Archives for April 2010

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)

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

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

(not available on Freesat)

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School Report

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David Twyman David Twyman | 10:55 UK time, Wednesday, 7 April 2010

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In March, thousands of school pupils took part in the BBC's School Report. In a slightly belated post (delayed due to holidays and Easter), David Twyman looks at BBC Red Button's involvement.

The red button has had many successful partnerships: Glastonbury, the Grand Prix and Wimbledon. But now it is time to introduce a new successful partnership, this time with BBC School Report.

The project that takes place yearly and pairs schools with BBC mentors helping them create a live news broadcast. Hundreds of 11-14 year olds research, prepare and present the news where it is broadcast globally through the BBC website.

But what has this got to do with the red button?

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Northern Exposure

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David Twyman David Twyman | 10:37 UK time, Wednesday, 7 April 2010

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Since Nick's first post about the move north, the TV Platforms Manchester team have had been hard at it. We have recruited new staff, given placement opportunities to new entrants, staff have given talks at universities and engaged with local organisations ahead of our move.

And now the advance guard in the North has another new home. After the vacation of North West Vision and Media from the BBC in Manchester, the Television Platforms team pounced on such a great opportunity for a new office which brought us together with our other Northern Future Media and Technology teams.

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