[mythtv-users] UK: BBCi / "red button" on Freesat

Nick Rout nick.rout at gmail.com
Tue Dec 1 20:35:59 UTC 2009

On Wed, Dec 2, 2009 at 9:28 AM, Stephen Bridges <widget at stdin.co.uk> wrote:
> Hi all,
> A location-specific question here; the Freesat website says that the BBC red
> button service is available (via Freesat), by which that pressing the red
> button should offer things like the stuff listed here:
> http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tv_and_radio/5345480.stm
> I did have this on Freeview and it worked great.  When I moved to a freeview-
> deficient area I changed to Freesat, and at the time it didn't advertise
> having "BBC red button" and the only things I get when pressing the red button
> is a teletext-affair.
> Does anybody else on freesat in the UK get anything different?

No answer here, but I think the mechanism for delivering such services
is called MHEG, hopefully that will help your googling :) MHEG4 and
MHEG5 may also be good search terms :)

More information about the mythtv-users mailing list