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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It took us through to more Ceefax, then Play School at 10.
I once fell asleep in front of the TV one night in the late 90s and woke up to see Pages From Ceefax being aired on BBC2 after closedown.
Morning Ceefax," they would say and in a way it became a self-fulfilling prophesy.
Ceefax was always a pain in the backside as you could never find the HOLD button on your TV remote control quick enough to read a whole article and by the time you had the page had gone on to the next story about a man flashing in a park in Liverpool.
I explained Ceefax was like the internet on the telly, only there was a page at a time with a bit of type and some Lego-like graphics, and that it all changed reeeaalllly slowly.
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Disappointed Stags boss Paul Holland said: "I feel sorry for my mum, as she looks at the Ceefax all the way through and she has not been well recently.
When I saw that we had all six, I didn't know what to do so I looked at them again on Ceefax too.
The TextView service enables mobile users in Malta to view Teletext pages from Ceefax and Aertel on their mobile device.
Even allowing for some judicious question design, the Gallup/Pace findings suggest that the British public, already used to booking last minute bargain holidays via their Ceefax and Teletex videotex services, still see the TV as the focal point of their information age experience.
Producing a range of daily and weekly programmes, continuous news channels and electronic content, including BBC News 24, Panorama, BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC World and Ceefax, BBC News aims to deliver quality news coverage when it happens, with clarity and authority.
A 25-year-old mother and housewife phoned the Examiner after seeing on Ceefax that a flying saucer had landed on the M62 near Scammonden.