Channel 527 BT Sport Extra 1 is now in the BT Youview EPG - currently broadcasting just a logo and music. No sign of an HD variant of this channel.
Has French football scheduled on Friday evening and further French & Portuguese matches over the weekend
In the past BT have stated that they will look at adding interactive services to BT Sport. I assume this would be some form of 'red button' service similar to that on Sky and BBC? Could that be what BT Sport Extra is?
With that in mind this post was interesting.
The initial scheduling for the channel ...ie one test transmission (Sportshub) this afternoon and extra live fooball on Friday night , Sunday lunchtime & Sunday evening suggests the intention is to use it for extra live content - it will be interesting to see if they can utilize it effectively to handle overrunning or delayed live broadcasts at short notice. Maybe they could offer a commentator free broadcast of the MotoGP races to placate those who don't appreciate the current commentary team.
The backwards EPG implies that some live motor sports (Formula Renault 3.5 Series and DTM) were broadcast on the channel over the past week-end.
Well the logo being transmitted on 527 certainly looks as though it incorporates a large red button into the word extra, with 'X' marking the spot.