Freesat to offer BBC Red Button Olympics coverage

bbc red button olympicsUK TV platform Freesat will offer eight channels of live coverage of the Rio Olympics via the BBC Red Button service. 

The free satellite TV service will provide access to the HD and SD Red Button coverage via the Freesat EPG.

Freesat will also provide access to BBC Red Button+, an interactive service that provides direct access to BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport App.

Viewers will be able to access 24 live and on-demand streams in HD via BBC Red Button+ and watch over 2,500 hours of live sporting action.

“We’re really pleased to bring Freesat viewers access to the BBC’s live coverage from Rio 2016. With eight live streams to enjoy viewers will be spoilt for choice with classic events from track and field, to newer sports like Golf,” said Freesat’s director of marketing and communications, Jennifer Elworthy.

The eight live HD streams will be available on Freesat channels 261-268 to viewers with the latest set-top boxes, with a further eight live SD channels available on channels 271-278.