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The term Newsticker - in German: Nachrichtenenticker - has its word origin from the teleprinters used since the 1930s, which caused a ticking noise at the news recipients.

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In today's media landscape, the news ticker stands for highly topical short news items that are inserted as scrolling text into television pictures or web pages. Scrolling texts are integrated into TV images in the form of horizontal tickers. Their news content is continuously updated. On the Internet, they are often referred to as live tickers. News tickers often include election results, weather data, stock market prices, sports results and short news items.

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Englisch: newsticker
Updated at: 25.05.2012
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