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Inspector Sands14,782 posts since 25 Aug 2004
Over 65,000 teletext pages now online courtesy of the Teletext Archaeologist




What an amazing resource, although currently very popular and therefore not working that well
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Inspector Sands14,782 posts since 25 Aug 2004
Its very good indeed.

It even has some glimpses of the much fabled Televox voice controlled teletext service:

https://archive.teletextarchaeologist.org/Pages/Details/27336

https://archive.teletextarchaeologist.org/Pages/Details/27348

Including evidence that it out stayed its welcome and still had a bit of a presence 10 days after it presumably should have gone:
https://archive.teletextarchaeologist.org/Pages/Details/78448
Inspector Sands14,782 posts since 25 Aug 2004
Air Call was discussed on here a while back. It was data broadcasting. They used the VBI for sending data to companies such as dodgy credit card numbers.

They changed their name to Data Broadcasting International


https://www.cbronline.com/news/air_call_teletext_changes_its_name_to_data_broadcasting_to_reflect_new_role/

They won the license for data broadcasting on Channel 4, beating Sky
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/bskyb-subsidiary-denied-franchise-decision-reversed-on-bid-for-tv-text-service-1449290.html/
That went to judicial review but they won:
http://static.ofcom.org.uk/static/tvlicensing/cs2/29.htm
The company was wound up in 2015
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