The BBC has updated its red button offering on the Freesat platform to include access to single stream video services and the Sport Multiscreen service.
Video service links are added via existing scheduling tools which launches an (MHEG) application allowing the viewer to be taken to BBC interactive streams and back again.
In a post on the BBC Internet Blog Ronald Bullen, Service Delivery Manager at BBC Red Button said:
"The BBC Red Button offering on the new platform was not quite the same as that on our existing platforms such as Sky, Virgin Media and Freeview and this has generated some comments since then. In particular, Freesat viewers have been keen to enjoy the same video content that was made available on other platforms."
We are aware that still not all services offered on our legacy platforms are available on Freesat; however this is an exciting development for the BBC Red Button team and one we hope to build on in the future."
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