Television History Timeline

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  • picture was transmitted through a wire.

    picture was transmitted through a wire.
    a still picture was transmitted through a wire.
    Moving images were not successfully sent for another 65 years!
  • 1st moving images

    1st moving images were transmitted between Washington, DC and New York City.
  • July 1 - first national broadcast

    •July 1 - first national broadcast covering the Diamond Jubilee of Confederation.
    •New transmitters installed in Montréal and Toronto.
    •National radio coverage increased to 76 per cent of the population from 49 per cent.
  • 200 TV sets

    200 TV sets
    200 TV sets in the U.S.
  • Radio-Canada's CBF station

    •Radio-Canada's CBF station began broadcasting the program Le réveil rural, a show dedicated to economic information intended for rural inhabitants
  • the Radio Corporation of America

    the Radio Corporation of America (RCA) broadcast the first televised Presidential speech, delivered by F.D. Roosevelt.
  • The Radio-Canada network

    •The official opening of CBC/Radio-Canada's International Service. It would later become Radio Canada International in 1972.
    •The Radio-Canada network counted seven private affiliated radio stations in Ste-Anne-de-la-Pocatière, Sherbrooke, New Carlisle, Rimouski, Rivière-du-Loup, Rouyn, Hull, and Québec City.
  • 1 million TV sets in the U.S.

    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.
  • Television was mostly “live”

    Television was mostly “live”
    Television was mostly “live” as programs were broadcast as they were being performed. Programs recorded onto film were very poor quality.
  • weekly program guide CBC

      weekly program guide CBC
    •The first issue of the weekly program guide CBC Times was published, to help Canadians keep track of programming.
  • The national public broadcaster acquired

    •The national public broadcaster acquired the facilities and staff of the Broadcasting Corporation of Newfoundland, as the province joined Confederation.
  • Major political coverage

    Major political coverage
    •Major political coverage included a five-hour federal election telecast and, the first opening of Parliament by a reigning monarch
  • Satellite broadcasting

    Satellite broadcasting
    Satellite broadcasting was introduced and made it possible to send and receive television signals anywhere in the world.
  • CBC/Radio-Canada

    CBC/Radio-Canada
    CBC/Radio-Canada acted as host broadcaster of the world exhibition, Expo 67, held in Montreal, Quebec.
  • First live television service to the North

    First live television service to the North
    •First live television service to the North, via Anik satellite.
    •Official opening of La Maison de Radio-Canada in Montréal.
    •Canadian Government issued a position paper entitled Proposals for a Communications Policy for Canada.
  • CRTC

    •CRTC denies pay TV applications
  • CBC/Radio-Canada introduced closed captioning

    CBC/Radio-Canada introduced closed captioning on Canadian television.
  • Consumers could subscribe to direct delivery of programming

    Consumers could subscribe to direct delivery of programming
    Consumers could subscribe to direct delivery of programming to their homes, instead of cable systems or conventional broadcast programming.
  • canada post

    canada post
    Canada Post issued a commemorative stamp to mark CBC/Radio-Canada's 50th anniversary
  • CBC Toronto

    •CBC Toronto consolidated its operations into one downtown location, the new state-of-the-art Canadian Broadcasting Centre.
  • last episode of the series Street Legal

     last episode of the series Street Legal
    From the last episode of the series Street Legal - Eric Peterson as Leon Robinovitch, Cynthia Dale as Olivia Novak, C. David Johnson as Charles "Chuck"
  • Over 1 billion TV's

    Over 1 billion TV sets worldwide.
  • The Federal Communications Commission

    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved the broadcast standards for high-definition television (HDTV).
  • international Olympic Committee

    international Olympic Committee
    •The International Olympic Committee awarded Canada's national public broadcaster, in partnership with NetStar, broadcast rights for the next five Olympic Games; this was in addition to the previous two Games, 1996 in Atlanta and 1998 in Nagano, Japan.
    •The CRTC's licensing of Star Choice, opens up competition in the delivery of satellite radio and television services.
    •For the first time in 17 years, CBC made a presentation before the CRTC on its review of television policy in Canada.
  • 40 years on CBC

     40 years on CBC
    •David Suzuki's The Nature of Things celebrated 40 years on CBC Television.
  • all new TVs with tuners capable of receiving digital

    all new TVs with tuners capable of receiving digital
    The FCC mandated that TV manufacturers must equip all new TVs with tuners capable of receiving digital signals by 2007.
  • •Radio-Canada brought together radio

    •Radio-Canada brought together radio, television and digital platforms, keeping pace with audience desires to consume their content when and how they want.
  • The FCC mandates no more broadcasting by antennae

    The FCC mandates no more broadcasting by antennae
    The FCC mandates no more broadcasting by antennae, only by digital. The transmission frequencies are sold to improve wireless internet capabilities for handheld devices.
  • •Four million monthly visitors came to Radio-Canada.ca and CBC.ca

    •Four million monthly visitors came to Radio-Canada.ca and CBC.ca
    •CBC Television marked two important milestones - one, the first time that a Canadian-only prime-time schedule had beaten a predominantly American prime-time schedule, and two - that CBC Television had become the second-most-watched network in Canada.
    •Télévision de Radio-Canada also successfully maintained its prime-time market share of 19.9 per cent, despite the many reality shows and speciality channels available to viewers.
    •Four million monthly visitors came to Radio-Canada.ca and CBC.ca
  • first big pay

    rent a move through the tv.
  • Will they watch the same things you did

    Will they watch the same things you did
    No because shows are always taking off air because no one wants to advertise them anymore.
  • when your son/daughter is your age

    when your son/daughter is your age
    No tv will prob be all 3d or something like that