Articles for BBC Press Red Blog

The BBC's Press Red was where the BBC TV Platforms Group wrote about all things red button. The blog has since closed, although all articles remain online.

Red Button and widescreen

Explaining widescreen and red button

CBeebies Through the Years - part 3

Final part of the tour through the CBeebies red button archives

CBeebies Through the Years - part 2

Continuing the tour of how the BBC Red Button CBeebies service has changed.

CBeebies Through the Years - part 1

Part 1 of a tour through the Red Button archives, looking at the CBeebies service.

More from the BBC Red Button "What If..." files

When the original BBC Text service was being planned, there were a couple of different designs tried. One was the very Ceefax inspired idea I wrote about recently. But there were more...

Delving into the archives - how red button could have looked in 1998

I recently came across a set of archive files on one of our computer servers. Amongst them were these mock ups made back in 1998 showing how the BBC's new digital text service could look.

Inside Da Vinci

The world of set top boxes in the BBC Red Button test farm.

Please Wait...

If you use the BBC Red Button service on a Sky box you may notice that every now and then you come across a large "Please Wait" screen. Here's what it's all about.

Welcome to Selkirk, West London

There's a new addition to our office in West London. Sat in front of a green glass screen, where everything is surprisingly dark and difficult to photograph, is another part of the country. Selkirk in fact.

Freesat Radio

On Tuesday 30 September, we launched our first radio service on the Freesat platform.

The importance of fish in interactive TV development

The internal video feeds which power BBCi development

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