Freeview channels?

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The Dallington Park (Northamptonshire, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4seven, 5Action, 5STAR, 5USA, Al Jazeera Eng, Al Jazeera English, Blaze, Blaze +1, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, E4 Extra, YAAAS!, Film4 +1, Food Network, GREAT! action, GREAT! movies, GREAT! romance, GREAT! romance mix, HGTV, HobbyMaker, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Legend, PBS America, Quest +1, Quest Red, Really, Sky Mix, Sky News, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, That's 90s, That's TV 2, Together TV, TRUE CRIME, TRUE CRIME XTRA, W, 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 Dallington Park transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Look East (West) 1.0m homes 3.7%
from Cambridge CB4 0WZ, 73km east (90°)
to BBC Cambridge region - 4 masts.
70% of BBC East (East) and BBC East (West) is shared output
regional news image
ITV Anglia News 1.0m homes 3.7%
from Norwich NR1 3JG, 156km east-northeast (72°)
to ITV Anglia (West) region - 5 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 80% evening news is shared with Anglia (East)

How will the Dallington Park (Northamptonshire, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20112011-136 Jun 2018

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 / June 2022 - 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 30 Mar 11 and 13 Apr 11.

How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?

Analogue 1-4 65W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-2.1dB) 40W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Sandy Heath transmitter area

Oct 1959-Feb 2004Anglia Television
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. Dallington Park 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.

Friday, 15 April 2011
Darren Midwinter
12:14 PM

Today is April the 15th, and after 2 days of the final stages of switch over I have lost at least 20 tv and radio stations combined.
I have just spoke to someone at LG Customer service. They have looked into it and say that "Dallington park" transmitter have lost (6) mux`s which I guess is (manual tune ch55)which all the other stations are on, and is only operating on 2 mux`s.
If they can not rectify this then all the ariels in this area need to be redirected to the "Sandy Heath" transmitter. The current barring is 263 deg (Dallington) and for Sandy Heath the ariel should be pointed at a barring of 104 deg. Then I am told I will recieve all my channels back.
Will let you all know how I get on!

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Darren Midwinter's 1 post GB flag
1:02 PM


Thank you so much for posting this. I was going round and round in circles and i knew there was an issue with the Dallington Transmitter......Shame BT didnt!! If you could keep us posted on your progress that would be great
Thanks again

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Kerry's 1 post GB flag

1:53 PM

Dallington Park is a Freeview Light transmitter and only has and only ever will have the services listed at the top of the page.

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Briantist's 38,915 posts GB flag
Saturday, 16 April 2011
Mike Dimmick

6:02 PM

Darren Midwinter, Kerry: Brian is right - if you had Freeview before the beginning of April, your service would have been coming from Sandy Heath. Dallington Park is transmitting digital signals for the first time.

At Sandy Heath, everything has moved around. Services such as ITV4, Film4 and Yesterday are part of Multiplex D. This has moved to the frequency that Multiplex B (BBC Four and CBeebies) used to be on, and at the same power level. It has also changed mode to increase capacity, but at the cost of being less robust. This means some viewers will lose those channels, for the moment. This is not the final location, but the final location can't be used yet as it would interfere with transmissions from other sites that haven't yet switched over.

This multiplex will reach its final channel and power level on 14 September, once the clashing transmissions have been turned off. You have to retune on 31 August, when Mux A moves to a different temporary channel, on 14 September, again on 23 November when Mux C moves to its final channel and increases capacity, and then one more time, some time after next April, when Mux A finally reaches its final channel.

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Mike Dimmick's 2,486 posts GB flag
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Monday, 18 April 2011
9:04 AM

So according to the post above me, does this mean that...

"some time after next April, when Mux A finally reaches its final channel"

...those of us currently on the Dallington Park transmitter can expect to recieve all of the Freeview channels rather than just the Freeview Lite (as listed at the top of this page)?

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Ssscrudddy's 4 posts GB flag

2:03 PM

Ssscrudddy: No, it doesn't mean that. The reply is about another transmitter. This is and always will be a Freeview Light transmitter.

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Briantist's 38,915 posts GB flag
9:43 PM

well thats terrible as i live in a new build which all have communal aerials what if its not facing the right way i cant just go move it and why should i buy one when i already have use of one they should have thought about this better i think freeview lite is stupid why have half the channels

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mary's 2 posts GB flag
Tuesday, 19 April 2011

6:15 AM

mary: The commercial operators do not regard it as profitable to broadcast from the minor transmitters and have no duty to do so.

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Briantist's 38,915 posts GB flag
Wednesday, 20 April 2011
5:43 PM

i just dont see how it is fair when we all pay our tv licences i check my aerial not facing the right way :(

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mary's 2 posts GB flag
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6:34 PM

mary: The TV Licence pays for the BBC service, all of which you have.

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