• the first idea

    The idea for a television originated in a sketch drawn in 1887. Originally scientists named it the Telephonoscope and predicted light would be transmitted via wires, creating an image.
  • Invention of televisions

    the first successful tv forecast was engineered in a RCA research lab by Philo Farnsworth, the television depicted a still drawing of a straight line.
  • The first moving broadcast

    John Logie Baird pioneered the first moving television broadcast in 1929. He showcased his success in broadcasting live feed of a moving human face in a three week series of demonstrations in Selfridges department store in London. The first showing took place on 25 March.
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    First tvs sold public

    The first tv sets available to the general public were sold by a company called Telefunken. The tvs hit shelves first in Germany, 1934. Followed closely by France and Britain, who both received access in 1936, and the USA in 1938.
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    colored tv

    Colored television was made publicly available in 1953, but it did not overtake black and white broadcast in sales, popularity and general use until the 1970s. Europe didnt fully adopt colored systems until the 1960s.
  • first tv remote

    Robert Adler invented the first tv remote in 1956. He dubbed it the Zenith Space Commander, before this you had to manually get up and change channels via the tv. The remote wouldn't function in sunlight, so it had to be kept out of the sun.