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Tuesday, 7 August 2007

Teletext in the news

Vanguard: Teletext hooks more Nigerians, expands horizon
(15 July 2007)

... today, going by the analysis of the providers, Teletext may have not only caught the interest of many Nigerians but has also brought a lot of education to teeming Nigerian TV viewers, about the inherent valuable technological manipulations of the TV, that their counterparts in the developed world have been enjoying ever since.Teletext is a well established user friendly medium provided by several major European and Asian television channels and accessed by millions of viewers on daily basis. Today it is in Nigeria, courtesy of Tgmedia and Silverbird alliance and accessed by Nigerian viewers on STV and NTA television stations.

Vietnam news: Projects to increase IT use in remote areas
(20 June 07)

HA NOI — Several projects to boost the use of information and communication technologies in rural areas were announced at a symposium held in Ha Noi on Tuesday in association with the Ministry of Post and Telematics (MPT).
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) floated several projects at the symposium. One such initiative, Teletext, will use television to help farmers stay informed about the weather, disease outbreaks and the price of agricultural products on domestic and world markets.

And finally...
(16 July 2007)

Sven-Göran Eriksson’s reputation for gnomic utterances (“Talking is silver,” he has said, “but being quiet is golden”) grows apace, thanks to teletext subtitles. After the former England head coach’s new team, Manchester City, beat Doncaster Rovers 3-1 at the weekend, anyone watching Sky Sports with the sound turned down would have seen the suave Swede declare: “It is better to win than Toulouse.”
Whether he meant the inland city in southwest France or a certain hard-drinking, short-living painter, he is almost certainly quite right. (Late result: André Breton League, Division One – Real Madrid, 4, Surreal Madrid, a fish.)