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: 141st Open Championship – Live on the BBC

July 11, 2012

The Open Championship returns to Royal Lytham & St Annes for the 141st edition of golf’s most coveted Major championship.

Northern Ireland’s Darren Clarke will return to defend the famous Claret Jug he won admist emotional scenes at Royal St George’s last year.

You can follow all the drama and excitement of the 2012 installment as it unfolds with all four days of the tournament exclusively live on BBC TV, HD, radio, red button, mobile and online (July 19-22).

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GOLF: 140th Open Championship – Live and exclusive on the BBC

July 7, 2011

BBC Sport will be showing up to 40 hours of live and exclusive coverage from the 140th Open Championship at Royal St George’s, Sandwich.

Coverage will be available on BBC Television, HD, Radio, Red Button and BBC Online throughout the Championship, which runs from 14 to 17 July.

Hazel Irvine presents the BBC’s coverage, with the expert commentary and analysis team of Peter Alliss, Ken Brown, Mark James, Wayne Grady, Andrew Cotter and American broadcaster Jim Nantz.

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