Historical Development of Television

July 24, 2020 Electronic Media No Comments

Television is the result of technological developments of the nineteenth and after the early twentieth centuries. 1880 to 1899 was the period of Dreams, Concepts, and Initial discoveries of Television. On January 26, John Logie Baird gives the first public demonstration of mechanical television to members of the Royal Institution. This is generally regarded as the world’s first public demonstration of a true television set. Television networks began in the 1930s, the rapid growth of programming came about following world war-II. The development came with startling speed. Industrial nations that had. Participation in pre-war experiments could be expected to make early starts in postwar television; they included Japan, Canada, Australia, and many European nations. Less expected was a burst of activity from other nations. In Latin America, Mexico, Cuba, and Brazil led the way, all launching television operations in 1950. They were followed rapidly by others. By the end of that decade, eighteen Latin American nations had some form of television, with more on the verge. Asia virtually kept pace, with the Philippines starting in 1953. By the mid-1960s eighteen Asian nations including Pakistan had entered the television age; others were planning to follow. Africa was not far behind. Algeria began in 1965, Egypt in 1960. By the end of the 1960s fifteen African nations had made a start on television. The number kept on increasing and by 2015 all the countries of the world had television service expect Solomon Island and Tuvalu.

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