Article ID : 00252476 / Last Modified : 07/10/2020

Why is the BBC red Button Teletext service no longer supported on 2020 Android TVs?

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    Sony and the BBC have agreed to remove the old Teletext functionality and support HbbTV on 2020 Android TV models and onwards. The BBC confirms that HbbTV (BCC Red Button Plus), will replace MHEG. MHEG is slowly becoming unsupported by the broader electronics sector. 

    Red Button Plus alternative

    Red button Plus allows you to access the same content as the classic red button.  You will still get weather or new when red button plus is activated. Remember that your TV should be connected to the internet when you press the red button on BBC services. 

    For more information on BBC’s HbbTV service, please contact the broadcaster