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Welcome to
The Teletext Museum
formerly Teletext Then and Now

 

R.I.P.
BBC CEEFAX

23-Sep-1974
- 23-Oct-2012

 

Click here to see the final Pages from Ceefax sequences
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F.A.Q.
Frequently Asked Questions

Teletext Timeline
The development of Teletext

Teletext on the Internet
Live feeds from around the world

The Beginning of the End
Teletextlessness...

Digital text
The new 'interactive services

Teletext Chat
Discuss teletext with others

Links
Related sites

S-VHS recordings sought
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Contributors
Acknowledgements and thanks

 

The Teletext Museum was first created by Darren Meldrum as part of the Meldrum Home Page

UK Teletext was originally created by Rob Hardy

  PLEASE NOTE:
  This is an independently run site which has no connection with Ceefax, Teletext, the BBC or any other broadcaster.
  If you are looking for more information about something you have read on teletext click here
  If you have any questions about how teletext works please read the FAQ or join Teletext Chat
This site celebrates the development of a very British invention. Here you will find information about the development of teletext from its faltering beginnings to a system which has gained worldwide acceptance and which we now take for granted.

Teletext was launched in the UK on 23 September 1974.

Today its supposedly hated (or loved) for its dated look and the first decade of the 2000s has seen its role rapidly overtaken by the Internet and ther more graphically attractive services.

In Europe, where it proved most popular it is now dying out along with the analogue tv services which carried it, though it still continues to thrive in countries where broadcast technology is less well advanced.

In July 2009 Teletext Ltd announced its intention to close its teletext news service in Jan 2010, due to falling audience and revenue.

All analogue tv services and teletext closed in the UK on 23-Oct-2012 along with the UK's last 625-line analogue tv broadcasts, but The Teletext Museum is saving the pages here for posterity.


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