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Before 1930 [ edit ]
: The word " 1900 television" is coined by Constantin Perskyi at the First International Electricity Congress in Paris, part of the International World Fair
: 1907 Boris Rosing transmits silhouette images of geometric shapes, using a Nipkow disk, mirror-drum, and a cathode ray tube receiver.
: In a letter to 1908 , Nature A.A. Campbell-Swinton describes the modern electronic camera and display system which others are to develop throughout the 1920s.
: 1923 Vladimir Zworykin patents the "iconoscope", the first ancestor of the electric scanning television camera.
: On October 2, 1925 John Logie Baird achieves transmission and remote display of the first television pictures in his laboratory.
: On January 26, Baird gives the first public demonstration of mechanical television to members of the 1926 Royal Institution. This is generally regarded as the world's first public demonstration of a true television set.
: Baird demonstrates the first ever system for recording television. His 1927 Phonovision system records pictures and sound on conventional 78rpm gramophone records. On January 1 British Broadcasting Corporation receives a royal charter, the American network NBC is founded.
: Baird demonstrates a mechanical colour television system. On May 28, the first television station, W2XB (forerunner to 1928 WRGB), begins broadcasting mechanical television in Schenectady, New York. Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) is founded.
: In September, the Baird Television Development Company begins experimental broadcasting in association with the BBC. 1929
: Baird installs a television at 1930 10 Downing Street, London, the British Prime Minister's residence. On July 14, Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald and his family use it to watch the first ever television drama, . The Man with the Flower in His Mouth
: 1931 Allen B. DuMont perfects long-lasting reliable cathode ray tubes later used for television reception. TV reaches the Soviet Union and France.
: The 1932 BBC starts a regular public television broadcasting service in the UK.
: The first television revue, 1933 , is broadcast on the BBC. Looking In
: 1934 Philo Farnsworth demonstrates a non-mechanical television system. The agreement for joint experimental transmissions by the BBC and John Logie Baird's company comes to an end. First 30 Line Mechanical Television Test Transmissions commence in April in Brisbane Australia conducted by Thomas Elliott and Dr Val McDowall.
: First TV broadcasts in 1935 Germany. The final transmissions of John Logie Baird's 30-line television system are broadcast by the BBC. First TV broadcasts in France on February 13 on Paris PTT Vision.
: The 1936 1936 Summer Olympics becomes the first Olympic Games to be broadcast on television
: The 1937 BBC Television Service broadcasts the world's first televised Shakespeare play, a thirty-minute version of , and the first Twelfth Night football match, Arsenal F.C. vs. Arsenal reserves.
: DuMont manufactures and sells the first all-electronic television sets to the public. Baird gives the first public demonstration of color projection television. The BBC broadcasts the world's first ever 1938 television science fiction ( ), and television crime series ( R.U.R. ); in one of the lengthiest experimental television broadcasts, the BBC broadcasts a 90-minute version of Telecrime Edmond Rostand's , starring Cyrano de Bergerac Leslie Banks, Constance Cummings, and James Mason
: The BBC suspends its television service owing to the outbreak of the 1939 Second World War. Broadcasts from 1939 New York World's Fair. Japan is the first Asian country to air television.
: First broadcast of 1950 , Broadway Open House Your Show of Shows , Sua vida me pertence and What's My Line? ; Cuba is the first Caribbean country to receive TV; Brazil is the first South American country to receive TV; Nielsen Media Research begins to provide television ratings data; The Jack Benny Program moves from radio to TV; Bob Hope appears in his first TV special
: The first broadcast of live United States transcontinental television takes place in San Francisco, California from the 1951 Japanese Peace Treaty Conference. First broadcast of , I Love Lucy , See It Now , the Dragnet , Hallmark Hall of Fame , Search for Tomorrow , and Love of Life The Roy Rogers Show
: First broadcast of 1952 (NBC), Today , and Omnibus ; Flower Pot Men and Hockey Night in Canada move from radio to TV The Guiding Light
: First broadcast of 1953 ; the Panorama coronation of Elizabeth II is the first of its kind to be broadcast on television
: First broadcast of 1954 , The Tonight Show , and Father Knows Best ; Lassie NTSC video standard for color television is introduced, and National Educational Television (NET) is launched
: First broadcast of 1955 , The Honeymooners , Alfred Hitchcock Presents , Gunsmoke ; Captain Kangaroo ITV launches in the UK
: First broadcast of 1956 , The Edge of Night , As the World Turns , The Price Is Right , the Playhouse 90 Eurovision Song Contest, Hancock's Half Hour
: First broadcast of 1957 , Perry Mason , Have Gun — Will Travel , Leave It to Beaver and Senda prohibida Carosello
: First broadcast of 1958 , Blue Peter , Quatermass and the Pit , The Donna Reed Show , and Moonlight Mask ; the The Huckleberry Hound Show quiz show scandals wipe out and The $64,000 Question Twenty One
: First broadcast of 1959 , The Twilight Zone , Rocky and His Friends and The Untouchables (which runs for fourteen years) Bonanza
: First broadcast of 1960 , The Andy Griffith Show , The Flintstones and The Dick Van Dyke Show ; Coronation Street American presidential candidates John F. Kennedy and Richard M. Nixon debate live on television
: First broadcast of 1961 , The Avengers , The Defenders and The Morecambe and Wise Show Car 54, Where Are You?
: First broadcast of 1962 , The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson , Steptoe and Son , The Jetsons , University Challenge , Elgar , That Was The Week That Was (Ireland) and The Late Late Show ; first Sábado Gigante satellite television relayed by Telstar
: First broadcast of 1963 , General Hospital , The Fugitive and The Outer Limits Doctor Who
: First broadcast of 1964 , Gilligan's Island , The Munsters , Bewitched , The Man from U.N.C.L.E , The Addams Family , Top of the Pops , Match of the Day , Jeopardy! , and Jonny Quest . The the Up series Beatles appear on The Ed Sullivan Show
: First broadcast of 1965 , Days of Our Lives , Get Smart , Hogan's Heroes , Till Death Us Do Part , Des chiffres et des lettres , Tomorrow's World and The Magic Roundabout ; The War Game Nigeria is the first African country to receive TV
: First broadcast of 1966 , Star Trek (the live-action TV series), Batman , The Monkees Dark Shadows, Ultra Series, , That Girl and Cathy Come Home Mission: Impossible
: First broadcast of 1967 , The Carol Burnett Show , The Prisoner , The Flying Nun , The Phil Donahue Show ; Ambassador Magma PAL and SECAM colour standards introduced in Europe, with BBC2 making their first colour broadcasts
: First broadcast of 1968 , 60 Minutes , One Life to Live , Dad's Army , Julia , Columbo , Elvis , Mister Rogers' Neighborhood Hawaii Five-O and Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In Adam-12
: First broadcast of 1969 , Sesame Street , Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! , On the Buses , The Brady Bunch , Clangers and Nu, pogodi! ; Monty Python's Flying Circus Apollo 11 Moon landing broadcast live worldwide; completion of Fernsehturm Berlin
: First broadcast of 1970 , The Mary Tyler Moore Show , Monday Night Football ; All My Children PBS is launched
: First broadcast of 1971 , All in the Family , Kamen Rider , The Old Grey Whistle Test , Chespirito Parkinson
: first broadcast of 1972 , M*A*S*H , Emmerdale , Mastermind , Kamiondžije , El Chavo , El Chapulín Colorado , The Bob Newhart Show Great Performances
: First broadcast of 1973 , The Ascent of Man , Moonbase 3 , The Young and the Restless , An American Family , Ein Herz und eine Seele , Seventeen Moments of Spring and Last of the Summer Wine The World at War
: First broadcast of 1974 , Chico and the Man , Derrick , Happy Days , Little House on the Prairie , Police Woman , Porridge , Rhoda , Good Times , and The Rockford Files ; Tiswas Richard M. Nixon announces his resignation on live television
: First broadcast of 1975 , Starsky & Hutch , Baretta , Barney Miller , Fawlty Towers , Good Morning America , One Day at a Time , Saturday Night Live , Super Sentai , Space: 1999 , The Jeffersons , The Naked Civil Servant , Welcome Back, Kotter , Wheel of Fortune ; Wonder Woman Sony introduces the Betamax home video tape recorder
: First broadcast of 1976 , The Muppet Show , I, Claudius , Grlom u jagode , Loriot , Austin City Limits , Family Feud and Laverne and Shirley ; Nuts in May videocassette recorders go on sale; completion of CN Tower
: First broadcast of 1977 , Abigail's Party , CHiPs , Eight Is Enough , ¿Qué Pasa, USA? , Roots , Soap , Lou Grant , Hungarian Folktales , and Three's Company ; Top Gear Live from the Met
: First broadcast of 1978 , An Ordinary Miracle , Abarembo Shogun , Battlestar Galactica , Dallas , Diff'rent Strokes , Fantasy Island , Grange Hill , Matador , Mork & Mindy , Pennies from Heaven , Taxi , Future Boy Conan Deeply Regretted By...
: First broadcast of 1979 , Benson , Blue Remembered Hills , Buck Rogers in the 25th Century , Hart to Hart , Knots Landing , Life on Earth , Los Ricos También Lloran , Real People , The Dukes of Hazzard , The Facts of Life , You Can't Do That on Television , The Meeting Place Cannot Be Changed , The Very Same Munchhausen , Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy ; Arabela ESPN and Nickelodeon launched
: First broadcast of 1980 , Berlin Alexanderplatz , Magnum PI , Nightline , Vruć vetar and Strumpet City ; Yes Minister Cable News Network (CNN) launched
: First broadcast of 1981 , The Smurfs , Hill Street Blues , Wetten, dass..? , Dynasty , Postman Pat , Falcon Crest and Only Fools and Horses ; Brideshead Revisited MTV launched; hundreds of millions watch Prince Charles marry Diana Spencer
: First broadcast of 1982 , Cheers , Knight Rider , Family Ties , Brookside , The Mysterious Cities of Gold , Chiquilladas , Boys from the Blackstuff and Newhart ; St. Elsewhere Channel 4 (UK) and The Weather Channel launched
: First broadcast of 1983 , The A-Team , The Day After , He-Man and the Masters of the Universe , Oshin , Auf Wiedersehen, Pet , Reading Rainbow , Press Your Luck , The Joy of Painting , An Englishman Abroad and Blackadder ; Terrahawks Disney Channel launched
: First broadcast of 1984 , Murder, She Wrote , Miami Vice , Top lista nadrealista , The Cosby Show , Transformers , Tales from the Darkside , Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends , La piovra , Santa Barbara and Heimat ; The Jewel in the Crown A&E and Canal+ launched
: First broadcast of 1985 , MacGyver , Growing Pains , ThunderCats , Mr. Belvedere , Larry King Live , Edge of Darkness , EastEnders ; the The Golden Girls Discovery Channel is established; first WrestleMania event
: First broadcast of 1986 , The Oprah Winfrey Show , Perfect Strangers , Double Dare , Designing Women , Malgudi Days , Ginga: Nagareboshi Gin , Dragon Ball , Vasko de Gama from Rupcha Village , Casualty , Alternatywy 4 , Saint Seiya and The Singing Detective ; the Pingu Fox Broadcasting Company is launched
: First broadcast of 1987 , Full House , Ducktales , Headbangers Ball , Thirtysomething , Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles , Ramayan , Fireman Sam , Inspector Morse , The Bold and the Beautiful , Married... with Children and Star Trek: The Next Generation 21 Jump Street (TV series)
: First broadcast of 1988 , Roseanne , Mystery Science Theater 3000 , In the Heat of the Night , Murphy Brown , Yo! MTV Raps , Garfield and Friends , America's Most Wanted and The Wonder Years ; Mahabharat TNT (Turner Network Television) is launched; first LCD televisions go on sale; a writers' strike disrupts U.S. television for five months
: First broadcast of 1989 , Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers , Baywatch , Seinfeld , Saved By The Bell , American Gladiators , Dekalog , Wallace and Gromit , Hey Dude , America's Funniest Home Videos , Quantum Leap , COPS , Shining Time Station , Family Matters , The Simpsons , Coach ; Inside Edition CNBC and Eurosport launched
: First broadcast of 1990 , TaleSpin , Beverly Hills, 90210 , In Living Color , The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air , Wings , Law & Order , Tiny Toon Adventures , Twin Peaks , Captain Planet and the Planeteers , Bobby's World and Mr. Bean Northern Exposure
: First broadcast of 1991 , Nummer 28 , The Julekalender , Æon Flux , Doug , Rugrats , Ren and Stimpy The Jerry Springer Show
: First broadcast of 1992 , The Larry Sanders Show , Mad About You , The Tonight Show with Jay Leno , Batman: The Animated Series , Barney & Friends , Martin , The Real World , Cha Cha Cha , YuYu Hakusho , Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon , Melrose Place and X-Men: The Animated Series ; Absolutely Fabulous Cartoon Network launched
: First broadcast of the 1993 , Late Show with David Letterman , Animaniacs , Beavis and Butt-head , Mighty Morphin Power Rangers , WWE Monday Night Raw , Walker, Texas Ranger , Boy Meets World , Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman , Cracker , The X-Files , seaQuest DSV , The Nanny , Star Trek: Deep Space Nine , Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog and Sonic the Hedgehog Frasier
: First broadcast of 1994 , Friends , Party of Five , The Kingdom , Babylon 5 , Space Ghost Coast to Coast , Spider-Man: The Animated Series , The Tick , ER and All That ; Gullah Gullah Island Turner Classic Movies is launched. Several TV station in the US switch their affiliates until 1996.
: First broadcast of 1995 , Father Ted , NileCity 105,6 , Star Trek: Voyager , The Wayans Bros. , WCW Monday Nitro , Road Rules , The Drew Carey Show and JAG ; Neon Genesis Evangelion , El y Ella , Sevcec O. J. Simpson murder trial televised; The History Channel launched
: First broadcast of 1996 , Jamais deux sans toi...t , Percy tårar , Detective Conan , 3rd Rock from the Sun , Blues Clues , Hey Arnold ; first Our Friends in the North high-definition television broadcasts; Al Jazeera launched; first DVDs and DVD players go on sale
: First broadcast of 1997 , Pokémon , Fóstbræður , Buffy the Vampire Slayer , Un gars, une fille , King of the Hill , South Park , Teletubbies , Alles Kan Beter , Daria ; first I'm Alan Partridge plasma televisions on sale
: First broadcast of 1998 , Dawson's Creek , Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? , Will & Grace , Charmed , One Piece , The Powerpuff Girls , Cowboy Bebop , That '70s Show , Sex and the City and The Royle Family ; The King of Queens Kingston Communications launches the first major video-on-demand service.
: First broadcast of 1999 , The Sopranos , SpongeBob SquarePants , Family Guy , Futurama , The West Wing , Digimon: Digital Monsters , The Amanda Show (Netherlands), Big Brother , Yo soy Betty, la fea , Freaks and Geeks , Trick , Ed, Edd n Eddy , Rocket Power ; first Angel digital video recorders go on sale
: First broadcast of 2000 , CSI: Crime Scene Investigation , Curb Your Enthusiasm , Malcolm in the Middle , Survivor , Jackass , 106 & Park , Dora The Explorer , and Aqua Teen Hunger Force . Gilmore Girls
: First broadcast of 2001 , 24 , Scrubs , Band of Brothers , The Secret Life of Us , The Fairly Odd Parents (UK), The Office , Samurai Jack , Yu-Gi-Oh! and Smallville Six Feet Under
: First broadcast of 2002 , American Idol , CSI: Miami , The Shield , City of Men , The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius , The Basil Brush Show , Madventures , Firefly , 100 Greatest Britons , Winter Sonata , Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex , George Lopez and The Wire Naruto
: First broadcast of 2003 , " Two and a Half Men One Tree Hill", " The O.C.", , That's So Raven , Teen Titans , Mythbusters , My Life as a Teenage Robot , Dae Jang Geum , NCIS , All In , Little Britain , Peep Show , Arrested Development , Los Serrano , and The Ellen DeGeneres Show The Venture Bros.
: First broadcast of 2004 , Bleach , Desperate Housewives , Battlestar Galactica , Hassan and Habibah , Peppa Pig , Drake & Josh , Super Girl , House , Doc Martin , Lost ; The X Factor Euro1080 launches the first high-definition television broadcast
: First broadcast of 2005 , It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia , Grey's Anatomy , Spiral , Noghtechin , Dancing with the Stars , Ben 10 , The Closer , Bones , The Colbert Report , Robot Chicken , American Dad! , Everybody Hates Chris , How I Met Your Mother , Criminal Minds , Deal or No Deal , The Suite Life of Zack & Cody , Supernatural , My Lovely Sam Soon , Sto Para Pente , Avatar: The Last Airbender and Pleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf returns to Television. Doctor Who
: First broadcast of 2006 , Numberjacks , Türkisch für Anfänger , Planet Earth , Jumong , Heroes , Psych , Dexter , Friday Night Lights , Hannah Montana , Charlie Brooker's Screenwipe and Code Geass ; the 30 Rock Netherlands is the first country to move to digital television; France 24 launched; HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc launched
: First broadcast of 2007 , In the Night Garden , The Big Bang Theory , Britain's Got Talent , Chowder , Gossip Girl , iCarly , Burn Notice , Wizards of Waverly Place , Golden Bride , The Killing , and Mad Men ; a Damages writers' strike shuts down US scripted programming in November.
: First broadcast of 2008 , Breaking Bad , Sons of Anarchy , Total Drama , Wipeout , Phineas and Ferb , True Blood , Fringe , Underbelly , The Inbetweeners and Radio Arvyla ; first 19 Kids and Counting 3D TV broadcasts; the historical miniseries premieres on John Adams HBO and wins a record thirteen Emmys
: First broadcast of 2009 , Pawn Stars , Cake Boss , Tosh.0 , Big Time Rush , Jersey Shore , Castle , Modern Family , NCIS: Los Angeles , The Good Wife , Parenthood , Cougar Town , The Middle , and Glee Misfits
: First broadcast of 2010 , Adventure Time , Glass Home , Borgen , Sherlock , Downton Abbey , Solsidan , My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic , Boardwalk Empire , Mike & Molly , Treme , Regular Show , Good Luck Charlie , The Walking Dead , Blue Bloods The Voice
: First broadcast of 2011 , Game of Thrones , Black Mirror , Bob's Burgers , Leyla ile Mecnun , American Horror Story , Suits , 2 Broke Girls Homeland
: First broadcast of 2012 , Duck Dynasty , Satyamev Jayate , Girls , Nashville , Državni posao , Call the Midwife , Oliver Stone's Untold History of the United States , Omar , The Legend of Korra Kitchen
: First broadcast of 2013 , Rick and Morty , Peaky Blinders , The Following (which debuts on House of Cards Netflix rather than cable or commercial TV), , Bates Motel , Broadchurch , Hannibal , Vikings . Brooklyn Nine-Nine
: First broadcast of 2014 , The Flash , True Detective , Last Week Tonight with John Oliver , Gomorrah Lucha Underground
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