MediaCorp pulls plug on Teletext

TeletextSingapore broadcaster MediaCorp is to pull the plug on long-running television information service Teletext.

The service, which launched in 1983, will cease operations on 30 September.

The broadcaster said that since the same information is available online, on mobile devices and on digital outdoor media, the use of Teletext has declined.

Philip Koh, MD of MediaCorp’s Convergent Media said: “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.”

MediaCorp has released a list of sources where information available on Teletext can be reached, which includes for airport information, for the weather, for entertainment and for news.


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