History of The Televison

By demio
  • First Still Image Transferred

    Abbe Giovanna Caselli invents his Pantelegraph and becomes the first person to transmit a still image over wires. This is an example of process 1 (Invention) from the Cultural Lag theory because elemens and material are used to invent something new.
  • Discovery of Photoconductivity by Willoughby Smith

    Photoconductivity is an optical and electrical phenomenon in which a material becomes more electrically conductive due to the absorption of electromagnetic radiation such as visible light, ultraviolet light, infrared light, or gamma radiation.
  • Invention of a scanning disk by Paul Gottlieb

  • First moving Silhouette Images

    John Baird from Scotland, demonstrates the mechanical transmissions of images over wire circuits.
    John Baird becomes the first person to transmit moving silhouette images using a mechanical system based on Nipkow's disk.
  • Bell Telephone conducted the first long distance use of the television

    Herbert E. Ives gave thedemonstartion.
    The televisions were capable reproducing reasonably accurate, monochromatic moving images. Here is an example of Mcluhan's 2nd law of media 'The new medium tends to render obsolete another process or thing.' The television eventually made the use of radio for news and information obsolete.
  • Farnsworth developed the dissector tube, the basis of all current electronic televisions

    Philo Farnsworth was the first inventor to transmit a television image comprised of 60 horizontal lines. The image transmitted was a dollar sign.
  • Barird's company broadcast the first transatlantic television signal, between London and New York, and the first shore-to-ship transmission.

    This is an example of process 2 (Discovery) of the cultural lag theory because a new wy to view reality was discovered due to the fact television signals could now be trasmiyyed overseas. Social change was iniated because the world could now brodcast information all around the world.
  • Charles Jerkins brodcasts the first TV commercial

    This year the BBC also began regular TV transmissions
  • Peter Goldmark invents a 343 lines of resolution color television system.

    Here lies and example of Mcluhans 1st law of media 'Any major medium enhances or accelerates a certain process or thing.' The televison enchances entertainment for people as they can watch things on television.
  • Baird created the the first outdoor remote brodcast, of the Epsom Derby

  • Apprximately 200 Television sets were in use world-wide

  • The first experimenta coaxial cable lines were demonstrated by AT&T

    The coxial cable lines were laid between New Yoek and Philadelphia.
  • Brothers and Stanford researchers Russell and Sigurd Varian introduce the Klystron

    A Klystron is a high-frequency amplifier for generating microwaves. It is considered the technology that makes UHF-TV (Ultra high frequency) possible because it gave the ability to generate the high power it required.
  • Peter Goldmark demonstrated his color television system

    The system produced color pictures having a red-blue-green wheel spin in front of a cathode ray tube
  • Cable television is introduced in Pennsylvania

  • One million homes in teh USA have television sets

  • The FCC approves the first color television

    This is an example of the 4th law of McLuhans laws of media, which is 'any major medium, when pushed to its extreme, flips into something entirely new' Television in black and white was flipped into television in color.
  • Vladimir Zworkin developed a better camera tube called the Vidicon

  • The American Broadcasting Company first aired Saturday morning TV shows for children

  • Robert Adler invents the first remote control called the Zenith Space Commander

  • AT&T launches Telstar, the first satellite to carry TV broadcasts

  • The very first prototype for a plasma display monitor was invented

    It was invented by Donald Bitzer, Gene Slottow, and Robert Willson.
  • Most TV broadcasts are in color.

  • first TV transmission from the moon and 600 million people watch.

    This is a good example the 3rd Mcluhan law of media, which is 'any major medium retrieves some process or thing that had been previously obsolete' The television allowed over 600 million people in the world to watch Neil Armstrong walk on the moon from their homes...live! it also allowed people to watch live brodcasts from anywhere in the world.
  • Giant screen projection TV is first marketed

  • Sony introduces betamax, the first home video cassette recorder

  • NHK demonstrates HDTV with 1,125 lines of resolution.

    NHK (Nihon Hoso Kyokai) is a Japanese brodcasting corporation. Similar to BBC
  • Direct Broadcast Satellite begins service in Indianapolis

  • Closed captioning required on all sets.

    Closed captioning is the process of displaying text on television or video screen
  • The FCC approves ATSC's HDTV standard.

  • A billion TV sets world-wide.

    This is a perfect example of proces 3 (diffusion) in the cultural lag theory because the spread of the disoveryof television was worldwide and they were a lot of televisions in homes.