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Andrew Bowden Andrew Bowden | 10:00 UK time, Tuesday, 25 May 2010

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After nearly two years, this is going to be the last post on this blog.

But don't worry. Although Press Red is closing, we will still be blogging. Along with our colleagues over at Journalism Labs and the Web Developer blog we're going to be moving over to join the BBC Internet Blog.

For us, this move makes a lot of sense as there has been an overlap between Press Red and the Internet Blog for some time, especially in areas like BBC iPlayer. Posting over there will allow us to have a single home for our content and means you get to see more of the BBC Blogs that connects to the work we do.

It will also free us from some of the overheads associated with running a standalone blog, and allow us to concentrate on writing more posts and we'll be working closely with Paul Murphy, editor of the Internet Blog, to do that.

Once we're over there, you can find all our posts in the red button category. If you read Press Red by one of our XML feeds, you may wish to add the feeds for the Internet Blog into your news reader - they're available in RSS and Atom format. Our regular, fortnightly What's On posts will also continue and you can still follow us on Twitter.

The Press Red Blog itself will be closing for comments on Tuesday 1 June however the blog archive will remain online at the same location.

On behalf of all the contributors to Press Red and its predecessor, BBCi Labs, thank you for reading and commenting over the last two years and we hope to see you over on the BBC Internet Blog soon!

What's On BBC Red Button: 8th - 28th May

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John Horth | 17:57 UK time, Friday, 7 May 2010

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Here's our regular look at what's coming up under the red button...

BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend*

Radio 1's Big Weekend Radio 1's Big Weekend is the curtain-raiser for our summer festival coverage and it returns for the 10th time this month promising a line-up that's bigger and better than ever.

For those not lucky enough to secure a ticket for the Bangor event BBC Red Button will be hand-picking the best of the festival. Digital viewers can press red on any BBC channel from 4pm each day over the weekend to see extended highlights from Rihanna, Cheryl Cole, Florence and the Machine, Justin Bieber and many many more.

Meanwhile Radio 1 DJ Nihal will be backstage to interview the stars and grab the hottest gossip from North Wales.

Sky & Virgin:
Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd May, 4pm - 2am

Freeview:
Saturday 22nd May, 4pm - 6.50pm & 9.30pm - 2am
Sunday 23rd May, 4pm - 2am

(not available on Freesat)

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What's On BBC Red Button: 17th April - 7th May

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John Horth | 16:56 UK time, Friday, 16 April 2010

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Here's our regular look at what's coming up under the red button...

Election Multiscreen*

Election Multiscreen Throughout the election campaign BBC News is running a special Red Button multiscreen service devoted entirely to the election. Here viewers will find highlights of each day's campaigning including live and recorded elements available around the clock on Sky and Virgin and overnight on Freeview.

On election night itself the service will be expanded to a 5 screen multiscreen on Virgin and Sky with two screens on Freeview bringing you the key moments as the results come in.

Election Campaign
Sky, Virgin & Freeview
Service runs continuously until Thursday 6th May (not available on Freesat)

Freeview:
Sunday 18th April, 12am - 6.50am
Monday 19th - Friday 23rd April, 12am - 7.30am (daily)
Saturday 24th April, 12am - 4.40am
Sunday 25th April, 12am - 3.40am & 6.10am - 7.30am
Monday 26th April - Wednesday 5th May, 12am - 7.30am (daily)

Election Night
Sky & Virgin:
Thursday 6th May, 10.40pm - Friday 7th May, 12pm

Freeview:
Thursday 6th May, 10.40pm - Friday 7th May, 8.45am

(not available on Freesat)

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