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teletext:

see videotexvideotex,
communications service that is linked to an adapted television receiver or a personal computer by telephone lines, cable television facilities, or the like, and that allows a user to retrieve and display alphanumeric and pictorial information at home.
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teletext

[′tel·ə‚tekst]
(communications)
A data broadcasting service in which preprogrammed sequences of frames of data are broadcast cyclically, and a user equipped with a standard television receiver and a special decoder selects the desired frames of information for viewing.

teletext

A broadcasting service that transmitted text to a TV set with a built-in teletext decoder. Introduced in the 1970s in the U.K., the text was transmitted in the vertical blanking interval between frames of the TV signal. Teletext was occasionally used in the U.S. and Canada but never really caught on. It was also used in Australia until 2009. Elements of teletext are still used for closed captions.

A Rotating Rolodex
Different kinds of information such as news, finance and weather were displayed in a series of continuously rotating teletext frames, which could be selected from a program guide. See vertical blanking interval, closed captions and videotex.
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When Teletext launched in 1993 it was as a replacement for the ITV-run Oracle, which started in 1974 and provided news, sport and weather information, as well as TV schedules.
It went on: "In addition, Ofcom has indicated that it is not persuaded of the need for public intervention in the delivery of a public commercial Teletext service beyond 2014 and this has also contributed to the decision to discontinue the public service.
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