Category Archives: Television
Today in 1927, Philo T. Farnsworth, 21, succeeded in transmitting the image of a line through purely electronic means with a device he called an “image dissector.”
Today in 1900, Constantin Perskyi, Professor of Electricity at the Artillery Academy of Saint Petersburg, coined the word “television” in a paper read at the International World Fair in Paris at the 1st International Congress of Electricity.
Today in 1938, musical performances in an upstairs area at 568 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, are screened on a television display in the auditorium below, which seats 200 patrons paying 25 cents each. The studio and auditorium are linked by cable. … Continue reading
“When television is good, nothing — not the theater, not the magazines or newspapers — nothing is better.
Today in 1939, the 1939 New York World’s Fair had its grand opening, with 206,000 people in attendance. The April 30 date coincided with the 150th anniversary of George Washington’s inauguration as President in New York City. President Franklin D. … Continue reading
Today in 1928, John Logie Baird transmited television pictures across the Atlantic, using a short-wave radio.
Americans watch on average 30 minutes of Web video daily (40% more than in 2009) compared to five hours of TV. Tipping point in 2015?
“Now in 56 percent of U.S. households, High Definition television is one of the most quickly adopted consumer entertainment technologies of the past 20 years, but true HD viewing is still far eclipsed by viewing of standard definition television. Only … Continue reading