Olympic Freeview channels
I thought that I'd read somewhere that there were going to be 20+ new channels for live coverage of the Olympics. The only reference I can find is to the Red Button ...which only has one data stream.
I think Freeview has only 2 extra channels, 1 of them also in HD. Freesat has the whole set - I'd happily lend you mine, as I shan't be using any of them . I believe the relevant Freesat channels are numbered 150, or 151, onwards.
Last edited by mercia; 26-07-12 at 12:30.
As long as he keeps it short and crisp(s)
Freeview has two red button channels (channels 301 and 302) with main coverage being on BBC1, BBC2 and BBC3 (thank god for BBC4!). Freesat, Sky and Virgin Media apparently have further channels labelled as BBC Olympics 1 - 22 via their red button. Judging by this Saturday's coverage on BBC1, the BBC are going with their usual collection of multi-purpose presenters so we'll hear the inane ramblings of Lineker, Barker, Humphrey, Irvine et al. It's on from 9am until 1am with only breaks for news, weather and the national lottery. Happily BBC2 has no coverage on Saturday but it's on BBC3 from 6am until 10.15pm.
Or you might prefer Roger Mosey explaining that last week they had to abandon some of the Freeview plans because it breaks if they transmit the same picture on BBC1 and the red button channels. This was all OK until the final digital switch over which moved the red button channels onto the same multiplex as BBC1.
Originally Posted by mercia
He also mentions that if you rush out and buy a youview box as released today, it will probably not get the 24 channels that are on the internet!
What advantages does a Youview box have over other PVRs, such as the Humax ones? Marketing hype, perhaps?
Youview is an Internet service, not via an aerial (and Humax makes a Youview box/recorder).
Originally Posted by Dave2002
This suggests that Youview requires both an aerial and an internet connection -
Originally Posted by Don Petter
Can I get YouView?
To enjoy the full YouView experience you need good digital TV coverage and a sufficient broadband speed. Here's a clever little app to check both of these:
Check availability .... Etc.
No archery from Lords is being broadcast at present.