Jun 062016

The BBC is to show 25 hours of TV coverage from this year’s Glastonbury music festival across BBC One, BBC Two and BBC Four. 60 hours of coverage will be broadcast on the BBC’s national radio networks.


The One Show kicks off the BBC TV coverage of the festival with a 30-minute show fronted by Alex Jones and Greg James. They’ll be joined by a number of special guests on the famous sofa.

BBC Two will once again be the home of the Pyramid Stage headliners across the weekend of 24-26th June, with Muse, Adele and Coldplay’s sets being broadcast in their entirety along with that of the Sunday teatime legend, Jeff Lynne’s ELO. The channel will also show highlights from the artists playing on a variety of stages on Friday evening, Saturday afternoon and late night on Saturday and Sunday.

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Jun 122013

The BBC has confirmed plans for its Red Button service during the summer – following earlier reports about the appearance of some “test” frequencies. ( )

The BBC have confirmed that the expanded 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, and Standard definition streams, will be used for Red Button coverage of Glastonbury and will also be offering coverage from Wimbledon.

BBC Red Button HD will start on 13th June 2013.
BBC Red Button SD will start on 24th June 2013.

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.

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.

(Sky carriage are subject to agreement).

Jun 092013

BBC Red Button

As previously mentioned ( ) the BBC have been testing some new channels, or rather BBC Red Button channels.

Presumably this will be for the duration of thee summer so that they can use it for multiple matches during Wimbledon and for their Glastonbury coverage.

In the last few days two of these “BBC Red Button” channels have been added to Freesat receivers.

BBC Red Button 1 HD is now on Freesat channel 980
BBC Red Button 1 SD is now on Freesat channel 981

They are not yet available on a Sky box, but presumably they will be part of the BBC Red Button service via the Red Button Menu, as in previous years.

They can be added NOW to non Sky and non Freesat boxes using the following frequencies:

BBC Red Button 1 SD tagged as ‘6390’ is on 10.773 H 22000
BBC Red Button 1 HD tagged as ‘8900’ is on 11.023 H 23000 HD

In addition, the two other channels tagged as 54380 and 54381 on frequency 12.643 V, SR 27.500, FEC 2/3 and are showing a BBC test loop, and showing BBC Red Button on their programme information banner. They are still showing a BBC test loop. Will this mean more BBC Red button streams using these two channels?