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BBC Connected Red Button comes to Samsung and Sony smart TVs

The BBC has launched its Connected Red Button service for a range of Samsung and Sony smart TVs.

With the Connected Red Button, Sony and Samsung smart TV owners can access additional on demand and informational content at the push of a (red) button.

BBC will also bring the functionality to LG smart TVs in “early 2014”.

“Since the launch of Connected Red Button in 2012, the BBC has brought audiences more of the content they love on their TV – by simply pressing red,” said Roux Joubert, GM of Products and On-Demand at the BBC. “We’re thrilled to extend this to even more viewers – and look forward to adding more features and functionality in 2014 – either directly or via a set top box.”

Hitting the red button during any BBC programme will offer you access to a variety of BBC TV programmes from the likes of BBC Three, BBC Four, CBBC and CBeebies, regardless of whether the channel is on-air.

Access to the information and programmes is available via the Connected Red Button without you having to jump to a separate application like BBC iPlayer.

You can also check the weather forecasts, news or sports stories as well as getting access to BBC  iPlayer catch-up content.

In the past, additional steamed content for events like Wimbledon, the F1 and Glastonbury has featured on the Connected Red Button, and over time the BBC has confirmed it will be adding additional content for you to enjoy.

To find out if your Sony or Samsung smart TV is compatible with the Connected Red Button, head to the BBC website.

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