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    Posted by Peta (U24) on ,

    Information on changes to the BBC Red Button services

    faq.external.bbc.co....

    Q: What’s happening to BBC Red Button?

    Announced as part of the BBC’s DQF proposals in October 2011 and approved by the BBC Trust in May 2012, the BBC is reducing the number of video streams via the Red Button from five to one on Sky, Virgin and Freesat (Freeview already operates with one video stream).


    Q: When will this happen?

    This change will occur on the 15 October 2012 and will affect services thereafter.


    Q: Why is this happening?

    The changes are happening because Red Button relies entirely on linear broadcast technologies, which are not cost effective for an interactive service like Red Button. To find out more about why the service is changing visit the BBC Internet blog.


    Q: How will this affect what I can watch on Red Button?

    Red Button will continue to be a vibrant and valuable BBC service with one video stream, drawing in large audiences with high quality content across all genres. Visit the Red Button schedule for more information about what’s currently available on the Red Button.

    The BBC will also look at alternative ways of bringing major events to audiences in the future. Keep up to date with developments by visiting the BBC Internet blog.


    Q: How will this affect Sport on Red Button?

    Major sporting events will be most affected by this change, though a wide selection of Sport will still be available on the Red Button. Sport events will also be covered in full online and you can find out more on the BBC Sport website.

    The permanent Sport multiscreen will no longer be available but a wide range of Sport content will still be available on the Red Button and at BBC Online.


    Q: What will happen to Red Button in the future?

    The Red Button will remain in its current form for the foreseeable future. In addition, BBC will be reinventing the Red Button, using new internet-based technologies. The new service will open up a world of content for audiences by bringing the breadth and depth of BBC Online together with the simplicity of Red Button. The BBC is currently calling this service Connected Red Button. You can find out more about Connected Red Button by visiting the BBC Internet blog.


    Q: Can I get Connected Red Button on my TV?

    The Connected Red Button relies on access to an internet-connected TV and will be rolled out gradually across various Smart TVs and other platforms. There are various ways to connect your TV to the internet. To find out more about how you can get the internet through your TV visit the Help Receiving TV and Radio website.

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    Posted by Peta (U24) on ,


    More info on this blog about the Red Button

    www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/...

    I'm Tom Williams, Development Editor for red button and dual screen in BBC Vision.

    Over the next few weeks, there will be some changes made to the BBC's red button service. I'd like to explain briefly what these changes are, why they are taking place and what they mean for viewers. I also want to share our exciting plans for how we are reinventing the red button for the future, bringing audiences with internet connected TVs the best BBC content, multiple video streams and interactive services by still pressing red.

    What changes are being made and why?

    Continues on the blog...  

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    Posted by Peta (U24) on ,


    Details of Red Button services this week

    What's On BBC Red Button 13th - 20th October

    www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/...


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    Posted by dingus83 (U14293325) on ,

    Am I allowed to ask this on here? Why doesn't BT Vision allow subscribers to view via the red button?

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    Posted by Peta (U24) on ,

    Am I allowed to ask this on here? Why doesn't BT Vision allow subscribers to view via the red button?  
    You might be better off asking them?

    Here's the only info I can find for you on their website

    bt.custhelp.com/app/...

    I get a red banner/error message when I press the red button on my remote control

    This is because the Red button service is not available on the New Look BT Vision service. We're working on getting this service added.

    In the meantime, some extra content usually on the Red button service is available on channels 301 or 303 (depending on your Freeview area). BBC3 will also be used for extra content during the Olympics. Unfortunately, BT Vision has no control over what's broadcast on these channels.

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    Posted by dingus83 (U14293325) on ,

    Thanks for that Peta, but that's all I've ever found when I've looked, too. Because BBC controls the red button I wondered if perhaps BBC were holding back from letting BT access to it or something. All BT say is "they're working on it...!

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    Posted by Peta (U24) on ,


    No it's not the BBC withholding access, it's a BT thing.

    Good luck, hope they sort it soon!

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    Posted by Peta (U24) on ,



    Some of you might be interested in contributing to the BBC Consultation on the Red Button.

    Please see this discussion for details

    www.bbc.co.uk/dna/mb...

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    Posted by Sue_Aitch (U3336990) on ,

    I'm so glad we still have a Digital Text service in Red Button for PSB content.

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    Posted by dave (U2043922) on ,

    I'm so glad we still have a Digital Text service in Red Button for PSB content.   But it seems to be slowing disappearing , eg album charts, or grinding to a halt eg science news <erm>

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    Posted by Sue_Aitch (U3336990) on ,

    You will find Top 40 Singles Chart and Top 40 Album Chart on the Red Button Digital Text on Radio 1 (LCN 700) and The Top 10 Singles Chart duplicated on CBBC Extra page 570.

    To contact the Red Button Team, use the webforms at news.bbc.co.uk/newsw...

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    Posted by Sue_Aitch (U3336990) on ,

    More changes to BBC Red Button are afoot, See Red Button Page 998.

    In brief Airports operated by BAA will no longer supply the BBC with data, leaving
    446 Flights - Gatwick North
    447 Flights - Gatwick South
    448 Flights - Luton
    449 Flights - Birmingham
    451 Flights - Newcastle
    452 Flights - Bristol
    453 Flights - Manchester
    455 Flights - Edinburgh
    456 Flights - Highlands & Islands
    457 Flights - Belfast City
    458 Flights - London City
    462 Flights - Jersey
    463 Flights - Liverpool
    464 Flights - East Midlands
    467 Flights - Bournemouth
    468 Flights - Leeds Bradford
    469 Flights - Durham Tees Valley
    471 Flights - Humberside
    472 Flights - Doncaster Sheffield
    473 Flights - Cardiff
    474 Flights - Exeter
    475 Flights - Norwich
    476 Flights - Newquay
    477 Flights - Belfast International
    479 Flights - Isle of Man

    125 News in Depth 1040 Read Hear, 1050 Community News, 290 Premium Bonds and 520 Entertainment Extra are all going

    153 Technology will be a new page and 154 amended to read Science instead of Sci-Tech accordingly.

    360 will be renamed Formula 1 and the Other Sport Section 380 will include MotoGP

    BBC England and Crown Dependencies are changing. the full for these lwill be
    1620 UK Regions: London & South East
    1625 UK Regions: North East
    1630 UK Regions: Yorks & Lincs
    1635 UK Regions: North West & Cumbria
    1640 UK Regions: West Midlands
    1645 UK Regions: East Midlands
    1650 UK Regions: East
    1660 UK Regions: South
    1665 UK Regions: West & South West
    1675 Isle of Man & Channel Islands

    And similarly for sport's regions in England:
    3920 Regional Sport: London & South East
    3925 Regional Sport: North East & Cumbria
    3930 Regional Sport: Yorkshire & Humbershide
    3935 Regional Sport: North West
    3940 Regional Sport: West Midlands
    3945 Regional Sport: East Midlands & Lincolshire
    3950 Regional Sport: East
    3960 Regional Sport: South
    3965 Regional Sport: West
    3970 Regional Sport: South West

    I will miss Read Hear, and I am sure other readers will too.





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    Posted by Myles4291 (U14634500) on ,

    More changes to BBC Red Button are afoot, See Red Button Page 998.

    In brief Airports operated by BAA will no longer supply the BBC with data, leaving
    446 Flights - Gatwick North
    447 Flights - Gatwick South
    448 Flights - Luton
    449 Flights - Birmingham
    451 Flights - Newcastle
    452 Flights - Bristol
    453 Flights - Manchester
    455 Flights - Edinburgh
    456 Flights - Highlands & Islands
    457 Flights - Belfast City
    458 Flights - London City
    462 Flights - Jersey
    463 Flights - Liverpool
    464 Flights - East Midlands
    467 Flights - Bournemouth
    468 Flights - Leeds Bradford
    469 Flights - Durham Tees Valley
    471 Flights - Humberside
    472 Flights - Doncaster Sheffield
    473 Flights - Cardiff
    474 Flights - Exeter
    475 Flights - Norwich
    476 Flights - Newquay
    477 Flights - Belfast International
    479 Flights - Isle of Man

    125 News in Depth 1040 Read Hear, 1050 Community News, 290 Premium Bonds and 520 Entertainment Extra are all going

    153 Technology will be a new page and 154 amended to read Science instead of Sci-Tech accordingly.

    360 will be renamed Formula 1 and the Other Sport Section 380 will include MotoGP

    BBC England and Crown Dependencies are changing. the full for these lwill be
    1620 UK Regions: London & South East
    1625 UK Regions: North East
    1630 UK Regions: Yorks & Lincs
    1635 UK Regions: North West & Cumbria
    1640 UK Regions: West Midlands
    1645 UK Regions: East Midlands
    1650 UK Regions: East
    1660 UK Regions: South
    1665 UK Regions: West & South West
    1675 Isle of Man & Channel Islands

    And similarly for sport's regions in England:
    3920 Regional Sport: London & South East
    3925 Regional Sport: North East & Cumbria
    3930 Regional Sport: Yorkshire & Humbershide
    3935 Regional Sport: North West
    3940 Regional Sport: West Midlands
    3945 Regional Sport: East Midlands & Lincolshire
    3950 Regional Sport: East
    3960 Regional Sport: South
    3965 Regional Sport: West
    3970 Regional Sport: South West

    I will miss Read Hear, and I am sure other readers will too.





     
    Where can I find the Red Button Schedule?

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    Posted by Sue_Aitch (U3336990) on ,

    More changes to BBC Red Button are afoot, See Red Button Page 998.

    In brief Airports operated by BAA will no longer supply the BBC with data, leaving
    446 Flights - Gatwick North
    447 Flights - Gatwick South
    448 Flights - Luton
    449 Flights - Birmingham
    451 Flights - Newcastle
    452 Flights - Bristol
    453 Flights - Manchester
    455 Flights - Edinburgh
    456 Flights - Highlands & Islands
    457 Flights - Belfast City
    458 Flights - London City
    462 Flights - Jersey
    463 Flights - Liverpool
    464 Flights - East Midlands
    467 Flights - Bournemouth
    468 Flights - Leeds Bradford
    469 Flights - Durham Tees Valley
    471 Flights - Humberside
    472 Flights - Doncaster Sheffield
    473 Flights - Cardiff
    474 Flights - Exeter
    475 Flights - Norwich
    476 Flights - Newquay
    477 Flights - Belfast International
    479 Flights - Isle of Man

    125 News in Depth 1040 Read Hear, 1050 Community News, 290 Premium Bonds and 520 Entertainment Extra are all going

    153 Technology will be a new page and 154 amended to read Science instead of Sci-Tech accordingly.

    360 will be renamed Formula 1 and the Other Sport Section 380 will include MotoGP

    BBC England and Crown Dependencies are changing. the full for these lwill be
    1620 UK Regions: London & South East
    1625 UK Regions: North East
    1630 UK Regions: Yorks & Lincs
    1635 UK Regions: North West & Cumbria
    1640 UK Regions: West Midlands
    1645 UK Regions: East Midlands
    1650 UK Regions: East
    1660 UK Regions: South
    1665 UK Regions: West & South West
    1675 Isle of Man & Channel Islands

    And similarly for sport's regions in England:
    3920 Regional Sport: London & South East
    3925 Regional Sport: North East & Cumbria
    3930 Regional Sport: Yorkshire & Humbershide
    3935 Regional Sport: North West
    3940 Regional Sport: West Midlands
    3945 Regional Sport: East Midlands & Lincolshire
    3950 Regional Sport: East
    3960 Regional Sport: South
    3965 Regional Sport: West
    3970 Regional Sport: South West

    I will miss Read Hear, and I am sure other readers will too.





     
    Where can I find the Red Button Schedule? 
    Right here: www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/...

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    Posted by Sue_Aitch (U3336990) on ,

    I see Page 1040 has No content available this morning. Read Hear, I miss you.

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    Posted by Sue_Aitch (U3336990) on ,

    Blog by Duncan Fortescue on Building Connected Red Button www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/...

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    Posted by Guv-nor (U7476305) ** on ,

    This FAQ indicates that some changes are detailed on Page 998 on BBC Red Button.
    <space> <space> <space> faq.external.bbc.co....

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    Posted by Sue_Aitch (U3336990) on ,

    Seems I'm not alone: www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/....

    From other posts on POV and Digital Spy, I have discovered the Freesat Red Button Text service has been expanded this month. Have viewers looking at Red Button on Virgin Media and BSkyB seen any changes, please?

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    Posted by The man who sailed around his soul (U5846227) on ,

    Red Button on Virgin Media hasn't been working this weekend so I can't help you, I'm afraid, Sue.

    Don't know whether it's a BBC issue or a 'VM being rubbish again' issue.

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    Posted by Sue_Aitch (U3336990) on ,

    Many thanks: the latest blogpost from BBC Red Button has a bit more: see www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/...

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