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The symbol shows the location of the Sutton (Greater London, England) transmitter which serves 1,400 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 Sutton (Greater London, England) transmitter.

Choose from three options: ■ List by multiplex ■ List by channel number ■ List by channel name

Which Freeview channels does the Sutton 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.

 H max
 V max
C33 (570.0MHz)
Channel icons
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, plus 16 others

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 V max
C36 (594.0MHz)
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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),

 H max
 V max
C48 (690.0MHz)
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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, 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?

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

The Sutton (Greater London, 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, GREAT! romance mix, 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 Sutton transmitter?

regional news image
BBC London 4.9m homes 18.4%
from London W1A 1AA, 17km north (11°)
to BBC London region - 55 masts.
regional news image
ITV London News 4.9m homes 18.4%
from London WC1X 8XZ, 18km north-northeast (17°)
to ITV London region - 55 masts.

How will the Sutton (Greater London, 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 9W
PSB1≡, PSB1||, PSB2≡, PSB2||, PSB3≡, PSB3||(-2.6dB) 5W

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. Sutton 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.

Thursday, 21 July 2011
Transmitter engineering

7:40 PM

SUTTON transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 10:00 yesterday to 14:29 today BBC TWO Off Air; DSO related from 10:00 yesterday to 14:29 today [BBC]

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Friday, 22 July 2011
Transmitter engineering

7:36 AM

SUTTON transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 10:00 on 20 Jul to 14:29 yesterday BBC TWO Off Air; DSO related from 10:00 on 20 Jul to 14:29 yesterday [BBC]

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Saturday, 23 July 2011
Transmitter engineering

6:39 AM

SUTTON transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 10:00 on 20 Jul to 14:29 on 21 Jul BBC TWO Off Air; DSO related from 10:00 on 20 Jul to 14:29 on 21 Jul [BBC]

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Sunday, 10 March 2013
Patricia Wild
8:21 AM

My TV picture is pixelating and there is a banner at the bottom that says low signal strength. I completed the reset procedure with no effect. I've disconnected the BTVision equipment and am running only Freeview. I'm not sure where the aerial is since I rent this house and the cable comes from the wall directly into the TV. It is either in the attic or on the roof. The map shows a fault with the Sutton transmitter but when I double click on it the deals say nothing is wrong. I'm inclined to believe the map since my TV is demonstrating that there is a problem. What do I do next? Do I report the problem or simple wait? If the latter, how long does it take for these things to get corrected? Thanks for your help.

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10:01 AM

Patricia Wild: I'm quite sure that your reception is from Crystal Palace, which is also listed as having no problems. A visual inspection of the aerial if it is outside would be useful to make sure that it is still mounted correctly and pointing in the correct direction ie same as your neighbours' aerials. Otherwise check cables and connectors are in order. Also check the strength and quality of the signal being received on the different multiplexes, say BBC1, ITV, QVC, Sky News and Film4 to give an idea on whether there is a weak signal problem, as suggested by your receiver, or a quality problem, possibly due to impulse interference. Less likely is the possibility of signal overload resulting from over amplification if there are any boosters in use..

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