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The symbol shows the location of the Marlow Bottom (Buckinghamshire, 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 Marlow Bottom (Buckinghamshire, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Marlow Bottom 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.

MuxH/VFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 V max
C49 (698.0MHz)120mDTG-311W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) London, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC SD, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 15 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C58 (770.0MHz)120mDTG-311W
Channel icons
3 ITV (SD) (London), 4 Channel 4 (SD) London ads, 5 Channel 5 (SD), 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 London ads, 18 More4, 24 ITV4, 33 ITV +1 (London), 45 Film4 +1,

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C54 (738.0MHz)120mDTG-611W
Channel icons
86 More4 +1, 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV HD (ITV London), 104 Channel 4 HD London 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 61 Freeview channels?

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the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels

The Marlow Bottom (Buckinghamshire, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 4seven HD, 5SELECT, 5Spike, 5STAR, 5STAR +1, 5USA, 5USA +1, Aljazeera English HD, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBeebies HD, CBS Drama, CBS Justice, CBS Reality, CBS Reality +1, Challenge, Channel 4+1 HD, Channel 5 +1, CITV, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama, E4 +1, Food Network, Forces TV, Freesports, Home, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Quest HD, Movies4Men, NOW 80s, Now 90s, Paramount Network, PBS America, pick, Pick +1, Quest +1, Quest Red, Quest Red +1, Really, RT HD, Sewing Quarter, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel HD, Sony Movie Channel, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, Together, True Entertainment, True Movies, Yesterday, YourTV.

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 Marlow Bottom transmitter?

regional news image
BBC London 4.9m homes 18.4%
from London W1A 1AA, 45km east (98°)
to BBC London region - 55 masts.
regional news image
ITV London News 4.9m homes 18.4%
from London WC1X 8XZ, 47km east (97°)
to ITV London region - 55 masts.

How will the Marlow Bottom (Buckinghamshire, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20122012-132013-182013-1730 Mar 2018
C/D EC/D EC/D EC/D E TC/D E TC/D E TC/D E T
C49tv_offBBCABBCABBCABBCA
C54tv_offC4wavesC4wavesC4wavesBBCBBBCBBBCBBBCB
C58tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesD3+4D3+4D3+4D3+4
C61ITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves
C64BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) by 30 June 2020 - 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 13W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-0.7dB) 11W

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. Marlow Bottom 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.

Comments
Friday, 21 December 2018
Transmitter engineering
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5:09 AM

MARLOW BOTTOM transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Off Air from 23:18 on 19 Dec to 23:18 on 19 Dec. [BBC]

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Tuesday, 9 July 2019
Transmitter engineering
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8:08 PM

MARLOW BOTTOM transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 17:09 today to 17:42 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 17:09 today to 17:42 today. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 10 July 2019
Transmitter engineering
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5:08 AM

MARLOW BOTTOM transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 17:09 yesterday to 17:42 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air from 17:09 yesterday to 17:42 yesterday. [BBC]

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Thursday, 11 July 2019
Transmitter engineering
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5:08 AM

MARLOW BOTTOM transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 17:09 on 09 Jul to 17:42 on 09 Jul, HD Digital TV Off Air from 17:09 on 09 Jul to 17:42 on 09 Jul. [BBC]

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