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Television  

The term Television was introduced in 1900 by Russian Scientists Constantin Perskyi. People at the World’s Fair in New York on April 30, 1939, were amazed to a black and white screen displaying moving images with sound. It became widely popular after the end of World War II. At that time, more than one million American homes had a TV. Initial TV sets had only 200-400 lines of resolution. The remote controls were introduced in the 1980s. Currently, there are more than 250 million TV sets in the United States.

Quick Facts: –

  • The first-ever American television station started working in 1928, and BBC transmission began in 1930.
  • Broadcasting companies earn revenues from commercials and subscriptions.
  • John Logie Baird was the first one to transmit the first ever television picture on October 2, 1925.
  • He used a ventriloquist’s dummy which he called Stooky Bill.
  • The first color pictures were aired on BBC2during Wimbledon in 1967.
  • The coronation of George VI in 1937 was the first outside broadcast on the UK television.
  • The First TV commercial was for Bulova watches which was broadcasted on July 1, 1941.
  • Cable TV was introduced in 1952 in Canada but it didn’t spread across the country at that time.
  • An average person spends almost 10 years of his life watching TV.
  • An average American child sees about 200,000 acts of violence on TV by the age of 18 years.
  • Approximately 98% of all U.S. households own at least one set and 76% have more than one TV set.

 

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