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Aug 11th, 2021, 10:35pm
 
Here is a report from the BBC regarding the major fire that broke out at a main transmitter serving part of the north east of England.

All services were disrupted for several hours

"Mast operators, Arqiva, said it had managed to restore TV and radio services for hundreds of thousands of people."
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Reply #1 - Aug 15th, 2021, 11:57am
 
If anyone wants a lot more detail there are dozens of posts over on Usenet; or via google groups. UK.tech.broadcast.
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Reply #2 - Aug 15th, 2021, 10:44pm
 
The BBC has a page with the latest situation, here.
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Reply #3 - Aug 16th, 2021, 5:46pm
 
Arqiva has the latest, here.
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Reply #4 - Sep 2nd, 2021, 9:40pm
 
More from The Yorkshire Post, here.
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Reply #5 - Oct 7th, 2021, 8:36am
 
The old mast has been brought down.

A video is here.
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Reply #6 - Oct 15th, 2021, 8:30am
 
Update from Arqiva:- The temporary mast is 'on'.

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Reply #7 - Oct 25th, 2021, 3:58pm
 
Some FAQs  here.
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Reply #8 - Feb 22nd, 2022, 5:38pm
 
Latest from Arqiva....here, via BBC Tees.

"A new interim TV mast to replace the fire damaged Bilsdale transmitter is set to be activated on Wednesday.
The 252ft (80m) mast at Bilsdale will benefit more than 100,000 homes in North Yorkshire, County Durham and the Tees Valley, operator Arqiva said."
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Reply #9 - May 14th, 2022, 11:48am
 
"TV and radio services disrupted after a fire destroyed a transmitter should be fully restored by the end of the year."




so says the BBC News website quoting Arqiva.

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Reply #10 - May 21st, 2022, 12:29pm
 
According to this BBC site

"A fire which destroyed a TV and radio transmitter was caused by water getting into electrics at the site, an investigation has found.
The Bilsdale transmitter caught fire on 10 August, leaving more than 600,000 homes across Teesside, County Durham and North Yorkshire without signals.
Arqiva, which operated the mast on the North York Moors, said the water damage was connected to third-party equipment"
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Reply #11 - Jun 14th, 2022, 11:44am
 
"Better planning needed before fire - Ofcom"

Here is the latest BBC Tees report
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Reply #12 - May 16th, 2023, 11:01am
 
According to BroadbandTV News...

"BBC sues Arqiva after Bilsdale transmitter loss"

More, here, by Julian Clover


"The BBC is suing Arqiva over performance levels around the Bilsdale transmitter site, almost two years after the North Yorkshire mast was destroyed by fire, leaving millions of Freeview viewers without a TV service."
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Reply #13 - May 16th, 2023, 5:04pm
 
During the 30 years that I was with BBC Transmission, there were several big shutdowns but everyone knew we were doing our best to restore the service and there was never any question of compensation.

Alas we've now gone down the American route of "If there's a problem, somebody must be responsible and that somebody must pay a penalty".
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Reply #14 - Jun 23rd, 2023, 11:37am
 
Helpline to be turned off.

According to this site, the Arqiva helpline is to be turned off.

"Adrian Twyning, chief of operations at Arqiva, said: “Only a very small percentage of all viewers served by the Bilsdale mast have needed to contact our helpline for support since we switched on the new mast."


Source Richmondshire Today
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