95% of North Yorkshire Moors viewers due to have TV services restored as new Bilsdale mast switched on

A new, 80m temporary mast at Bilsdale has been switched on, restoring TV services to approximately 95% of households across the North Yorkshire Moors and further afield.

Wednesday, 13th October 2021, 1:44 pm

Arqiva engineers have worked around the clock over recent weeks to deliver this as the latest step in restoring services following the fire at Bilsdale in August.

The switch-on means that viewers will need to retune TVs and a guide on how to do this can be found here.

Additional engineering works are taking place throughout the day today (Wed Oct 13) so Arqiva recommends doing this after 5pm today.

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Arqiva CEO Paul Donovan addresses the media in Whitby while providing an update on the work to restore TV services across the region.

A spokesman added: "As we have previously said, not everyone is covered by the switch-on.

"And further details on help for those whose TV services are still affected from this evening will be set out at bilsdalemast.co.uk tomorrow (Thurs Oct 14).”