BBC Three is being shoehorned back on to TV platforms. As it can’t return to its pre-2016 channel numbers, the channel’s availability will vary across the UK.
Areas affected by the TV and radio blackout from Bilsdale where reception has been restored:
Storm Arwen knocked out a number of relay transmitters over the weekend, as power supply issues affected reception of some TV and radio services.
Additional householders in Teesside may be able to benefit from a more robust Freeview signal following an upgrade at the Eston Nab transmitter mast.
The operator of a network of local channels in England, Wales and Scotland has launched a six week Christmas service, also available nationally on Sky and Freesat.
The hybrid terrestrial – streaming service, now included as standard in many smart TVs, is now used in over 10 million homes.
Dozens of Freeview channels will move down the channel list in 2022 if Ofcom approves the linear return of BBC Three.
Viewers who are still without a TV signal in North Yorkshire, Teesside and County Durham may be eligible for a voucher pay for an alternative method of accessing free-to-air TV.
Final tests ahead of the activation of a temporary transmitter mast at Bilsdale take place this week. It comes two months after a major fire disrupted telecommunications across North Yorkshire, Teesside and County Durham.
Viewers in North Yorkshire, Teesside and parts of County Durham will need to wait longer for a new temporary transmitter mast to go live.