History of Television

Timeline created by nasperrin9
In Film
  • First Transmitted Still Picture

    First Transmitted Still Picture
    a still picture was transmitted through a wire.
    Moving images were not successfully sent for another 65 years!
  • 1st moving images were transmitted between Washington, DC and New York City.

    1st moving images were transmitted between Washington, DC and New York City.
  • 200 TV sets in the U.S.

    200 TV sets in the U.S.
  • the Radio Corporation of America (RCA) broadcast the first televised Presidential speech, delivered by F.D. Roosevelt.

    the Radio Corporation of America (RCA) broadcast the first televised Presidential speech, delivered by F.D. Roosevelt.
  • 1 million TV sets in the U.S. and Community Antenna Television was introduced in mountainous rural areas of Pennsylvania.

    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.
  • The Growth of Television Technology

    The Growth of Television Technology
    Television was mostly “live” as programs were broadcast as they were being performed. Programs recorded onto film were very poor quality.
  • Satellite broadcasting was introduced

    Satellite broadcasting was introduced
    Satellite broadcasting was introduced and made it possible to send and receive television signals anywhere in the world.
  • Satellite broadcasting allowed people around the world to watch the images transmitted from the moon landing.

    Satellite broadcasting allowed people around the world to watch the images transmitted from the moon landing.
    Satellite broadcasting allowed people around the world to watch the images transmitted from the moon landing.
  • A practical videotape recording system for home use became available.

    A practical videotape recording system for home use became available.
  • Consumers could subscribe to direct delivery of programming to their homes, instead of cable systems or conventional broadcast programming.

    Consumers could subscribe to direct delivery of programming to their homes, instead of cable systems or conventional broadcast programming.
  • Over 1 billion TV sets worldwide.

    Over 1 billion TV sets worldwide.
  • The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved the broadcast standards for high-definition television (HDTV).

    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved the broadcast standards for high-definition television (HDTV).
  • The FCC mandated that TV manufacturers must equip all new TVs with tuners capable of receiving digital signals by 2007.

    The FCC mandated that TV manufacturers must equip all new TVs with tuners capable of receiving digital signals by 2007.
  • The FCC mandates no more broadcasting by antennae, only by digital. The transmission frequencies are sold to improve wireless internet capabilities for handheld devices.

    The FCC mandates no more broadcasting by antennae, only by digital.  The transmission frequencies are sold to improve wireless internet capabilities for handheld devices.
  • The FCC mandates no more broadcasting by antennae, only by digital. The transmission frequencies are sold to improve wireless internet capabilities for handheld devices.

    The FCC mandates no more broadcasting by antennae, only by digital.  The transmission frequencies are sold to improve wireless internet capabilities for handheld devices.