Wednesday, 11 April 2012

BBC Red Button finally arrives on Virgin Media's TiVo

From the Help and Support Forums:

We're very happy to announce that BBC Red Button is now available to Virgin Media TiVo customers. The features available include video news, full length text articles from the BBC News website and coverage of F1 season that is always up to date and available whenever you want to watch. Later this year the BBC Sport Red button services will be extended to cover other major events e.g. Euro 2012, Wimbledon and Olympics.

If you’re watching any BBC channel, just press the red button on your TiVo remote. Then arrow up or down to choose iPlayer or the News or Sports app, then select OK. Or you can select the BBC News or Sports app from the ‘Apps & Games’ section of your TiVo menu.

The new service is being rolled out to everyone over the next 24 hours, so don't worry if you can't see it yet.


Windy said...

Yeah at last.

Bluegruntfuttock said...

Agreed, at last, but have you tried it yet? It would be quicker for me to go down the road and buy a newspaper! Its so SLLLLOOOWWWWWWW

I am glad its here, but its slower and messy unlike the slick and fast freeview version

Paul Rudin said...

We still don't get the full red button stuff on the Tivo box - I'm thinking about sending back my Tivo and reverting to a V+ box. There are lots of sports events (for example a lot of athletics coverage) that you can only get via the BBC red button coverage, and it's a serious missing feature for VM's Tivo that we can't see these.

WsG said...

It is NOT the red button service. Only a substitute useless apology.
Virgin - GET IT SORTED - I missed most of Wimbledon last year and now I am already missing Queens. Get it sorted.

Unknown said...

How do you access the 'full length text articles' ? There is just a sentence to describe each news video.

Johnny said...

The red button as it stands is RUBBISH. I really need to know if this is going to be sorted for the Olympics.

Johnny said...

The red button as it stands is RUBBISH. I really need to know if we are going to get the proper service for the olympics.

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