Timeline of the introduction of television in countries

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A map showing when television was introduced in each country.
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This is a list of when the first publicly announced television broadcasts occurred in the mentioned countries. Non-public field tests and closed circuit demonstrations are not included.


This list should not be interpreted to mean the whole of a country had television service by the specified date. For example, the United States, Great Britain, Germany, and the former Soviet Union all had operational television stations and a limited number of viewers by 1939. Very few cities in each country had television service. Television broadcasts were not yet available in most places.


1920s and 1930s

YearCountries and territories
1928Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg  United States (mechanical television, experimental) [1]
1929Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom (mechanical, experimental), [2] Flag of Germany (3-2 aspect ratio).svg Germany (mechanical, experimental), [3] Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia (mechanical, experimental, after hours on two existing Melbourne radio stations), [4] [5] [6] Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands (mechanical, experimental in Scheveningen) [7]
1931Flag of France (1794-1815, 1830-1958).svg  France (mechanical, experimental), Canadian Red Ensign (1921-1957).svg  Canada (mechanical, experimental), Flag of the Soviet Union (1924-1936).svg  Soviet Union (mechanical, experimental), Flag of Thailand.svg  Siam (mechanical, experimental, cancelled because of the revolution)
1934Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia (electronic television, experimental, Brisbane) [8]
1935Flag of Germany (1935-1945).svg  Germany (intermediate film; semi-electronic), Flag of France (1794-1815, 1830-1958).svg  France (electronic - PTT Radio Vision), Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands (electronic, experimental in Eindhoven by Philips) [7]
1936Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom (electronic - BBC Television Service), Flag of Germany (1935-1945).svg  Germany (electronic television - Deutscher Fernseh Rundfunk), [9]
1937Flag of the Free City of Danzig.svg  Free City of Danzig (electronic, experimental), [10] Flag of Poland (1928-1980).svg Poland (mechanical, experimental), (Doświadczalna Stacja Telewizyjna) [11]
1938Flag of the USSR (1936-1955).svg  Soviet Union (electronic, experimental), Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey (electronic, experimental)
1939Flag of Chile.svg  Chile (experimental), Merchant flag of Japan (1870).svg  Japan (electronic, experimental), [12] Flag of Italy (1861-1946).svg Italy (electronic, experimental - EIAR Trasmissioni Sperimentali Radiovisione), [13] Flag of Peru (1825-1884).svg  Peru (electronic, experimental), [14] Flag of Poland (1928-1980).svg Poland (electronic, experimental), [11] Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg  United States (electronic; experimental and non-commercial until 1941 - NBC)


YearCountries and territories
1941Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg  United States (Flag of New York (1909-2020).svg  New York (WNBT), Flag of Delaware.svg  Delaware, Flag of New Jersey (1896-1965).png  New Jersey, Flag of Connecticut.svg  Connecticut, regular commercial telecasts, Flag of Pennsylvania.svg  Pennsylvania (WPTZ))
1943 Flag of Germany (1935-1945).svg Occupied France (Fernsehsender Paris)
1944Flag of France (1794-1815, 1830-1958).svg  France (returned) (RDF Télévision française)
1945Flag of the USSR (1936-1955).svg  Soviet Union (returned) (CT USSR), [15] Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg  United States (Flag of the District of Columbia.svg  Washington, D.C., experimental (W3XWT))
1946Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg  United States (Flag of Iowa.svg  Iowa, experimental, Flag of the District of Columbia.svg  Washington, D.C. (WTTG)), Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom (returned), [16] Flag of the Philippines (navy blue).svg  Philippines (experimental), Flag of Mexico (1934-1968).svg  Mexico (experimental) [17]
1947Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg  United States (Flag of California.svg  California (KTLA), Flag of Maryland.svg  Maryland (WTTG), Flag of Michigan.svg  Michigan (WDIV), Flag of Missouri.svg  Missouri (KSDK))
1948Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia (experimental), [18] Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg  United States (Flag of Ohio.svg  Ohio (WEWS), Flag of Washington (1923-1967).png  Washington (KING-TV), Flag of Virginia.svg  Virginia (WTVR-TV), Flag of Massachusetts (1908-1971).svg  Massachusetts (WBZ-TV), Flag of Minnesota (1893-1957).svg  Minnesota Minnesota (KSTP-TV), Flag of Texas.svg  Texas (KXAS-TV), Flag of Tennessee.svg  Tennessee (WMC-TV)), Canadian Red Ensign (1921-1957).svg  Canada (experimental), Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil (experimental)
1949Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg  United States (Flag of Alabama.svg  Alabama (WBRC), Flag of Arizona.svg  Arizona (KPHO-TV, Flag of Missouri.svg  Missouri (WDAF-TV), Flag of Iowa.svg  Iowa (KWQC-TV), Flag of Oklahoma (1941-1988).svg  Oklahoma (KFOR-TV), Flag of North Carolina (1885-1991).svg  North Carolina (WBTV), Flag of Florida (1900-1985).svg  Florida (WJXT), Flag of Rhode Island.svg  Rhode Island (WJAR)), Flag of Italy.svg  Italy (experimental)


YearCountries and territories
1950Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg  United States ( Flag of Iowa.svg Des Moines (WOI-TV), Flag of Tennessee.svg Nashville (WSM-TV)), Flag of Switzerland (Pantone).svg   Switzerland (experimental), Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany (experimental), Flag of Mexico (1934-1968).svg  Mexico (official) (XHTV-TV), Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg  Japan (returned, electronic, experimental), Flag of Brazil (1889-1960).svg  Brazil (Rede Tupi, now defunct), Flag of Cuba (sky blue).svg  Cuba (CMQ-TV)
1951Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark (DR), [19] Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands (NTS), [7] Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina (LR3 Radio Belgrano Televisión), Flag of Mexico (1934-1968).svg  Mexico (XEW-TV)
1952Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg  United States (Flag of Colorado (1911-1964).svg  Colorado (KBTV), Flag of Hawaii.svg  Hawaii (KGMB), Flag of Spokane, Washington (1912-1958).svg Spokane (KHQ-TV)), Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey (İTÜ TV, now defunct), Flag of Chile.svg  Chile (sporadically until 1959), Flag of the Dominican Republic.svg  Dominican Republic (La Voz Dominicana), Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand (experimental), Canadian Red Ensign (1921-1957).svg  Canada (CBC), Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom (Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland (BBC TV Service Scotland)), Flag of Venezuela (1930-1954).svg  Venezuela (YVKA-TV, now defunct), Flag of Poland (1928-1980).svg Poland (returned) (TVP), Flag of Germany.svg  East Germany (experimental, full service) (DFF), Flag of Germany.svg (full service) (NWDR-Fernsehen), Flag of Mexico (1934-1968).svg  Mexico (XHGC-TV)
1953Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg  Japan (returned) (NHK), Flag of Switzerland (Pantone).svg   Switzerland (German television, SRG), Canadian Red Ensign (1921-1957).svg  Canada (Flag of Ottawa (1902-1987).svg  Ottawa (CBOT), Hypothetical flag of British Columbia, 1906-1960.png  British Columbia (CBUT), Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg  United States (Flag of Arkansas (1924-2011).svg  Arkansas (KFSA-TV), Flag of California.svg Fresno (KMJ-TV), Flag of Nevada (1929-1991).svg  Nevada (KLAS-TV), Flag of North Dakota.svg  North Dakota (KFYR-TV)), Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia (Czechoslovak Television), Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom (Ulster Banner.svg  Northern Ireland, (BBC TV Service NI) programmes started in 1955.), Flag of the Philippines (navy blue).svg  Philippines (thru ABS (DZAQ-TV), now ABS-CBN), Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium (INR - NIR), [20] Flag of Alaska.svg  Alaska (KATV, now defunct)
1954Flag of Italy.svg  Italy (official) (Rai), Flag of Bulgaria (1948-1967).svg Bulgaria (experimental, MEI), Flag of Puerto Rico (1952-1995).svg  Puerto Rico (WKAQ-TV), Flag of Switzerland (Pantone).svg   Switzerland (French television, TSR), Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia (HJRN-TV), Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg  United States (Flag of New Hampshire.svg  New Hampshire (WMUR-TV), Flag of Vermont.svg  Vermont (WMVT), Flag of Wyoming.svg  Wyoming (KFBC-TV)), Canadian Red Ensign (1921-1957).svg  Canada (Flag of Manitoba.svg  Manitoba (CBWT), Canadian Red Ensign 1921-1957.svg  Saskatchewan (CKCK-TV), Canadian Red Ensign 1921-1957.svg  Alberta (CHCT-TV)), Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia (experimental), Flag of Norway.svg  Norway (experimental), Flag of Monaco.svg  Monaco (TMC - first microstate to have a native channel), Flag of Latvian SSR.svg  Latvian SSR (LTV), Flag of Mexico (1934-1968).svg  Mexico (XEJ-TV), Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco (Telma, went defunct shortly after) [21]
1955Flag of the Estonian Soviet Socialist Republic.svg  Estonian SSR (ETV), Flag of Finland.svg  Finland (test programming - TV-kerho), [22] Flag of Guatemala.svg  Guatemala (TGW-TV, now defunct), Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom (Flag of Guernsey.svg  Guernsey, Flag of Jersey (pre 1981).svg  Jersey), Flag of Luxembourg.svg  Luxembourg (Télé-Luxembourg), Flag of Romania (1952-1965).svg Romania (experimental), Flag of Saudi Arabia (1938-1973).svg  Saudi Arabia (experimental and regular programming) (AJL-TV), now defunct), Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand (official) (Thai Television Channel 4), Flag of Austria.svg  Austria (ORF), Canadian Red Ensign (1921-1957).svg  Canada ( Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Newfoundland And Labrador (CJON-TV))
1956Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia (TCN), Flag of France (1794-1815, 1830-1958).svg French Algeria (RTF Television Algiers), [23] Flag of Armenian SSR.svg  Armenian SSR (Armenian Television), Flag of the Azerbaijan Soviet Socialist Republic (1952-1956).svg  Azerbaijan SSR (Baku Television Studio), Flag of the Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic (1951-1991).svg  Byelorussian SSR (Belteleradio), Flag of El Salvador.svg  El Salvador (YSEB-TV), [24] Flag of Finland.svg  Finland (regular programming), (TES-TV, now defunct), [22] Flag of Guam.svg  Guam (KUAM-TV), Flag of the Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic.svg  Georgian SSR (1TV), Flag of Iraq (1924-1959).svg Iraq (Baghdad Television, now defunct replaced by Al-Iraqiya TV), Flag of Nicaragua (1908-1971).svg  Nicaragua (Canal 8), [25] Flag of Romania (1952-1965).svg Romania (TVR), Flag of South Korea (1949-1984).svg  South Korea (HLKZ-TV), Flag of Spain (1945-1977).svg Spain (TVE), Flag of Panama.svg  Panama (RPC Televisión), [26] Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal (experimental), Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden, (Radiotjänst TV), Flag of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic.svg  Ukrainian SSR (regular programming) (Pershyi), Flag of Uruguay.svg  Uruguay (Canal 10), Flag of the Uzbek SSR.svg  Uzbek SSR (Oʻzbekiston), Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia (RTV Zagreb) [27]
1957Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal (full service) (RTP), Flag of Lithuanian SSR.svg  Lithuanian SSR (Lietuvos Televizija), [28] Flag of Hong Kong 1955.svg Hong Kong (Rediffusion Television), [29] Flag of Hungary.svg Hungary (MTV), Flag of Malta (1943-1964).svg Malta, Flag of Chile.svg  Chile (UCV Televisión), Blue Ensign of Cyprus (1922).svg Cyprus (RIK)
1958Flag of Bermuda.svg  Bermuda (ZBM-TV), Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China (Peking Television), Flag of the Kazakh SSR.svg  Kazakh SSR (Almaty Television Studio), Flag of Moldavian SSR.svg  Moldavian SSR (TVM), State flag of Iran (1964-1980).svg  Iran (Iran's National TV), Flag of Peru.svg  Peru (Channel 7), Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia (ČST Bratislava), Flag of Switzerland (Pantone).svg   Switzerland (Italian television, TSI), Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom (Flag of Wales (1953-1959).svg  Wales, TWW), [30] Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia (RTV Belgrade), (RTV Ljubljana), Flag of Malaya.svg  Malaya (mechanical, experimental)
1959 Flag of Bulgaria (1948-1967).svg Bulgaria (Bulgarian Television), Flag of Chile.svg  Chile (full service), Flag of Ecuador (1900-2009).svg  Ecuador (RTS), Flag of Haiti (1859-1964).svg  Haiti (Tele Haiti), Flag of Honduras (1949-2022).svg  Honduras (Canal 5 (Honduras)), Flag of India.svg  India (Doordarshan TV), Flag of Kyrgyz SSR.svg  Kirghiz SSR (regular programming) (KTRK), Flag of Lebanon.svg  Lebanon (Télé Liban), Flag of Nigeria (1914-1952).svg Nigeria (WNTV), Flag of the United States (1959-1960).svg Ryukyu Islands (KSDW-TV), [31] Flag of Tajik SSR.svg  Tajik SSR (Televizioni Tojikiston), Flag of the Turkmen Soviet Socialist Republic.svg  Turkmen SSR (Turkmen Television)


YearCountries and territories
1960 Flag of Albania (1946-1992).svg Albania (RTSH), Flag of Greece.svg Greece (PPC) (experimental), Flag of Costa Rica.svg  Costa Rica (Teletica), Flag of the Netherlands Antilles (1959-1986).svg Netherlands Antilles (PJC-TV), Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand (NZBS TV), Flag of Norway.svg  Norway (full service) (NRK), Flag of Southern Rhodesia (1924-1964).svg (Federal Broadcasting Corporation), Flag of the United Arab Republic.svg  United Arab Republic (Egyptian Television Network) and (General Organization of Radio and TV) [32]
1961Flag of Ireland.svg  Ireland (Telefís Éireann), [33] Flag of Northern Rhodesia (1939-1964).svg  Northern Rhodesia (Federal Broadcasting Corporation), Flag of the United States Virgin Islands.svg  United States Virgin Islands (WBNB-TV, now defunct), Flag of Kuwait 1940-1961.png  Kuwait (Kuwait Television)
1962 Flag of the Republic of the Congo.svg Congo-Brazzaville (Télé Congo), Flag of Kenya (1921-1963).svg Kenya (KBC), Flag of Malta (1943-1964).svg Malta (MTV), [34] Flag of Indonesia.svg  Indonesia (TVRI), Flag of Sierra Leone.svg  Sierra Leone (SLBS), Flag of the Republic of China.svg  Taiwan (TTV Main Channel), [35] Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg  Trinidad and Tobago (TTT), Government Ensign of Gibraltar.svg  Gibraltar (GBC), [36] Flag of Sudan (1956-1970).svg  Sudan (SNBC)
1963Flag of North Korea (1948-1992).svg  North Korea (Central Television Broadcasting System of the DPRK), Flag of Gabon.svg  Gabon (Radio Télévision Gabonaise), Flag of Malaysia.svg  Malaysia (TV Malaysia), Flag of Singapore.svg  Singapore (Television Singapura Channel 5), Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica (JBC, now defunct), Flag of Uganda.svg  Uganda (UBC), Flag of Upper Volta.svg  Upper Volta (Volta Vision), Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg  Ivory Coast (RTI)
1964Flag of American Samoa.svg  American Samoa (KVZK-TV), Flag of Barbados (1870-1966).svg  Barbados (ZNX-TV), Flag of Pakistan.svg East Pakistan (now Flag of Bangladesh.svg Bangladesh) (Pilot Television Dhaka), Flag of Ethiopia (1897-1936; 1941-1974).svg  Ethiopia (Ethiopian Television), Flag of France (1794-1815, 1830-1958).svg Guadeloupe (Guadeloupe La Première), Flag of Liberia.svg  Liberia (Liberia National Television), Flag of France (1794-1815, 1830-1958).svg Martinique (Martinique La Première), Flag of Mauritius (1923-1968).svg Mauritius (MBC 1), Flag of the Mutawakkilite Kingdom of Yemen.svg North Yemen, Flag of Niger.svg  Niger (Télé Sahel), Flag of Pakistan.svg West Pakistan (PTV), Flag of France (1794-1815, 1830-1958).svg Réunion (Réunion La Première), Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia (RTV Skopje)
1965 Flag of Suriname (1959-1975).svg Suriname (trial and regular programming) (STVS), Ghana flag 1964.svg  Ghana (GTV), Flag of France (1794-1815, 1830-1958).svg New Caledonia (Nouvelle-Calédonie La Première), Flag of Paraguay (1954-1988).svg  Paraguay (TV Cerro Cora), Flag of Saudi Arabia (1938-1973).svg  Saudi Arabia (Al Saudiya, state-owned), Flag of Senegal.svg  Senegal (RTS), Flag of France (1794-1815, 1830-1958).svg French Polynesia (Polynésie la 1ère)
1966Flag of Zambia (1964-1996).svg  Zambia (ZNBC), Flag of Cambodia.svg  Cambodia (TVRK), Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (1966-1971).svg Congo-Kinshasa (RTNC), [37] Flag of Greece (1822-1978).svg Greece (EIR), Flag of Tunisia (1959-1999).svg  Tunisia (RTT), Flag of Iceland.svg  Iceland (Sjónvarpið), Flag of Israel.svg  Israel (IETV went defunct and replaced by Kan Educational), [38] Flag of South Vietnam.svg  South Vietnam (THVN, now defunct and replaced by HTV)
1967 Flag of France (1794-1815, 1830-1958).svg French Somaliland (RTD), Flag of France (1794-1815, 1830-1958).svg French Guiana (Guyane La Première), Flag of the People's Republic of Mongolia (1945-1992).svg Mongolia (MNTV), Flag of France (1794-1815, 1830-1958).svg Saint Pierre and Miquelon (Saint-Pierre and Miquelon La Première), Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada (Flag of the Northwest Territories.svg  Northwest Territories (CFYK-TV)), Flag of Madagascar.svg  Madagascar (TVM), Flag of Saint Lucia (1939-1967).svg  Saint Lucia (HTS)
1968Flag of Jordan.svg  Jordan (Jordan TV), Flag of Equatorial Guinea.svg  Equatorial Guinea (TVGE), Flag of Libya (1951-1969).svg  Libya (Al-Jamahiriya TV), Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada ( Flag of Yukon.svg (CFWH-TV, now defunct))
1969Flag of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands.svg  Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands (WSZE-TV, now defunct), Flag of Abu Dhabi.svg  Abu Dhabi (now part of United Arab Emirates) (Abu Dhabi TV), Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia (RTV Sarajevo), Bandera de Bolivia (Estado).svg  Bolivia (TV Bolivia)


YearCountries and territories
1970Flag of Qatar (1949-1971).svg  Qatar (QTV), Flag of North Vietnam (1955-1975).svg  North Vietnam (Independent Television System)
1972Flag of St Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla.svg  Saint Christopher-Nevis-Anguilla (ZIZ), Flag of Tanzania.svg  Tanzania (TVZ)
1973Flag of Bahrain (1972-2002).svg  Bahrain (Bahrain TV), Flag of Togo.svg  Togo (Télévision Togolaise), Blank flag.svg  Antarctica (AFAN-TV) [39]
1974Flag of the Central African Republic.svg  Central African Republic (RTC), Flag of Grenada.svg  Grenada, Old Flag of Oman.svg  Oman (Oman TV), Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg Kosovo (RTV Priština)
1975Flag of Angola.svg  Angola (TPA), Flag of Dominica (1965-1978).svg  Dominica, Flag of Brunei.svg  Brunei (RTB), Flag of the Gilbert and Ellice Islands (1937-1976).svg  Gilbert and Ellice Islands (foreign-owned launching), Flag of South Yemen.svg  South Yemen, Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg Vojvodina (RTV Novi Sad), Flag of Burundi (1967-1982).svg  Burundi (RTNB)
1976Flag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg  South Africa (SABC TV), Flag of the Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic.svg Abkhaz ASSR (National Television of Abkhaz ASSR)
1977Flag of the Bahamas.svg  Bahamas (ZNS-TV), [40] Flag of Guinea.svg  Guinea (RTG)
1978 Flag of Afghanistan (1978-1980).svg Afghanistan (Afghanistan National Television), Flag of Benin (1975-1990).svg  Benin (ORTB), Flag of Timor Timur.svg East Timor (TVRI Dili) [41] , Flag of Maldives.svg  Maldives (TVM), Flag of Eswatini.svg  Swaziland (Eswatini TV)
1979 Flag of Myanmar (1974-2010).svg Burma (test programming), [42] Flag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg South West Africa (SWABC), Flag of Sri Lanka.svg  Sri Lanka (ITN Sri Lanka), Flag of Chad.svg  Chad (mechanical, experimental)


YearCountries and territories
1980Flag of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (1979-1985).svg  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG-TV), Flag of Myanmar (1974-2010).svg Burma (Myanmar Television, regular programming)
1981Flag of Belize (1981-2019).svg  Belize (Channel 7), Flag of Mozambique (1975-1983).svg Mozambique (TVM)
1982 Flag of Denmark.svg Greenland (KNR), Flag of Portugal.svg Macau (TDM), Flag of Mauritania (1959-2017).svg  Mauritania (TV de Mauritanie) [43]
1983Flag of Antigua and Barbuda.svg  Antigua and Barbuda (ABS-TV), Flag of the People's Republic of Kampuchea.svg Kampuchea (re-established), Flag of Mali.svg Mali (ORTM), Flag of Seychelles (1977-1996).svg  Seychelles (SBC), [44] Flag of Somalia.svg  Somalia (Telefishanka J. D. Soomaaliya), [45] Flag of Vatican City State - 2023 version.svg   Vatican City (Centro Televisivo Vaticano), [46] Flag of Laos.svg  Laos (LNTV) [47]
1984Flag of Aland.svg  Åland (TV Åland), [48] Flag of Cape Verde (1975-1992).svg  Cape Verde (TEVEC), Flag of the Faroe Islands.svg  Faroe Islands (SvF), Flag of Nepal.svg    Nepal (NTV)
1985Flag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon (CTV)
1986 Flag of France (lighter variant).svg Mayotte (Mayotte La Première), Flag of Niue.svg  Niue (Television Niue), Flag of France (lighter variant).svg Wallis and Futuna (Wallis and Futuna La Première)
1987Flag of Chad.svg  Chad (Télé Tchad), Flag of Papua New Guinea.svg  Papua New Guinea (foreign-owned launching) (EM TV), Flag of Guinea-Bissau.svg  Guinea-Bissau (Guinea-Bissau Television) [49] [50]
1988Flag of Lesotho (1987-2006).svg  Lesotho (Lesotho Television) [51]
1989Flag of the Cook Islands.svg  Cook Islands (Cook Islands Television), Flag of Samoa.svg  Western Samoa


YearCountries and territories
1991Flag of the Cayman Islands (pre-1999).svg  Cayman Islands (Cayman 27, now defunct), Flag of the Falkland Islands (1948-1999).svg  Falkland Islands (FITV), [52] Flag of Fiji.svg  Fiji (FijiTV), [53] Flag of Nauru.svg  Nauru (NTV), Flag of Rwanda (1962-2001).svg  Rwanda (RTV)
1992Flag of the Solomon Islands.svg  Solomon Islands (TTV), Flag of Sao Tome and Principe.svg  São Tomé and Príncipe (TVS)
1993Flag of Eritrea.svg  Eritrea (Eri-TV), Flag of San Marino (1862-2011).svg  San Marino (San Marino RTV), Flag of Vanuatu.svg  Vanuatu (VTV), Flag of Samoa.svg  Western Samoa (SBC Television 1)
1995Flag of Andorra.svg  Andorra (ATV), Flag of The Gambia.svg  Gambia (Gambia Radio & Television Service), Flag of Saint Helena (1984-2019).svg Saint Helena (Sure South Atlantic Ltd), Flag of the Turks and Caicos Islands (1968-1999).svg  Turks and Caicos Islands (Channel 4)
1996Flag of Palestine.svg  Palestine (PBC)
1999Flag of Bhutan.svg  Bhutan (BBS), [54] Flag of Malawi.svg  Malawi (TVM)

2000s and 2010s

YearCountries and territories
2000Flag of Botswana.svg  Botswana (BTV), Flag of Tonga.svg  Tonga (TV Tonga)
2002Flag of Kiribati.svg  Kiribati (TV Kiribati, native, but suspended from 2013 to 2018)
2004Flag of Guyana.svg  Guyana (NCN), Flag of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic.svg  Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic [55] (did not start its regular programming until 2009. RASD TV)
2005Flag of the British Virgin Islands.svg  British Virgin Islands (ZBTV)
2006Flag of the Comoros.svg  Comoros (ORTC), Flag of Palau.svg  Palau (OTV)
2008Flag of Liechtenstein.svg  Liechtenstein (1 FL TV), Flag of Papua New Guinea.svg  Papua New Guinea (state-owned launching) (NBC Television)
2011Flag of Norfolk Island.svg  Norfolk Island (TVNI)
2018Flag of Kiribati.svg  Kiribati (returned)

See also

Notes and citations

  1. See WRGB History, How Television Came to Boston: The Forgotten Story of W1XAY, W3XK: America's first television station, and "WRNY to Start Daily Television Broadcasts," The New York Times, August 13, 1928, p. 13.
  2. See J.L. Baird: Television in 1932.
  3. See Museum of Broadcast Communications: Germany and Berlin 1936: Television in Germany.
  4. Australian TV – The First 25 Years by Peter Bielby, page 173. ISBN   0-17-005998-7
  5. Linking a Nation – Chap 9 – Australian Heritage Council
  6. Peter Luck, 50 Years of Australian Television ISBN   1-74110-367-3 p.15
  7. 1 2 3 See Eerste NTS journaal op de Nederlandse televisie.
  8. "Timeline – national and state, 1927-1941". Brisbane Courier Mail. Archived from the original on February 15, 2008.
  9. See The Birth of Live Entertainment and Music on Television, November 6, 1936, and 1937 RCA Publicity Photographs. "Eighty-seven video programs were telecast by NBC last year," "Where Is Television Now? Archived 2008-09-13 at the Wayback Machine ", Popular Mechanics, August 1938, p. 178. Regularly scheduled electronic broadcasts began in April 1938 in New York (to the second week of June, and resuming in August) and Los Angeles. "Telecasts Here and Abroad," The New York Times, April 24, 1938, Drama-Screen-Radio section, p. 10; "Early Birds," Time, June 13, 1938; "Telecasts to Be Resumed," The New York Times, Aug. 21, 1938, Drama-Screen-Radio section, p. 10; Robert L. Pickering, "Eight Years of Television in California," California — Magazine of the Pacific, June 1939. Also note that many rural areas of the Southern United States didn't receive television until the late 1950s and early 1960s.
  10. Although 180-line cathode ray tube receivers were manufactured in France in 1936, a mechanical scanning camera was still used at the transmitter in Paris until 1937.
  11. 1 2 See The Warsaw Voice: What's On? and Historia Przemysłowego Instytutu Telekomunikacji przed II wojną światową at the Wayback Machine (archived September 28, 2007) (in Polish).
  12. See The Evolution of TV: A Brief History of TV Technology in Japan: “Can you see me clearly?” Archived 2013-01-01 at the Wayback Machine ; Public TV Image Experiments Archived 2016-05-26 at the Wayback Machine .
  13. See Early Television in Italy
  14. See Historia de la televisión en el Perú
  15. Off from 1939 to 1945 during World War II.
  16. Off from 1939 to 1946 during World War II.
  17. [ "Historia de la Televisión! | Primera transmisión en blanco y negro | Event view". Archived from the original on 2013-09-21. Retrieved 2013-10-24. Latin America's first experimental television station (in Spanish)
  18. Czechoslovakia became two separate states, namely the Czech Republic and Slovakia in 1993.
  19. See DRs historie 1950-1959.
  20. Dutch-language BRT used the Belgian 625-line standard and French-language RTB used the Belgian 819-line standard (abandoned in 1963). Early Belgian sets were very expensive because they could receive four different standards: Belgian 625, European 625, Belgian 819, French 819. Later a fifth standard was added with the French 625-line standard.
  21. "TELMA, the story of Morocco's first and short-lived television channel".
  22. 1 2 The channel launched in 1956 as a continuation of a project that had aired a public broadcast in May 1955 as the first television broadcast in Finland. Keinonen, Heidi (2011). Kamppailu yleistelevisiosta. TES-TV:n, Mainos-TV:n ja Tesvision merkitykset suomalaisessa televisiokulttuurissa 1956–1964 (in Finnish). Tampere: Tampere University Press. ISBN   9789514483684.
  23. Cheurfi, Achour (4 February 2011). Radio et télévision : histoire d'un monopole. p. 88–p. 148.{{cite book}}: |work= ignored (help)
  24. Herrera Palacios, Antonio (October 1998). "Un breve recorrido por la televisión en El Salvador" [A Brief Tour of Television in El Salvador]. Revista Latina de Comunicación Social (in Spanish). Retrieved 10 November 2021.
  25. "Primeros". La Prensa. 11 September 2006. Archived from the original on 19 September 2023. Retrieved 19 September 2023.
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  27. The date refers to the launch of the television channel in republics and autonomous provinces of Yugoslavia, there were: RTV Zagreb in Croatia (1956), RTV Ljubljana in Slovenia (1958), RTV Belgrade in Serbia (1958), RTV Skopje in Macedonia (1964), RTV Sarajevo in Bosnia and Herzegovina (1969), RTV Titograd (Podgorica) in Montenegro (1971), and in Kosovo (RTV Priština) and Vojvodina (RTV Novi Sad) was introduced in 1975.
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  29. Television was introduced in Hong Kong when it was a British crown colony until 1997.
  30. Wales had received broadcasts from England since 1952.
  31. Television was introduced in the Ryukyu Islands (now part of Japan), when they were under U.S. administration.
  32. The United Arab Republic was a short-lived political union between Flag of Egypt (1952-1958).svg  Egypt and Flag of Syria (1932-1958; 1961-1963).svg  Syria. The union began in 1958 and existed until 1961, when Syria seceded from the union.
  33. Ireland had received broadcasts from the United Kingdom since 1949.
  34. Previously received television broadcasts from Italy.
  35. This is the year when television was introduced in territories under its administration. After the Chinese Civil War in 1949, the government of the Republic of China retreated to Taiwan and other islands, and Mainland China was controlled by the People's Republic of China.
  36. Gibraltar had previously received television broadcasts from Spain.
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  38. The Israeli Ministry of Education in co-operation with the Rothschild Fund started limited broadcasts to schools in March 1966. A public state-owned TV channel started broadcasting in May 1968. Broadcasts were black and white (with a few exceptions) until the early 1980s.
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  40. The Bahamas had previously received broadcasts from the United States.
  41. Now believed to be under the jurisdiction of Radio-Televisão Timor Leste following the formal independence of the country in 2002.
  42. Test service available only in Yangon in 1979, and formally launched in 1981.
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  46. Although the Vatican did not have a television service of its own until 1983, broadcasts from Italy had been received since 1954.
  47. Television is available from Nong Khai city in Thailand since the mid-1970s.
  48. http://www.radiotv.ax/om-alands-radio (Swedish).
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  51. "LTV starts broadcasting for the first time - lesothotribune". 7 September 2022.
  52. Television broadcasts had also been received from Argentina.
  53. Television came to Fiji in part-time for the 1991 Rugby World Cup, and it arrived in full-time in 1994.
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