The Television

The Television

The Era of Electronic Inventions

1831

Scientists started working with electronics to make everyday life better. When they first started they knew very little about electricity and how it works.

A Still Picture is Transferred

1862

-Abbe Giovanna Caselli invented the Pantelegraph
-transfer and image through wires
-similar to a telephone

The Transfer of Pictures to Signals

1873
  • Scientists Smith and May experimented with selenium
  • helped them figure out that it was possible to transfer pictures to signals

George Carey thinks up the TV

1876

George dreamed of a machine that people would use in their homes to view pictures.

Invention of the photophone

1880
  • Alexander Graham Bell and Thomas Edison Invented the photophone
  • Could transfer sound, but aimed for it to transfer pictures

It was named Television

1900

The first television was seen at the 1900 World Fair in Paris

The moving picture is developed

1924
  • John Baird, developed a way to capture objects in motion
  • The name of this was called the moving picture
  • movies and TV shows

The television is tested publically

1925

The first long distance television test ran between Washington D.C. and New York

The first TV station

1928

The first station was called W3XK, it was owned by Charles Jenkins

Colour TV

1950

TV from the moon

1969

Neil Armstrong stepped onto the moon and the whole world saw it through the television sets.
This is when the TV revolution began.

The Flat Screen

1997

Panasonic developed and released the flat screen TV.

The HDTV

2009