A walk through the history of Television

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The invention was not the sole work of one single person. In 1926, John Logie Baird gave the first successful public demonstration of mechanical television at his laboratory in London. He referred to it as the ‘television’. In 1929, it became the first television to be sold commercially. Philo Fransworth invented  the first operational all-electronic “television system” in 1927. The Federal Radio Commission issued the 1st tv license to Charles Jenkins in 1928. In 1963, BBC became the first broadcasting company in the world to provide regular high-definition television service. John Logie baird gave the first demonstration of a colour television transmission in 1928. In 1963, RCA’s all electronic colour TV technology was adopted as the standard for american television. Television antennas, commonly called ‘rabbit ears’ were invented by Marvin.P Middlemark in the 1950s, which completely revolutionized the history of television. The 1990s saw the rise of digital television. FCC created the Advisory Committee on Advanced Television Service to cope up with a common standard for digital television. In 1996, the United Nations general Assembly coined November 21 as World Television Day. During the 2000s, the first flat screen TVs quickly began to replace the old box television. Companies tested a new dimension in 2010 with the creation of its 3D TV’s. After a few years, 4K flat screens were replaced with the 8K resolution. In 2020 approximately 1.67 billion households have a TV worldwide.

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