BBC News Multiscreen service to close

BBC NewsThe BBC are closing down the BBC News Multiscreen service that is available via the red button later this month.

The service will be removed from Sky and Virgin Media platforms permanentely on the 20th June as part of the BBC’s Delivering Quality First cuts.

The Freeview version of the Multiscreen service closed down in October 2009 to make way for new Freeview services.

Click here to read more about this change at The Editors blog on the BBC website.

The rest of the BBC Red Button interactive services remain unchanged – the text offerings for BBC News, BBC Sports, etc will continue as normal.

BBC News Multiscreen and BBC Radio rollouts

The rollout of the BBC News Multiscreen red button service is taking place across the entire Virgin Media TV network – just press red on any BBC channel to see if your area has the new service. Previously the BBC News Multiscreen service was only available to ex-Telewest areas. Also the BBC London radio station and the BBC Radio 4 LW radio station have launched. BBC Radio 4 LW is available on channel 911 and BBC London is available on channel 937.