BT Voyager 2000 interactive TV system, 1995

Made:
1995 in Republic of Ireland
maker:
Apple Inc

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BT Voyager 2000 interactive TV system, i-TV box used in Video on Demand (VOD) and interactive TV trials in Colchester, made by Apple, assembled in Ireland, 1995.

This set top box was used in 1995 as part of a year-long trial of interactive TV services in the UK carried out by British Telecom (BT). The trial involved 2,500 households, 4 public access terminals, and 8 schools across Colchester and Ispwich, making it the leading trial in Europe at the time. Services offered during the trial included on demand television, educational content, games that worked through the television, home shopping and home banking.

Details

Category:
Computing & Data Processing
Object Number:
2014-40/1
Materials:
electronic components, metal (unknown) and plastic (unidentified)
type:
television component
taxonomy:
  • component - object
credit:
Donated by BT Heritage and Archives