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Goodbye, Teletext

Goodbye, Teletext

MediaCorp has announced that it will be terminating the analogue information service, Teletext, from end of this month.

Remember how we used to scour through Teletext using the four colored buttons on our TV remote control? Be it for weather updates, flight details, or stock prices. Then, it was the convenient avenue to head to if you need such information. Not surprisingly, as newer, more convenient digital platforms emerge, the number of people using the non-interactive Teletext dwindled through the years.

MediaCorp has thus decided to abolish the channel.

“Given the antiquated technology, the availability of alternative sites for information and the declining usage of Teletext, we have decided to discontinue the service and channel resources to newer services to better serve our customers and reach a wider audience” said Mr Philip Koh, Managing Director for Convergent Media, MediaCorp.

Source: Channel NewsAsia.

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