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Teletext Extra becomes Radio Times Extra

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Radio Times, the TV listings magazine owned by BBC Worldwide, has launched its editorial content on an electronic programme guide (EPG) service available in nearly four million Freeview homes.

Under a partnership deal with technology firm InView Interactive, the previous Teletext Extra guide has been relaunched as Radio Times Extra.

The new service brings Radio Times-branded content to Freeview EPGs available in almost 4m households, reaching 11m UK viewers every day.

Radio Times Extra offers full programme listings and synopses forward 14 days, as well as editorialised programme selections, such as 'pick of the day'.

BBC Worldwide digital publisher Alex White said: "Radio Times on the InView TV platform is a great extension of our brand and perfectly complements our magazine, website and mobile application, providing an enriched service for InView's Freeview customers and a major new audience for our advertising partners."

InView Interactive managing director David Thatcher added: "Inview is the most widely available Freeview EPG. Our partnership with Radio Times will bring our viewers unique new features and content and offer our advertisers the chance to work closely with the best-known TV listings brand in the country."

InView Interactive delivers on-screen EPGs to 37 different Freeview set top boxes and personal video recorders produced by 21 different manufacturers.

The company caused controversy last year after scrapping the delivery of a 14-day EPG update service to certain older model Freeview receivers, rendering their recording functionality virtually useless.

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