BBCi Labs Blog

BBCi Labs is no longer updated. Please visit our new blog, Press Red, for the latest from the BBC's Red Button team.

Removing Press Red Icons

  • TVP
  • 16 Feb 09, 10:32 AM

James Parkin writes...

Although we in the Red Button team love it when our viewers press red, if you don't wish to have the "Press Red" icon (also known as the trigger) on screen at all times then you might be interested to know that you can remove it at the press of a button.

If you want to hide it and are watching Freeview try pressing the green button. On services other than Freeview, you need to press a different button to remove the trigger. Here is the complete list:

  • Freeview - Green
  • Sky - Back Up
  • Virgin Media- Blue
  • Freesat - Green or Back

James Parkin is a software engineer for the BBC Red Button service


The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites