HOMES on Teesside are reportedly receiving reception after services have come back online for some after the Bilsdale TV mast fire.

According to BBC Reception, where viewers can see where there are faults with transmitters, viewers in Hartlepool, Redcar and east Middlesbrough can now receive some services. 

These services include BBC A (BBC 1, 2 etc) - channel 27, D3/4 (ITV, C4 Five etc) - Channel 24 and BBC B (HD) (BBC 1, 2 HD etc) – Channel 21.

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A spokesperson for BBC Reception said: "We do have some good news for television viewers who live in and around Hartlepool, Redcar and the edge of Middlesbrough.

"Services have been added to the Eston Nab transmitter and should be available, but you may need to retune. Autotune should work for everyone in those areas, but if not we would suggest you try manually retuning to the new service."

"We have also restored BBC Radio Tees FM on 95.0 MHz in the north of the region, including Middlesbrough, Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees.

"At the site itself, emergency services are still not allowing access due to safety concerns. However, the mast has been assessed using drones and that data is being evaluated.

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"The process of restoring services using a combination of temporary structures and existing infrastructure elsewhere has begun."

Meanwhile, in an update provided by site operator Arqiva, they say they are "working hard to get as many services back as quickly as we can."

A spokesperson for the infrastructure company said: "The task to reinstate all the services that were available from a 1,000ft mast is a complex one and we are working hard to get as many services back up as quickly as we can. As of 1900hrs on 11/08 we have been able to provide some TV and BBC Radio Tees services for hundreds of thousands of people in the area.

"We are assessing all options open to us but the process is a gradual one. We apologise for the inconvenience but ask that you bear with us as our teams work hard to deliver solutions for as many people as possible as quickly and safely as we can."

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