Ceefax


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Ceefax

A teletext service of the British Broadcasting Corporation established in 1974 and widely viewed as an institution in Britain, boasting 20 million viewers a week by its thirtieth anniversary in 2004. A play on the words "see facts," the service was a precursor to Internet journalism and 24/7 news reporting.
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The previous service on Ceefax was based on bookmaker's data provided by William Hill.
Ceefax was joined by ITV's Oracle - now Teletext - later that year.
Scottish football is not broadcast in Holland so Mols religiously checks Ceefax every weekend to find out how close he is to realising his Champions League dream.
In the context of the BBC's massive budget, the virtual elimination of racing from Ceefax seems a paltry saving.
A spokesman for the BBC in London defended the Scottish Ceefax blackout.
A spokesman for the BBC in London defended the Scottish Ceefax blackout, saying: "It is felt that it is better to have something from another area than a blank screen.
Ceefax on the slide The depleted BBC Ceefax racing service is a joke.
Roger revealed yesterday: "The man said: `I've been reading Ceefax where it says visit the BBC Website and I'm wondering if this is the right place and if you're open for a visit.
THE BBC yesterday scaled down its horseracing service on Ceefax with company chiefs having decided to "change content and place less emphasis on bookmakers' data".
Yes, there really was a time when Ceefax was hi-tech, McDonald's was an exclusive eaterie and Abba weren't "ironic".
Deprived of an essential Well said to all regards BBC Ceefax.
I got a lot of phone calls but no-one would give me a clear picture - and yet about 15 minutes later it was on Ceefax.