BBC HD channels move to new positions on Freesat

BBC HD channels move to new positions on FreesatTo enhance the channels’ viewing experience a number of changes have been made to the position of BBC HD channels on Freesat. From 24 March, the channel positions will be as follows:

BBC One HD will be on channel 101 for viewers in Scotland, Wales and Northern Continue reading BBC HD channels move to new positions on Freesat

BBC red button now available as separate channels

BBC red button now available as separate channelsThe BBC have launched their red button feeds as separate channels on freesat.

BBC red button HD and BBC red button 1 are available on channel 980 and 981 and means you no longer have to fumble around within the red button system to find additional Continue reading BBC red button now available as separate channels

BBC to cut red button streams this month

From October 15 it will reduce the number of video streams on red button from five to one. This will bring it in line with the Freeview offering.

The interactive service is high cost and the streamlining is part of the Delivering Quality First drive for savings. Continue reading BBC to cut red button streams this month

Updated: Recording the Olympics on Freesat

It would appear from the comments on Joinfreesat and on the satellite forums that many of you are experiencing problems trying to record the 24 additional Olympic channels added on Monday.

We have contacted Freesat to find out more information on this and had the following response from Emma Scott Continue reading Updated: Recording the Olympics on Freesat

Freesat confirms channels for all the BBC Olympic action

Freesat can confirm that the BBC’s 24 live HD Olympic channels will be shown on channels 151-174, throughout the London 2012 Olympics.

The full range of live BBC Olympics coverage will be available, subscription-free on Freesat and Freesat+ customers Continue reading Freesat confirms channels for all the BBC Olympic action

BBC Olympics coverage details released

Freesat to offer BBC’s 24 HD Olympic ChannelsNews taken from BBC Sport website

The BBC has announced details of the digital services that will offer viewers the most comprehensive coverage ever of an Olympic Games. The broadcaster will provide live coverage of every London 2012 sport from every venue throughout the day.

An enhanced video experience will give access to up to 24 live HD streams and 2,500 hours of coverage via the BBC Sport website on PC and laptop. A free Olympics mobile app will allow audiences to access content on the go. Continue reading BBC Olympics coverage details released

Freesat to offer BBC’s 24 HD Olympic Channels

Freesat to offer BBC’s 24 HD Olympic ChannelsFreesat will carry all of the BBC’s 24 live HD Olympic channels throughout the London 2012 Olympics, offering the full range of live BBC Olympics coverage, bringing every Olympic sport from every Olympic venue.

In addition to the 24 temporary BBC HD Olympics channels listed in the Freesat TV Guide, Freesat viewers will also be able to access the live ‘streams’ via the BBC Red Button service. Continue reading Freesat to offer BBC’s 24 HD Olympic Channels

BBC Trust Approves Freesat Entry Into Pay VOD

News story courtesy of Broadband TV News – (thanks Gordon S Valentine for the link)

The BBC Trust has said the BBC can continue to play a part in Freesat following its approval of plans to include pay-TV content.

The Trust said proposals by the free-to-air satellite platform to introduce the listing of pay content delivered on-demand via broadband did not represent a significant change to the approval previously given in 2007. There was no need for a Public Value Test or for further regulatory process. Continue reading BBC Trust Approves Freesat Entry Into Pay VOD

Panasonic Offer “Tentative” Release Date For iPlayer

Panasonic DMR-BS850, BS750 XS350 iPlayer Update

Update (16/02/11) – There was clearly no love in the air at Panasonic when they missed the 14th Feb software update, but have now released a revised date of 21st Feb (network) and 22nd Feb (over the air) for their DMR-BS850, DMR-BS750 and DMR-XS350EB iPlayer update. Whilst these continual delays are frustrating, at least they have presented us with a new date which hopefully means they are getting closer!

Original post (25/01/11) – Panasonic have updated their FAQ section today to suggest a another “tentative” release date for BBC iPlayer on their previous Blu-ray/DVD models (DMR-BS850, DMR-BS750 and DMR-XS350EB); their date set in jelly is Valentines day (14th Feb 2011), could love be in the air for those still waiting? Continue reading Panasonic Offer “Tentative” Release Date For iPlayer