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History of Television

  • The beginning

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

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

    July 1st
    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.
  • The Canadian Broadcasting Act

    The Canadian Broadcasting Act
    The Canadian Broadcasting Act replaced the CRBC with a Crown Corporation, and Canada's national public broadcaster was born.
  • TV sets

    TV sets
    There were 200 TV sets in the U.S.
  • Radio-Canada

    Radio-Canada
    Radio-Canada's CBF station began broadcasting the program Le réveil rural, a show dedicated to economic information intended for rural inhabitants.
  • CBC and more!

    CBC and more!
  • First televised Presidential speech

    First televised Presidential speech
    the Radio Corporation of America (RCA) broadcast the first televised Presidential speech, delivered by F.D. Roosevelt.
  • The national public broadcaster.

    The national public broadcaster.
  • The basic national radio network...

    The basic national radio network...
    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.
  • The official opening of CBC/Radio-Canada's International Service.

  • Creation of the radio station Radio Saint-Boniface,

    Creation of the radio station Radio Saint-Boniface,
    Creation of the radio station Radio Saint-Boniface, in Manitoba, provided the first French language network station outside of the Province of Québec.
  • The first issue of the weekly program guide

    The first issue of the weekly program guide
    The first issue of the weekly program guide CBC Times was published, to help Canadians keep track of programming.
  • More TV sets

    More TV sets
    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” as programs were broadcast as they were being performed. Programs recorded onto film were very poor quality.
  • The national public broadcaster acquired...

    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.
  • The decade of the TV

    The decade of the TV
    First issue of the radio program guide La Semaine à Radio-Canada. Special broadcast coverage of the Manitoba floods.
  • Special coverage of the four-week visit of Princess Elizabeth

    Special coverage of the four-week visit of Princess Elizabeth
    Special coverage of the four-week visit of Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh.
  • Radio programming...

    Radio programming...
    Radio programming made available to Canadian troops in Korea.
  • Satelite Broadcasting

    Satelite Broadcasting
    Satellite broadcasting was introduced and made it possible to send and receive television signals anywhere in the world.
  • Moon landing

    Moon landing
    Satellite broadcasting allowed people around the world to watch the images transmitted from the moon landing.
  • videotape recording

    videotape recording
    A practical videotape recording system for home use became available.
  • Subscribing

    Subscribing
    Consumers could subscribe to direct delivery of programming to their homes, instead of cable systems or conventional broadcast programming.
  • Big Numbers

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

    The Federal Communications Commission
    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved the broadcast standards for high-definition television (HDTV).
  • Digital Signals

    Digital Signals
    The FCC mandated that TV manufacturers must equip all new TVs with tuners capable of receiving digital signals by 2007.
  • 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.