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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GOLF: Ryder Cup 2012 on Sky Sports & BBC TV

September 17, 2012

The finest golfers from the United States and Europe go head-to-head for glory as one of sport’s greatest rivalries is rekindled in the 39th edition of the Ryder Cup.

With Europe aiming to retain the trophy against a resurgent US team in front of a patriotic and partisan American crowd at the Medinah Country Club, the tournament promises to be yet another highlight of an extraordinary year of sport.

Sky Sports will have exclusive live coverage of all the drama and excitement across all three days in Illinois, with free-to-air highlights on BBC TV at the end of each day’s play.

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LONDON 2012: Paralympics Closing Ceremony – Exclusively live on Channel 4

September 8, 2012

London’s unforgettable summer of sporting drama, excitement and achievement draws to a spectacular conclusion with the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

The closing festival, called ‘Festival of Flame’ will feature best-selling British band Coldplay performing live on stage with an estimated worldwide audience of 750 million people.

Jon Snow and Krishnan Guru-Murthy present Channel 4’s coverage of the ceremony from the Olympic Stadium in Stratford, which formally draws the curtain on 11 days of sporting competition that have arguably contributed to producing the greatest Paralympics in the movement’s history.

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LONDON 2012: Paralympics Opening Ceremony – Exclusively live on Channel 4

August 28, 2012

Barely three weeks on from the conclusion of a spectacular Olympic Games, London is ready to welcome the world once again for what promises to be another electrifying sporting celebration as the 2012 Paralympic Games begin.

Stratford’s Olympic Stadium will be the focus of the sporting world as the 14th Paralympic Games is officially opened during a powerful and thought-provoking Opening Ceremony, marking the start of 11 days of elite sporting competition in what is being billed as the biggest and best Paralympic Games ever.

Channel 4 will have exclusive coverage of this historic occasion, presented by veteran news anchor Jon Snow and commentary on the evening’s events provided by Krishnan Guru-Murthy.

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