History Of Television

  • First moving picture.

    First moving picture.
    The first still picture was transmitted through a wire.
  • First moving pictures.

    First moving pictures.
    1st moving images were transmitted between Washington, DC and New York City.
  • CBC 1st National Broadcast

    CBC 1st National Broadcast
    The 1st national broadcast "covering the Diamond Jubilee of Confederation" aired. New transmitters installed in Montréal and Toronto. National radio coverage increased to 76 per cent of the population from 49 per cent.
  • First 200 T.V.s

    First 200 T.V.s
    200 TV sets sold in the U.S.
  • Canada's National Public Broadcaster born.

    The Canadian Broadcasting Act replaced the CRBC with a Crown Corporation, and Canada's national public broadcaster was born.
  • First Presidential televised speech

    First Presidential televised speech
    the Radio Corporation of America (RCA) broadcast the first televised Presidential speech, delivered by F.D. Roosevelt.
  • CBC news service created.

    CBC News Service is formally opened; Radio-Canada's News division is also created.
  • T.V. mostly live.

    Television was mostly “live” as programs were broadcast as they were being performed. Programs recorded onto film were very poor quality.
  • Cable T.V. created.

    Cable T.V. created.
    1 million TV sets in the U.S. and Community Antenna Television was introduced in mountainous rural areas of Pennsylvania. This became what we now know as cable TV.
  • First Coast to Coast broadcast.

    First coast-to-coast live television broadcast with completion of the microwave network from Nova Scotia to British Columbia.
    Opening of the Calgary delay centre for western time zones.
    CBC Northern Service (radio) was established.
  • Satellite T.V. introduced.

    Satellite T.V. introduced.
    Satellite broadcasting was introduced and made it possible to send and receive television signals anywhere in the world.
  • 1st broadcasted taped television in North

    •The first broadcast of taped television in the North from CBC.
  • Televised moon landing.

    Televised moon landing.
    Satellite broadcasting allowed people around the world to watch the images transmitted from the moon landing
  • Videotape recording system introduced.

    Videotape recording system introduced.
    A practical videotape recording system for home use became available.
  • Subscription direct T.V. introduced

    Consumers could subscribe to direct delivery of programming to their homes, instead of cable systems or conventional broadcast programming.
  • 1 billion T.V.s worldwide

    1 billion T.V.s worldwide
    Over 1 billion TV sets worldwide.
  • High definition T.V. introduced

    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved the broadcast standards for high-definition television (HDTV).
  • FCC "All T.V.s digital by 2007"

    The FCC mandated that TV manufacturers must equip all new TVs with tuners capable of receiving digital signals by 2007.
  • Antennae T.V. no longer.

    Antennae T.V. no longer.
    The FCC mandates no more broadcasting by antennae, only by digital. The transmission frequencies are sold to improve wireless internet capabilities for handheld devices.
  • 3D T.V.s being bought domestically.

    3D T.V.s being bought domestically.
    3D T,V,s have been starting to dominate and put regular T.V.s out of buisness.
  • The face of Television has changed.

    Flat screen T.V.s are a thing of the past. 3D T.V.s included with internet, and other uses are now in almost everyhouse. Interactive childrens 3D T,V, has been introduced.
  • 3D Interactive Wireless "Compuvision" widely used.

    3D Interactive T.V is widely available. Regular cable, subscription, and satellite T.V is no longer, and people now use wireless wifi connections for T.V. signals.