the history of tv production

  • first image transmitted through wire

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

    1st moving images were transmitted between Washington, DC and New York City.
  • CRBC was created in Canada

    CRBC was created in Canada
    •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.
    In 1929, the Aird Commission recommended the creation of a nationally owned company to operate a coast-to-coast broadcast system and in 1932 the Canadian Radio Broadcasting Commission (CRBC) was created.
  • 200 TV sets sold in U.S.

    200 TV sets sold in U.S.
    200 TV sets in the U.S.
  • Canadian Broadcasting Act

    •The Canadian Broadcasting Act replaced the CRBC with a Crown Corporation, and Canada's national public broadcaster was born.
  • CBF aired Le Reveil Rural

    •Radio-Canada's CBF station began broadcasting the program Le réveil rural, a show dedicated to economic information intended for rural inhabitants.
  • first televised presedential speech

    the Radio Corporation of America (RCA) broadcast the first televised Presidential speech, delivered by F.D. Roosevelt.
  • Broadcasting Montreal Canadian hockey games

    Broadcasting Montreal Canadian hockey games
    •CBC began"farm broadcasts".
    •CBC/Radio-Canada provided full coverage of the six-week visit of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth.
    •In March, CBF launched the soap opera Un homme et son péché based upon the popular Claude-Henri Grignon novel. The soap opera ran for 22 years.
    •Regular broadcasting began of the Montréal Canadians' hockey games from the Montréal Forum.
    •With the declaration of World War II, CBC/Radio-Canada sent a team of announcers and technicians to accompany the Canadian Arm
  • national public broadcaster adopted it's first emblem

    •The national public broadcaster adopted its first emblem - an image of radio waves and a map of Canada.
    •Residents of remote communities benefit from radio service as low power relay transmitters were installed for their benefit.
  • Dominion Network formed

    •The basic national radio network was renamed the Trans-Canada Network and the Dominion Network was also formed, linking CJBC Toronto with 34 private stations to offer an alternative lighter service.
  • official opening of CBC

    official opening of CBC
    •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.
  • Radio station created in manitoba avaliable for french speaking canadians

    •Creation of the radio station Radio Saint-Boniface, in Manitoba, provided the first French language network station outside of the Province of Québec.
  • 1 million TV sets sold in the U.S.

    1 million TV sets sold 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.
  • Most programs were broadcasted live

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

    •The first issue of the weekly program guide CBC Times was published, to help Canadians keep track of programming.
  • New facilities in Newfoundland

    •The national public broadcaster acquired the facilities and staff of the Broadcasting Corporation of Newfoundland, as the province joined Confederation.
  • special broadcast of manitoba floods.

    special broadcast of manitoba floods.
    •First issue of the radio program guide La Semaine à Radio-Canada.
    •Special broadcast coverage of the Manitoba floods.
  • special coverage of princess Elizabeth

    special coverage of princess Elizabeth
    •Special coverage of the four-week visit of Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh.
  • radio avaliable to Canadian troops in korea

    •Radio programming made available to Canadian troops in Korea
  • first private televistion station

    •The first private television station, also the first CBC Television affiliate, opened in Sudbury, Ontario.
  • commonwealth games came to Vancouver

    •Commonwealth Games came to Vancouver and CBC/Radio-Canada played host broadcaster for this international event.
  • first telecast in parliament

    •First telecast of opening of Parliament.
  • special coverage of mine disaster and suez crisis

    •Special coverage of the Hungarian uprising, the Suez crisis and the Springhill Mine disaster.
  • 5 hour federal election telecast

    •Major political coverage included a five-hour federal election telecast and, the first opening of Parliament by a reigning monarch.
  • first broadcast from Nova Scotia to british columbia

    •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.
  • special coverage of the opening or the St.Lawrence Seaway

    special coverage of the opening or the St.Lawrence Seaway
    •Special coverage of the opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway.
    •Microwave network extended to Newfoundland.
  • BBG recomended licensing

    •The Board of Broadcast Governors (BBG) recommended licensing second TV stations in major cities and invited applications for Canada's first private network.
  • Satalite Broadcasting

    Satellite broadcasting was introduced and made it possible to send and receive television signals anywhere in the world.
  • Networks are consolidated

    •Trans-Canada and Dominion networks are consolidated
  • colour telivision policy

    colour telivision policy
    •The federal Government announced its policy on colour television.
    •The Fowler Committee on Broadcasting recommended a new regulatory and licensing authority.
  • first broadcast taped in the north

    •The first broadcast of taped television in the North.
    •CBC/Radio-Canada acted as host broadcaster for Expo 67 in Montréal and the Pan Am Games in Winnipeg.
  • first televised debate among canadian party leaders

    •The first televised national debate among Canadian political party leaders: co-produced with CTV.
    •The federal Government issued a White Paper on satellite communications.
  • broadcast moon landing images

    broadcast moon landing images
    Satellite broadcasting allowed people around the world to watch the images transmitted from the moon landing
  • tobacco ads discontinued on CBC

    •Tobacco advertising was discontinued on CBC/Radio-Canada airwaves.
  • CRTC

    •The first CRTC-issued network licences for CBC/Radio-Canada
  • Radio Canada International

    •The national public broadcaster's International Service was renamed Radio Canada International (RCI).
    •The CRTC invited proposals for the future development of pay TV.
  • 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.
  • New emblem for the national

    •The federal Government announced its Accelerated Coverage Plan to extend CBC/Radio-Canada's radio and television services to small, un-served communities.
    •Introduction of new emblem (insert link) for the national public broadcaster, based on "C" for Canada.
    •Opening of French FM stereo network.
    •CBC/Radio-Canada discontinued most radio commercials.
  • FM stereo network was opened

    FM stereo network was opened
    •The English FM stereo network was opened.
  • Video tape recording

    A practical videotape recording system for home use became available.
  • CRTC hearings began on pay television in Canada

    •CRTC Hearings began on pay television in Canada.
    •The Corporation designed and installed broadcast facilities in the House of Commons at the Speaker's request.
  • CRTC denies pay TV applications

    •CRTC denies pay TV applications.
  • live television of the house of commons via satellite and cable TV

    live television of the house of commons via satellite and cable TV
    •The start of live television coverage of House of Commons via satellite and cable TV.
  • CBC introduced closed captioning

    •CBC/Radio-Canada introduced closed captioning on Canadian television.
  • opening of Cancom

    •The opening of Cancom, a network service to provide remote communities with television services by satellite
  • consumers could subscribe to direct delivery

    Consumers could subscribe to direct delivery of programming to their homes, instead of cable systems or conventional broadcast programming.
  • federal Government created the broadcast program development fund

    •The federal Government created the Broadcast Program Development Fund
  • CBC began 24h broadcasting

    •The national public broadcaster was host broadcaster for the 12-day papal visit.
    •CBC/Radio-Canada stereo networks began 24-hour broadcasting.
    •Federal-provincial committee publishes report on future of French-language TV in Canada.
  • sports network avaliable on basic cable

    sports network avaliable on basic cable
    •The CRTC licensed 10 new specialty channels: nine on basic cable at the option of cable distributors and one pay TV service.
    •The CRTC also authorized the distribution of The Sports Network and MuchMusic on basic cable.
  • CBC got the licence to operate an all-news channel

    •Cabinet approved CBC's licence to operate an all-news channel, paving the way for the launch of CBC Newsworld in 1989.
    •The CBC Broadcast Centre Development Project in Toronto received cabinet approval in April and work began a few months later, in October.
  • CBC toronto

    CBC toronto
    •CBC Toronto consolidated its operations into one downtown location, the new state-of-the-art Canadian Broadcasting Centre.
  • CBC is the host for commonwealth games in Victoria, B.C.

    •CBC/Radio-Canada is host broadcaster for the Commonwealth Games in Victoria, British Columbia.
    •In partnership with Power Broadcasting Inc., CBC/Radio-Canada launches two new specialty channels for the American market: Trio and Newsworld international.
  • over 1b TV sets sold

    Over 1 billion TV sets worldwide.
  • was created

    •The Corporation established its Web presence through and at
    •On January 1st, Radio-Canada launched its all-news channel, Réseau de l'information de Radio-Canada (RDI).
  • High-Definition

    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved the broadcast standards for high-definition television (HDTV).
  • CBC created a prime-time schedule

    •CBC Television boasted an all-Canadian prime-time schedule.
    •The House of Commons Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage presented its report on the future of the CBC in a multi-channel universe.
  • CBC launched a new digital audio music service

    •CBC/Radio-Canada launches a new digitial audio music service, Galaxie.
  • Olympic committee awarded Canada's national public broadcaster

    •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 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.
  • CBC Hosts pan am games in Winnipeg, Manitoba

    •CBC/Radio-Canada is host broadcaster for the Pan Am Games in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
  • David Suzuki's the nature of things celebrated 40years on CBC Television

    •David Suzuki's The Nature of Things celebrated 40 years on CBC Television.
  • Hockey night in canada launched their 50th season

    Hockey night in canada launched their 50th season
    •Hockey Night in Canada and La Soirée du hockey launched their 50th season.
    •Le Centre de l'information in Montréal, a state-of-the-art facility for gathering and producing news for Télévision de Radio-Canada and RDI, was opened.
  • TV tuners

    The FCC mandated that TV manufacturers must equip all new TVs with tuners capable of receiving digital signals by 2007.
  • CBC celebrated the 50th anniversary of public television

    •CBC/Radio-Canada celebrated the 50th anniversary of public television in Canada with various events, including an historic visit by Queen Elizabeth to the Canadian Broadcasting Centre in Toronto and, in partnership with VIA Rail, a special anniversary train that travelled across the country.
  • CBC opened new state-of-the-art broadcast centres in Edmonton and Quebec City

    •As It Happens celebrated 35 years on CBC Radio.
    •CBC/Radio-Canada opened new state-of-the-art broadcast centres in Edmonton and Québec City.
  • CBC broadcast facility was opened in Ottawa

    •The Prairie Aboriginal Content Unit was created to develop First Nations storytelling content for both radio and television.
    •A new CBC/Radio-Canada broadcast facility was opened in Ottawa.
  • Radio-Canada brought together radio, television and digital platforms...

    •Radio-Canada brought together radio, television and digital platforms, keeping pace with audience desires to consume their content when and how they want.
  • Virginie broke the record for most episodes ever produced

    •The daily program Virginie, which had run on Télévision de Radio-Canada since 1996, broke the record for most episodes ever produced (1221) as part of a French-language television drama series.
    •CBC/Radio-Canada was host broadcaster for the XVI International AIDS Conference, held in Toronto, Ontario.
  • Sirius Canada Satellite Radio had achived 300 000 subscribers

    Sirius Canada Satellite Radio had achived 300 000 subscribers
    •3.7 million people tuned in to CBC Television to watch the first episode of Little Mosque on the Prairie, a comedic look at a small Muslim community interacting with the other residents of a little prairie town.
    •As of January 1st, Sirius Canada Satellite Radio had achieved 300,000 subscribers (six of Sirius Canada's 11 Canadian channels are provided by CBC/Radio-Canada).
    •CBC Television captured its first ever television Broadcaster of the Year Award at the prestigious New York Festivals.
  • Beijing olympics were brought to Canadians by the national broadcaster

    •CBC announced its integration of radio, television and digital media.
    •The Beijing Olympics were brought to Canadians by the national public broadcaster, who made history by launching the most robust online Olympic experience in Canadian history: CBC/Radio-Canada's websites featured 13 broadband video streams with thousands of hours of live and on-demand event coverage. Through a partnership with Bell, Bell Mobility subscribers were able to receive live streaming video and on-demand highligh
  • no more antennae

    no more 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 visitors came to and

    •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 and CBC.c