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BBC Red Button Text Service

Posted: Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:08 pm
by Private Frazer
According to a letter in the current Radio Times the BBC Red Button Text Service may close because of the internet. I still use it and would be sorry. You can put all your eggs in one basket, and if the one source of information isn't there ...

Re: BBC Red Button Text Service

Posted: Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:21 pm
by Darren Fricker
Very annoyed at this.

The text based service is far easier and quicker to navigate.

There have been numerous letters in Radio Times over the last few weeks - some from people in rural communities without a decent internet connection or people that aren't so tech savvy and rely on it for information.

Re: BBC Red Button Text Service

Posted: Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:34 pm
by stearn
Isn't this more to do with the advance of technology and 'older' TVs not supporting the new standards?

Our smart TV, just over 3 years old, can no longer get C4 and 5 catch-up services, and there are other bits that are blank (that must have had some logo in when we bought it!). I read a week or so ago that many Samsung TVs and Roku devices will no longer support various services shortly. As the delivery method 'improves' the old devices just can't be updated to cope

Re: BBC Red Button Text Service

Posted: Sat Apr 25, 2020 6:26 pm
by Private Frazer
The ending of the Red Button has a temporary reprieve. I like the News Index -> Around the UK for regional news (even if one piece of news I found was that Dundee's 'The Weekly News' magazine is to cease after 165 years). I don't know an online site that gives such well selected regional news stories.

Re: BBC Red Button Text Service

Posted: Sun Apr 26, 2020 8:11 am
by Private Frazer
OK its pretty much the same on the internet's BBC News

Re: BBC Red Button Text Service

Posted: Mon Apr 27, 2020 7:33 am
by brigham
Thomson's Weekly?
Oh No! Let's hope the Sunday Post is safe!