The BBC is to axe its Red Button teletext service

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Re: The BBC is to axe its Red Button teletext service

Post by Chadwick » Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:04 pm

pabenny wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:00 pm
blythburgh wrote:
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And 7% who do not have access (maybe more if you count access at home only) are going to be the poorest in society.
Nonsense. A near-neighbour of mine will be 90 shortly. His house is worth in excess of £1m and he has a generous workplace pension. He does not have internet access.
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Re: The BBC is to axe its Red Button teletext service

Post by pabenny » Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:59 pm

Indeed- and I would be the first to say that is only an anecdote and not evidence. But it illustrates that not having internet access and being poor not necessarily the same, as Mrs Blythburgh was claiming.
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Re: The BBC is to axe its Red Button teletext service

Post by blythburgh » Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:53 am

I stand by what I say: the poorest often do not have an internet connection at home.
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Post by pabenny » Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:09 am

I agree that is likely. But what you previously said was that those who do not have an internet connection at home are the poorest. Not the same thing.

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Re: The BBC is to axe its Red Button teletext service

Post by blythburgh » Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:44 am

pabenny wrote:
Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:09 am
I agree that is likely. But what you previously said was that those who do not have an internet connection at home are the poorest. Not the same thing.
The poorest cannot afford an internet connection as just paying bills and buying cheapest food takes all their money
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Re: The BBC is to axe its Red Button teletext service

Post by gle1975 » Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:02 am

It's very basic now. I use it to get the cricket scores and the local weather maps are very good.

The old teletext was great - it was the end of an era when it ended in 2009.

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Re: The BBC is to axe its Red Button teletext service

Post by AAAlphaThunder » Sat Sep 21, 2019 1:21 am

gle1975 wrote:
Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:02 am
It's very basic now. I use it to get the cricket scores and the local weather maps are very good.

The old teletext was great - it was the end of an era when it ended in 2009.
I used to use Teletext to check the departure / landing of flights.
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Re: The BBC is to axe its Red Button teletext service

Post by expressman33 » Wed Jan 29, 2020 6:09 pm

BBC suspends Red Button text switch-off https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-51295430
BBC director general Tony Hall said he would examine the concerns and make "a fresh decision" in the spring.
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Re: The BBC is to axe its Red Button teletext service

Post by Richard Frost » Wed Jan 29, 2020 6:18 pm

pabenny wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:00 pm
blythburgh wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:34 am
And 7% who do not have access (maybe more if you count access at home only) are going to be the poorest in society.
Nonsense. A near-neighbour of mine will be 90 shortly. His house is worth in excess of £1m and he has a generous workplace pension. He does not have internet access.
One person not necessarily representative of the general population.

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Re: The BBC is to axe its Red Button teletext service

Post by blythburgh » Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:12 am

More worrying is the axe of the Victoria Derbyshire programme and the cull of news programmes researchers etc. Has to happen because the Govt. is determined to kill off the Beeb and so forces it to pay for the 75+ licence and world service
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