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Regional content: National channel with no regional content or variations.

Official site: See the link icon Ceefax website.

This channel carries a subtitles service for the deaf, hard of hearing and quiet environments.

Monday, 4 April 2011
Norma J grundy
3:47 PM

Dear Free TV
I can't get a definitive answer about the present analogue text channels that provide TV today and tomorrow programme details [like Ceefax's 60x and 63x and Teletext 1xx, as to the fate of these services when we're all digital. BBC Red Button stopped doing this service some time ago, and Ch 4's 104 has gone.
Any ideas, please?

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Mike Dimmick

5:29 PM

Norma J Grundy: Now and Next details have been replaced on Freeview boxes with the 'info plate'. Press 'i' on the remote to show the info plate. That shows information about the current programme. You can get more information by pressing 'i' again. To close it, press 'i' again.

When the plate is up, press the right arrow key to show the details for the next programme. Press left arrow to go back to the info for the current programme.

You can get a more detailed guide of upcoming programme information by pressing GUIDE on the remote. That shows the full Electronic Programme Guide, or EPG, for the next 8 days. Again, you can 'scroll', usually by pressing right arrow to show later programmes and left to show earlier ones, and up and down to show programmes on other channels. Press 'i' to show the info plate for the highlighted programme.

Because the Now & Next information and EPG are built into every Freeview TV and box, the Ceefax and Teletext data is redundant, so there is no equivalent on BBC Red Button or digital Teletext.

All analogue text services on terrestrial TV end at switchover. The old text button will not do anything any more.

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Sunday, 21 October 2012
Mark A.

5:21 PM

The last ever Ceefax testcard on BBC Two this Monday morning at 3:25am BST See BBC Two Ceefax, one and a half weeks after it ended. - YouTube

There is also Teletext service information.
Yes Ceefax on BBC Two, after the last BBC Two analogue signal has ended.

Set your video recorders.

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Mark A.

5:48 PM

Should be 4:45am to 6:00am on Monday.

3:25am is this Friday when they will display a 'Programmes resume at 4.00am' caption.

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