Hot weather July 2016Due to the return of the High pressure atmospheric weather conditions, some viewers and listeners, particularly from the South East and North East, might experience some short term interference to BBC television services and radio services.

This is being caused by a zone of high pressure, which causes problems to the links between transmitters and increases interfering signals in the area, which results in poor reception. The majority of the BBC’s transmissions are not affected by this period of interference, as the BBC’s networks are engineered to be generally very robust. Reception via satellite and online remains unaffected by these problems. Freeview viewers are advised not to auto-tune their set as this may cause other issues. If you have already retuned, you should complete a manual retune to restore usual services. For more information on manual retunes visit the BBC Reception Advice website. For additional information and support visit the Digital UK website.

Advice for Freeview viewers:
Television viewers may experience slight occasional pixellation or break-up. Do not attempt to auto-tune your set. If you have already retuned you may need to complete a manual retune to restore usual services. For more information on manual retunes visit the BBC Reception Advice website. For additional information and support visit the Digital UK website. Your equipment instruction manual will also provide exact details on how to locate this feature in the menu system of your TV or set top box.

There is no solution to this natural interference and broadcasters cannot prevent it. TV and Radio reception will return to normal shortly, once the weather changes. For more information on the current weather conditions you can visit http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather and http://www.metoffice.gov.uk

FM/AM Radio:
Listeners to analogue radio in affected areas may hear other programmes on top of the BBC service or warbling/sizzling noises

At times of atmospheric interference, you can still listen to your favourite station using either DAB digital radio, Wi-Fi radio or by visiting www.bbc.co.uk/radio on your computer/phone/tablet.

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