History on Broadcasting.

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    History on Broadcating

  • Michael Faraday and James Clerk-Maxwell

    The door to electromagnetism is opened by the theories of Michael Faraday and James Clerk-Maxwell.
  • Paul Nipkow

    Paul Nipkow devises a scanning disc television system.
  • Reginald Fessenden

    Reginald Fessenden invents wireless telephony, for radio waves to carry signals a significant distance.
  • The U.S.

    The U.S. issues the Wireless Ship Act.
  • The Radio Act

    The Radio Acts assigns three- and four-letter codes to radio stations and limits broadcasting to the 360m wavelength, which jams signals
  • Broadcasting Started

    Radio was first developed mainly for the military.
  • Radio Stations

    By the end of 1922 400 radio stations were set up.
  • Philo Farnsworth

    Philo Farnsworth transmits the first all-electronic television image.
  • Crossley Inc.

    Crossley Inc. tabulates the first formal radio ratings system.
  • Edwin Armstrong

    Edwin Armstrong introduces Frequency Modulation (FM), a static-free method of transmission.
  • Censorship

    The first instance of network censorship occurs.
  • RCA

    The orthicon tube, developed by RCA, improves light sensitivity a hundredfold.The FCC creates the commercial broadcasting spectrum of 13 channels, and 130 applications for broadcast licenses follow.
  • pay-per-view service

    Saturday morning children's programming begins. Phonevision, the first pay-per-view service, becomes available.
  • Color television

    Color television introduced in the U.S.
  • PBS

    Congress creates PBS
  • HBO

    Time Inc. transmits HBO, the first pay cable network.
  • Bill Clinton

    President Bill Clinton signs legislation that significantly deregulates telecommunications, creating almost limitless opportunities for broadcasters and cable companies.
  • Reality TV

    Reality TV mania hits the U.S. The phenomena begins with British import Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.