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Freeview Light on the Poplar (Greater London, England) transmitter

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The symbol shows the location of the Poplar (Greater London, England) transmitter which serves 3,300 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 Poplar (Greater London, England) transmitter.

Choose from three options: ■ List by multiplex ■ List by channel number ■ List by channel name
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Which Freeview channels does the Poplar 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
C39 (618.0MHz)90mDTG-34W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) London, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 15 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C45 (666.0MHz)90mDTG-34W
Channel icons
3 ITV (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, 25 ITV4, 29 E4 +1, 34 ITV +1 (London),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C42 (642.0MHz)90mDTG-64W
Channel icons
72 Shopping Quarter , 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, plus 1 others

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 50 Freeview channels?

the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels

The Poplar (Greater London, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 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 HD, HGTV, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Together TV +1, More4 +1, NOW 80s, Paramount Network, PBS America +1, pick, Quest +1, Quest Red, Quest Red +1, Really, RT HD, Sky Arts, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Sony Movies Action, 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 Poplar transmitter?

regional news image
BBC London 4.9m homes 18.4%
from London W1A 1AA, 9km west (272°)
to BBC London region - 55 masts.
regional news image
ITV London News 4.9m homes 18.4%
from London WC1X 8XZ, 7km west (278°)
to ITV London region - 55 masts.

How will the Poplar (Greater London, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20122012-1331 Mar 2018-
EEEB E K TB E K T
C39BBCABBCA
C42BBCBBBCB
C45BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesD3+4D3+4
C49tv_offITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves
C66BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves
C68C4wavesC4wavesC4waves

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 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 20W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 4W

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. Poplar 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
Thursday, 8 December 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

7:29 AM

POPLAR transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air from 11:57 yesterday to 12:58 yesterday BBC TWO Off Air from 11:57 yesterday to 12:59 yesterday [BBC]

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Friday, 9 December 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:29 AM

POPLAR transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air from 11:57 on 07 Dec to 12:58 on 07 Dec BBC TWO Off Air from 11:57 on 07 Dec to 12:59 on 07 Dec [BBC]

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Friday, 21 September 2012
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D Cushion
10:39 AM

We are in Limehouse, London and from this morning keep loosing our freeview channels.
we have re tuned several times but with no joy...is there a problem with the transmissions?

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D Cushion's 1 post GB
Friday, 19 October 2012
M
M P Herrera
2:46 PM
London

14 Oct 2012
Lost several digital channels even after reset procedure; message of 'no signal' in second tv...

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M P Herrera's 1 post GB
Thursday, 10 January 2013
K
keith
5:00 PM

hello - i live in Reigate Surrey and have no ITV, ch4, or ch5.

Using Lg tv.

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keith's 1 post GB
Saturday, 12 January 2013
L
Lesley
6:34 PM
London

for 2 weekends now my freeview channels 'break up' why would that happen?

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Lesley's 11 posts GB
Monday, 5 August 2013
L
Lesley Horner
1:46 PM
London

Can you tell me what freeview light is?

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Dave Lindsay
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

4:03 PM

Lesley Horner: "Freeview Light" is the unofficial term given to the service where only PSB channels can be received.

There are over 1,000 small transmitters (which cover a small area and serve a small number of viewers) which are Freeview Light.

The Poplar transmitter is one such station.

See here for a full list of services by multiplex:

DTG :: DTT Services by Multiplex

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB
Saturday, 22 February 2014
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Lesley Horner
4:16 PM

Break in BBC channels from yesterday Poplar (51.5116,-0.0130) 

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Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

5:38 PM

Lesley Horner: There was nothing reported, oficially. Radio & Television Service says "no problems".

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