Jul 122017

Yet another reason, why I love Freesat!  People will the latest set-top-boxes can now use the new ‘Watch from Start’ feature in the TV guide. The ‘Watch from Start’ allows you to restart live programmes on all BBC channels without waiting for the programme to end.

Freesat is the first TV platform to include the feature within the TV guide, and customers will notice a small icon next to the programme name, which, when selected from the menu, will begin the programme from the start.

So just another reason, why Freesat, is better than $ky!

Feb 172017

WOW! the BBC iPlayer has just got even better! Since it’s now allowing viewers to start watching a programme on one device and finish on another.

Right now it’s only available to viewers with YouView devices (which I have), but is but rolling out to other connected TV devices, including set-top boxes, streaming media devices and games consoles, over the coming weeks and months.

For more information check out www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2017/iplayer-performance-january and www.a516digital.com/2017/02/bbc-pins-and-pairs-iplayer.html.

Oct 242014

At long last the UK connected TV platform YouView has added the BBC’s Connected Red Button service. Which means that viewers will also be able to access an increased choice of video and streaming content across news, sport and weather by pressing the red button (on BBC SD channels only) on their YouView remote control while watching BBC TV channels.

Also means when major sporting and music events are running, the red button is also your window onto all the live streams that aren’t being broadcast on any of the BBC’s traditional channels.

Just wish it had been ready in time for the Glasgow 2014 Games! But hey, it’s here at long last! 🙂

Here are some screen dumps of the BBC’s Connected Red Button service.

BBC connected red button p100
BBC connected red button - news
BBC connected red button - weather

More information can be found @ www.youview.com/news/2014/10/23/youview-adds-new-bbc-iplayer-and-bbc-connected-red-button-to-line-up/.

Oct 102014

Just to remind everyone in Scotland, that loves cycling to turn into BBC Scotland tonight at 7:30pm to watch “Danny MacAskill – Riding the Ridge”. It’s a documentary following Scottish cyclist Danny MacAskill as he attempts to capture his performance on and around the dramatic Black Cuillin mountain range on Skye, where he and his crew endured long treks and tricky terrain over the 10-day shoot.

If you don’t get BBC 1 Scotland. Everyone else in the UK can watch it on the BBC iPlayer at www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b04kntlk/danny-macaskill-riding-the-ridge.

Oct 082014

Got to love the BBC! Feeling a bit down this wet and cold Wednesday afternoon? Then I am sure, this music video will cheer you up!

BBC Music have remade The Beach Boys’ masterpiece ‘God Only Knows with the help of a few friends…

Sorry if you live outside of the UK… Have a feeling this video will only be available to people in the UK!

Dec 212013

Here is some information about a upcoming radio program on BBC Radio 4. It’s called “Right of Way: Cycling and the City” it will air from 9:00pm to 9:30pm on Wednesday 15th January 2014.

After 2013’s high-profile spate of cyclist deaths on London’s streets, Dr Kevin Fong evaluates the realities of travelling by bike on UK roads.

Jul 162013

BBC logoHere is some great news, if like myself you love free HD channels. From 2014, BBC Three, BBC Four, CBBC, CBeebies and BBC News will all be distributed in HD on Freesat, Freeview and YouView. It will also be made available to other platform operators, including cable companies.

Meaning by the time you add BBC1 and BBC 2 HD. The BBC will have a total of 7 HD channels! Leaving only BBC Parliament in SD.

Out of all these new HD channels, I am looking forward to BBC News HD the most. Since other than BBC1 and BBC2 HD, it’s the BBC channel, I watch the most.

For more information about this check out — www.a516digital.com/2013/07/bbc-launching-five-new-hd-channels.html.

Mar 182013

Many of you, may have never even have heard of Television Centre. It’s been the headquarters of BBC Television. Officially opened on 29 June 1960, it is one of the most readily recognisable facilities of its type having appeared as the backdrop for many BBC programmes.

So myself, like many others in the UK have growing up watching TV shows from Television Centre. Including Blue Peter, Children in Need, CBBC from ‘the Broom Cupboard’ and many others.

Below Simon McCoy and Sophie Long at the close of the last BBC News broadcast from Television Centre marking an end to over 45 years of broadcasting from the iconic site.

For more information about Television Centre check out www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/keyfacts/stories/television_centre.shtml.

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