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  TELETEXT - The Early Years
The key to teletext is that the receiver contains a memory, to store data transmitted over a period of several frames, and a character generator to present the data on the screen.
HE BEAUTY of teletext is that text is transmitted as character codes which is economical with bandwidth and allows the decoder to deal with the rendering of the actual glyphs (character shapes) at whatever resolution the designer feels is appropriate.
Teletext has a basic graphics facility using a 2 x 3 matrix of blocks that is the same size as a text character.
www.pembers.freeserve.co.uk /Teletext   (1820 words)

  
  Teletext
Teletext is widely used across Europe, with every main television station having its own teletext service.
ORACLE was later replaced on ITV by another similar service offered by Teletext Ltd. at the beginning of 1993.
The teletext signal is transmitted as part of the ordinary analogue TV signal but concealed from view in the VBI (vertical blanking interval[?]).
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/te/Teletext.html   (645 words)

  
 Teletext Ltd - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Teletext Ltd is the provider of Teletext services for ITV, Channel 4 and Five in the United Kingdom.
Teletext Ltd started providing teletext services for ITV and Channel 4 on 1 January 1993, replacing the previous ORACLE service which had lost the franchise.
In spite of the name, Teletext Ltd was neither the first Teletext service in the UK (its predecessor, ORACLE, launched in 1974, as did the BBC's Ceefax), nor is it the only one still in existence.
www.arikah.com /encyclopedia/Teletext_Ltd   (149 words)

  
 Oracle
In classical Greece, the pre-eminent oracle was the one at the temple of Apollo at Delphi: Sybil.
The oracle is also said to have proclaimed Socrates the wisest man in Greece, to which Socrates said that if so, this was because he alone was aware of his own ignorance.
Another oracle of note lay in Egypt, in a temple dedicated to Ammon, whom the Greeks associated with Zeus.
www.teachersparadise.com /ency/en/wikipedia/o/or/oracle.html   (405 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: ORACLE (Teletext)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Teletext is widely used across continental Europe and the UK (and was for a short while in the USA), with every major television station having its own teletext service.
In the case of the Ceefax and Oracle systems and their successors in the UK, the teletext signal is transmitted as part of the ordinary analogue TV signal but concealed from view at the end of lines that are not visible on the screen.
An Oracle database, strictly speaking, consists of a collection of data managed by an Oracle database management system A database management system (DBMS) is a computer program (or more typically, a suite of them) designed to manage a database, a large set of structured data, and run operations on the data requested by numerous users.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/ORACLE-(Teletext)   (1848 words)

  
 ORACLE (Teletext) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
ORACLE (Optional Reception of Announcements by Coded Line Electronics) was a commercial teletext service broadcast on ITV and Channel 4 in the United Kingdom from 1974 to 1992.
ORACLE moved away from being an experimental engineering department and more towards being a content provider.
In the ITV franchise renewal, they were outbid by Teletext Ltd., who started broadcasting at midnight on January 1, 1993.
www.encyclopedia-online.info /ORACLE_(Teletext)   (135 words)

  
 FourText - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
FourText was originally called 4-Tel was first run in conjunction with ORACLE, the auxiliary teletext provider for Channel 4, in the 1980s.
When ORACLE lost its licence and was replaced by Teletext Ltd in 1993, 4-Tel moved to its own page space on pages 300-399.
In 2003, Channel 4 ended their contract with Intelfax and contracted out the service to Teletext Ltd. The new service was named Teletext on 4 and operated on pages 400-499 (which replaced pages 300-399 as Channel 4's page space).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/4-Tel_On_View   (318 words)

  
 Oracle
Teletext (not to be confused with the current ITV and Channel Four text contractor – back then the word teletext was a generic term) was one of the success stories of the 1985 yearbook.
To reflect this, in 1984 (the year that the 1985 yearbook covers) the transmission lines made available to teletext was increased to six, vastly improving the speed of the service.
Teletext on ITV and Channel Four was provided by ORACLE, a company born out of the group of engineers who jointly developed the system with the BBC and owned by all of the ITV companies.
www.transdiffusion.org /pmc/yearbooks/iba1985/oracle.htm   (287 words)

  
 Teletext   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Before the development of teletext, the VBI was an unused portion of the television broadcast.
Teletext can be liked to a sort of "Rolodex in the sky." It is a closed loop of pages of information that are transmitted one after the other, over and over again.
Although teletext may appear to the viewer to be interactive, it is not.
iml.jou.ufl.edu /carlson/History/teletext.htm   (364 words)

  
 ORACLE (Teletext) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
ORACLE (Optimal Reception of Announcements by Coded Line Electronics) was a commercial teletext service first broadcast on ITV in 1974 and later on Channel 4 in the United Kingdom finally ending on both channels at the end of December 1992.
Under the original plans for the ITV franchise renewal, they were to have been scrapped at the end of 1992 and the few lines they used given to the highest bidder.
ORACLE successfully campaigned for the creation of a franchise for the teletext service on ITV and Channel 4, only to find themselves outbid by Teletext Ltd.,a consortium originally comprising Associated Newspapers,Philips Electronics and Media Ventures International,who started broadcasting at midnight on January 1, 1993.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/ORACLE_Teletext   (279 words)

  
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Etymology: A figurative use of oracle, based on the popular transferred sense of the phrase consult the oracle, 'to seek information from an authority': the purpose of the service is to provide information on the television screen.
History and Usage: Oracle was introduced in the mid seventies and is now a standard option on most new television sets in the UK.
At present teletext is limited to the amount of information that may be transmitted on the two available lines on a television screen, but it is a free service.
www.spell-dictionary.com /db/olacle   (219 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Teletext Ltd   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Teletext also broadcasts subtitles (better known in the United States as 'closed captions') on certain programmes, and news flashes which are overlaid on top of the TV picture.
Teletext has a demo of Digital Teletext on their web site; the BBC also has some information on their digital site and in a paper (in PDF format).
ORACLE succesfully campaigned for the creation of a franchise for the teletext service on ITV and Channel 4, only to find themselves outbid by Teletext Ltd., who started broadcasting at midnight on January 1, 1993.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Teletext-Ltd   (323 words)

  
 Prestel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
In common with the Ceefax and ORACLE services provided by the BBC and ITV television companies, the system used a modified television to display information in a non-scrolling window of 40x24 text characters, with some simple graphics, conforming to the 1974 CEPT1 standard.
Unlike the limited data available on Ceefax and Oracle, Prestel offered an extensive range of information, which was held on a number of mirrored computers throughout the country.
However the former services were provided free, encoded with the television transmissions, while Prestel data was transmitted via telephone lines to a set-top box terminal, and while this enabled interactive services and e-mail to be provided, it also involved purchasing the terminal, and paying both a monthly subscription and the cost of local telephone calls.
www.encyclopedia-online.info /Prestel   (388 words)

  
 Surelink Communications Ltd. - History
During his time with ORACLE, which subsequently became ORACLE Teletext Limited, John served in almost every capacity within the organisation, eventually gaining the post of Head of Technical Services where he was responsible for the entire technical operation of the company.
In total, John worked at ORACLE for some 16 years, and during that time was responsible for many innovations and enhancements to the technology.
Deciding to leave ORACLE in 1990 to pursue a career as an independent consultant, John joined Softel as project manager to deliver a teletext system for Swiss Teletext, at that time, the largest and most complex in the world.
www.surelinkcomms.co.uk /history.htm   (414 words)

  
 Tuning Oracle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Oracle Corporation, one of the major companies developing database management systems, tools for database development, and enterprise resource planning software, dates from 1977 and has offices in more than 145 countries around the world.
Traditionally, questions to the Oracle open with a suitable grovel such as "High and Mighty Oracle, please answer my most humble question," although grovels are often very creative and can be very long, or even part of the question.
Answers from the Oracle traditionally contain a request for payment such as "You owe the Oracle a rubber chicken and a Cadillac." An assorted mythos of recurring characters—or in-jokes—has accumulated over the years.
www.blownspeakers.com /pages3/91/tuning-oracle.html   (1681 words)

  
 Media Visions - iTV | Interactive Teletext
This concept of television text, or "teletext," is unfamiliar to Americans, who only know of "closed captioning." But in the UK and around the world, teletext is a major business sector of broadcasting, supported by advertising.
According to teletext enthusiast and historian Alan Pemberton, in the early Seventies, the BBC was experimenting with subtitles while the Independent Broadcasting Authority (IBA) was exploring programme source identification, both concerns saw value in the using the VBI to carry news and helpful information.
Teletext services have responded to the Web by upgrading their own look and feel, making their teletext pages more weblike with sharper type and some graphic images..
www.media-visions.com /itv-teletext.html   (3820 words)

  
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Teletext Holidays is a wholly owned subsidiary of Oracle Teletext Ltd. Their interactive holiday service launched on the Sky Digital platform during September 2001 with a small limited amount of holidays available.
Due to the large amount of content being contained in images rather than embedded into the background of the screens, the download time is amazingly slow and some of the splash screens are confusing as they do not state whether a page is loading or has loaded.
When we contact Teletext about their interactive service, they hinted that there are possible plans to launch the full Teletext service (including: news, TV listings etc...) via NDS in the future.
members.lycos.co.uk /satellitehelp/_teletext_nav_1.htm   (276 words)

  
 Teletext Flights
Teletext is widely used across Europe and the UK (and for a short while in the USA), with every major television station having its own teletext service.
Electra was a teletext service in the United States that was in operation from the early 1980s up until 1993, when it was shut down due to a lack of funding.
Electra used the WST (World System Teletext) protocol, the same protocol used for teletext in the United Kingdom along with the rest of Europe.
www.artistbooking.com /trips/196/teletext-flights.html   (1272 words)

  
 Oracle | TutorGig.co.uk Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Oracle could refer to Oracle a person who makes predictions based on a claimed connection to the Gods Oracle Corporation a business software company.
Oracle Reports is a tool to developing reports against data stored in an Oracle database.
Oracle is the name of a model rocket with built in digital camera, manufactured by Estes Industries, for aerial photography.
www.tutorgig.co.uk /encyclopedia/sencyclo.jsp?keywords=Oracle   (433 words)

  
 Teletext Then and Now   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Teletext is the generic name for a system of information broadcast as pages of text alongside the domestic television signal.
Ceefax is still broadcasting today, whereas Oracle closed down at the end of 1992, when it lost its franchise as part of the big shake up of ITV.
Teletext is also popular in many European countries, although it did not take off in America.
www.meldrum.co.uk /mhp/teletext.html   (166 words)

  
 All words on Teletext
Teletext is widely used across Europe, with every major television station having its own teletext service.
The teletext signal is digitally coded as 45-byte packets at the end of each of lines 6–22 and 318–335.
Despite the age of the technology, analogue teletext (with its now quaint looking 1980s-style computer graphics) remains very popular; although the service will stop upon the cessation of analogue TV broadcasting, sometime before 2012.
www.allwords.org /te/teletext.html   (1283 words)

  
 Teletext   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Teletext is the term commonly applied to electronic systems that transmit to specially equipped television receivers.
Although the signals may sometimes be transmitted as a subcarrier on an FM radio signal, teletext systems usually transmit digital data by placing messages in the unused lines of the standard television signal.
The teletext information may be displayed in a superimposed format or full screen image, or it may be relegated to the lower part of the video display.
www.museum.tv /archives/etv/T/htmlT/teletext/teletext.htm   (419 words)

  
 Teletext_Ltd LANGUAGE SCHOOL EXPLORER   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Teletext Ltd is the provider of Teletext and Digital Interactive services for ITV, Channel 4 and Five in the United Kingdom.
In spite of the name, Teletext Ltd was far from the first Teletext service in the UK, and nor is it the only one still in existence.
The BBC (who were the original developers of the teletext system) launched their own Ceefax service in 1974, the same year that Teletext's predecessor, ORACLE also appeared.
www.school-explorer.com /info/Teletext_Ltd   (190 words)

  
 ORACLE (Teletext) - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
ORACLE successfully campaigned for the creation of a franchise for the teletext service on ITV and Channel 4, only to find themselves outbid by Teletext Ltd., who started broadcasting at midnight on January 1, 1993.
Because of the rivalry between the two companies, ORACLE did not carry television listings beyond its closing date.
ORACLE (Teletext), Defunct companies of the United Kingdom and ITV franchisees.
www.arikah.net /encyclopedia/ORACLE_Teletext   (230 words)

  
 ITC Note: Teletext
Teletext utilises the spare lines of the analogue 625-line UHF picture to transmit textual information and data to domestic TV sets equipped with a teletext decoder.
The contract held by Oracle Teletext Ltd, which was jointly owned by the ITV companies, expired on 31 Dec 1992.
The single Public Teletext Service licence on Channels 3 and 4 (including S4C in Wales) was awarded to Teletext UK Ltd by competitive tender in April 1992.
www.ofcom.org.uk /static/archive/itc/itc_publications/itc_notes/view_note92.html   (1227 words)

  
 ORACLE (Teletext) information - Search.com
ORACLE (Optimal Reception of Announcements by Coded Line Electronics) was a commercial teletext service first broadcast on ITV in 1974 and later on Channel 4 in the United Kingdom finally ending on both channels at 23:59 GMT on 31 December 1992.
Under the original plans for the ITV franchise renewal, they were to have been scrapped at the end of 1992 and the few lines they used given to the highest bidder.
ORACLE successfully campaigned for the creation of a franchise for the teletext service on ITV and Channel 4, only to find themselves outbid by Teletext Ltd., a consortium originally comprising Associated Newspapers, Philips Electronics and Media Ventures International, who started broadcasting at midnight on January 1, 1993.
domainhelp.search.com /reference/ORACLE_(Teletext)?redir=1   (294 words)

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