Who invented the television

Television as a medium has revolutionized the world. Almost everyone has a TV in your home, in 2005 Latin America had 99.72 million households with televisions, compared to 150.31 from 122.56 European Union and the United States. According to the Interactive Generations Forum Telefónica Foundation, between 92% and 95% of American households are television sets, although in Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela, Puerto Rico, the figure is over 95% and up only 90% in Brazil and 77% in Panama.

But who invented the television? Idea that has changed the way we communicate and how we receive information, is one of the mainstream media today.

Let’s look at some history and who really invented television:

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What is the TV?

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First, what is television? is a system for transmitting and receiving moving images and sound at a distance that employs a diffusion mechanism. Transmission can be effected by radio waves, television networks, cable satellite TV or IPTV. The receiver is the TV signals.

The term television refers to all aspects of transmission and television programming. Sometimes abbreviated as TV. This term was first used in 1900 at the International Congress of Electricity in Paris (CIEP).

Brief History of Television:
In 1925, Scottish inventor John Logie Baird made the first real experience using two discs, one in the emitter and the receiver, which were attached to the same shaft to spin off its synchronous and separated by 2 mm. As well as in the history of television John Logie Baird regarded as who invented television.

John Logie Baird was born in Helensburgh, Scotland, on August 13, 1888 and died in Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, England, on June 14, 1946, was a Scottish engineer and physicist.

In 1922 he investigated the possibility of transmitting remote images in 1924 managed to convey the image flashing a Maltese cross and the January 26, 1926, held in London the first public demonstration of his system before a group of scientists: his dummy , the old puppet Bill, became the first to appear on a television screen. The image had a resolution of just 25 lines and was tiny, but the face was perfectly recognizable.

Achieved in 1927, by a telephone cord, transmit a television signal between Glasgow and London founded the same year, the Baird Television Development Company, Ltd, with the idea of ??commercializing the invention. That same year, in April, the U.S. Bell Lab exhibit a television screen (or receiver) 2,500 giant picture elements: a frame consisting of 50 columns of 50 neon bulbs each, can display moving images large format. Although the bulbs frequently melted and had to be replaced, was able to demonstrate the feasibility of the invention in a large format.


In 1928 he managed to transmit images from London to New York via radio signals and also from the mid-Atlantic, aboard an ocean liner: for it installed a small television station on board.

In 1929 its mechanical scanning system of 240 lines was adopted experimentally by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). By 1930 was marketed, to the spectacular development of the invention the Plessey TV model with which British viewers (estimates were around 3,000) emissions could still experimental at the time, the more adventurous could mount its own receptor , buying a kit of parts removed

The first public television broadcasts of the BBC made in England in 1927, and CBS and NBC in the United States in 1930. In both studies used mechanical systems and programs will not be issued on a regular schedule.

The first station programming schedule was created in 1930 in Berlin by the local branch of the National Socialist German Workers Party but those responsible for Nazi propaganda were not aware of the possibilities of the medium and continued to use the radio.

Issues with programming began in England in 1936, and the United States on April 30, 1939, coinciding with the opening of the World Expo in New York. Scheduled broadcasts were interrupted during World War II and resumed when finished.

Fun Facts Television:

The World Television Day is celebrated on November 21 to commemorate the date in 1996 held the first World Television Forum at the United Nations.

The provision of content services in the form of video on demand and / or Internet Streaming services not classified as Television. The emergence of televisions that can connect to the Internet in the last years of the first decade of the century, opens the possibility of so-called smart TV where contents are mixed and combined conventional transmission (broadcast) with another arriving via Internet.

Video History of Television

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