Visionman said:Of course the work around to still get text on a YouView box is to switch to a radio channel and then press the red button.
Of course the work around to still get text on a YouView box is to switch to a radio channel and then press the red button.
"not everyone has a connected TV and the standard Red Button service is still very much alive and kicking and available from the majority of digital televisions without an internet connection "
So basically it was a BBC decision and is the reason I feel it will eventually be pushed on all platforms, especially as they've already said recently that they are looking at 'ordinary' teletext being fully superceded by the Connected Red Button service.
As for checking football scores etc while watching BBC News (your example), I can do that with the Connected Red Button service, along with browsing news and sport in general, and still listen to the news.
10: Is BBC Red Button+ replacing BBC Red Button?No, even though the number of connected TVs is growing quickly, the original Red Button service remains hugely popular, so it will be around for some time.Red Button+ is just the next step, combining the best BBC content with the advantages of internet-connected TVs