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Freeview Light on the Kensal Town (Greater London, England) transmitter

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This transmitter has no current reported problems

The BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Kensal Town (Greater London, England) transmitter. Click to recheck [+] 

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The symbol shows the location of the Kensal Town (Greater London, England) transmitter which serves 6,600 homes.

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Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?

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What do the colours on the map mean?

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.


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Which Freeview channels does the Kensal Town 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.

MuxAerial positionFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 horizontal max
C52 (722.0MHz)131m64QAM 8K 2/3
24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
25W
Channel icons
1 BBC One London, 2 BBC Two England, 7 BBC Three, 9 BBC Four, 70 CBBC, 71 CBeebies, 80 BBC News, 81 BBC Parliament, 301 BBC Red Button 1, plus 12 others

PSB2
D3+4
 horizontal max
C56 (754.0MHz)131m64QAM 8K 2/3
24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
25W
Channel icons
3 ITV (London), 4 Channel 4 London ads, 5 Channel 5 London ads, 6 ITV 2, 13 Channel 4+1 London ads, 14 More 4, 15 Film 4, 28 E4, 33 ITV +1 (London),

PSB3
BBCB
 horizontal max
C48 (690.0MHz)131m256QAM 32KE 2/3
40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
25W
Channel icons
73 CBBC HD, 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 BBC Three HD, plus 1 others



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The Kensal Town (Greater London, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 4seven HD, 5*, 5USA, Al Jazeera Arabic, Al Jazeera English, Al Jazeera HD, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, CBeebies HD, CBS Reality, Challenge, Channel 4+1 HD, Channel 5 +1, Channel 5 +24, CITV, Community Channel, Community Channel HD, Dave, Dave ja vu, Drama, E4+1, Film 4 +1, Food Network, ITV 2 +1, ITV 3, ITV 3 +1, ITV 4, ITV 4 +1, Movie Mix, Movies4Men, pick, Quest, Quest +1, Really, RT English , Sky News, Travel Channel, True Entertainment, truTV, Vintage TV, VIVA, Yesterday.

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 Kensal Town transmitter?

regional news image
BBC London 4.9m homes 18.4%
from London W1A 1AA, 4km east
to BBC London region - 55 masts.
regional news image
ITV London News 4.9m homes 18.4%
from London WC1X 8XZ, 6km east
to ITV London region - 55 masts.

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

years1984-971997-981998-20122012-132013-182013-18
aerial groupC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D E
C48BBCBBBCBBBCB
700C49BBC2BBC2BBC2
C52ITVITVITVBBCABBCABBCA
C56BBC1BBC1BBC1D3+4D3+4D3+4
800C67C4C4C4

orange background for multiplexes names moregreen background for transmission frequencieslilac background for power levels in watts800MHz band: 4G mobile to start in 2013700MHz band: possible 4G in 2019 more600MHz band: new or moved digital TV services more
Notes: + and - denote 166kHz offset; aerial group are shown as A B C/D E K W
Italics for analogue, digital switchover was Wednesdays 4th April and 18th April 2012.

How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?

Analogue 1-4, BBCA, D3+4, BBCB 25W

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. Kensal Town 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.



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Transmitter engineering
Thursday 7 July 2011 4:33AM

KENSAL TOWN transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air from 12:20 yesterday to 13:06 yesterday BBC TWO Off Air from 12:20 yesterday to 13:06 yesterday [BBC] Over the next week Kensal Town relay: TV (analogue) Service Shutdowns, TV (digital) working normally, Radio (analogue) working normally, Radio (digital) working normally. [DUK]

Transmitter engineering
Friday 8 July 2011 9:34AM

KENSAL TOWN transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air from 12:20 on 06 Jul to 13:06 on 06 Jul BBC TWO Off Air from 12:20 on 06 Jul to 13:06 on 06 Jul [BBC] Over the next week Kensal Town relay: TV (analogue) Service Shutdowns, TV (digital) working normally, Radio (analogue) working normally, Radio (digital) working normally. [DUK]

Transmitter engineering
Monday 12 September 2011 9:32AM

KENSAL TOWN transmitter - Over the next week Kensal Town relay: TV (analogue) Service Shutdowns, no digital TV, Radio (analogue) working normally, no digital radio. [DUK]

Transmitter engineering
Tuesday 13 September 2011 9:29AM

KENSAL TOWN transmitter - 13 September 2011: Engineering transmitter work will take place between 08:00hrs and 18:00hrs. TV services that will be disrupted: Analogue services - BBC1, BBC2, ITV and Channel 4 Digital services - Not Applicable [DUK] Over the next week Kensal Town relay: TV (analogue) Service Shutdowns, no digital TV, Radio (analogue) working normally, no digital radio. [DUK]

Transmitter engineering
Wednesday 12 October 2011 9:39AM

KENSAL TOWN transmitter - 12 October 2011: Engineering transmitter work will take place between 08:00hrs and 18:00hrs. TV services that will be disrupted: Analogue services - BBC1, BBC2, ITV and Channel 4 Digital services - Not Applicable [DUK] Over the next week Kensal Town relay: TV (analogue) Service Shutdowns, no digital TV, Radio (analogue) working normally, no digital radio. [DUK]

Transmitter engineering
Wednesday 12 October 2011 3:48PM

KENSAL TOWN transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 09:31 today to 12:10 today BBC TWO Off Air; DSO related from 09:31 today to 12:10 today [BBC] 12 October 2011: Engineering transmitter work will take place between 08:00hrs and 18:00hrs. TV services that will be disrupted: Analogue services - BBC1, BBC2, ITV and Channel 4 Digital services - Not Applicable [DUK] Over the next week Kensal Town relay: TV (analogue) Service Shutdowns, no digital TV, Radio (analogue) working normally, no digital radio. [DUK]

Transmitter engineering
Wednesday 12 October 2011 9:45PM

KENSAL TOWN transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 09:31 today to 12:10 today BBC TWO Off Air; DSO related from 09:31 today to 12:10 today [BBC] Over the next week Kensal Town relay: TV (analogue) Service Shutdowns, no digital TV, Radio (analogue) working normally, no digital radio. [DUK]

Transmitter engineering
Thursday 13 October 2011 4:48AM

KENSAL TOWN transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 09:31 yesterday to 12:10 yesterday BBC TWO Off Air; DSO related from 09:31 yesterday to 12:10 yesterday [BBC] Over the next week Kensal Town relay: TV (analogue) Service Shutdowns, no digital TV, Radio (analogue) working normally, no digital radio. [DUK]

Transmitter engineering
Friday 14 October 2011 5:10AM

KENSAL TOWN transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 09:31 on 12 Oct to 12:10 on 12 Oct BBC TWO Off Air; DSO related from 09:31 on 12 Oct to 12:10 on 12 Oct [BBC] Over the next week Kensal Town relay: TV (analogue) Service Shutdowns, no digital TV, Radio (analogue) working normally, no digital radio. [DUK]

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