List of years in television

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This is a list of years in television . It lists some important events in the history of television, as well as the first broadcasts of many television shows, the launches of some television channels and networks, and the debuts of some web series.

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1870s

1920s

  • Philo Farnsworth first describes an image dissector tube, which uses caesium to produce images electronically, but will not produce a working model until 1927.
  • Vladimir Zworykin applies for a patent for an all-electronic television system, the first ancestor of the electric scanning television camera. The patent is not granted until 1938 after significant revisions and patent interference actions.
  • Charles Francis Jenkins achieves the first synchronized transmission of a moving silhouette (shadowgraphs) and sound, using 48 lines, and a mechanical system.
  • Vladimir Zworykin applies for a patent for color television.
  • Zworykin first demonstrates his electric camera tube and receiver for Westinghouse corporation executives, transmitting the still image of an "X".
  • John Baird achieves the first live television image with tone graduations (not silhouette or duotone images) in his laboratory. Baird brings office boy William Taynton in front of the camera to become the first face televised.

1930s

1940s

1950s

1960s

1970s

1980s

1990s

2000s

2010s

2020s

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