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Station, Alexandra Palace (Alternative Site Tests)

Volume 498: debated on Wednesday 26 March 1952

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asked the Assistant Postmaster-General when a decision will be made that television broadcasting be transferred from Alexandra Palace to Crystal Palace; and when the date of such transfer may be.

The B.B.C. is carrying out tests to try and find a suitable site for a new television transmitting station if they have to move from Alexandra Palace when the current lease expires in 1956. Several alternatives are being examined and it is too early to say when a decision will be made.

Does that mean that when the move does take place, studios will be entirely rebuilt on this new site?