An online archive of information on a British television information system, which very recently is closing down after 38 years of service:
This site celebrates the development of a very British invention. Here you will find information about the development of teletext from its faltering beginnings to a system which has gained worldwide acceptance and which we now take for granted.
Teletext was launched in the UK on 23 September 1974.
Today it’s supposedly hated (or loved) for its dated look and the first decade of the 2000s has seen its role rapidly overtaken by the Internet and ther more graphically attractive services.
In Europe, where it proved most popular it is now dying out along with the analogue tv services which carried it, though it still continues to thrive in countries where broadcast technology is less well advanced.
In July 2009 Teletext Ltd announced its intention to close its teletext news service in Jan 2010, due to falling audience and revenue.
All analogue tv services and teletext will close in the UK by 2013, but The Teletext Museum has been saving the pages here for posterity.