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Freeview Light on the Dallington Park (Northamptonshire, England) transmitter

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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.

Are there any planned engineering works or unexpected transmitter faults on the Dallington Park (Northamptonshire, England) mast?

DALLINGTON PARK transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:12 yesterday to 05:13 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:11 yesterday to 05:14 yesterday. BBC

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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
C50 (706.0MHz)106mDTG-340W
Channel icons
1 BBC One Cambridge, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC RB 1, plus 17 others

 V max
C59 (778.0MHz)106mDTG-340W
Channel icons
3 ITV (Anglia (West micro region)), 4 Channel 4 South ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 13 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 14 More4, 15 Film4, 24 ITV4, 24 ITV4 +1, 28 E4, 33 ITV +1 (Anglia east),

 V max
C55 (746.0MHz)106mDTG-640W
Channel icons
45 Film4 +1, 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV HD (ITV Meridian Southampton), 104 Channel 4 HD South ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 204 CBBC 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
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 0 Freeview channels?

The Dallington Park (Northamptonshire, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: .

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
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
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?

years1984-971997-981998-20112011-132013-182013-1730th Jun 2018-
aerial groupC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EA B C/D E K VHF

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 30th March and 13th April 2011.

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.

Monday, 19 March 2012
Dave Lindsay
10:43 AM

steve: The likely answer is never as the Commercial broadcasters do not wish to invest in transmitters at 1000 or so small sites like Dallington Park. They achieve around 90% coverage of the population from about 80 sites nationwide. They were invited to increase their coverage but declined. The cost of broadcasting from the relay sites would roughly double their costs of transmission.

They work on a commercial basis where they generate revenue from advertisers. The objective is therefore to get as many people to view the adverts as possible at the lowest possible price.

See here for a fuller explanation:

Will there ever be more services on the Freeview Light transmitters? | - independent free digital TV advice

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts Platinum Platinum GB
Sunday, 15 April 2012
shuja sami
10:59 PM

i would like to work in dallington tv as an actor..i live in pakistan..

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Tuesday, 8 May 2012
Ghassan Sifri
10:47 PM

Since the latest tv channel digital switch over many channels disappeared such as BBC2, ITV1 ETC.

The arial on the roof is in very good condition, and we have never had any problem before the swich over.

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Ghassan Sifri's 2 posts GB
Friday, 18 May 2012
Tuesday, 15 January 2013
robin burgess
8:19 PM

Film 4 and itv4 group lost since 12 Jan 2013 in northampton

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Thursday, 22 August 2013
terry mason
12:26 PM

I recently bouhght a new TV . The old aerial points to to the midlands but, I get the Anglia transmissions I susspect from you. I don't mind this in fact I'm quiet pleased but,we seem to get a lot of pictialation espcecially around local news time.(I can still get midlands if it's bad) is there any reason for this and is there any way I can improve this.
I have cable Tv as well but I would rather recieve this on my 2nd tv.
I don't really want to put up new aerials if I am getting a TV service.
Regards Terry Mason OAP

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Dave Lindsay
12:34 PM

terry mason: The aerial is installed to receive from one particular transmitter. Presumably you are receiving the other regional broadcasts from another transmitter which may be in a different direction and probably horizontally polarised, i.e. you have your aerial vertical, so as to receive Dallington Park, but the signal is horizontal.

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts Platinum Platinum GB
8:45 PM

terry mason: Further to Dave Lindsay's post, your aerial is most likely pointing to Sutton Coldfield, with Sandy Heath signals being picked up from the rear.( both transmitters being horizontally polarised.) If the Anglia channels are in positions 1&3, with Midlands in the 800s of the channel list, this is the most likely scenario.

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KMJ,Derby's 1,811 posts Gold Gold GB
Saturday, 7 September 2013
terry mason
12:12 PM Northampton

Thank you for your comments
when the pixilation starts I retune
my best tv comes from Sutton thought I can still get Anglia but I can get bbc south and Meridian
The BBC programs are the ones I have pixilation with

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Saturday, 28 September 2013
11:07 AM

Hi. We're currently having trouble with digital reception; BBC channels are gone, Channel 4 and ITV channels are problematic and at one point we received French channels where ITV and BBC once were! I've retuned and we're still having disruption. What's going on?

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