Thought Teletext had gone the way of the dodo? Not quite; Teletext Holidays has emerged in app form over on Virgin Media’s TiVo box.
Teletext Holidays is a quick and easy way to browse for value package holidays. It’s available online, on your iPhone, iPad or Android device and now through your Virgin Media TiVo box.
Aleks Habdank, director of digital entertainment at Virgin Media said in a statement: “The flexibility of Virgin Media’s TiVo service has enabled Teletext Holidays to bring its much-loved holiday deals back to TV. TiVo customers can now go from watching their favourite holiday show to planning a getaway of their own with just a few clicks of their TiVo remote.
This is just the kind of interactive experience that we know our customers get excited about, and with TiVo’s constantly evolving range of innovative apps and services there really is something for everyone to enjoy.”
Teletext Holidays has been going for ages and it one of the oldest names in UK travel; over 100 million holidays were featured on its site last year.
Teletext Holidays has of course been a staple of Freeview for years now, where it’s sat on Channel 101. The Freeview service is pretty rudimentary however compared to its online and app equivalents.
The Teletext Holidays app is available through the usual Apps and Games menu on the TiVo box. Teletext Holidays sits next to the likes of Spotify, YouTube, BBC Sport, BBC iPlayer and Living the Dream in the Virgin Media’s TiVo app catalogue.
Samsung Smart TVs can also access a similar Teletext Holidays app through the usual Smart Hub section. For the rest of us, the Teletext Holidays site can be found here.