Just after 2pm today we launched page numbers on BBCi on satellite.
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With page numbers about to launch on BBCi, I spent some time this morning lurking around some of the more 'opinionated' (read 'full of know-it-alls') message boards, seeing what people have been saying about the idea coming to the service.
Well the press release has gone out. It could only mean one thing. Page numbers will be hitting BBCi very soon.
In the week that Ceefax turns 30, it's kinda appropriate that on Monday I did something which a couple of people probably did 30 years ago.
Today the new and improved BBCi launched on DTT (digital terrestrial television - the platform also known as Freeview).
Mention that you work for BBCi, the BBC's digital text service and you may regret it as you'll get told 500 things that are wrong with what you work on. And the big gripe is speed.
Key dates from the BBC interactive text service history.
Don't you just love it when internal project names end up on big documents that are released to the public?
Pretty much ever since it was launched, people have been moaning about the lack of page numbers on digital teletext services. But wouldn't it be interesting to add a little more of a link between the numbers and the content they point to?
The BBC has launched News Multiscreen, and EMAP seems to have some big plans, but what they're not saying. Interactive services on Freeview are really getting interesting.