May 262017

BBC Red Button Services start for the summer

The BBC are once again to offer viewers extra coverage of the summer’s sporting and music events.

Test transmissions for extra Red Button video streams have now commenced on satellite.

As yet, the BBC has not confirmed the extent of its Red Button service for this summer, but the tests show five additional standard definition streams and one HD stream on top of the permanent Red Button channel, known as BBC RB1.

These extra Red Button streams will allow viewers extra coverage of Wimbledon and Glastonbury.

The BBC has been offering temporary pop-up Red Button streams every summer since 2013, following a review of the Red Button service in 2012, which saw the service reduced to one stream for most of the year.

The streams will be added to Sky and Freesat receivers once testing is complete. Alternatively, they can be manually tuned in on satellite receivers using the following parameters:

BBC Red Button Extra Streams Frequencies

Satellite: Astra 2 28.2-5°E
Frequency: 12422
Polarisation: Horizontal
Symbol Rate: 22000 (22 Mbaud)
FEC: 5/6
Service ID: 6802-6806 (SD);
6811 (HD)


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