TV viewers in Oxfordshire could get their channels back by 9pm.

A fire broke out at the Beckley mast which transmits TV signals to around 410,000 homes at around 3pm.

Signals through analogue and digital boxes like Freeview have been cut off since then, however firefighters have now finished tackling the blaze.

A spokesman for the mast operator Arqiva said engineers were currently out investigating the damage to the mast to check the condition of the reserve antennae.

Bruce Randall said if the reserve antennae, half-way up the mast, has not been damaged by fire then TV signals could resume by 9pm.

Other services such as Sky are unaffected by the fire.