MOBILE network upgrades are set to take place in Cowdenbeath - and they could affect your TV signal. 

The improvements aim to boost speed, performance and coverage but there is a chance that the work may cause interference to TV received through an aerial such as Freeview, BT, TalkTalk and YouView.

This could include intermittent sound, blocky images (pixelation) or loss of signal.

For residents affected by the upgrades, free support is available from Restore TV, an independent programme created by Digital Mobile Spectrum Limited (DMSL), an organisation owned by the UK’s four mobile network operators: EE, Virgin Media O2, Three and Vodafone.

Ben Roome, CEO of Restore TV, said: “We know just how important TV is to inform, entertain and provide welcome company.

"Restore TV exists to ensure we all can continue to access free-to-view TV as mobile services are improved across the country.”

He continued: “If you see new TV interference, we’re on hand to help you resolve the issue.

"We can send a Restore TV filter, free of charge, for you to fit between your aerial lead and TV or set-top box to remove mobile signals and allow you to watch free-to-view TV as normal.

"Full instructions are included, and we can provide further advice online and by phone if needed.

“In most instances, fitting the filter will resolve any issues, but if this isn’t the case, we may also be able to arrange a follow-up visit from a Restore TV engineer at no cost, depending on eligibility.”

Residents are more likely to be affected if they live in an area with weak digital television reception, have a TV signal booster and have a TV aerial that is close to a mobile mast.

For residents in flats or communal buildings, Restore TV provides landlords or property managers with support to resolve the problem.

Any viewers who experience new interference to free-to-view TV can call 0808 13 13 800 for free or visit their website.