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    Default Canadian GP : BBC Scotland

    I noticed this last Friday so sent an email to BBC Scotland, so deleted the text until I had a response and wait until the program actually commenced live

    BBC Scotland will NOT be showing the Canadian GP, neither the Qualifying or Race
    So my question to them was how am I supposed to watch it?

    Response :
    Due to an oversight in programming scheduling it is not possible to show the Canadian GP on BBC One, as normal
    Arrangements are still being made to show the Canadian GP, but with a 35 minute delay on BBC Two
    You may however watch the qualifying and race live through the Red Button

    As far as I am aware that makes the BBC in breach of their contract to FIA and have now forwarded that response to them

    So I now went to watch Practice on the Red Button (as advertised)
    Nothing, no response in Scotland!

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    do you have sky ?

    can you not select bbc london region and watch it on that ???

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    Was previously with TeleWest / Virgin Media, 2004 to 2011, cancelled the TV component in March 2011 as I only watch main channels and rarely any of the extras
    Now on Freeview, since 07 April 2011
    Local transmitter is BBC Scotland

    Red Button normally works, was using it earlier today, but at 14:55 it cut off and no longer responds

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    can you still not select a regional variant via freeview ?

    seem to remember that i used to do this to watch local news from other regions so its a possibility

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    Quote Originally Posted by deztroyer View Post
    can you still not select a regional variant via freeview?
    No, the default channels are :
    1 / 801 BBC One Scotland
    3 / 802 BBC Two Scotland

    Those are also the regional channels (moved manually by channel listing from 800 series)

    I used to be able to select BBC One London and ITV London under Virgin Media, useful when wanting to avoid STV

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    you won't be missing much anyway

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    You can get all the regions on freesat, its much better than freeview too, many more better channels...

    Have you still got the VM box? Terrestial channels might still be working on it, maybe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by neverlandandy View Post
    you won't be missing much anyway
    I have watched, where possible, every F1 Grand Prix since 1996
    I am disgusted that the BBC website clearly states it is on BBC One, but here in Scotland an error has been made
    Normally, Scotland would swap it to BBC Two, but they've not even done that

    Quote Originally Posted by nibblitz View Post
    You can get all the regions on freesat, its much better than freeview too, many more better channels...
    Have you still got the VM box? Terrestial channels might still be working on it, maybe?
    As above, I don't watch that much TV beyond the main core channels
    Freeview normally suits my requirements
    The issue is a scheduling conflict at BBC Scotland which is explained above

    Yes, I still have the VM box but it no longer picks up any channels after the service was terminated (it went bang on 07 March)
    Also received an envelope a week later in which to return the card, and this was duly done
    Agent has been round to collect it three times, but I have not been in each time, contacted them to arrange posting it to them but each time a scripted response that an agent will attend within 7 days; pointless

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    Now BBC have lost the plot...

    The Red Button is working again (and has been since about 17:00)
    F1 coverage due to commence at 18:55
    However, they have decided to show some Tennis instead
    The BBC website now advises not available on Freeview...
    They really should sort this out

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    Not that it helps much but the red button on Sky would have been f1 or tennis. I didn't watch it because we were out but I did see the earlier coverage when there was next to no rubber on the track. It was like watching a rally stage at times.

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