Bilsdale Transmitter Mast Update
September 9, 2021
Following the Bilsdale transmitter mast fire on August 10, Julian has received regular updates from Arqiva on their attempts to repair the mast and restore service to those who have been affected in York and North Yorkshire.
In their latest update, Arqiva has said:
- 500,000 households have had Freeview service restored;
- damage caused by the fire means it is probable that the existing mast will have to be dismantled;
- an additional new transmitter site at Sutton Bank is now providing Freeview TV signals to over 100,000 households in areas including Harrogate, Knaresborough, Pickering, Ripon, Masham, Leyburn and northern parts of York;
- the next stage of the plan is to build an 80 metre-high temporary mast on land near the existing mast at Bilsdale, which is expected to restore Freeview TV services to over 90% of affected households in the coming weeks.