Red Button Changes

On 15th October the video component of BBC Red Button on Sky, FreeSat and Virgin Media will be reduced from five to one stream, bringing it in line with the BBC's Freeview offer. We are doing this because these services rely entirely on linear broadcast technologies, which are not cost-effective for an interactive service like the red button.

This change in no way signals the demise of BBC Red Button. The BBC is committed to maintaining a vibrant and popular red button service. 20 million people a month press red on the BBC and our ambition is to develop the service and increase the size of our audience.

To find out more about the changes and the BBC's plans for the future of Red Button, which includes Connected Red Button, visit the BBC Internet Blog and the BBC's Red Button help pages

CBBC: Big Fab Extra

If you press red on your telly remote from Saturday 13th October onwards you can join superstars Chris Yonko Johnson and Dodge T. Dog for Big Fab Extra. Watch clips from your favourite Big Fab Friday shows including The Revolting World Of Stanley Brown and 12 Again. You can even check out what happened when Chris went behind the scenes of Dick and Dom's Hoopla!

And that's not all, you'll still be able to read Chris and Dodge's blog, see their answers to your questions, and check out the jokes that made Chris and Dodge LOL on CBBC Extra!

Well what are you waiting for? Press red now!

Available on all platforms

Freesat/Sky/Virgin Media:
Sat 13th October, 7:00am-6:00pm
Sun 14th October, 9:30am-7:50pm
Mon 15th October, 7:00am-10:00am
Tue 16th October, 7:00am-7:30pm
Wed 17th October, 7:00am-7:30pm
Thu 18th October, 11:00am-7:30pm
Fri 19th October, 7:00am-12:00pm, 1:00pm-8:00pm

Freeview:
Sat 13th October, 8:15am-2:20pm
Sun 14th October, 10:25am-3:50pm
Mon 15th October, 7:00am-10:00am
Tue 16th October, 7:00am-7:30pm
Wed 17th October, 7:00am-7:30pm
Thu 18th October, 11:00am-7:30pm
Fri 19th October, 7:00am-12:00pm, 1:00pm-8:00pm

Maddy (Aimee Kelly) and Rhydian (Bobby Lockwood)

CBBC: Wolfblood Extra

Press red from 20th October to join Cel and Dodge T. Dog as they guide you through a totally top-drawer CBBC Wolfblood Extra special!

Hacker goes behind the scenes on the Wolfblood set, we find out all about Maddy's "fang-tastic" make-up routine, the Three Ks drop by Dodge's kennel, and Chris and Dodge warm up their tonsils as they sing their very own Wolfblood song!

Plus you can read Chris and Dodge's blog, check out the answers to some of your questions, read your horoscopes and see if the jokes that made Chris and Dodge LOL will have the same effect on you.

Go on, press red... You know you want to!

Available on all platforms

Freesat/Sky/Virgin Media:
Sat 20th October, 9:05am-2:30pm

Freeview:
Sat 20th October, 9:05am-2:30pm

Antiques Roadshow Play Along

Fiona Bruce

Fancy yourself as an armchair antiques expert? Demonstrate your knowledge by playing along with Antiques Roadshow. Our new valuation game launched with the start of this new series. It's simple, fun and free to play. All you have to do is consider each of the objects featured in the programme, select an option before our experts give their valuation and see how many you get right.

Play along with the BBC One programme by pressing red and using the colour buttons on your remote control to select a value. Will you be a novice, enthusiast, connoisseur or expert? Play along to find out and tweet your scores to #antiquesroadshow

Available on Sky/Freeview

Sun 14th October, 8:30pm-9:30pm

Strictly Come Dancing

Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly

Press your red button to join former Strictly champion and professional dancer Karen Hardy with celebrity friend Rufus Hound as they commentate live on the couples' performances. Expect a mixture of insight and irreverence as they give you the heads up on who's hot and who's not on the dancefloor before the judges have their say.

Available on all platforms:

Sat 13th October, 6:30pm-8:25pm
Sat 20th October, 6:30pm-8:25pm

Dragons' Den

(L-R) Duncan Bannatyne, Hilary Devey, Theo Paphitis, Deborah Meaden and Peter Jones

It's a new series and a new raft of keen entrepreneurs are about to enter the Den and make a pitch for an investment that could make their business - and change their lives.

Here on the Red Button we get to peek behind the scenes and get the inside story on the investments made in the Den each week. What attracted the Dragons to the business? What did the other Dragons make of the deals? And why did the entrepreneurs take the deal they did in the Den?

Available on all platforms

Freesat/Sky/Virgin Media:
Sat 13th October, 7:00pm-4:00am
Sun 14th October, 10:25pm-4:00am
Tue 16th October, 12:15am-1:25am
Thu 18th October, 7:30pm-4:00am

Freeview:
Sun 14th October, 10:25pm-11:50pm
Tue 16th October, 12:15am-1:25am
Thu 18th October, 7:30pm-4:00am

CBeebies Red Button

BBC Red Button welcomes younger viewers and grown-ups with a sense of adventure to the big, bright and fun world of CBeebies interactive!

Your children's favourite characters are at the heart of the interactive TV experience. Satellite and digital terrestrial viewers will have slightly different offerings from one another. This has enabled the Red Button team to offer the best games tailored to each system.

CBeebies Red Button is available on the CBeebies channel, and via page 5900 on other channels.

CBeebies website

Available on Freeview and Sky only

BBC Sport

Catch up on all the latest Sport via the BBC Red Button.

Please note that Red Button sport timings are subject to change at short notice.

For the latest information refer to the BBC Sport website.

Highlights

  • Formula 1 Forum - Jake Humphrey and guests present extended coverage of the Korean Grand Prix.
  • American Football - San Diego Chargers at the Denver Broncos.

**Note all Red Button times are subject to change at short notice

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  • Comment number 8. Posted by DBOne

    on 1 Nov 2012 19:38

    @7 As for the whole web-TV thing: who wants to watch sports on a tiddly little computer screen?

    You don't necessarily have to - I used to just plug my PC into the TV via the scart socket. My latest laptop has HDMI which also works. For those with Connected TVs some have applications to allow you to watch internet streams.

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  • Comment number 7. Posted by Saavik2

    on 1 Nov 2012 19:22

    Coverage of Wimbledon fortnight will be back to what it was when we only had BBC1 & BBC2 - only getting to see Centre & No.1 Court action, but constantly interrupted with snippets of play on outside courts. Wish the BBC would start a dedicated Sport channel - I wouldn't mind if I had to pay extra for it. BBC sports coverage is THE best, and it is a pity that the Beeb can't turn it into a moneyspinner. As for the whole web-TV thing: who wants to watch sports on a tiddly little computer screen?

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  • Comment number 6. Posted by hpengwyn

    on 21 Oct 2012 19:17

    OK, here's a wild and left field idea! Now that there is effectively one stream, why not be bold and innovative and list everything that happens on it in chronological order? Maybe you could list the things (what you might almost call 'programmes' on 'the channel') and then put the times in chronological order at the bottom.

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  • Comment number 5. Posted by drex9ja

    on 21 Oct 2012 04:30

    This comment was removed because it broke the house rules. Explain

  • Comment number 4. Posted by Sougia

    on 20 Oct 2012 17:03

    Just a thought , but why doesn't the BBC have a dedicated sports channel? It now seems very confusing trying to access various sporting events. As a high proportion of your sport watching viewers are senior citizens who won't necessarily have iPads at hand or unlimited broadband etc....wouldn't this be a good idea? it would also free up BBC2 when major sporting events are on! The Olympic streams were brilliant in the summer, so why not just keep 1 of these for regular sporting events?

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  • Comment number 3. Posted by Sougia

    on 19 Oct 2012 11:47

    I commented/asked a question on the 17th which hasn't yet appeared. I cannot think that it would have been censored. If anyone could answer, I would be grateful:
    Reducing to 1 stream is a step backwards. In the future, will major sporting events such as the Rugby 6 Nations, Wimbledon, British Golf Open?

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  • Comment number 2. Posted by Aupu Ahasan

    on 16 Oct 2012 15:04

    This comment was removed because it broke the house rules. Explain

  • Comment number 1. Posted by usernamefood

    on 16 Oct 2012 10:03

    Its what's on the BBC website for sports now that you cut the streams down from nine to one

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