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From Wikipedia: The services replaced Ceefax, the BBC's analogue teletext service, and is only available via digital television receivers. edit History and branding The service was launched in September 1999 as BBC Text. In the first phase, the service was created using content migrated from the existing analogue teletext service, Ceefax. - link icon read more about BBC Red Button on wikipedia (summary by Clipped).

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Thursday, 22 August 2013

8:53 AM

Mark A.: It seems that the expected numbering wasn't agreed by Sky. I have removed then from the UK Free TV database.

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Briantist's 38,842 posts GB
Sunday, 10 November 2013
1:32 PM

As the Radio Times, TV Times and most/all papers don't list whats on the Red Button,
you can find the listing at;
BBC Red Button 1 TV Listings & TV Guide | LocateTV (RH163LB)

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MCMLXII man's 4 posts GB
Sunday, 20 July 2014
C Drury
10:12 PM

Golf 301 back yup: Verdict 0/10: I am absolutely fed up...

Leaderboard in for on 301 over the days crap...poorly designed,.. clear as mud.. user unfriendly... repeats the same people over and again... no access to whole payer field... just rubbish
Highlights crap
Repeats of Ken et al incessant- yawn yawn..!
No volume on 301 for 2 nights now ( does anyone care??)... so e.g. tonight was listening to in 302 then suddenly in comes F1 German Grand Prix and is switched to 301...and of course no volume volume is not at TV problem but a BBC problem
Virtually no highlights...

Talk about shambolic.

Sorry Rory - we can't revel in your victory given poor service

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C Drury's 2 posts GB
Sunday, 18 January 2015
12:38 PM

I could not get bbc red button/text service, ONLY since JAN15 upto time of sending msg. Is it due to my freeview set-top box and/or tv set being faulty? or due to service suspension by bbc. I could not find the info anywhere at all.

Please help!


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leslie's 1 post US
Wednesday, 3 June 2015
Mr J Phillips
7:27 PM

Just recently (last few days) I have not been able to access Ceefax/Teletext on my TV's built in non HD
Freeview box, have you discontinued the service, or have I or the BBC got problems?. Thank you.
Joe Phillips.

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Mr J Phillips's 1 post GB

9:26 PM

Mr J Phillips: According to Wikipedia, Ceefax has been off the air since Octover 2012!


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MikeB's 2,564 posts GB
Monday, 24 July 2017
6:30 PM

Why can't all channels on freeview be free

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dale's 16 posts GB

7:34 PM

dale: All of the channels on Freeview are free (as implied by the name). Freeview does not have any subscription channels.

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StevensOnln1's 2,317 posts GB
Tuesday, 25 July 2017
Mark A

7:14 PM

All the channels on Multiplexers BBC-A, BBC-B and D3+D4 are free to view and are transmitted from all transmitters and transmitter relays.
Multiplex Aqr-A, Aqr-B Mux-SND, Local, etc are only transmitted from some of the main transmitters where you get more stations for the same licence fee.
Some of these are encrypted.

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Mark A's 357 posts GB
Mark A

7:21 PM

H.D. channels and Film4+1 use different code to compress the singal (BBC-B)
So older Freeview TV's can't receave them.

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