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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),

 V max
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

H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

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 mix, GREAT! romance, 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.

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 GB flag
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 flag
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 GB flag

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 GB flag
Saturday, 7 September 2013
terry mason
12:12 PM

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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