The BBC has commenced testing for a Red Button stream on satellite for the duration of the Winter Olympics in Sochi. As previously announced by the BBC, there will be two Red Button streams available on digital TV platforms. Ofcom approved plans by the BBC and Arqiva to launch a stream to provide extra Winter Olympic coverage on the digital terrestrial TV platforms Freeview and YouView.

Once testing is complete, the stream is expected to be made available via existing Red Button service on Freesat, and given a channel number alongside the existing BBC RB1 stream on channel 981. Details about availability on Sky are still to be announced.

The second Red Button stream is expected to go live between 3rd and 24th February 2014. The stream is showing the BBC Digital Widescreen Test Transmission

Astra 2F Satellite
Frequency: 12.552
Polarisation: vertical
SR: 22.000
FEC: 5/6
Service ID: 54190

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By Expat