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All the teletext stuff I could find compiled into one large, but very handy categorised list. Happy telly-texting.

General teletext resources

International (Non-English Language)

  •, a Danish teletext fansite run by Thomas Boevith. [Danish]


  • The Teletextr Podcast includes panels from Teletext Fest events and interviews with prominent members of the artisan teletext movement.
  • Carl Attrill’s Teletext People interview series is a social history of the medium, collecting stories from those who have helped shape its creation, continuation and community.
  • Here is a series of YouTube playlists for teletext documentaries, presentations and news stories.

Section/service specific

  • Super Page 58 is a tribute to Teletext Ltd’s infamous ‘Digitiser’, with over a decade’s worth of Mr Biffo archives.
  • New Mailbox is an archive of the Paramount Comedy Mailbox service that also collects episodes of the teletext soap ‘Park Avenue’.
  • The Vegetable Revolution is effectively a successor to Channel 4’s chaotic ‘Mega Zine’, which could be described as a teletext message board. Up until 2012, the new site reprinted letters from the original teletext service.
  • The Zine Museum, curated by Andrew Nile, collects all known recoveries of the Mega Zine.

Teletext festivals/projects

  • The International Teletext Art Festival (Inactive since 2015) has been running since 2012, and has broadcast on services in countries such as Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Finland.
  • The 2006 VBI Microtel project was a service broadcast on Dutch teletext for the 35th International Film Festival in Rotterdam. During its all-too-brief lifespan, it exhibited numerous artists’ teletext designs.
  • The Teletext Block Party: teletext art on the road. Has hosted workshops and ‘txt parties’ at Tate Britain, St Helens Library and the Superbyte Festival amongst others. Note: Block Party information is posted here at these days.
  • The Museum of Teletext Art showcases prominent pieces of teletext design from 2012 onwards. It has been featured on YLE Text in Finland and ARD Text in Germany.
  • Teletext40 was the world’s first(?) exclusively online teletext service, created to celebrate 40 years of the medium. In its two-year lifespan, it broadcast hundreds of pages created with the accompanying Teletext40 Editor (now known as Edit-TF). Two ‘Pages From Ceefax’ style videos, known as ‘Teletext40 On View’, were produced.
  • Teefax is the pioneering VBIT Pi teletext service, but it can also be viewed in a web browser. Within ten minutes, you too can be running a new teletext service on your old television.
  • Nathan Dane’s NMPTV reboots the BBC’s Pages From Ceefax show with up-to-date code pulling data from the BBC website, and even has a YouTube livestream.

Online viewers

  • The ZXNet Online Teletext Viewer displays numerous user-generated teletext services such as Teefax, Chunky Fringe Text and the TVArk SPARK service, all in a television-style emulator.

Current teletext services

  • See here for a full list of analogue teletext services in operation.

Teletext artists

See here for a more comprehensive list of teletext artist biographies.

  • Dan Farrimond (that’s me) has been exhibited on teletext services across Europe… and the UK.
  • Ian ‘Swirv’ Irving designed for Ceefax and 4-Tel, creating cartoon character 4T The Dog.
  • Steve Horsley is a former employee of Teletext Ltd. who now creates more than just pixel horses.
  • Raquel Meyers works with text mode formats such as PETSCII and teletext.
  • Sarah Burgess creates colourful teletext illustrations and cartoons.
  • Here is a list of all teletext artists featured in events documented by this site

Articles on teletext design

Teletext-related blogs

Other useful resources

  • The Micro Arts Group site includes a detailed timeline on the history of computer art.

Last updated 7 April 2024.


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