BBC reveals Connected Red Button

The venerable Red Button service is getting some internet-connected smarts

The BBC's Red Button has been serving up extra features to TV viewers for over a decade – now it's getting some new tricks up its sleeve with the launch of a new Connected Red Button project.

The aim is to add connected TV features to broadcast television – so you'll be able to dial up the previous episode of a programme you're watching on iPlayer, or send the ingredients list for a recipe on a cookery show to your iPad.

The Connected Red Button's first outing will be during the Olympics, when viewers will be able to use it to access 24 live HD channels showing the events.

You may also like

10 things to watch in HD (that aren’t football or tennis)

New video! LG Optimus L7 offers Ice Cream Sandwich for the mid-range masses

10 ways Apple re-invented the iPhone

You have to login or register to comment.