I know there was lots of chatter about this group: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=278123313911
Just saw this on CMU Daily http://newsblog.thecmuwebsite.com/post/6music-red-button-service-gets-over-a-million-views.aspx
6MUSIC RED BUTTON SERVICE GETS OVER A MILLION VIEWS
Footage of two 'old meets new' sessions organised by 6music and made available via your telly on the red button was watched 1.3 million times during the week it was available. The sessions saw Little Boots perform with Gary Numan and La Roux do their stuff with Heaven 17. The sessions originally aired on the BBC's digital radio station, before being made available via the Beeb's interactive service.
Radio 2 and 6music man Jeff Smith told reporters: "6music is uniquely positioned to curate performances that link the heritage of music to its future. The phenomenal success of visualising these two 6music live sessions displays the voracious appetite that people have for unique musical collaborations. Having the opportunity to let so many people access them through the Red Button allows a digital radio station like BBC 6music to demonstrate the distinctive nature of what it does and what it stands for".
As previously reported, rumour is rife that 6music might face the chop when a BBC Trust review of the digital service reports back in the next few weeks. Though, as also previously reported, said rumour seems to be mainly based on suspicion as to why the review was commissioned in the first place, which is misguided because these reviews are standard practice at the Corporation. 6music increasingly doubles up as the BBC's principle credible music operation, which the red button venture presumably proves, and one would hope that would go in its favour when the Trust consider its future.