GLASGOW 2014: BBC lines up multiple live streams for 2014 Commonwealth Games

April 30, 2013

The BBC has revealed its first plans for coverage of next summer’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

The corporation has promised to provide the most comprehensive Commonwealth Games output to UK audiences in the event’s history.

Ken MacQuarrie, director of BBC Scotland, has pledged the corporation will operate 15 separate streams from 17 of the 19 venues to audiences throughout Scotland and the UK.

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TECHNOLOGY: BBC launches Connected Red Button service

December 4, 2012

The BBC has launched Connected Red Button, reinventing the corporation’s popular red button service for the future by effortlessly bringing TV, radio and online content together in the simplest possible way.

The new service is available now in around 1.2 million homes with Virgin Media’s TiVo boxes, and will be rolled out to other internet-connected TVs over the coming months.

The move comes shortly after the BBC scaled back its Red Button video streams on Freesat, Sky and Virgin from five to just one, with the aim of replacing these linear channels with internet streams that can be accessed via web-connected TVs.

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BROADCASTING: BBC scales back Red Button service

October 3, 2012

The BBC will cut the number of video streams it offers through its interactive Red Button TV service later this month, as it shifts the focus of the service to emerging online platforms.

From October 15, the BBC will reduce the number of red button video streams from five to just one to more than 20 million homes with Sky, Freesat and Virgin Media, bringing the service in line with its existing Freeview offering.

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TENNIS: US Open 2012 – Live on Sky Sports

August 22, 2012

Flushing Meadows plays host once again to the final tennis grand slam of the year as the world’s greatest players gather in New York for the 2012 US Open.

A record prize purse of $25.5m will be up for grabs as Novak Djokovic and Sam Stosur begin the defence of their singles crowns.

Sky Sports is showing matches from every round of both the men’s and women’s competitions exclusively live throughout the tournament, with selected live matches also available on British Eurosport.

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