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Light Fantastic

Synopsis
How do pictures get on to a television screen? Starts with John Logie Baird’s mechanical television system and moves up to the latest digital special effects, including an explanation of CEEFAX, and the latest technology used by Ladbrokes for the distribution of information.
Series
Introduction to Information Technology, An: Social and Technological Issues, Course Dt200
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 23 min.
Year of production
1988
Availability
OUT OF DISTRIBUTION
Subjects
Information technology
Keywords
television services

Credits

Producer
Ken Patton; Peter Champness

Production Company

Name

BBC Open University Productions

Distributor

Name

Open University Worldwide

Web
http://www.ouw.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 1908 274066
Address
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
MK7 6AA
Notes
NB. As of May 2016 Open University Worldwide are no longer distributing DVDs. They have posted this message on their website: ‘Unfortunately Open University Worldwide Limited has decided that product sales are no longer viable given the reduced funding to Higher Education institutions and diminishing demand for the products we have traditionally stocked. At present the Open University Students Association (OUSA) will continue to sell the "Good Study Guide", and we are in discussion with other possible distributors to continue to make The Open University’s products available for purchase. As soon as we have any information on other channels of distribution we will update this notice’. Some products are still available via second hand dealers on Amazon.co.uk

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