(originally posted 06 Dec 2010)
The BBC have introduced a range of new IPTV streams, initially, exclusive to Freesat.
The streams, which are accessed via the red button on your Freesat receiver connected to the Internet, will give you access to much more content as the bandwidth available is so much greater than that of the available satellite space/frequencies.
The service launched (quietly!) on Friday with Strictly Come Dancing; allowing back stage information and clips from previous shows.
Further options will include comedy, music and sport.
At this stage we know the service works on Humax set top boxes and Sony televisions (with Freesat built in) but we don’t know whether it will be rolled out over the other brands too.
Freesat have provided us with the following statement to answer some of the questions asked;
The extra red button content from the BBC is available to all Freesat Humax and Sony connected receivers.
This is a great addition to Freesat and allows viewers to watch exclusive Strictly Come Dancing content such as backstage interviews and previous programme content, and will also be available for other viewing events in time.
All Humax and Sony Freesat customers need to do to get started is connect their HD receivers to their home broadband.
(thanks Neil for the heads up)