from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An electronic communications system in which printed information is broadcast by television signal to sets equipped with decoders.


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  • The generic term videotex includes computer communications services such as teletext and viewdata.

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  • If you want cold, hard and pared-down facts, try teletext.

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  • On Monday I made a rare visit to my gym, where there are four televisions at the front of the room, silent but showing teletext-style subtitles.

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  • The IBA, controllers of Britain's commercial radio and TV stations, were also developing a teletext system.


  • The commercial stations, which only started in 1989, have used teletext.


  • However on the continent, teletext is still going strong in countries like Germany, The Netherlands and Belgium and, of course , in France, where they have their own system Antiope.


  • This will be the real end to teletext on UK television.


  • The use between the public service and the commercial service is different as commercial teletext contains pink services.


  • So the country, where teletext started in 1972, will be without the service from today onwards.


  • He has a way of communicating with them which was a bit like a teletext machine to God.

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