FROM THE ARCHIVE OF: The TV Room
UTV Plus was the ancillary teletext service for UTV, carried on magazine 6.
Unlike the corresponding services provided in the other ITV regions, UTV Plus was not produced by Intelfax Ltd. UTV ran the service themselves.
The test pages shown here in the 64x and 65x range were in preparation for the appearance of national pages weeks later. Presumably Intelfax arranged to “dial in” to the UTV Plus system remotely and insert these pages (examples coming soon on Rewind).
UTV Plus was produced on Softel software.
Softel provided a built-in teletext font (used on BBC Ceefax 1989 – 1992). The font was used for the “welcome to UTV PLUS” and “UTV IS YOUR TV” text on page 600.
PICTURED: UTV Plus front page. COPYRIGHT: ITV plc.