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Helicopter lifts final sections of a temporary transmitter at Bilsdale

Better weather over the North York Moors allowed the final sections of a temporary structure at Bilsdale to be lifted into place by helicopter earlier today (Thursday 9th December). 

The 80-metre tower will provide improved TV signal quality across the area, and it follows the switch on of another mast of the same height in October. The original Bilsdale mast, which was more than 300 metres tall, was damaged by fire in August and later dismantled.

Following installation of the broadcasting equipment and extensive testing, the new temporary tower is planned to come into use in the New Year. 

Testing the new structure will result in some short, temporary disruption in certain areas, and Arqiva will provide further details in due course.