Full Freeview on the Crystal Palace (Greater London, England) transmitter
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The symbol shows the location of the Crystal Palace (Greater London, England) transmitter which serves 4,490,000 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 Crystal Palace (Greater London, England) transmitter.
Which Freeview channels does the Crystal Palace 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.
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 700 BBC Radio 1, 701 BBC Radio 1Xtra, 702 BBC Radio 2, 703 BBC Radio 3, 704 BBC Radio 4 (FM), 705 BBC Radio 5 Live, 706 BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, 707 BBC Radio 6 Music, 708 BBC Radio 4 Extra, 709 BBC Asian Network, 710 BBC World Service, 719 BBC Berkshire (BBC local radio), 720 BBC Three Counties (BBC local radio), 722 BBC Surrey (BBC local radio), 734 BBC Essex (BBC local radio),
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, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV1 +1 (London),
56 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 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 66 TBN UK,
20 Drama, 21 5USA, 29 ITV2 +1, 32 5STAR, 33 5Action, 41 Legend, 42 GREAT! movies action, 46 Channel 5 +1, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV3 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 CBS Reality, 74 Dave ja vu, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 89 ITV4 +1, 203 CITV, 208 Pop Player, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, plus 15 others Racing TV, Kiss Chat & Date, Proud Dating, ADULT Xpanded2, 16 QVC, 22 TJC, 237 TalkTV, 263 SonLife, 264 VisionTV, 265 On Demand 365, 269 Arise News, 670 ADULT Section (start), 724 Capital, 727 Absolute Radio, 728 Heart,
11 Sky Arts, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 31 E4 Extra, 36 pick, 40 Quest Red, 43 Food Network, 47 Film4 +1, 48 Challenge, 49 4seven, 57 Smithsonian Channel, 60 Drama +1, 70 Quest +1, 75 Yesterday +1, 83 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others CRAFT EXTRA , 45 Gems TV, 85 Create & Craft, 673 ADULT smileTV3, 723 talkSPORT, 730 RNIB Connect, 731 Classic FM, 732 LBC, 733 Trans World Radio,
12 Quest, 25 W, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 44 HGTV, 71 Quest Red +1, 73 HobbyMaker, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 88 Classic Hits, 235 Al Jazeera Eng, plus 19 others ADULT smileTV2, ADULT Studio 66, 37 QVC Beauty, 38 QVC Style, 51 Ideal World, 72 Jewellery Maker, 206 Pop, 674 ADULT Babestn, 678 Xpanded TV, 699 ADULT Section, 711 Hits Radio, 712 KISS FRESH, 713 KISS, 714 KISSTORY, 715 Magic, 716 Greatest Hits Radio, 717 Kerrang!, 718 Smooth Radio, 725 Premier Radio,
from 31st March 2014: 8 LONDON LIVE,
DTG-12 QSPK 8K 3/4 8.0Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)
Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Crystal Palace transmitter?
BBC London 4.9m homes 18.4%
from London W1A 1AA, 11km north-northwest (334°)
to BBC London region - 55 masts.
ITV London News 4.9m homes 18.4%
from London WC1X 8XZ, 11km north-northwest (345°)
to ITV London region - 55 masts.
Are there any self-help relays?
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How will the Crystal Palace (Greater London, England) transmission frequencies change over time?
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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?
|SDN, ARQA, ARQB, BBCA, D3+4, BBCB||(-7dB) 200kW|
|Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*, Mux C*, Mux D*, LW||(-17dB) 20kW|
Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Crystal Palace transmitter area
CRYSTAL PALACE transmitter - AM: Off the air due to a fault from 19 Jun 13:54 until 19 Jun 17:38. Off the air due to a fault from 19 Jun 08:09 until 19 Jun 08:23. Slightly reduced power due to a fault from 18 Jun 22:25 until 19 Jun 08:09. . [BBC]
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It hasn't gone anywhere, it's still transmitting. When did you lose it?
Are you missing any other channels other than those on COM7?
See Channel listings for Industry Professionals | Freeview for which channels are carried on which multiplex.
If perchance you retuned when the signal was absent or had bad pixelation, then this would likely just clear the correct tuning. This could have happened if there was Planned Engineering or on occasion recently there's been some variable Tropospheric Ducting with the high pressure which would have periodically caused interference from more distant transmitters.
You might also get interference if you have any HDMI cables close to poorly screened aerial cables or flyleads which aren't double screened types. C55 seems to be especially vulnerable in many cases. Make sure such leads are well separated.
Try a manual tune on UHF C55. COM7 reception in your road is predicted to be more reliable in the higher numbers - from Crystal Palace.
Which way is your aerial pointing? Are the rods (or squashed Xs) horizontal? It should be pointing at a bearing of 136 degrees (SSE). Check it's still pointing the correct way and it and the downlead look undamaged.
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Chris.SE: Frreview 77 is noit in COM 7 - it seems to be on channel 25m whatever multipolex that is - and avaailable to 3am suggesting its one of those holding pattern channels designed to stop someone else muscling in.
I am not prepared to check it at 3 am - but I am prepared to inform Chris that all my COM 7 reception has currenlty ceased - due to leaves trees by the look of it.
I will recheck my COM 7 in October when the leaves start falling.
I've invested in different aerials over the last 5 years to try to get over this issue.
Why can't Arqiva invest in a proper multiplex for BBC Four HD, BBC News HD and PBS America +1?
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I don't know which list you looked at to give you the impression that LCN77 was on COM7, the Freeview page shows it on the SDN multiplex, the programme (TCC) on that multiplex is on UHF C25 at Crystal Palace (as also listed above).
Like several channels on some of the COM muxes, according to my data source, this one timeshares with LCN80 Blaze+1 at 0200 for an hour (despite what the EPG says!) it's stated on the caption on its page and then with LCN63 Blaze at 0500 through to 0200. Don't ask me why Blaze does it that way, I don't know!
I'm sorry you still have problems with COM7 in the summer due to those trees in your line-of-site.
It's not simply a case of Arqiva investing in a "proper" multiplex, don't forget that we are limited by International and European agreements on the frequencies and power that can be used, but in any event, I'm certain that BBC4 HD, BBC News HD, PBS America & others would not be prepared to pay for another multiplex.
As I'm sure you recall, we had COM8 which closed because it became uneconomic, due to uncertainty in 2020 about advertising revenue for the other channels and the duration of the OFCOM Licence. The licence for the temporary multiplexes COMs 7&8 says they'd close by June 2022 at the latest, or on 3 months notice to use these frequencies for SDL usage by whichever MNO bought the frequencies in the 700MHz auction. As recently announced that's EE, so we await to see how long it will be before they have suitable cell equipment ready to use.
As you may recall from your previous posts, not all data on these web-pages has been updated with the 700MHz Clearance changes, here it's the Local mux which is now on C35 (not 29).
A reminder for all, in the multiplex order BBCA/PSB1, D3&4/PSB2, BBCB HD/PSB3, SDN/COM4, ArqA/COM5, ArqB/COM6, COM7, Local multiplex, the UHF channels for Crystal Palace are as follows
C23, C26, C30, C25, C22, C28, C55, C35 (London Local mux).
In case your signals aren't the strongest, it's worth trying a manual tune (if your device allows it) on C55 &/or C35. Autotune sometimes misses weaker signals.
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Chris.SE: I wish they'd get on and close COM7 and then make alternative arrangements for the proper HD channels.
At the moment half the country can't get COM7 stations because they are on relays not carrying COM7
How about some so-called levelling up for Freeview viewrs?
Meanwhile they could re-capture some bandwidth by getting rid of the neo Nazoi channels - RT and GB Mres, and also the porn that someone somewhare presumably patys Dirty Desmoind to transmit to them.on COIM5 and 6.
To think Arqiva was once Post Office Telecommunications. Mrs Whitehouse would have had them in court in no time.
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David C Warner:
If they were to close COM7 now, we'd just lose those channels. IF as speculation thinks, they convert one (at least) of the existing multiplexes to T2, it will take time for that to be done around the country BUT that may not happen, as you know there is a move towards more streaming stuff and suggestions are that we'll be linked to a stream for channels we can't get over air, whether that be due to faults, engineering or whatever, we'll have to wait and see. There have been no announcements either way.
I'm waiting to see what happens on Freeview (if anything) for the extra Red Button channels for Wimbledon that have appeared on Satellite. Rumours were they'd also be added to Freeview but there is no space unless they are just links to streaming (or they reopen COM8 for the duration, ha ha!), whatever no announcements yet, I've also been checking muxes to see if anything appears.
Arqiva are a commercial organisation (like any business) and have to be able to pay staff and the bills etc. so they have to have broadcasters willing to pay for space on the multiplexes, and maybe also will to pay any additional costs (if any) for T2! All channels/broadcasters also have to have a licence from OFCOM and are regulated by them.
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