History of Television

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THE HISTORY OF TELEVISION

The television has become such an integral part of homes in the modern world that it is hard to imagine life without television. The boob tube, as television is also referred to, provides entertainment to people of all ages. Not just for entertainment value, but TV is also a valuable resource for advertising and different kinds of programming.
The television as we see it and know it today was not always this way. Let’s take a brief look at the history of television and how it came into being.

TIMELINE OF TV HISTORY

Different experiments by various people, in the field of electricity and radio, led to the development of basic technologies and ideas that laid the foundation for the invention of television.
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Although the discoveries of these men in the department of mechanical television were very innovative, by 1934, all television systems had converted into the electronic system, which is what is being used even today.

ELECTRONIC TELEVISION HISTORY

The experiments of Swinton in 1907, with the cathode ray tube for electronic television held great potential but were not converted into reality. Finally, in 1927, Philo Taylor Farnsworth was able to invent a working model of electronic television that was based on Swinton’s ideas.
His experiments had started when he was just a little boy of 14 years. By the time he became 21, Philo had created the first electronic television system, which did away with the rotating disks and other mechanical aspects of mechanical television. Thus was born the television system which is the basis of all modern TVs.
All the early television systems were black and white, with color television being invented much later on. Since the early invention of television in the beginning of the 1900s, history has seen many firsts in the area of television.

TELEVISION HISTORY: THE TIMELINE
Television was not invented by a single inventor, instead many people working together and alone over the years, contributed to the evolution of television.

YEAR DEVELOPMENT ON TELEVISION
1831 Joseph Henry's and Michael Faraday's work with electromagnetism jump starts the era of electronic communication.
1862 First Still Image Transferred
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