04/12/2012 09:27 GMT | Updated 03/02/2013 05:12 GMT

BBC To Reinvent The 'Red Button'

The BBC has announced a plan to 'reinvent' the Red Button as an additional hub for its digital entertainment.

The 'Connected Red Button' is a new service, launching first on TiVo, which enables users to watch programmes from BBC Three, BBC Four and children's channels even if the channel is off air, as well as catch up on previous episodes, read news and weather headlines and watch shorter clips.

The service will work on internet-connected TVs and will be available on more services over the coming months, the Beeb said.

It predicts that by 2016 more than 11 million people will own an internet-connected TV, and says it has learned from the massive audience who watched the Olympics through the Red Button service.

Daniel Danker, general manager of BBC Programmes and On-Demand, said in a statement:

"With today's launch of BBC Connected Red Button, the BBC is seamlessly bringing the Internet together with live TV, while making the technology completely invisible. This is red button reinvented, and the beginning of the exciting future of television."

Take a look above for more details on how it works.