The sports section on the Freeview BBC interactive service has been improved. When you press red from any BBC channel, you can now select Sport Home which takes you to a new and improved section. The section now links to the BBCi video streams for Interactive video services and tells you what’s on now so you can easily switch to the relevant stream you want to watch. The new Sport section also has a brand new easy-to-use menu at the bottom.
BBC Parliament will be temporarily removed from Freeview for the duration of the 2008 Olympic Games this August. The freed-up video stream will mean more Olympic coverage can be provided for Freeview viewers. MediaGuardian is reporting “BBC Parliament’s Freeview capacity will be used to enhance the quality of the interactive TV streaming the BBC is planning to use for the Olympics, which take place between August 8 and 24”. BBC Parliament will return to Freeview after the Olympics have finished. UK parliaments and committees are likely to be in recess for the duration in August anyway, so BBC Parliament shouldn’t be missed too much and will mean better interactive video services for those viewers on the Freeview platform.