Following the end of the 2022 Wimbledon Finals, the BBC has reconfigured its red button service for UK viewers on Sky and Freesat.
BBC Red Button streams 2 to 6 were removed from both platforms earlier today. However, the HD simulcast of BBC Red Button 1 will remain on air until the conclusion of the Commonwealth Games next month.
As a result of the changes, on Sky, the BBC Red Button service is now available on channels 981 HD, 982 SD. On Freesat, the Red Button service is on 980 HD, 981 SD.
On Virgin Media, the extra Red Button feeds have also been removed. But on cable, the BBC Red Button service is already offered in HD by default throughout the year. Therefore, there is no SD/HD simulcast.
The extra feeds are primarily for the use of viewers who don’t have a compatible connected TV or receiver. The BBC now offers additional coverage through the iPlayer and new connected Red Button service. These is delivered online, saving the need to create feeds on traditional TV platforms. For Wimbledon, the connected Red Button service provided a UHD feed from Centre Court.
For the Commonwealth Games, the BBC will be providing additional HD coverage through the BBC iPlayer and the connected Red Button. This can be accessed on all compatible smart TVs and receivers, including Sky Q, Virgin TV 360 and YouView boxes.