The first "television" was seen at the 1900 World Fair in Paris.
The moving picture is developed
A scientist from Scotland, named John Baird, developed a way to capture objects in motion. It was called the moving picture, and paved the way for movies and TV shows.
Picture and Voice
Bell Laboratories and the Department of Commerce held the 1st long-distance transmission of a live picture and voice simultaneously.
The First TV Station
The first station was named W3XK and was owned by Charles Jenkins.
The First Major TV Network
CBS was the first major TV network
Another World Fair
TV's were tested at the World Fair to market to the public. One of the first TV brands was RCA.
After many years in development color TV was finally released to the public in 19050.
I Love Lucy
I Love Lucy was the most watched show in the United States in four of its six seasons. And is an icon of television in in the 1950s.
The Federal Communications Commission began allowing ultra-high frequency (UHF) TV broadcasting, adding 70 new channels.
Zenith introduced the first practical wireless TV remote, called Space Command. Two buttons allowed viewers to turn the TV on and off, and change channels.
The Andy Griffith Show
The series never placed lower than seventh in the Nielsen ratings and ended its final season at number one. It has been ranked by TV Guide as the 9th-bes show in American television history. And is an icon of television in the 1960s.
The first satellite transmission of a televion broadcast occurred after the launch of the Telstar satellite.
TV Surpasses Newspapers
TV surpasses newspapers as an information source for the first a time. A November Roper poll indicated that 36% of Americans found TV a more reliable source, compared with the 24% who favored print.
Debate over the airing of cigarette commercials heat up after the U.S. Surgeon General issued a report finding somking a health hazard.
TV on the Moon!
Neil Armstrong stepped onto the moon and the whole world saw it on their television sets.
Public Broadcasting Service Begins
In November it launches "Sesame Street," one of the most influential achievements in children's TV.
Happy Days was one of the highest-rated shows of the 1970s. And is an icon of television in the 1970s.
Home Box Office (HBO) became the first pay-TV network in the United States.
Two competing formats for home videotaping revolutionized the TV industry. The technically superior Sony Betamax eventually lost to the less expensive VHS.
MTV: Music Television makes its debue in August
The Cosby Show
According to TV Guide, the show "was TV's biggest hit in the 1980s, and almost single-handedly revived the stcom genre and NBC's ratings fortunes." And is an icon of television in the 1980s.
Home Shopping Network
In 1982 the Home Shopping Network is launched.
The series finale was watched by around 52.5 mission American viewers, making it the fourth most watched series finale in television history and the most watched episode of the decade. It became one of the most popular sitcoms of all time and is an icon of television in the 1990s.
TV in the Household
By the start of the year, 98% of U.S. households owned at least one TV set, and 64% had two or more sets.
The Winter Olympics
The Winter Olympics became the most watched event in TV history with 204 million U.S. viewers, watching at least some of CBS's coverage.
Electronics manufacturers agreed on a common format for the new high-density optical disc, avoiding a VCR-style format war. The DVD discs and players provided far superior picture and sound quality.
The Flat Screen Takes Over
Developers at Panasonic developed and released the flat screen TV and it quickly took over the TV market.
Netflix was founded in 1997 in Scotts Valley, California by Marc Randolph and Reed Hastings.
One of the most significant breakthroughs since color television, high-definition TV became available as a result of the global transition from analog television broadcasting to digital TV.
Hyped at the 2010 CES, the 3D-at-home revolution fizzled when consumers failed to but the expensice units with their silly glass and limited content.