Wimbledon Extra Courts

If you’ve been watching Wimbledon on the BBC, you will have heard constant references to the Red Button … press ‘Red’ to see extra matches on the other courts. The Red Button works fine on Freesat and Sky satellite receivers but not on the generic free to air receivers that you’ll get from French outlets.

However, you can still receive the tv transmissions from these courts but you will have to programme them in to your free to air satellite receiver. The best way is to do a ‘Manual’ search using the specific transponder which the BBC are using during the Wimbledon tournament.

Here it is:

  • Frequency = 12.422
  • Polarity = Horizontal
  • Sample Rate = 27500


By Manually searching (or scanning) 12.422/H/27500 , you will then get Red Button channels 2 to 6 and the HD Red Button Channel.

Extra Red Button channels are transient by nature but Red Button channel 1 isĀ  permanent and can be found here:

  • Frequency = 10.773
  • Polarity = Horizontal
  • Sample Rate = 22000

This permanent Red Button channel is often used to show Formula 1, coverage of music festivals etc.