The transmitter company responsible for restoring television services in North Yorkshire and Teesside restored TV signal in Helmsley just in time for the festive weekend.
Arqiva confirmed signals from a new relay serving Helmsley went live on 23rd December 2021.
It follows the fire at the region’s main mast at Bilsdale in August. The temporary mast at Bilsdale that went live in October isn’t tall enough to reach all areas.
This left parts of Helmsley, particular the northern part of the town with a weak or non-existent TV signal. For a time, some households in the area benefitted from a temporary mast at Sutton Bank. Down the road toward Pickering, viewers have been able to receive services from another new relay at Kirbymoorside.
The Helmsley mast is based at the recreational centre to the north-west of the centre, its position designed to be in the direction of existing aerials errected to point at the original Bilsdale mast.
A retune is required to receive services; channels are restricted to the main Freeview services.
- Further details about the new relay sites, including manual tuning information are available here.