History of TV by Mike Casillas

  • First public television demonstration

    First public television demonstration
    John Logie Baird (of Scotland) gave the world's first public demonstration of a mechanical television apparatus to approximately 40 members of the Royal Institution at his laboratory on Frith Street.
  • "Television" Is Mentioned For The First Time

    "Television" Is Mentioned For The First Time
    Russian Constantin Perskyi introduces the word "television" at the 1st International Congress of Electricity at the World's Fair in Paris. Souvenir trading cards are sold at the same fair, two predicting color television and news radio in the year 2000.
  • Philipp Lenard

    Philipp Lenard
    Philipp Lenard wins the Nobel Prize in physics for his research on cathode rays. This research helped people develop the first motion picture on television.
  • Cathode Ray Tube

    Cathode Ray Tube
    The development of the Cathode Ray Tube is used to produce television images, ten years after it was invented.
  • John Biard Demonstation

    John Biard Demonstation
    In England, John Logie Baird demonstrates the first moving television pictures via a mechanical system based on Nipkow's disk; they were recognizable human faces in 1925 and moving objects in 1926.
  • The first TV station is born

    The first TV station is born
    The first station was named W3XK. It was owned by Charles Jenkins.
  • Bell Labs Demonstation

    Bell Labs Demonstation
    Bell Labs demonstrates a mechanical television color television system. Best demonstation out of most in the earlier decades.
  • First television broadcast

    First television broadcast
    In 1936, the first television broadcast was made available in London. The broadcast displayed the British play, "The Man with the Flower in His Mouth".
  • Wimbledon

    The coronation of King George VI and the Wimbledon tennis tournament are televised in England. Nine thousand sets are sold in London.
  • Idea for Color TV

    Idea for Color TV
    George Valensi was the first to purpose the idea for colored TV broadcast. This idea sparked many ideas for the television industry.
  • Dumont Gets Lisence

    Dumont Gets Lisence
    Dumont gets a license for experimental television station W2XWV in New York City. This is a big part of TV because they became one of the most popular companies at the time (40s).
  • Sony Is Founded

    Sony Is Founded
    Tokyo Tsushin Kogyo is founded; the name changes to Sony in 1958. One of America's leading electronic company for any sort of device.
  • The Blue Network

    The Blue Network
    Part of NBC, The Blue Network became the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) in 1946. The company was sold too Edward Noble, which also was owner of "Life Savers" at the time.
  • Color Broadcasting

    Color Broadcasting
    Color broadcasting officially arrives in the U.S. on Dec. 17 when FCC approves a modified version of the RCA system. The arrival of color broadcasting allowed viewers to view broadcasts in the color they are recorded in.
  • Nationwide Broadcast In Color

    Nationwide Broadcast In Color
    NBC broadcasts the first coast-to-coast color program, the Rose Bowl Parade, to the 200 sets able to receive RCA's electronic color system.
  • Worldwide TV Advertising

    Worldwide TV Advertising
    On this day, companies were now allowed to adverstise on public television. This opened the door for companies to make more money and sell more products to those who had TV's.
  • TV Surpasses Newspapers

    TV Surpasses Newspapers
    Television becomes a better known source in the US for information than newspapers. This just goes to show that the television became so popular over a couple of years.
  • First Super Bowl

    First Super Bowl
    The Green Bay Packers beat the Kansas City Chiefs, 35-10, in the first Super Bowl game.
  • TV from the moon

    TV from the moon
    Neil Armstrong takes his first steps on the moon as millions around the US watch on their TV's. This was one of the most historic events ever to be aired on television.
  • All In The Family

    All In The Family
    All in the Family is the first sitcom to be videotaped but more importantly breaks new ground as it deals openly with the bigotry and narrow-mindedness of its lead character. Episodes treat controversial subjects like prejudice, abortion, and homosexuality
  • 50% Of America

    50% Of America
    Half the televisions in homes are color sets. Just goes to show how technology has delevoped and became more useful.
  • First Season of SNL

    First Season of SNL
    Saturday Night Live debuted on October 11th, 1975, This first season included a total of 25 episodes and ended on July 31st, 1976.
  • Ted Turner's Cable News

    Ted Turner's Cable News
    Ted Turner's Cable News Network debuts with 24-hour national news reporting and 1.7 million subscribers. Easy way for people to find out whats happening and become more interested.
  • MTV

    The MTV network premieres, aiming at the 18-24 age bracket with its music videos and reality programming.
  • Free Satellites For Schools

    Free Satellites For Schools
    Whittle Communications stirs controversy by offering free satellite dishes and television sets to schools that show the daily Channel One newscast with commercials.
  • Walt Disney Takes Over ABC

    Walt Disney Takes Over ABC
    The Walt Disney Company acquires ABC. This franchise was set to have revenue skyrocket after it acquired ABC because its such a popular TV program.
  • Digital Satellite Dishes

    Digital Satellite Dishes
    The first digital satellites were released. This came to be one of the most biggest selling electronic selling items ever.
  • Lawsuit Against Napster

    Lawsuit Against Napster
    The Recording Industry Assn. of America files a lawsuit against the music website Napster, accusing it of operating as a haven for music piracy on the Internet.
  • Flat Screens and HDTV

    Flat Screens and HDTV
    Flat screen and HDTV gained popularity during the year of 2005. These types of TV are very thin and come in a very high quaility picture to watch your shows in.
  • 3D Television

    3D Television
    The idea of 3D television was introduced and was later produced in mass during 2012. It is ideal to wear 3D glasses that came with the TV for it to work properly.