Engineers make use of fine weather to conduct essential work on the new Bilsdale mast affecting Freeview reception in parts of North Yorkshire, Teesside and County Durham.
The BBC’s lawsuit against transmitter operator Arqiva seeks damages for loss of service in the North East of England.
Warnings of Freeview TV reception problems now extended into June as high pressure likely to cause some problems in Eastern England and Northern Ireland.
Viewers may lose some or all Freeview channels in southern England this bank holiday weekend due to high pressure weather conditions. Disruption will then extend to cover areas surrounding the Irish Sea.
Nearly two years of Freeview TV reception disruption is almost over for viewers in North Yorkshire, Teesside and parts of County Durham.
More organisations have joined a campaign to preserve Freeview and terrestrial radio beyond 2040, but the Government says it won’t commit to beyond 2034.
Arqiva has begun to test TV services from the new Bilsdale TV mast and has warned of temporary reception drop-outs.
Engineers are preparing to turn on the new replacement Freeview mast built in the aftermath of the August 2021 Bilsdale transmitter fire. But engineering work may result in a temporary loss of Freeview HD channels.
A petition to preserve terrestrial TV and radio services has highlighted an urban/rural divide with stronger support for the retention of Freeview in the countryside.
This week saw more than 100 cultural and media organizations call on decision makers, governments and regulators to protect frequencies currently used for terrestrial TV as well as Programme Making and Special Events (PMSE).