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In History
  • Earliest Tv

    In 1907, two inventors – Russian Boris Rosing and English A.A. Campbell-Swinton – combined a cathode ray tube with a mechanical scanning system to create a totally new television system.
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    First Televisions Stations

    The world’s first television stations first started appearing in America in the late 1920s and early 1930s.
  • World's First Tv

    The world’s first electronic television was created by a 21 year old inventor named Philo Taylor Farnsworth.
  • First Television Program

    America’s first television program, which was called The Queen’s Messenger. That program was first shown in 1928 by WRGB station.
  • Tv Switch

    By 1934, all TVs had been converted into the electronic system.
  • First Televisions Sets

    It would take until 1938, however, before American electronic television sets were produced and released commercially. They were an instant hit after release.
  • First Commercial

    The first commercial broadcast in America did not take place until July 1, 1941, which is when the first American advertisement aired. The ad was for a Bulova watch and lasted for 10 seconds. It aired on NBC.
  • The First Remote

    The world’s first television remote control was called the Tele Zoom, and it can barely even be categorized as a remote control. The Tele Zoom was only used to “zoom in” to the picture on the television. You could not use it to change any channels or turn the TV on or off. The Tele Zoom was released in 1948.
  • The Modern Remote Control

    The first “true” remote control was produced by Zenith and released in 1955. This remote control could turn the television on or off and change the channel. It was also completely wireless.
  • First color Tv

    In 1966, color TV programming was broadcast across America, leading to a surge in sales of color television sets.
  • DvD

    The Digital Video Disc (DVD) is introduced.
  • Flat Screen TV's and HDTV's

    Flat screen TVs and HDTVs are introduced for the first time.