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Digital viewers can access interactive TV for news, updates, stats and a whole lot more than 90 minutes of action, around the clock.

BBCi is offering a double interactive service for the World Cup with highlights, analysis and alternative commentaries during live BBC matches, plus an additional service for times when games are not showing.

Available on all digital TV platforms around the clock, pressing your red button will offer two main services - Live Match and Replay. The permanent BBCi service of sports news and results will also be available.

Fans can send in their own opinion by email or SMS which will appear live on screen, and BBCi will be asking specific talking-point questions throughout the game.

Viewers will have the audio choice of BBC TV or Radio Five Live match commentary, the real-time noise from the stadium.

And live match coverage on interactive will be extended beyond BBC One transmission to allow for extra post-match analysis.

The World Cup on BBC interactive television
Press the red button for a host of options

Viewers will also be able to replay matches in full.

The BBCi World Cup Zone will be up and running in between BBC match broadcasts.

This will include a non-stop England stream, repeats and highlights from every match and every goal from every game on demand.

The exclusive service dedicated to the England team on and off the field will show the most up-to-date interviews with Sven-Goran Eriksson, press conferences, video player profiles, news and views from Germany and those all-important full repeats of England matches.

With all the build-up to England games, including a look around the stadia, BBCi gives living-room supporters a real flavour of the atmosphere and tension of Germany.

And following every evening's highlights programme you can have your say.

The interactive Talk Forum will open its doors through digital TV, on BBC Radio Five Live and video-streamed live on the internet at to host a full hour-long discussion for fans with BBC pundits.

Every night of the tournament, fans can send in their emails and SMS messages to the studio to get their views aired live on air, get it off their chest and share their gripes with other viewers.

The text service offers all the top stories and breaking news, including live stats, latest scores, key moments from the big games, match previews and reports and group tables.

There will also be expert analysis from BBC football pundits Alan Hansen and Mark Lawrenson.

This is in addition to the permanent red button service for sports news and results. Press 302 on Freeview, satellite or cable for the latest football headlines, 301 for news from all sports and 300 for the main menu. Satellite and cable viewers can also catch our video update through the day.


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