More BBC Red Button this Summer

redbuttonThe BBC has confirmed plans for its Red Button service during the summer, following recent speculation after additional Red Button streams appeared on satellite, cable and Freeview.
Alix Pryde, the Director of BBC Distribution confirmed that the Red Button service would offer HD coverage of the British F1 Grand Prix, Women’s Euros, Diamond League Athletics, Moto GP and the Confederations Cup. BBC Red Button HD will start on 13th June 2013.
Standard definition streams, already observed testing on satellite, will be used for Red Button coverage of Glastonbury and will also be offering coverage from Wimbledon, starting from 24th June.
Despite the BBC offering a total of three standard definition Red Button channels during Glastonbury and Wimbledon, Alix Pryde confirmed that Freeview would only have a total of two standard definition streams, with BBC Red Button channel 302 only offering 90% coverage. Freeview channel 308 is not to be utilised for Red Button streams.>

To enable easy selection and recording of Red Button content, the streams will be available on the Electronic Programme Guide (EPG) of all digital platforms, although the availability of the services on Sky’s EPG is still subject to commercial agreement.
BBC RB HD will be available on Freeview 303, Freesat 980, Sky 977 and Virgin Media 994.
BBC RB 1 will be available on Freeview 301, Freesat 981, Sky 978 and Virgin Media 991.
BBC RB 2 will be available on Freeview 302, Freesat 982, Sky 979 and Virgin Media 992.
BBC RB 3 will be available on Freeview N/A, Freesat 983, Sky 980 and Virgin Media 993.

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