Television History

By cwrig
  • tv was introduced in australia

    tv was introduced in australia
    The world's greatest revolution in entertainment world wide was the introduction of the TV. It came to Australia in 1956 and was dubbed the "movies at home" or "the radio with pictures".
  • 1957-1960s

    Only two stations for television in each capital city.e.g. Melbourne TV station GTV9 showed programs from 7:30-10:30am and 6:00-11:30 pm.
  • Most owned tvs

    In 1964 Australia owned the most TV's per head in the world.
  • Video tape recording

    Video tape recording
    With the development of videotape recording, better qualitylocal dramas, police shows and other programs could combine outside filming with indoor sets. Australian productions could compete with American programs.
  • Satellite technology

    Satellite technology
    In Australia satellite technology was first used for daily news reports in 1966.
  • First global satellite telecast

    Australia also took part in two of the first global satellite telecasts in 1967: Our World, a two-hour program shown in thirty countries at the same time and including segments produced in eighteen countries including Australia; and Expo 67, a live telecast showing Australia’scontribution at Expo 67 in Canada.
  • Man on the Moon

    Man on the Moon
    In July 1969 Australians were part of the global audience that watched the first man to walk on the moon.
  • 'C-Day' Colour TV

    'C-Day' Colour TV
    On 1st March 1975 colour TV was introduced in Australia, revolutionizing the way we view things digitally. 'C Day' was what this day was dubbed
  • Montreal Olympics broadcast

    Montreal Olympics broadcast
    The opening and closing ceremonies of the Montreal Olympics were broadcast live in 1976 to Australia.
  • Melbourne Cup screened

    Melbourne Cup screened
    The first live broadcast of the Melbourne Cup was screened in 1978.
  • Multiculturalism

    The success of multicultural radio led to the showing of television programs in different languages on the ABC on Sunday mornings in 1979.
  • Moscow Olympics Live!

    Moscow Olympics Live!
    Tthe 1980 Moscow Olympics were the first to be shown completely live.
  • SBS

    The Special Broadcasting Service got its own television station—SBS—on 24 October 1980.
  • Neighbours

    The Australian soap opera Neighbours was first broadcast on the Seven Network on 18 March 1985.
  • Home and Away

    Home and Away
    The soap opera Home and Away has been produced in Sydney by the Seven Network since July 1987. Second longest running AUstralian TV series under Neighbours.
  • LCD TV

    The first LCD TV (black and White) introduced, which were small and handheld devices.
  • Gulf War

    Gulf War
    The 1991 Gulf War was the first news event that sparked ‘saturation coverage’—commercial networks in Australia showed direct CNN broadcasts all day.
  • thinner and wider TVs

    thinner and wider TVs
    In 1992, Fujitsu introduced the world's first 21-inch (53 cm) full-color display.
  • Doubled in size

    In 1997, Fujitsu introduced the first 42-inch (107 cm) plasma display; it had 852x480 resolution and was progressively scanned
  • Sydney Olympics

    Sydney Olympics
    The 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney resulted in huge ratings for its host broadcaster, the Seven Network - over 6.5 million Australians watched the telecast of opening and closing ceremonies, which were amongst the most-watched programs in television history and helped Seven defeat the Nine Network in ratings terms for the first time in more than two decades.
  • Plasma tv

    Until the early 2000s, plasma displays were the most popular choice for HDTV flat panel display as they had many benefits over LCDs.
  • 9/11

    The September 11 attacks were covered continually for up to forty-eight hours on network television, mainly using live feeds from US network and cable channels.
  • 3D TV

    3D TV
    Broadcast transmission specialist Broadcast Australia has today become the first to broadcast three-dimensional television (3D TV) signals terrestrially over the air. The trial 3D TV service was switched-on in Sydney by Broadcast Australia and in Brisbane by TX Australia at 00:00 this morning.
  • Hostory of televisions

    Hostory of televisions