Teletext trimmed

September 1991
New Scientist;9/21/91, Vol. 131 Issue 1787, p20
The article presents information on the Independent Television Commission's (ITC) intention to sell the franchises of Great Britain's commercial teletext services to the highest bidders. A clause in the new license means that viewers will lose some of the service. Teletext services such as Oracle's, on ITV and Channel 4, transmit data using up to 12-picture lines in the black borders at the top and bottom of the television picture. These can carry around 250 pages of information. Now, the ITC says it plans to allow the services only 7-5 lines.


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