In a time Light years before the internet revolution, Teletext's clunky, often derided, television text news service reigned supreme as the interactive experience of choice in UK households. The BBC has offered interactive services through the red button for 10 years.

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My mum has always used it to check lotto numbers.

To the disappointment of millions around the world, however, the last remaining bit of Ceefax technology was switched off this week. "The continued fragmentation of television audiences and the boom in online use for news, information and commercial services have contributed to a significant reduction in Teletext's viewing figures.".

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Red button text launched in 1999, taking over as Ceefax was phased out.

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The latest offers and discount codes from popular brands on Telegraph Voucher Codes “Making teletext art is therapeutic, like assembling a mosaic, or completing a jigsaw puzzle,” he says.

Last updated 10:36 AM, Thursday March 22 2018 GMT. Move brings an end to 35 years of text-based news information services on commercial television. Teletext or Ceefax provided pages for all sorts of things ranging from weather reports to airline flights, but in my household it was strictly football scores. But not only did it mark the end of an era for TV broadcasting, it was also when the heart of a dear, trusted friend stopped beating: Ceefax. The removal of loss-making TV activities will allow investment in these businesses to accelerate," Stewart said.

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What a feeling.

As if my magic, after dialing in 302 or 316 on your vintage TV remote, a selection of scores flashed up and your Saturday afternoon would be sorted. DMGT said Teletext Holidays, which is broadcast on Freeview, would continue, as would the increasingly profitable Teletext web operation, which includes teletextholidays.co.uk, thisistravel.co.uk and villarenters.co.uk.