Timeline of the introduction of television in countries


Timeline of the introduction of television in countries



400px|thumb|right|A map showing when television was introduced in each country.

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.

Notes and citations

# "See" [http://www.tvhistory.tv/W2XB%20WGY%20WRGB%20TV%20Station.htm WRGB History] , [http://www.tvhistory.tv/W1XAY.htm How Television Came to Boston: The Forgotten Story of W1XAY] , [http://online.sfsu.edu/~hl/cfj/cfj.W3XK.html W3XK: America's first television station] , and "WRNY to Start Daily Television Broadcasts," "New York Times", August 13, 1928, p. 13.
# "See" [http://www.bairdtelevision.com/1932.html J.L. Baird: Television in 1932]
# "See" [http://www.museum.tv/archives/etv/G/htmlG/germany/germany.htm Museum of Broadcast Communications: Germany]
and [http://www.tvhistory.tv/1936%20German%20Olympics%20TV%20Program.htm Berlin 1936: Television in Germany]
# "See" The Evolution of TV: A Brief History of TV Technology in Japan: [http://www.nhk.or.jp/strl/aboutstrl/evolution-of-tv-en/p07/column/index1.html “Can you see me clearly?”] ; [http://www.nhk.or.jp/strl/aboutstrl/evolution-of-tv-en/p07/index.html Public TV Image Experiments] .
# "See" [http://s206301103.websitehome.co.uk/database/it.tv.htm Early Television in Italy]
# "See" [http://www.tanvald.cz/pg.php?ID=154] ; Czechoslovakia became two separate states, namely the Czech Republic and Slovakia, in 1993.
# Television was introduced in Hong Kong when it was a British crown colony. Hong Kong is now a special administrative region of the People's Republic of China.
# This is the year when television was introduced in Mainland China. At that time, the People's Republic of China did not administer Hong Kong and Macau.
# This is the year when television was introduced in territories under its administration. After the Chinese Civil War, 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.
# "See" [http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0HKV/is_4_10/ai_82880557 Mongolia, multimedia memories, and me]
# Television came to Fiji part-time for the 1991 Rugby World Cup. It arrived full-time in 1994.
# "See" [http://www.dr.dk/OmDR/Fakta%20om%20DR/Historie/20060505094100.htm History of DR]
# "See" [http://www.fiatifta.org/aboutfiat/news/old/1996/9604/05albania.html International Federation of Television Archives: Albania] .
# R. W. Burns, Television: "An International History of the Formative Years". IET, 1998, p. 488. ISBN 0-85296-914-7.
# "See" [http://framemaster.tripod.com/index5.html The Birth of Live Entertainment and Music on Television, November 6, 1936] , and [http://www.earlytelevision.org/rca_1937_photos.html 1937 RCA Publicity Photographs] . "Eighty-seven video programs were telecast by NBC last year," " [http://www.earlytelevision.org/where_is_television.html Where Is Television Now?] ", "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; " [http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,849042,00.html 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, " [http://www.sfmuseum.org/hist5/donlee.html Eight Years of Television in California] ," "California — Magazine of the Pacific", June 1939.
# "See" [http://www.warsawvoice.pl/view/1291/ The Warsaw Voice: What's On?] and [http://www.pit.edu.pl/index.php?s=651 Historia Przemysłowego Instytutu Telekomunikacji przez II wojną światową] (in Polish).
# Off from 1939 to 1946 for the Second World War.
# Service existed only in Moscow and Leningrad until 1950. The Soviets introduced television broadcasting in the Ukraine (1951), Latvia (1954), Armenia and Estonia (1955), Georgia (1956), and Lithuania (1957).
#Television service existed in the Bahamas prior to 1977. Before then, they were received from the United States.
# 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.
# Television broadcasts had also been received from Argentina.
#Despite the Vatican receiving a television service of its own in 1983, the Vatican (being inside the city of Rome) has been able to receive Italian broadcasts since 1954, which is still the case today.
#The Israeli Ministry of Education in cooperation 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.
#All of the countries that established their first commercial television station after 1988 have been listed. This is according to statistics from sources including the CIA World Factbook.
#Malta and San Marino had also received television broadcasts from Italy.
#Gibraltar had also received television broadcasts from Spain.
#Grenada had also received television broadcasts from Trinidad and Tobago since 1962.
#Flemish-languageBRT 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 4 different standards: Belgian 625, European 625, Belgian 819, French 819. Later a 5th standard was added with the French 625-line standard.

ee also

*Oldest television station
*Timeline of the introduction of color television in countries

External links

* [http://www.terramedia.co.uk/reference/TV_service_starts.htm Start of television services]


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