Television History

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  • William Crooks displays cathode rays in a tube

    William Crooks displays cathode rays in a tube
  • John Logie Baird demonstrates first moving television pictures through a mechanical system based on Nipkow’s disk

    John Logie Baird demonstrates first moving television pictures through a mechanical system based on Nipkow’s disk
  • Philo Farnsworth transmits first electronic television image and patents first electronic system

    Philo Farnsworth transmits first electronic television image and patents first electronic system
    Philo Farnsworth transmits first electronic television image and patents first electronic system
  • Octagon TV introduced

    Octagon TV introduced
    Octagon TV introduced
  • First TV station broadcasted

    The first station was named W3XK. It was owned by Charles Jenkins.
  • Baird TV introduced

    Baird TV introduced
    Baird TV introduced
  • Cossor Television introduced

    Cossor Television introduced
    Cossor Television introduced
  • Emyvisor TV introduced

    Emyvisor TV introduced
    Emyvisor TV introduced
  • Olympic games in Berlin, Germany is televised by means of closed circut around the city.

    Olympic games in Berlin, Germany is televised by means of closed circut around the city.
  • Marconi TV introduced

    Marconi TV introduced
    Marconi TV introduced
  • RCA TV introduced

    RCA TV introduced
    RCA TV introduced
  • TV's at the World Fair

    TV's at the World Fair
    TV's were tested at the World Fair in 1939 to market to the public. One of the first TV brands was RCA.
  • 6,000 TV's sold in 1946

    6,000 TV's sold in 1946
    6,000 TV's sold in 1946
  • Next generation of RCA TV introduced

    Next generation of RCA TV introduced
    Next generation of RCA TV introduced
  • First affordable TV

    First affordable TV
    Earl "Madman" Muntz created the first AFFORDABLE television.
  • Motorola TV introduced

    Motorola TV introduced
    Motorola comes out with a new generation TV
  • Cable TV introduced

    Cable TV introduced
    Cable TV introduced
  • Raytheon TV introduced

    Raytheon TV introduced
    Raytheon TV introduced
  • Color TV!!!!

    Color TV!!!!
    Color TV had been in development for many years. It was finally released to the public in 1950. Started to be standard in the early 1970's.
  • 12 million TV's sold in 1951

    12 million TV's sold in 1951
    12 million TV's sold in 1951
  • Sharp TV introduced

    Sharp TV introduced
    Sharp's first TV introduced
  • First televised World Cup

    First televised World Cup
  • Olympic Summer Games is televised internationally through BBC, CBS, NBC, European and United States

    Olympic Summer Games is televised internationally through BBC, CBS, NBC, European and United States
  • Rodgers TV introduced

    Rodgers TV introduced
    Rodgers next generation TV introduced
  • Philco TV introduced

    Philco TV introduced
    Philco TV introduced
  • Meidensha TV introduced

    Meidensha TV introduced
    next generation Meidensha TV introduced
  • • 530 million watched live global broadcast of the first man to walk on the moon.

    • 530 million watched live global broadcast of the first man to walk on the moon.
  • Philco-Ford has TV introduced

    Philco-Ford has TV introduced
    Philco-Ford team has TV introduced
  • HBO first cable TV channel

    HBO became the first cable TV channel to be broadcasted via satellite.
  • HDTV developed

    HDTV developed
    HDTV was developed by Japanese but wasn't utilized until later in time.
  • Flat screens!!!!

    Developers at Panasonic developed and released the first flat screen TV. It quickly took over the TV market.
  • Sony next generation TV introduced

    Sony next generation TV introduced
    Sony next generation TV introduced
  • DVD

    DVD
    DVD's available commercially but only 2% of households have DVD players.
  • Blu-Ray and HD DVD introduced

    Blu-Ray and HD DVD introduced
    Blu-Ray and HD DVD is introduced but the Blu-Ray ultimately wins the battle of the two.
  • Samsung next generation flat screen introduced

    Samsung next generation flat screen introduced
    Samsung next generation flat screen introduced
  • HDTV invasion!!!

    HDTV invasion!!!
    America made the switch to all-digital televion viewing.
  • Digital TV becomes mandatory

    DTV becomes mandatory for national networks.
  • In 2011, 96.7% of American households owned televisions

    In 2011, 96.7% of American households owned televisions
  • Statistics

    Statistics
    115.9 million homes in the US have at least one TV.
    61% of all TV sets are now HD.
    The average American watches 35 hours of TV per week.
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    Television History