TITLE

TELEVISION'S HIDDEN RESOURCE

AUTHOR(S)
Meall, Lesley; Corbitt, Terry
PUB. DATE
July 1992
SOURCE
Accountancy;Jul1992, Vol. 110 Issue 1187, p58
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article presents information on the availability of teletext service on most televisions in Great Britain in 1992. Teletext is the name for the information services broadcast as part of the television signal. Teletext services are available as Oracle on ITV and C4, and Ceefax on BBC1 and BBC2. Users can switch into these services by pressing the text button on remote controls. And individual pages can then be accessed by keying in the relevant 3 digit number. Hence, there is no printed Cain an index available for either system and users would be well advised to keep a note of the pages that are of interest to them. Unfortunately, the page numbers allocated are subject to change. So, users will need to keep their reference list up-to-date. Yet, Ceefax and oracle both supply similar information. And it is hard to tell the two apart as far as presentation is concerned. Both systems are menu-driven, but Oracle is by far the easier to find your way around. Its user guide is extremely helpful, and well worth a look, and its A to Z index is more comprehensive than that offered by Ceefax, though both of them leave much to be desired. Thus, locating page numbers often requires a certain amount of detective work.
ACCESSION #
5998560

 

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