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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 Alexandra Palace (Greater London, England) transmitter. Click to recheck [+] 

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The symbol shows the location of the Alexandra Palace (Greater London, England) transmitter which serves 4,600 homes.

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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 Alexandra Palace transmitter broadcast?

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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
C49 (698.0MHz)186m64QAM 8K 2/3
24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
70W
Channel icons
1 BBC One London, 2 BBC Two England, 7 BBC Three, 9 BBC Four, 70 CBBC Channel, 71 CBeebies, 80 BBC News, 81 BBC Parliament, 301 BBC Red Button 1, plus 12 others

PSB2
D3+4
 horizontal max
C58 (770.0MHz)186m64QAM 8K 2/3
24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
70W
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
C54 (738.0MHz)186m256QAM 32KE 2/3
40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
70W
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 Alexandra Palace (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, BBC Red Button 2, 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, The Zone, Travel Channel, True Entertainment, truTV, 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 Alexandra Palace transmitter?

regional news image
BBC London 4.9m homes 18.4%
from London W1A 1AA, 9km south
to BBC London region - 55 masts.
regional news image
ITV London News 4.9m homes 18.4%
from London WC1X 8XZ, 8km south
to ITV London region - 55 masts.

How will the Alexandra Palace (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
700C49BBCABBCABBCA
C54C4C4C4BBCBBBCBBBCB
C58BBC1BBC1BBC1D3+4D3+4D3+4
800C61ITVITVITV
C64BBC2BBC2BBC2

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?

BBCA, D3+4, BBCB 70W
Analogue 1-4(-0.3dB) 65W

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. Alexandra Palace 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 16 January 2014 1:23PM

ALEXANDRA PALACE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 12:57 on 14 Jan to 13:38 on 14 Jan, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 10:44 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 12:57 on 14 Jan to 13:38 on 14 Jan, HD Digital TV Off Air from 11:54 today. DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air f [BBC]

Transmitter engineering
Thursday 16 January 2014 4:23PM

ALEXANDRA PALACE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 12:57 on 14 Jan to 13:38 on 14 Jan, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 10:44 today to 10:45 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 12:57 on 14 Jan to 13:38 on 14 Jan, HD Digital TV Off Air from 11:54 today to 11:55 today. DAB: BB [BBC]

Transmitter engineering
Thursday 16 January 2014 7:23PM

ALEXANDRA PALACE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 10:44 today to 10:45 today, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 12:57 on 14 Jan to 13:38 on 14 Jan, HD Digital TV Off Air from 11:54 today to 11:55 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 12:57 on 14 Jan to 13:38 on 14 Jan. DAB: BB [BBC]

Transmitter engineering
Friday 17 January 2014 4:23AM

ALEXANDRA PALACE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 12:57 on 14 Jan to 13:38 on 14 Jan, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 10:44 yesterday to 10:45 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air from 12:57 on 14 Jan to 13:38 on 14 Jan, HD Digital TV Off Air from 11:54 yesterday to 11:55 ye [BBC]

Transmitter engineering
Friday 17 January 2014 1:23PM

ALEXANDRA PALACE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 10:44 yesterday to 10:45 yesterday, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 12:57 on 14 Jan to 13:38 on 14 Jan, HD Digital TV Off Air from 11:54 yesterday to 11:55 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air from 12:57 on 14 Jan to 13:38 on [BBC]

Transmitter engineering
Saturday 18 January 2014 4:24AM

ALEXANDRA PALACE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 10:44 on 16 Jan to 10:45 on 16 Jan, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 12:57 on 14 Jan to 13:38 on 14 Jan, HD Digital TV Off Air from 11:54 on 16 Jan to 11:55 on 16 Jan, HD Digital TV Off Air from 12:57 on 14 Jan to 13:38 on [BBC]

Transmitter engineering
Sunday 19 January 2014 4:23AM

ALEXANDRA PALACE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 10:44 on 16 Jan to 10:45 on 16 Jan, HD Digital TV Off Air from 11:54 on 16 Jan to 11:55 on 16 Jan. [BBC]

Transmitter engineering
Thursday 22 May 2014 7:32AM

ALEXANDRA PALACE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 02:00 today to 03:06 today. [BBC]

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