Why was Scarborough TV signal down?

Many residents were left with no TV this afternoon as disruption to Freeview signal swept across Scarborough.

Thursday, 27th October 2016, 3:40 pm
Updated Monday, 31st October 2016, 8:41 am
The mast at Oliver's Mount.

Many residents contacted The Scarborough News to find out what the reasoning was behind the interruption.

Scarborough resident Margaret White said: "I was looking forward to Escape to the Country before I realised I had no TV signal. I'll have to wait for the repeat now. I am really annoyed now."

It has been confirmed that planned engineering work took place today (October 27) at the Oliver's Mount transmitter.

A Freeview spokesperson said: "TV services from the Oliver’s Mount transmitter were temporarily off-air today due to planned engineering work. Services have now been restored.

"Any readers with questions about Freeview reception can call our advice line on 03456 505050."