1943 in television

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The year 1943 in television involved some significant events. Below is a list of television-related events during 1943.


  • May 8 – Opening of Paris Télévision – Fernsehsender Paris, a channel operated by German occupation authorities (Kurt Hinzmann, former director of Fernsehsender "Paul Nipkow") after an agreement between Telefunken and Compagnie des Compteurs, with a (German) 441-line standard. Local French programmes and Fernsehsender "Paul Nipkow“ programmes were interlaced.
  • June – Work is begun for the U.S. Army Air Forces to develop a remotely controlled glide bomb guided by a radio receiver and a television transmitter using a 625-line iconoscope tube. The first are completed in July and tested in August.
  • December 23 – The first complete opera, Hansel and Gretel, is telecast, by WRGB in Schenectady.
  • The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is formed. Its television network debuts in 1948.
  • Germany experiments with a flying bomb guided by a television camera, created by Fernseh, using both the Superikonoscope and the Farnsworth image dissector.


Television shows[edit]

Series Debut Ended
Thrills and Chills Everywere August 27, 1941 1946?
The Face of the War September 12, 1941 1945
The Voice of Firestone Televues 1943 1947
1949 1963