A Brief History of Television

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In History
  • First Still Image Transfer

    Abbe Giovanna Caselli invents the Pantelegraph
  • First images broadcast over wire transmitter

  • Two new Television systems are created

    Two new Television systems are created
    A.A Campbell-Swinton and Boris Rosing add more parts into the existing television model to create a mechanical tv. Now two versions of the tv exist, mechanical and electonic
  • The first mechanical television station in America is broadcast on mechanical tv

    The first mechanical television station in America is broadcast on mechanical tv
    The station was called W3XK, started by Charles Francis Jenkins
  • First Colour TV Pictures in America

    First Colour TV Pictures in America
    The CBS network in America broadcasts colour tv pictures for the first time to its East Coast
  • First Television broadcast in Australia

    First Television broadcast in Australia
    Television was introduced into Australia. The broadcast was opened by Bruce Gyngell saying, "Good evening, and welcome to television."
  • First colour Televsion broadcast in Australia

    First colour Televsion broadcast in Australia
    Coincided with the broadcast of the Pakenham races
  • Full time colour Television broadcasts in Australia

    Full time colour Television broadcasts in Australia
  • Channel 7 broadcasts the Moscow Games

    Channel 7 broadcasts the Moscow Games
    The vision was broadcast live via sattelite
  • Oprah comes to Australian TV

    Oprah comes to Australian TV
    The first episode of the iconic TV Host's show is aired on Network 10
  • Mardi Gras airs on TV

    Mardi Gras airs on TV
    The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras is televised for the first time on commercial television
  • The Sydney Olympics

    The Sydney Olympics
    Broadcast on the 7 network. Breaks ratings for viewership of the Opening and Closing Ceremonies
  • September 11 Terror Attacks

  • ABC launches the first free-to-air 24 hour news channel

    ABC launches the first free-to-air 24 hour news channel
  • Analogue Television signal turned off in Brisbane

    Analogue Television signal turned off in Brisbane
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    Addition of HD channels

    Channel's 7, 9 and 10 all plan to launch HD channels afilliated with their respective Networks