BBC Red Button

 

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The BBC Red Button service provides access to additional BBC programming. The BBC Red Button service is accessed by pressing the Red Button on the remote control whilst on a BBC channels.
The BBC Red Button service is also the portal to the BBC Digital Teletext service.

BBC Red Button currently provides one video stream to all platforms.

As well as accessing via the red button on the remote control, the BBC Red Button service can also be accessed direct via the following channel numbers : Freesat channel 981, Sky channel 980.

During major sporting events, the BBC have the ability to increase the amount of streams, by providing additional “pop up” streams. For example, for the 2012 Summer Olympics, the BBC provided 24 live streams in standard and high-definition for the duration of the games. Also during summer months when there are a number of large events that the BBC covers, such as Wimbledon an Glastonbury, the number of streams is again temporarily increased.

The future of the BBC Red Button service is under some uncertainty. With the BBC having to make huge savings, and the BBC’s dwindling live sports rights portfolio, there seems to be less need for a BBC Red Button service. Expect some announcement in the Spring of 2016.

 

How to access the BBC Red Button service streams on a Sky digibox in Spain

Press the Red Button when you are on a BBC TV channel and you will enter the Red Button service.

Or Sky channel number 980

 

How to access the BBC Red Button service streams on a Freesat set top box in Spain

Press the Red Button when you are on a BBC TV channel and you will enter the Red Button service.

Or Freesat channel number 981.

 

BBC Red Button Stream Frequency

The frequency for the BBC Red Button frequency is 10773 H 22 5/6.

Since 29 July 2003, all domestic BBC TV channels are are available for free on satellite, without viewing card or subscription. They are classed as “free to air” channels, and can be received on most digital satellite receivers, including Sky digiboxes and Freesat set top boxes. The channels were transmitted from the Astra 2D satellite with its “spot beam”, aimed at the UK. This tried to limit reception of BBC channels in Europe. To some extent this worked, as some areas of Spain, like the Costa Blanca, had to use large 1.8m satellite dishes, 1.9m satellite dishes, and 2.4m satellite dishes to watch BBC TV channels. Some areas of Spain were more lucky, like the Costa del Sol, where they could use the smaller “125x135cm” ( or a “1.4m” ) satellite dish.

In February 2012, the BBC channels moved from the Astra 2D satellite, to a temporary home on the Astra 1N satellite. The Astra 1N satellite “signal footprint” is more generous to expats in Spain, and so the BBC channels on Astra 1N could be received on a satellite dish as small as 90x100cm, a “1m” satellite dish.

In December 2013, some BBC TV channels moved from the Astra 1N satellite to the new Astra 2F satellite. In June 2015 these channels moved from Astra 2F to Astra 2G.

During February 2014, the remaining BBC channels on Astra 1N moved to their new satellite, Astra 2E.

The new Astra 2E, Astra 2F and Astra 2G satellites UK “spot beam” or “narrow beam” signal footprint is different to the previous UK TV satellites UK beam. This has meant that reception of BBC channels on the new Astra 2 satellites will be different to previous reception. In the areas between Valencia and Alicante, our service area, the BBC channels on the new Astra 2 satellites UK beam can still be received on a small satellite dish – as small as a 110x120cm satellite dish with a 125x135cm satellite dish being the recommended size satellite dish.

However, in other areas of Spain, reception of these BBC channels on the new Astra 2 satellites UK beam has become harder. For example, in areas such as Barcelona, Catalonia and Zaragoza, you need at least a 1.8m satellite dish to receive these channels on the Astra 2F UK beam, whereas previously you only needed a smaller 80cm satellite dish. It is a similar story in the south of Spain, in areas like the Costa del Sol, Malaga, Almeria, Seville, Gibraltar and even Portugal, where even the larger 2.4m satellite dishes are struggling to receive these channels on the Astra 2 satellites UK beam.

BBC Red Button Streams Summer 2013

During 2013 the BBC also launched a BBC Red Button HD service.

The frequency for the “Red Button” Sports stream is 11.023 H 23000 HD

BBC RB HD will be available on Freeview 303, Freesat 980, and Virgin Media 994.

Currently, the BBC Red Button HD stream is not available on Sky HD digiboxes.

 

BBC Red Button Streams Summer 2014

During 2013 the BBC also launched a BBC Red Button HD service.

The frequency for the “Red Button” Sports stream is 11464 H 22000 5/6 and are tagged as 22101-22105

 

BBC Red Button Streams Summer 2015

During 2013 the BBC also launched a BBC Red Button HD service.

The frequency for the “Red Button” Sports stream is 12422 H 27500 2/3

More information on the BBC Red Button for Summer 2015 here

 

BBC Red Button Streams Summer 2016

During 2016 the BBC also launched a BBC Red Button HD service.

The frequency for the “Red Button” Sports stream is 12422 H 27500 2/3

More information on the BBC Red Button for Summer 2016 here

For the 2016 Rio Olympics, the BBC are running several additional Red Button streams

http://www.satandpcguy.com/2016/08/05/bbc-red-button-olympic-frequencies/

 

BBC Red Button Streams Summer 2017

During 2017 the BBC also launched a BBC Red Button HD service.

The frequency for the “Red Button” Sports stream is 12422 H 22000 5/6

More information on the BBC Red Button for Summer 2017 here

 

 

BBC Red Button Test Video

 

 

BBC TV Channels:

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BBC Two HDBBC Two HD: Channel and frequency Information

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BBC NewsBBC News : Channel and frequency Information

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BBC RadioBBC Radio: Channel and frequency Information

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