Television and radio services for more than one million people will remain off-air “indefinitely” following a transmitter fire.
The blaze hit the mast at Bilsdale on Tuesday, disrupting Freeview, DAB and FM Radio signals across North Yorkshire, Teesside and parts of County Durham.
Arqiva, which operates the tower, plans to bring in temporary equipment, though it hasn’t given a timescale. “We are waiting to assess the damage caused. Our teams are currently mobilising temporary equipment to site however we are unable to provide specific timelines for restoration of any services at this point.,” the operator said on Twitter.
At its height 30 firefighters and six engineers fought the blaze on the North York Moors.
The regional services are all available online and via satellite.
The transmitter has been in service since 1969.