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The symbol shows the location of the East Grinstead (West Sussex, England) transmitter which serves 1,700 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 East Grinstead (West Sussex, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the East Grinstead 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
C29 (538.0MHz)153mDTG-23W
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1 BBC One (SD) London, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 23 BBC Three, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 15 others

 V max
C31 (554.0MHz)153mDTG-23W
Channel icons
3 ITV 1 (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, 26 ITV4, 28 ITVBe, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV1 +1 (London),

 V max
C37 (602.0MHz)153mDTG-23W
Channel icons
46 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD London, 102 BBC Two HD England, 103 ITV 1 HD (ITV London), 104 Channel 4 HD London ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 106 BBC Four HD, 109 BBC Three HD, 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 1 others

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Are you trying to watch these 45 Freeview channels?

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The East Grinstead (West Sussex, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4seven, 5Action, 5STAR, 5USA, Al Jazeera Eng, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBS Reality, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, E4 Extra, YAAAS!, Film4 +1, Food Network, GB News, GREAT! movies, Great! Movies Action, GREAT! romance, HGTV, HobbyMaker, HorrorXtra, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Legend, PBS America, pick, Pop Player, Quest +1, Quest Red, Really, Sky News, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, That's 70s, That's TV , Together TV, 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 East Grinstead transmitter?

regional news image
BBC London 4.9m homes 18.4%
from London W1A 1AA, 47km north-northwest (348°)
to BBC London region - 55 masts.
regional news image
ITV London News 4.9m homes 18.4%
from London WC1X 8XZ, 47km north (351°)
to ITV London region - 55 masts.

How will the East Grinstead (West Sussex, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20122012-1321 Mar 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 4 Apr 12 and 18 Apr 12.

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

Analogue 1-4 117W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7.1dB) 23W

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. East Grinstead 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.

Wednesday, 3 August 2011
Transmitter engineering

4:38 AM

EAST GRINSTEAD transmitter - Analogue BBC TWO Off Air from 16:17 yesterday to 19:50 yesterday [BBC]

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Thursday, 4 August 2011
Transmitter engineering

4:43 AM

EAST GRINSTEAD transmitter - Analogue BBC TWO Off Air from 16:17 on 02 Aug to 19:50 on 02 Aug [BBC]

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Saturday, 8 October 2011
Dorothy Johnston
8:32 PM

Will all areas of East Grinstead be able to receive digital reception via an arial (cum April 2012) or will some areas have to seek reception service via satellite (i.e. by freesat or Sky)?

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Dorothy Johnston's 1 post GB flag

9:27 PM

Dorothy Johnston: Its really dependant on where you reside within the East Grinstead area, although if you do get reception it will be on a three multiplex Freeview "light" basis where only public services are being broadcast, namely BBC / ITV / the HD service.

It may even be possible to pick up Freeview from Crystal Palace once it starts on high power next April, but only a post code would enable your reception possibilities to be checked.

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB flag
Wednesday, 27 June 2012
7:53 PM

I can only receive from the East Grinstead transmitter, are there plans in the future to expand the amount of channels to the same variety as the main transmitters i.e film4, Dave etc.

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Mark Fletcher

8:25 PM
Lytham St. Annes

MW.No is the answer to your question !

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Dave Lindsay

8:30 PM

MW: No. The Commercial broadcasters do not wish to invest over a 1,000 small transmitters like East Grinstead.

They achieve 90% coverage from 81 of the largest transmitters (largest by viewer population). To include the small transmitters would roughly double their cost of transmission whilst only adding 8.5% of the population to their potential viewer base.

They have no "Public Service" obligation and operate purely for profit.

The only thing you can do is investigate the possibility of receiving from another transmitter that carries the Commercial channels. In some cases this may mean going to some lengths.

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB flag
Monday, 14 January 2013
6:19 PM

How long will the East Grinstead transmitter engineering keep us off air.Some indication would be useful.

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Tuesday, 16 July 2013
Angie Bacon
7:12 PM
East Grinstead

Hi there, I just want to know if you can install Free Italian channels, how much would it cost. I don't have a satellite or anything, thank you.

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Thursday, 22 May 2014
Transmitter engineering

7:32 AM

EAST GRINSTEAD transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 02:00 today to 03:06 today. [BBC]

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