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Read this: BBC to switch off Red Button information service in 2020

Summary: The BBC is to switch off its Red Button teletext service from the start of next year, the broadcaster has confirmed. Ceefax, the BBC's analogue teletext service, finished in October 2012 with the switchover to digital. - link

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Wednesday, 18 September 2019
2:55 PM

Sorry if this is a stupid question (!), but is the Red Button teletext service the same as pressing the Text button on the remote ? That is, will all BBC text services disappear from televisions ??

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Gerald's 4 posts GB

4:17 PM

Gerald: Yes, the red button text service is closing. The connected red button (available on various newer TVs and set top boxes/PVRs with an internet connection) will continue to be available.

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StevensOnln1's 3,510 posts GB
Friday, 20 September 2019
9:45 AM


Thanks ! Very sad news though ; I find it very useful. Another example of the BBC running down....

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