• Nipkow's Disk

    Nipkow's Disk
    (date not correct) Patented in 1884, the Nipkow disc is a mechanical image scanning disc,
  • The Name

    The Name
    At the World's Fair in Paris, the first International Congress of Electricity was held. It is where Russian Constantin Perskyi made the first known use of the word "television.".
  • Mechanical TV

    Mechanical TV
    (date not correct) Boris Rosing combines Nipkow's disk and a cathode ray tube and builds the first working mechanical TV
  • Campbell and Boris

    Campbell and Boris
    (date not correct) Campbell Swinton (shown) and Boris Rosing suggest using cathode ray tubes (a high vaccum tube) to show images. Independent of each other, they both develop electronic scanning methods of showing images.
  • 30 Lines of Resolution

    John Baird operates a television system with 30 lines of resolution system running at 5 frames per second.
  • Electronic Television

    Electronic Television
    (date not correct) Philo Farnsworth, files for a patent on the first complete electronic television system, which he called the Image Dissector.
  • First TV Studio

    (date not correct) John Baird opens the first TV studio, although the image quality was poor
  • Commercials and the BBC

    (date not correct)
    Charles Jenkins broadcasts the first TV commercial.
    The BBC begins regular TV transmissions.
  • Public Demonstration

    Public Demonstration
    Philo Farnsworth (pictured) gave the first public demonstration of Television.
  • Color Television

    Color Television
    (date not correct) The first color television is approved.
  • 1st remote Control

    1st remote Control
    (date not correct) Robert Adler invents the first practical remote control.
  • Plasma TV Monitor

    (date not correct) The Plasma TV Monitor is invented. This Replaced most cathade ray tubes.
  • First Flat Sctreen

    (date not correct) The Flat Screen TV was invented.
  • First Home Cassete Recorder

    First Home Cassete Recorder
    (date not correct) Sony introduces betamax, the first home video cassette recorder.
  • World Wide

    (date not correct) More than a billion TV sets world wide
  • Digital Television Worldwide

    Digital Television Worldwide
    (date not correct) Television goes all digital