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Twincastle35 small square Invention of Flexible Photographic Film In 1884, George Eastman invented the first flexible photographic film. Photographic film allowed multiple images to be stored onto a plastic coated strip. These images could then viewed later. The invention of the flexible photographic film can be considered the beginning of video (Exact Date Unknown). (The History of Film, Television & Video).
Edison small square Motion Picture Camera In the year of 1887, Thomas Edison has his kinetograph (motion picture camera) patented. In the image at left, Edison (right) is demonstrating his invention. (Exact Date Unknown). (The History of Film, Television & Video).
Opunchp small square Dickson Shoots Numerous Short Motion Pictures From 1891-1895, the company Dickson shoots numerous 15 second motion pictures using Thomas Edison's kinetograph. Even though short, these motion pictures were one of the first "videos" shot by a professional business. (The History of Film, Television & Video).
W4saf00z small square First Public Demonstration The first public demonstration of motion pictures is displayed in France. (Exact date unknown). (The History of Film, Television & Video).
Crookes small square Cathode Ray The development of the Cathode Ray Tube is used to produce television images, ten years after it was invented. (The History of Film, Television & Video).
Mfm30 small square First Television Broadcast In 1936, the first television broadcast was made available in London. The broadcast displayed the British play, "The Man with the Flower in His Mouth". This broadcast layed the foundation of home broadcasting. View the First Television Broadcast (The History of Film, Television & Video).
47d1e43dbd4040b55b58cbe160abc4d8 small square Proposal for Color T.V. The first proposal for a color TV broadcast is made by George Valensi. This proposal sparked new ideas for the television industry. (Exact date unknown). (The History of Film, Television & Video).
Nbc blue thumb small square The Blue Network The Blue Network, part of NBC, became the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) in 1946. The Blue Network, back in the 1930's and 40's known as NBC Blue, was sold to Edward Noble. Noble was the owner of Life Savers candy at the time. He was then given the rights to change the network name to "American Broadcasting Company". (The History of Film, Television & Video).
Stocks up small square Increase In Viewers By year's end, the number of TV households grew to 20 million, up 33% from 1950. U.S. advertisers spent a record $288 million on TV time. From 1950-1953, television in the household sparked from 3,000,000 to 17,000,000. (The History of Film, Television & Video).
Draft lens2271888module73270711photo 1260308989nbcpeacock small square Color Broadcasting Color broadcasting officially arrives in the U.S. on Dec. 17 when FCC approves a modified version of the RCA system. The arrival of color broadcasting allowed viewers to view broadcasts in the color they are recorded in. Color broadcasting was a major advancement in the development of television. (The History of Film, Television & Video).
Images small square The Invention of the Video Recorder In 1956, the Video Recorder, along with videotape, is introducted by Ampex Corp. Video recorders allowed movies and videos to be recorded directly onto videotapes. Videotapes were mainly used for storing scientific or medical data. It then became common to store home videos or other personal videos on the videotape. (The History of Film, Television & Video).
Vnrmprh4pl4 small square Reports on Commericials "Variety" reports in May that during a typical week, viewers encounter 420 commericials. This totals out to 5 hours and 8 minutes. Around this time, television advertising started to become more common. (The History of Film, Television & Video).
0 small square Worldwide TV Advertising By August of 1957, more countries worldwide allowed TV advertising than forbid it. (The History of Film, Television & Video).
Legs blood clots small square Television Legs? In an October report in the Journal of the American Medical Association, Dr Meyer Naide identifies "television legs", which were blood clots that result from watching TV too long. (The History of Film, Television & Video).
Television 300x300 small square Videotape and Cable In 1958, there were 525 cable TV systems serving 450,000 subscribers in the U.S. In February, CBS takes out a two page ad in "TV Guide" in which it warns the public: "Free television as we know it cannot survive alongside pay television. "Advertising Age" reported that videotape is catching on like wildfire. By October, 61 TV stations in the U.S. used tape. (The History of Film, Television & Video).
1960 nixon kennedy debate 640 small square Television Campaigning The first of the four "great debates" between John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon is broadcasted on Sept. 26, breaking new ground in presidential campaigning. (The History of Film, Television & Video).
Kitty litter1 small square TV Surpasses Newspapers In 1960, TV surpasses newspapers as an information source. A November poll indicated that 36% of Americans found TV a more reliable source, compared to the 24% who favored print. (The History of Film, Television & Video).
Martin luther king2 small square "I Have a Dream" On Aug. 28, Dr. Martin Luther King delivers his famous "I have a dream" speech as millions watch on TV, (The History of Film, Television & Video).
Color%20nbc%20chimes small square Color TV Booms (Date Varies) In the year of 1965, color TV flourishes. NBC leads the way and begins to use the phrase "The Full Color Network". (The History of Film, Television & Video).
Old tv small square Manufacturing Around December of 1968, manufacturers produced about 11.4 million TV sets, up from the 5.7 million sets made in 1960. (The History of Film, Television & Video).
Apollo 11 first step small square Mankind's First Step On July 20, astronaut Neil Armstrong takes mankind's first step on the moon as millions of U.S. viewers watch the historic event live on network TV. (The History of Film, Television & Video).
Elt200712111333472868150 small square Ban on Cigarette Advertising As of Jan. 2, the 1970 congressional ban on radio and TV cigarette advertising takes effect, stripping the broadcast business of about $220 million in advertising. (The History of Film, Television & Video).
0%20(1) small square Commercial Shortening (Exact Date Unknown) In 1971, the transition from 60-seconds to 30-seconds for the standard length for commericials takes hold. This was a large change in the advertising community. (The History of Film, Television & Video).
1255285065 tvwatching small square Effects on Children Effective January 1st, 1973, NAB and other networks agree to reduce commercial time in children's weekend fare from 16 minutes an hour to 12 minutes an hour. This "law" was placed because of the growing concern on TV's effect on children. (The History of Film, Television & Video).
Baby flash games5 small square Additional Curbs On January 1st, 1975, the NAB's policy on limiting non-program material in weekend children's fare to 10 minutes per hour became effective. (The History of Film, Television & Video).
Business growth graph01 small square Advertising Booms In the year of 1977, gross TV advertising revenues rise to $7.5 billion, which was 20% of all U.S. advertising. (The History of Film, Television & Video).
441 30 1984 apple launches the mac with a 1 5m commercial aired during the superbowl small square Superbowl Ads-The Macintosh During the Super Bowl, Apple Computer introduced the Macintosh computer. This ad, in all, costed $900,000. This ad turns the Super Bowl into a major ad event. (The History of Film, Television & Video).
Showpicture small square The Children's Television Act (Exact Date Unknown) In 1990, the Children's Television Act took effect, limiting the amount of commercials in children's TV programming. It also required operators to carry at some programming to meet children's educational needs. (The History of Film, Television & Video).
Img 4886[1] small square 98% By the start of 1993, 98% of U.S. households owned at least one TV set. (The History of Film, Television & Video).
18inchdishl small square Digital Satellite Dishes In mid-January, digital satellite dishes are released. They became the biggest selling electronic item in history, next to the VCR. (The History of Film, Television & Video).
Flv to dvd converter small square The Year of the Digital Disc In the year of 2000, the DVD becomes more popular and DVD movies became more common. (The History of Film, Television & Video).
Flat screen tv small square Flat Screens and HDTV Flat screen and HDTV sales rise in the year of 2005. These types of televisions are usually very thin, and contain high image quality. When first released, these TVs were very expensive. (The History of Film, Television & Video).
3d tv small square 3D Television In 2012, most TV manufactures released high definition 3D sets. In order to view television in 3D, you must wear modern LCD glasses that lets you view video in clear 3D. (The History of Film, Television & Video).
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