16 July 2009

Teletext teletext to close

Teletext will stop broadcasting its news and information service from January next year. The service, which is available via ITV and Channel 4's channels on Freeview (plus Five on analogue, too), is no longer profitable. Whilst the Teletext name will not disappear completely – Teletext Holidays will continue to operate – its departure from our screens will mark the end of an era in British television.

Update: It's also been announced that S4C's text service, Sbectel, will also be closing on digital from September and on analogue at digital Switchover (obviously).