History of Television By Cinnamon Feb 9, 1862 Still picture transmitted through a wire a still picture was transmitted through a wire. Moving images were not successfully sent for another 65 years! Feb 9, 1927 1st moving images were transmitted between New York & Washington DC 1st moving images were transmitted between Washington, DC and New York City. Feb 9, 1936 200 TV sets in the US Feb 9, 1939 RCA broadcasts first televised Presidental Speech the Radio Corporation of America (RCA) broadcast the first televised Presidential speech, delivered by F.D. Roosevelt. Feb 9, 1948 1 Million TV sets in the US 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. Feb 9, 1948 Television Programs were mostly Live Television was mostly “live” as programs were broadcast as they were being performed. Programs recorded onto film were very poor quality. Feb 9, 1962 Satellite broadcasting Introduced Satellite broadcasting was introduced and made it possible to send and receive television signals anywhere in the world. Feb 9, 1969 Satellite broadcasting allow people to watch the moon landing Satellite broadcasting allowed people around the world to watch the images transmitted from the moon landing. Feb 9, 1976 Videotape recording system for home use becomes available A practical videotape recording system for home use became available. Feb 9, 1983 Consumers could subscribe to direct delivery of programming to their homes Consumers could subscribe to direct delivery of programming to their homes, instead of cable systems or conventional broadcast programming. Feb 9, 1995 1 Billion TV sets Worldwide Feb 9, 1996 FCC approves broadcast standards for HDTV The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved the broadcast standards for high-definition television (HDTV). Feb 9, 2002 FCC says all TVs have to have digital tuners by 2007 The FCC mandated that TV manufacturers must equip all new TVs with tuners capable of receiving digital signals by 2007. Feb 9, 2009 FCC says no more antennae broadcasting The FCC mandates no more broadcasting by antennae, only by digital. The transmission frequencies are sold to improve wireless internet capabilities for handheld devices.