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Latest News from BBC on Bilsdale Transmitter Fire - Problems with television and radio services in North Yorkshire and Teesside

What's happened at Bilsdale transmitter?

A fire at the transmitter site has caused disruption to all services from the site. The process to restore services using a combination of temporary structures and existing infrastructure elsewhere in the region has started.

You can find the most recent developments and updates to how services are being restored below.

Services that have been restored

Unless otherwise stated use our transmitter checker tool to check if your address is in coverage of the restored transmitters or services.

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Freesat 4K set top boxes are latest products to pass DTG testing and CAI’s European IRS Certification Scheme (EICS)

Leading TV platform, Freesat, has become the latest company to have satellite receivers pass the European-wide assurance scheme for TV and Satellite distribution equipment known as the European IRS Certification Scheme (EICS).

Its UHD 4X 500 and UHD X receivers passed the test specification, demonstrating the high quality of the Freesat set top boxes and their compatibility with other products that pass the EICS within an Integrated Reception System.

The first scheme of its kind, the EICS test specification provides ‘reassurance of end-to-end device compatibility, interoperability and robust RF performance within satellite and DTT distribution systems.'

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Freeview & Digital UK Website Re-Launch

Freeview website and the Digital UK websites are being relaunched to provide a single destination regarding information for viewers and industry alike via www.freeview.co.uk .

The launch date has been changed to 30 October 2019.  There will be a new look and feel but the 700MHz Clearance information currently available, will continue to be accessible via the existing links you will be familiar with.

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