The History of Television

  • Audion Vacuum Tube

    Audion Vacuum Tube
    WebsiteLee de Forest invented the "Audion" vacuum tube with the ablity to amplify signals. No specific date.
  • First Moving Silhouette Images

    John Baird becomes the first person to transmit moving silhouette images using a mechanical system based on Nipkow's disk. No specific date.
  • CBS

    CBS was founded by William S. Paley. No specific date
  • Large Screen Television

    First UK public demonstration of large screen television given by John Logie Baird at the London Coliseum.
  • First TV Remote

    Robert Adler invents the first practical remote control called the Zenith Space Commander. No specific date.
  • Plasma Display

    Plasma Display
    WebsiteThe plasma display screen was invented in 1964 by two University of Illinois professors, Donald Bitzer and Gene Slottow. No specific date.
  • TV Transmission to the Moon

    First TV transmission from the moon and 600 million people watch.
  • Dolby Surround Sound

    WebsiteDolby surround sound for home televisionsets is introduced. No specific date.
  • Number of Television Sets

    There are 900 million television sets in use around the world
    201 million television sets are in the United States. No specific date.