BBCi Olympic Coverage Now Available

It was a slow start (was available on Sky and Freeview earlier!) but the BBCi service for the Olympic Games is now available on the Freesat platform, via the red button, hooray!

Fingers cross for some fantastic footage over the next few weeks, we are all behind you on this one BBC.

(Thanks to all those that emailed us to let us know, and thanks to the BBCi team that have worked so hard over the past few months to get this ready in time, can’t be easy with a new service to cater for)

Beijing Olympics Interactive Channels

Thanks to reader Keith Ashman, he has pointed out 7 hidden channels showing BBCi streams for the olympics, with a further 2 multiscreen channels. We have not had news from BBC or the BBCi team on the progress of being ready for the start of the olympics (08/08/08), but it should be.

You can access the hidden channels by keying in the following numbers on your remote: 0980, 0981, 0982, 0983, 0984, 0985, 0986. For the multiscreen channels, key in 0990 & 0991.

This has been tested on a Bush SD box, but should work on all boxes.