freeviewhdThis week sees the start of our roll-out of the BBC’s Red Button interactive services on the BBC’s HD channels on Freeview.

If you are watching BBC One HD, BBC Two HD, BBC Three HD or CBBC HD, you’ll now be able to press the red button on your remote control and enjoy all the usual interactive services that you already know and love from the BBC’s standard definition television channels.

On most platforms (Sky, Freesat and Virgin Media non-TiVo devices), we were able to offer the full range of interactive services on the launch date of the BBC HD channels. However, due to technical limitations we were unable to bring the BBC Red Button to Freeview HD, until now.

These technical limitations have now been resolved following work from the BBC’s Future Media TV Platforms team in Salford and BBC Distribution in London, and now allow us to bring the usual features of the interactive service to any Freeview HD certified device.

Unfortunately, the service is not currently available on BBC Four HD, CBeebies HD and BBC News HD as they are carried on a separate multiplex to the other BBC HD services.

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By Expat