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Updated: 09/03/2013 16:31 | By Channel NewsAsia

Teletext to end service

Teletext to end service

Teletext to end service

Singapore: Teletext, an analogue information service provided by MediaCorp will be discontinued from 30 September.

“Given the antiquated technology, the availability of alternative sites for information and the declining usage of Teletext, we have decided to discontinue the service and channel resources to newer services to better serve our customers and reach a wider audience” said Mr Philip Koh, Managing Director for Convergent Media, MediaCorp.

Teletext provides general information on news, stock prices, airport,weather and other text-based information.

Over the years, technological advancements have enabled information to be readily accessible online, via mobile devices and tablets as well as connected TV and outdoor screens, said a MediaCorp statement.

MediaCorp and other organisations which provide such information on the newer digital platforms have seen growth in usage.

Conversely, the number of users of the non-interactive Teletext service has declined over the years. - CNA/sf

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