RTÉ Launches Teletext

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RTÉ launches a teletext service Aertel.

  • Title
    RTÉ Launches Aertel Service
  • 1st Broadcast
    22/06/1987
  • Contributor
    Gerry Reynolds (Reporter)
  • Clip Duration
    00:01:52
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    RTÉ News
  • Clip title
    RTÉ Launches Teletext
  • Extended description

    Vincent Finn the RTÉ Director General launches Aertel a teletext service. Speaking to reporter Gerry Reynolds he expresses his hopes for the new service and the potential for commercial revenue through advertising. The report shows staff working at computer screens and some pages of the Aertel service.

    Barry O'Halloran the Chief Editor of Aertel says that in a short time teletext television sets will be the norm rather than the exception.

  • Information

    RTÉ began transmitting Aertel, a teletext news and information service, on 22 June 1987. Information on foreign, national and regional news, news on sport, finance and agriculture, weather forecasts, and television and radio listings were all made available free of charge. To avail of the Aertel service, the viewer required a television set equipped with a teletext converter or decoder.

  • Local keywords
    Television, Broadcasting, Aertel, Teletext, Vincent Finn, Barry O'Halloran, Technology, RTÉ , Computers in Education Society of Ireland, Computers
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland
  • Topic
    The Media
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ One
  • Production year
    1987
  • Country of production
    IRELAND
  • Original identifier
    BN87/173
  • IPR restrictions
    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item colour
    Colour
  • Item sound
    Mono
  • Aspect ratio
    4:3
  • Language used
    English (eng)
  • Original language
    English (eng)
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