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£50 Currys voucher to buy TV streaming devices in “not spot” areas with poor or no signal – The Kirkbymoorside Town Blog

A voucher scheme to help thousands of people in areas still without TV services to receive  free to air channels is set out today by Arqiva, the company which operates Bilsdale Mast.  
The scheme is the latest step in Project Restore, de…

A voucher scheme to help thousands of people in areas still without TV services to receive  free to air channels is set out today by Arqiva, the company which operates Bilsdale Mast.   The scheme is the latest step in Project Restore, designed to help those affected following  the fire at Bilsdale Mast in August.   Last week a temporary, 80-metre mast was switched on, restoring TV services to  approximately 95% of households across the North East and North Yorkshire.

Following  testing of the signal from the temporary mast using helicopter, we now believe around  16,000 homes are still in so-called "not spots" and receive only a poor or no TV signal.   Arqiva is providing households in those specific areas a GBP50 voucher for Currys which can  be spent - in store or online - on an alternative fix to receive free to air TV such as BBC or  ITV. People can choose from a range of TV streaming devices, such as the Roku Express  HD Streaming Media Player or the Amazon Fire TV Stick Lite.  

Letters containing instructions on how to claim the Currys voucher are being sent out this  week. Residents will then need to enter their names, addresses and a unique voucher  claim code. Any funds left over from the voucher after buying a TV streaming device can  be used by the householder. 

All of the available streaming devices can be found at www.currys.co.uk and anyone  wanting help with choosing the most appropriate device can have a live video chat with  Currys experts via ShopLive.  As these devices require WiFi and broadband they will not provide a solution for everyone  affected in the specific areas receiving the letters. If that is the case, then householders  can call us on 0800 121 4828 to discuss how we can help.  

Shuja Khan, Chief Commercial Officer at Arqiva, said:

"Although the temporary mast  at Bilsdale has restored TV services to the large majority of households in the region, we  know there are still those either with no or partial signal. We continue to work round the  clock to fill the gaps in coverage with additional towers. However, alongside this we are  announcing the latest step in Project Restore today.

We will be providing a voucher for  those without a signal so they can buy a TV streaming device via Currys."

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