Freeview Light on the Henley-on-Thames (Oxfordshire, England) transmitter
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The symbol shows the location of the Henley-on-Thames (Oxfordshire, England) transmitter which serves 5,200 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 problemsThe BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Henley-on-Thames (Oxfordshire, England) transmitter.
Which Freeview channels does the Henley-on-Thames 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.
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 52 Freeview channels?
The Henley-on-Thames (Oxfordshire, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 5Action, 5SELECT, 5STAR, 5USA, Aljazeera English, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBeebies HD, CBS Drama, CBS Justice, CBS Reality, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, Film4 +1, Food Network, Forces TV, FreeSports, GB News, GREAT! movies, GREAT! movies action, HGTV, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, YAAAS!, More4 +1, Now 70s, PBS America +1, pick, Quest +1, Quest Red, Quest Red +1, Really, RT HD, Sky Arts, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, Together TV, 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 Henley-on-Thames transmitter?
How will the Henley-on-Thames (Oxfordshire, England) transmission frequencies change over time?
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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?
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Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Crystal Palace transmitter area
Mrs Thompson: Unfortunately Henley-on-Thames transmitter does not carry the Commercial channels and is not likely to.
The Commercial broadcasters cover 90% of the population by transmitting from 81 of the largest sites (by viewer population). There are over 1,000 small "filler-in" relay transmitters like Henley and for them to include these would roughly double their cost of transmission whilst only adding about 8.5% of the population to their potential viewer-bases.
As they operate to generate profit by selling advertising which they show to viewers, they don't consider it worth it. What you get from Henley are the Public Service channels only. The Commercial broadcasters have no "Public Service" obligation.
The difficulty with receiving from Crystal Palace in your area is due to the fact that it is in a valley. This is why the Henley transmitter was installed.
In some areas it "may" be possible to receive from Crystal Palace, but this could vary house by house. And in any case, a substantial aerial may be needed.
I went along Reading Road on Streetview and most aerials were on Henley. A few were on Crystal Palace.
The two transmitters are in almost the same direct, but it is easy to tell which an aerial is pointing to as Henley's are vertical and Crystal Palace's are horizontal. See this picture:
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