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Teletext Outsourcing More Editorial, Still Limping Toward Its ‘Digital Future’

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Teletext is in the mixer again. Having scored consecutive annual losses of £4 million and £3 million, now the once-mighty TV info service is outsourcing more editorial jobs to the Press Association, putting 16 in-house staff at risk, PG reports. It may be another consequence of news publisher DMGT’s efforts to cut costs in the Associated Newspapers division that owns Teletext…

“Editor-in-chief John Sage: “In the current economic climate, we have to ensure that we are delivering editorial services in as efficient a way as possible and these changes will expand our existing relationship with the Press Association, while retaining other external specialists to keep the distinctive character of our various entertainment magazines.” today adds that Teletext “is set for a radical shake-up which will lead to the closure of its 35-year-old analogue television service”, being restructured for a