One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
nounmass nountrademark in UK
A news and information service in the form of text and graphics, transmitted using the spare capacity of existing television channels to televisions with appropriate receivers.
- ‘At one time almost every satellite channel had its own teletext services providing programme news and backup as well as an opportunity for viewers to write in with feedback or merely ‘chat’.’
- ‘We rarely buy a newspaper, preferring to read the news on the internet or using teletext.’
- ‘Digitizing the News begins with a description of the historical efforts of newspapers to explore electronic delivery with such technologies as teletext, videotex, fax, and telephone news services.’
- ‘This entertainment package consists of two 6.5-inch screens in the back seat, which can display television, teletext and, in some systems, DVDs.’
- ‘In its simplest concept, we could search through static pages, just like we do with teletext on TV.’
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