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BBC Olympics Red Button coverage

The BBC have announced that 16 EPG slots will be used for Red Button Olympics coverage on satellite & cable this year. A total of 8 streams will be available in both SD & HD.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/aboutthebbc/entries/ae61c0a5-ad0b-4d57-a693-3ef9d90e3403

 

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Slightly off topic but Freeview viewers are going to have fun with the re-tune and sorting out their series links (especially those that may lose CBBC HD, CBeebies HD and BBC Four HD entirely).

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The BBC Olympics 8 Red Button streams are now live:

In HD on channels 561 - 568

In SD on channels 571 - 578

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For some reason BBC Olympics 3 HD has the Virgin Media watermark in the bottom right hand corner that you normally see on the Sky Sports channels.  I'm assuming that this is a mistake as I wouldn't expect to see this on a BBC channel.

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Not there on channel 563 on my TiVo.

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Ernie_C wrote:

Not there on channel 563 on my TiVo.


I just checked mine again and it's still there.  It's not really much of a problem as it's out of the way, but just seemed a bit odd that it's only on one of the channels.

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It does seem odd.  My Tivo is the same as @Ernie_C (the only watermark is the BBC Sport and the 5 rings in top RH corner).

Just a bit confused as to why channels 561/567 are all running (showing the BBC trailer on a loop), but channel 568 is not currently broadcasting.

Why just 7 of them and not all 8?  Sure it will all start working when needed to.


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Argy wrote:

It does seem odd.  My Tivo is the same as @Ernie_C (the only watermark is the BBC Sport and the 5 rings in top RH corner).



It's still there in the bottom right hand corner on mine, but only on 563

 


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Just a bit confused as to why channels 561/567 are all running (showing the BBC trailer on a loop), but channel 568 is not currently broadcasting.

Why just 7 of them and not all 8?  Sure it will all start working when needed to.


The eighth channel time shares with CBeebies, so is only available after 7PM.

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Argy wrote:

Just a bit confused as to why channels 561/567 are all running (showing the BBC trailer on a loop), but channel 568 is not currently broadcasting.

Why just 7 of them and not all 8?  Sure it will all start working when needed to.


The eighth channel time shares with CBeebies, so is only available after 7PM.


Ahh.

 

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Argy wrote:

Just a bit confused as to why channels 561/567 are all running (showing the BBC trailer on a loop), but channel 568 is not currently broadcasting.

Why just 7 of them and not all 8?  Sure it will all start working when needed to.


The eighth channel time shares with CBeebies, so is only available after 7PM.


Not quite. RB8 on cable & satellite is a duplicate of RB0 in Freeview, which is the existing 24 hour RB channel available to all Freeview customers. It is RB1 on Freeview that is timesharing with CBeebies SD.

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