Freeview confirms the devastating news that NOBODY wanted to hear

That said, Freeview and Arqiva have been working hard to restore the signal to thousands of people across North Yorkshire, Teesside and County Durham. According to the companies, so far some 400,000 people can now watch television again, thanks to boosted signals at neighbouring masts, Eston Nab and Arncliffe Wood.

Meanwhile, engineers have been able to restore more channels – for example, Teesside TV returned for some viewers.

Freeview is advising that a retune might be necessary to see everything on your set-top box again. Freeview has a number of tutorials on how to automatically retune your Smart TV or set-top box, here.

If service hasn’t been restored in your local area, it’s possible to watch online, using services like Freeview Play, BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, and more.

If you usually tune-in to Freeview using a Smart TV, you’ll be able to access all of these apps. Alternatively, you can watch Freeview via its companion app on smartphones and tablets, which is available on iOS and Android.