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The History of Televiosn

  • The First Television

    The First Television
    Paul NipkowThe first television was invented in 1884 by Paul Gottlieb Nipkow. It functioned by scanning disks.
  • Transmissions in France

    The first demonstration of the instantaneous transmission of still silhouette images was by Georges Rignoux and A. Fournier in Paris in 1909, using a rotating mirror-drum as the scanner and a matrix of 64 selenium cells as the receiver.
  • First Broadcast

    In 1928, Baird's company broadcast the first transatlantic television signal, between London and New York, and the first shore-to-ship transmission.
  • First Television in the U.S.

    The first regularly scheduled television service in the United States began on July 2, 1928.
  • CBS Starts Transmissions

    CBS's New York City station W2XAB began broadcasting their first regular seven days a week television schedule on July 21, 1931.
  • First HDTV

    On 2 November 1936 the BBC began transmitting the world's first public regular high-definition television (HDTV) service from the Victorian Alexandra Palace in north London.
  • ABC & CBS

    By 1949, the networks, like ABC and CBS, stretched from New York to the Mississippi River, and by 1951 to the West Coast.
  • First Broadcast From Over Seas

    First Broadcast From Over Seas
    The first live broadcast from the European continent was made on August 27, 1950.