The history of TV broadcasting

  • Television First Desribed

    George Carey desribes a system for sending and receiving images.
  • First Television Patent

    Paul Nipkow describes and recieves patent for rotating, scanning disk, which is by many the first tv.
  • Word " Television" Coined

    Constantine Persky coins the word television.
  • Early Electronic Systems

    Campbell Swinton and Boris Rosing suggest using cathode ray tubes to transmit images.
  • Wireless Demonstration

    The first public demononstration of a track meet is shown.
    In 1910, a wireless telegraphic station is used in Beloit col
  • Vladimir Zworkin

    Zworkin develops the kinescope for picture display (aka the reciever).
  • First Moving Silhouette Image

    John Baird becomes the first person to transmit moving silhouette images using a mechanical system based on Nipkow's disk
  • John Baird

    John Baird operates a television system with 30 lines of resolution system running at 5 frames per second.
  • First Long Distance Use

    Bell Telephone and the U.S. Department of Commerce conduct the first long distance use of television that took place between Washington D.C. and New York City on April 9th.
  • First TV Studio

    John Baird opens the first TV studio.
  • College TV Programs

    Iowa State University (W9XK) starts broadcasting twice weekly television programs in cooperation with radio station WSUI.
  • 200 TV's

    About 200 hundred television sets are in use world-wide.
  • Current TV Channels Beginning

    CBS begins its TV development.
    The BBC begins high definition broadcasts in London.
  • 343 Lines

    Peter Goldmark invents a 343 lines of resolution color television system.
  • Color!

    Peter Goldmark, working for CBS, demonstrated his color television system to the FCC.
  • Cable in PA

    Cable television is introduced in Pennsylvania as a means of bringing television to rural areas.
  • First Videotape System

    Ampex introduces the first practical videotape system of broadcast quality.
  • The first split screen broadcast.

    The first split screen broadcast occurs on the Kennedy - Nixon debates.
  • Internation Broadcasts

    AT&T launches Telstar, the first satellite to carry TV broadcasts - broadcasts are now internationally relayed.
  • Half color

    Half of home TV sets are in color.
  • Satilite delivery

    PBS becomes the first station to switch to all satellite delivery of programs.