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The symbol shows the location of the Luton (Luton, England) transmitter which serves 29,000 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 problems

The BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Luton (Luton, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Luton 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)209mDTG-380W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) Cambridge, 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

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C42 (642.0MHz)209mDTG-380W
Channel icons
3 ITV (SD) (Anglia (West micro region)), 4 Channel 4 (SD) South ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 18 More4, 26 ITV4, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV +1 (Anglia east),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C45 (666.0MHz)209mDTG-680W
Channel icons
56 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV HD (ITV Meridian Southampton), 104 Channel 4 HD South ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 106 BBC Four HD, 109 BBC Three HD, 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies 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 43 Freeview channels?

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

The Luton (Luton, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4seven, 5Action, 5STAR, 5USA, Aljazeera English, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBS Reality, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, YAAAS!, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, E4 Extra, Film4 +1, Food Network, GB News, GREAT! movies, GREAT! movies action, HGTV, HobbyMaker, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Legend, PBS America, pick, Pop Player, Quest +1, Quest Red, Really, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, That's TV (UK), Together TV, 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 Luton transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Look East (West) 1.0m homes 3.7%
from Cambridge CB4 0WZ, 56km northeast (44°)
to BBC Cambridge region - 4 masts.
70% of BBC East (East) and BBC East (West) is shared output
regional news image
ITV Anglia News 1.0m homes 3.7%
from Norwich NR1 3JG, 145km northeast (52°)
to ITV Anglia (West) region - 5 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 80% evening news is shared with Anglia (East)

How will the Luton (Luton, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20112011-136 Jun 2018
C/D EC/D EC/D EE TB E K T
C39BBCA
C42D3+4
C45_local_local
C50tv_offBBCA
C55tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBCB
C59tv_offITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesD3+4
C62BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves
C65C4wavesC4wavesC4waves

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 30 Mar 11 and 13 Apr 11.

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

Analogue 1-4, BBCA, D3+4, BBCB 80W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Sandy Heath transmitter area

Oct 1959-Feb 2004Anglia Television
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. Luton 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
Tuesday, 8 February 2011
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Big Sim
5:29 PM
London

She receives BBC East and Anglia.

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Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

9:39 PM

Big Sim: I think that is what you would expect with a loft aerial pointing at Sandy Heath.

A rooftop aerial will probably give good reception after switchover 13th April 2011, but I don't think you have much hope with a loft aerial.

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Briantist's 38,844 posts GB
Thursday, 17 March 2011
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Dee
8:35 PM

Hi, I'm in Luton and have freeview in my car. I am being told were getting a transmitter in luton which will help with the quality is it true?

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Monday, 21 March 2011
Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

6:37 AM

Dee: See the top of the page.

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Briantist's 38,844 posts GB
Tuesday, 5 April 2011
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Sleo
1:55 PM
Dunstable

I don't seem to be able to pick up Anglia TV now the switchover has taken place, what do I need to do to get it???

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Mike Dimmick
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2:58 PM
Reading

Sleo: ITV1 remains on analogue at Luton until the 13th. Only BBC digital services have started up so far.

The predictor suggests it's more likely that you're using Sandy Heath than the Luton relay. In that case, see Single Frequency Interference, and see whether it improves after switchover completes next Wednesday.

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Sleo
5:04 PM
Dunstable

Thx for that Mike, I did see that about the 13th after I had posted and wondered if that was the problem, I will re-assess the situation after next Wednesday.

Thx again.

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Wednesday, 13 April 2011
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Arthur
10:05 AM
Luton

About luton transmitter. Is it only 20 frieview channels available in Luton? What about other channels?



My postcode is LU3 1DS

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Arthur's 1 post GB
Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:15 PM

Arthur: This is a public service transmitter, only the channels listed above are provided.

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