Televisions and radios in Filey are still without any signal in the wake of the fire that engulfed the Bilsdale transmitter. Whilst some services have been partially restored to parts of County Durham, for Filey and most of North Yorkshire it will be 28 August before the television pictures return to our screens.
It is possible to receive some channels by carrying out an automatic retune. However, viewers are being advised to retune on 28 August when the Bilsdale temporary mast comes online.
The fire service only gained access to the base of the transmitter earlier this week and work is ongoing to assess the condition of the mast itself. A temporary 80-metre mast is being installed, but it is the delivery of the 250 tonnes of concrete blocks, that will make sure the temporary mast remains in place once it is raised, that is critical to restoring signals on 28 August.