GALLERY: BBC Red Button Text February 2013

Changes to the BBC's Red Button digital text service following the end of the analogue TV text service Ceefax are taking place this month. a516digital has taken a snapshot of the service to mark the occasion.

The service is moving away from the publishing infrastructure used by Ceefax and news pages are more closely reflecting BBC News online and BBC Local areas. More >

News articles are no longer presented with a quarter screen TV picture - a move which has divided opinions between those who prefer the Ceefax style full screen news and those who liked to keep an eye on what was on TV. Some pages have changed. More >

The following images are from the BBC Red Button text service as seen on digital terrestrial TV service Freeview, unless indicated:


BBC RED BUTTON PAGE 100 FREEVIEW a516digital
BBC RED BUTTON MAIN INDEX
BBC RED BUTTON 100 FREESAT HD a516digital
BBC RED BUTTON MAIN INDEX FREESAT HD
NEWS:
BBC RED BUTTON PAGE 101 a516digital
NEWS INDEX - UNCHANGED WITH 1/4 SCREEN PICTURE

BBC RED BUTTON NEWS PAGE a516digital
NEW FULL SCREEN NEWS

BBC RED BUTTON READ HEAR a516digital
READ HEAR - News for the Deaf Community

REGIONAL NEWS:
BBC NEWS EAST MIDLANDS - BBC RED BUTTON TEXT a516digital
NEW BBC LOCAL MENUS IN THE REGIONAL NEWS SECTION

BBC NOTTINGHAM NEWS - RED BUTTON TEXT - a516digital
BBC NOTTINGHAM NEWS MENU VIA PAGE 1645


BBC NOTTINGHAM NEWS ARTICLE - BBC RED BUTTON - a516digital
FULL SCREEN LOCAL NEWS

BUSINESS:
BUSINESS INDEX page 200 - BBC RED BUTTON - a516digital
BUSINESS AND MARKETS - NO PERSONAL FINANCE MATERIAL

SPORTS:
BBC SPORT INDEX page 300 - BBC RED BUTTON - a516digital
BBC SPORT  PAGE 300

FREEVIEW VS FREESAT COMPARISON
On Freesat, full screen pages across the various sections have a different background:
BBC SPORT page 304 - FREEVIEW BBC RED BUTTON - a516digital
FULL SCREEN SPORTS NEWS PAGE 304 ON FREEVIEW...
BBC SPORT page 304 - FREESAT BBC RED BUTTON - a516digital
PAGE 304 AS SEEN ON FREESAT... NOTE DIFFERENT BACKGROUND




























OTHER CHANGES IN THE SPORTS SECTION:
There has been a restructuring of some of the regional sports areas.
BBC REGIONAL SPORT EMIDS - BBC RED BUTTON - a516digital
NEW MERGED EAST MIDLANDS AND LINCS REGIONAL SPORT

BBC SPORT - MORE SPORT - BBC RED BUTTON - a516digital
MORE SPORTS - NOW INCLUDES MOTO GP  PAGE 380
WEATHER:
WEATHER PAGE 400 REMAINS UNCHANGED

BBC REGIONAL WEATHER PAGES REMAIN UNCHANGED
TRAVEL (FREEVIEW ONLY)
ON FREEVIEW, BAA NO LONGER PROVIDES FLIGHT DATA
CBBC (FREEVIEW ONLY):
CBBC  - TEMPORARILY WITHOUT NEWSROUND ON FREEVIEW

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BBC RED BUTTON INFORMATION PAGE FREEVIEW

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2 comments:

  1. bbc text no bbc list tv and pic freeview and bbciplay freeview

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  2. Listings for TV channels were discontinued many years ago on Freeview. No need following the introduction of a 7 day EPG which became standard on all receivers (hard to believe that the early Freeview service just had now and next programme information).
    iPlayer only appears on the BBC Red Button text menu on devices which are connected to the internet and are iPlayer compatible. Freesat SD boxes get as such a different menu as they can't access the iPlayer.

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