Evolution of TV


Every invention takes intelligence, hard work, research and a little bit of wild luck. But beyond everything, the element of time plays an important role. And like every other invention, even television too almost a century to develop into a  box of virtual reality from a ray of particles.

1878 – William crookes confirmed the existence of cathode rays by building a tube and displaying them,

1889 – Edison builds the first motion picture camera and names it kinetograph and record of sneeze

1894 was a short film made by W.K.L Dickson for advertisement purposes.

1895 – Augustus and Louis Lumiere invented cinematograph, the image of an oncoming train is said to have caused a stampede

1897 – German scientist Karl Ferdinand brawn constructs a cathode ray scanning device

1900 – Russian Constantine coins the word television

1910 – Edison  introduces his kinetophone which makes talkies a realities

1911 – The first feature film is released when two reels of D.W.Griffith’s Enoch Arden are screened together.

1925 – In England, John Logie Baird demonstrates the first moving television pictures

1927 – First TV was designed by Philo Farnsworth a 21 year old inventor who had lived in a house without electricity

1936 – The Berlin Olympics was first telecasted by Telefunken (Using RCA equipment)

1939 – FDR was the first president to televised. RCA had launched its TRK – 12

1941 – NBC begins with a 10 second commercial of Bulova, which simply showed the face of the watch,

1941 – RCA begins production of 630 – TS the first television designed and manufactured after war.

1950 – John Logie Baird invents colour television

1970 – Introduction of fibre optic cable which improved the delivery of television programming.

1970 – Sony Created the U matic – The first commercially marketed videocassette format

1972 – Philips Corporation Introduced Video Cassette Recording at Home (VCR)

1973 – Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) introduced in united states

1976 – Betamax format of VCR introduced by Sony

1978 – PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) was the first network which delviers the programs through satellite

1994 – first PlayStation launched

1995 – 139 cable programming services available nationwide in addition  to to many regional programming networks.

1997 – Netflix started offering movies on a rental basis. DVD players first became available in United States.

1998 – Commercial HDTV was launched

1999 – TiVo and ReplayTV first introduced the digital video recorders to the video technology.

2000 – Sony released PlayStation 2, which in addition to video games was also featured to play DVDs.

2001 – AT&T agreed to join hands with Comcast Corp., creating the world’s largest cable TV network with over twenty two million customers.

2002 – Roku, a media streaming devices manufacturing company was incorporated by its founder, Anthony Wood.

2002- Blueray disk introduced.

2009 –Panasonic introduces Plasma TV

2013 – Chromecast was launched.
As said earlier, time still has its play in the technology, and we’re not sure on how else the technology could mould itself into. Whatever it becomes into, we hope it helps for the betterment of those who use it.

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