Following a decision by Ofcom, spectrum in the 700MHz UHF band currently used for digital terrestrial television (DTT) is being reallocated for the development of future mobile services. Some DTT multiplexes will be moving to new broadcast frequencies as a result of this change.
High pressure will provide the perfect conditions for disruption to Freeview this week, especially in western areas.
Atmospheric conditions will allow TV and radio signals to travel further than normal, causing increased interference. The worst affected areas include Wales, SW and NW England. For a brief time, reception issues could temporarily spread to cover areas further east, before the high pressure gives way at the end of the week.