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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He said: "Instead our job should be to provide a fast, reliable service on Ceefax."
"It happened again in midweek and again on Friday, and Ceefax have now sent me copies of the three notices they received from the PA, timed and dated, saying the game was postponed.
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.
Ceefax is being closed down, starting this year, as part of the government's analogue switch-off, and the racing changes are part of our response to that development.
In the context of the BBC's massive budget, the virtual elimination of racing from Ceefax seems a paltry saving.
Ceefax was joined by ITV's Oracle - now Teletext - later that year.
1974 Ceefax, the teletext service of the BBC, started.
London controllers pulled the plug on Scottish Ceefax pages yesterday morning to allow maintenance work.
Couldn't agree more about the new Ceefax racing service (today's Chatroom).
"I got my knuckles very firmly rapped because you weren't couldn't do that then."Ceefax starts in 1974 with just 30 pages of text (a decoder is needed)
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.