Comments for http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pressred/2009/05/whatson-9may.shtml http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pressred/2009/05/whatson-9may.shtml en-gb 30 Mon 14 Jul 2014 13:25:17 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pressred/2009/05/whatson-9may.shtml Sue_Aitch http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pressred/2009/05/whatson-9may.shtml?page=88#comment8 Re my message 7. Entertainment Extra, found by dialling 520 on Freeview Red Button, has only one feature news article at the moment. Please, John, is there any news of what features we are going to have since Weekly Quiz Page Film Review or Reviews and Games Chart or Charts are going off air and there's only the one Film Chart now? Fri 22 May 2009 07:41:25 GMT+1 RBJdenton http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pressred/2009/05/whatson-9may.shtml?page=77#comment7 Dear All,Understand everyone's frustration with not being able to get all of the BBC Red Button content on Freesat. From the earliest days, the BBC Red Button service aims to offer parity across digital TV platforms but whether due to technical reasons or others, this is not always possible.With regards to Freesat, we are aiming to offer some very exciting functionality on this platform later this year along with added development. In terms of delivering video such as Radio 1's Big Weekend, at present we cannot justify the resource to build a version for Freesat and as a new, and relatively small, platform, our investment decisions have to be adjusted accordingly.We will be constantly reviewing this position and we do hope at some point that you will be able to access all of the great content available on red button on this platform. Thu 21 May 2009 05:18:05 GMT+1 Sue_Aitch http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pressred/2009/05/whatson-9may.shtml?page=66#comment6 I held my breath over the ravamp of Entertainment Pages 500 and 520 beginning after Tuesday 19 May. Is it really happening today or will we have to wait til after 29 may to appreciate the true new look? Wed 20 May 2009 07:29:36 GMT+1 Pistol2009 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pressred/2009/05/whatson-9may.shtml?page=55#comment5 Not having the Big Weekend on the Freesat red button is an absolute joke! A year ago the BBCi team were talking about how they weren't leaving Freesat behind and would look at bringing it into line with other digital services (http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/bbcinternet/2008/05/bbci_on_freesat.html), and now it's May 2009 and they're still talking about all the great things they're "going to do" over the next 6 months. http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pressred/2009/05/nextsixmonths.shtml#moreHow about pulling your finger out and supporting a great part-BBC initiative - FREESAT?!Don't get me wrong, I've always been a massive supporter of the BBC and its investment in new technology - I was one of the early users in the BETA days of Iplayer, and used radio streaming before that. But it does seem complete madness to spend the last year developing the Virgin (proprietary, paid-for service) platform and not developing the Freesat ('free' BBC supported) platform.The BBC has spent a vast amount of money planning and promoting the Big Weekend and then not bothered to support it across all free platforms. And, from looking and the listings above, it appears that there are lots more things that have '(not available on Freesat)' underneath them.Come on, sort it out. If you've managed to upset me, a big supporter/defender of the BBC then there must be a big problem. Set a target of sorting this by, shall we say September?, then stick to it and deliver it.Looking forward to you response... Sun 10 May 2009 18:07:59 GMT+1 cjedj http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pressred/2009/05/whatson-9may.shtml?page=44#comment4 Boilerplated, I'm not sure whether you're taking the mickey or genuinely don't understand the point. Either way, it doesn't matter. Here's hoping the relevant BBC staff have a better grasp of the situation. Sun 10 May 2009 10:45:33 GMT+1 TV Licence fee payer against BBC censorship http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pressred/2009/05/whatson-9may.shtml?page=33#comment3 #3"each license payer should receive the same service."I don't have Freesat so I must be paying extra then, I want it back - or are you suggesting that the BBC should give me a Freesat STB and dish?! [/rant]... Sun 10 May 2009 08:28:39 GMT+1 cjedj http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pressred/2009/05/whatson-9may.shtml?page=22#comment2 Completely different point, Boilerplated. I pay the same as everyone else, yet receive less for my money. Whether what we all pay has increased or not is irrelevant - in return for paying £x.xx, each license payer should receive the same service. Sat 09 May 2009 16:57:08 GMT+1 TV Licence fee payer against BBC censorship http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pressred/2009/05/whatson-9may.shtml?page=11#comment1 #1"It's high time we stopped getting treated as a low priority customer base. I don't notice any discounts on my license fee. Sort it out, please."I haven't seen any increase, beyond the normal increase due to inflation etc, in the licence fee to support these extra services either... Sat 09 May 2009 15:59:15 GMT+1 cjedj http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pressred/2009/05/whatson-9may.shtml?page=0#comment0 I cannot begin to tell you how annoyed I am that Freesat customers cannot view the Big Weekend coverage on the Red Button. In fact, the first SEVEN listings on this page are not available on Freesat.It's high time we stopped getting treated as a low priority customer base. I don't notice any discounts on my license fee. Sort it out, please. Sat 09 May 2009 15:18:45 GMT+1