TV and Radio disruption warnings for Cornwall and N Yorks



The BBC has advised viewers in parts of Cornwall and North Yorkshire of potential disruption to TV and radio reception due to essential engineering work this week.

In Cornwall, work at the Redruth (Four Lanes) transmitter - serving households in the west of the county -  will affect FM and DAB reception with periods of reduced power and some shutdowns anticipated between Tuesday 25th October to Friday 28th October 2016, subject to the weather.

Alongside the BBC National FM stations, national and local BBC and commercial DAB stations will be impacted. Affected listeners are being advised to use alternative platforms including Freeview, Sky, Freesat or online.

In North Yorkshire, its both Freeview and digital radio that will be affected from Tuesday 25th October to Friday 28th October 2016 for viewers and listeners using Scarborough's Oliver's Mount transmitter. During the daytime, services will be subject to reduced power or complete shutdowns.

Alongside Freeview channels, the engineering work will also affect national and local BBC and commercial stations broadcast from the mast. Other platforms will not be affected.

The BBC-backed Radio and Television Investigation Service offers viewers and listeners a live transmitter checker to check if a Freeview or radio reception issue is down to a transmitter problem, although most commercial operators do not generally provide any information.





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