A number of the UK’s biggest TV channels suddenly crashed off air on Saturday night after a playout centre was evacuated.
Arqiva to host virtual meeting with local MPs following criticism of its handling of the incident, which has left some households without Freeview TV for over a month.
Streaming service upgrades systems allowing more TVs to access its range of free ad-supported channels.
Transmitter company Arqiva has added an emergency transmitter at Sutton Bank, restoring TV services to another 100,000 homes.
Transmitter company Arqiva unable to proceed with the construction of an 80 metre temporary mast due to landowner access issues. A legal process is taking place.
A summer of 1970s music comes to an end for most Freeview viewers, with a music channel swap over taking place on Wednesday 25th August.
Chinese state broadcaster-owned news channel streams back on to Freeview via unregulated back door.
Viewers in Ripon, Catterick, Stockton and Darlington areas will be able to receive Freeview channels from a 15 meter mast built at Arncliffe Wood.
Attempts by BT and Sky to restrict the availability of Freeview have been thwarted by the Government. The Department for Culture, Media and Sport confirmed that licences to broadcast Freeview multiplexes can be extended until 2034.
Freeview reception relies on line of sight or near line of sight to the transmitter, at least at roof-top level. The location and height of the transmitter mast determines the maximum theoretical range of the transmitter – i.e. how far away it can be received.