Television and Video

When was televison made?

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2010-11-05 10:04:43

The first operational television was demonstrated publicly by

John Logie Baird in Selfridges, a London department store in March

1925. After improvements to the system, the BBC adopted it and

began public broadcasting with Baird's system in 1929. The

"Televisor" as it was called, used a spinning disc to create an

image so it became the first electro-mechanical television.

In the US, Philo Farnsworth is credited with inventing the first

completely electronic television, which he demonstrated in 1929.

His development removed the mechanical components of televisions

and was used when RCA began the first commercial broadcasts of

television in 1939 in the US.


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