History of Television

Timeline created by TWar8
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  • John Baird

    John Baird
    In 1926, John Baird operated a television system with 30 lines of resolution system running at 5 frames per second.
  • First Television Station License

    First Television Station License
    The Federal Radio Commission issues the first television station license (W3XK) to Charles Jenkins.
  • Iowa State

    Iowa State
    Iowa State (W9Xk) started broadcasting twice weekly television programs in cooperation with radio station WSUI.
  • CBS

    CBS
    CBS begins its TV development.
  • David Sarnoff

    David Sarnoff
    RCA's David Sarnoff used his company's exhibit at the 1939 World's Fair as a showcase for the 1st Presidential speech (Roosevelt) on television and to introduce RCA's new line of television receivers, some of which had to be coupled with a radio if you wanted to hear sound.
  • Cable Television

    Cable Television
    Cable television is introduced in Pennsylvania as a means of bringing television to rural areas.
  • Color Television

    Color Television
    The FCC approves the first color television standard which is replaced by a second in 1953.
  • Zenith Remote

    Zenith Remote
    Robert Adler invents the first practical remote control called the Zenith Space Commander. It was proceeded by wired remotes and units that failed in sunlight.
  • Kennedy-Nixon Debate

    Kennedy-Nixon Debate
    The first split screen broadcast occurs on the Kennedy - Nixon debates.
  • Moon Landing

    Moon Landing
    First TV transmission from the moon. 600 million people watch it.
  • PBS

    PBS
    PBS becomes the first station to switch to all satellite delivery of programs.
  • Satelite

    Satelite
    Direct Broadcast Satelite begins service in Indianapolis.
  • Close Captioning

    Close Captioning
    Closed Captioning was required on all television sets.
  • Analog and Digital

    Analog and Digital
    Television signals went to analog and digital formats
  • 3D Televisions

    3D Televisions
    3D televisions were invented. You have wear 3D glasses to get the 3D experience.