A new temporary mast has been installed in Blissdale, North Yorkshire, which has helped restore TV services to about 95% of households in the entire area.
The company that runs the mast, Archiva, said switching to the 80-meter mast means that people in the area will now need to restart their TV sets.
A guide on how to do this can be found at bilsdalemast.co.uk.
Not everyone switches on, and about 23 of the 23,000 households live in so-called “not-spot” areas, where TV services are still affected, an Archive spokesman said.
Assistance is being offered to people over the age of 65, the medically weak and other vulnerable people in care, who can call the free phone line – 0800 121 4828 and have engineers visit their homes. Can be scheduled.
The original Blasdale Mast was damaged in a fire on August 10, which left millions without access to a TV signal.
In addition, people who live in “non-place” areas where services are not restored via a switch on will receive a voucher. Vouchers can be redeemed in stores and online, and more details will follow.
This price covers the cost of an alternative fix that can be selected from a variety of products that will provide ways to receive Air TV for free, including a Rocco stick device and an Amazon Fire TV stick. Letters will be sent to homes to claim vouchers.
Paul Donovan, Chief Executive Officer of Archiva, said: “I would like to pay tribute to the hard work and commitment of our teams working around the clock at Billsdale Moore so that this temporary mast can be removed quickly and safely.
This is an important step in project rehabilitation for the return of services throughout the region, but much remains to be done.
“We are fully committed to helping the most vulnerable people affected by the loss of TV services, and today we are working with our partners to take the latest steps to do so.”