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BBC Digital Text | BBC Parliament | BBC Knowledge | BBC Sport Wimbledon 2000

BBC PARLIAMENT has a minimal text service which complements the audio-only service available from Ondigital.
As of April 2000 the digital text service accompanying the 'relaunched' BBC KNOWLEDGE appears to be the slickest of the MHEG text services.

It reminds you of its existence when you first tune in...

... and selected pages appear almost instantly!
One menu option allows you to find out more about the new service...
... but is it going a bit too far to suggest that this is the first service of it's type.

Well, inasmuch as it is actually useable, I guess they're right!

 

The programme going on in the corner is "Apeman" - starring some crusty old fossils, apparently!

And, as promised, the service lets you find out more about the programme.
The BBC took full advantage of the facilities offered by Digital Teletext to enhance their coverage of Wimbledon 2000.
With Wimbledon coverage often on two of the BBC's three mainstream channels at any one time the green button could be used to toggle between the channels.
The current scores page allowed you to check the latest scores on all the courts...
... and match statistics were also available.
... along with all the latest news about the players.
The standard of the graphics was very high and it is a shame that a similar service was not available to those watching the BBC's coverage via digital satellite.

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