Teletext analogue channel to shut down in 2010

Daily Mail and General Trust (DMGT) has announced that it has decided to bring forward the shutdown of Teletext's analogue television services.

Transmission will end in January 2010, rather than 2012 as previously stated by the company. In addition, Teletext will halt a number of its digital television services from the same date.

The holiday service on Freeview, channel 101 and other commercial services on Freeview channels 102—107 will continue to broadcast. Teletext's travel websites,, and will also remain active.

Ofcom has previously indicated that it is not persuaded of the need for public intervention in the delivery of a public commercial Teletext service beyond 2014 and DMGT said that this has contributed to the decision to discontinue the service.

DTG Staff  |  16.07.2009

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