The start of the television market all began in 1897 by K.F. Braun. He
invented the cathode ray tube which would become the screen of most television

In 1925 C. Francis Jankins had used some ideas from a Scottish engineer,
A. A. Campbell, to create images on the screens. The United States navy used
this new technology to transfer images back and forth to its ships.

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In 1929 David Sarnoff invested $50 million dollars into the development
of television sets. In 1935 Sarnoff committed RCA to the development of
television sets. Several networks had to begun to form in Europe such as the
British Broadcasting Corporation which provided the first television service.

Programs were only shown for 3 hours per day. During the next year the united
states set up eleven television stations. RCA demonstrated a television set at
the New York World’s Fair were Franklin D. Roosevelt spoke before a camera
becoming the first president to appear on television.

In 1940 the Colombian Broadcast company demonstrated its example of
color television. World War II brought the development of television to a stand
still. All materials had to go to the war effort. At the end of the war NBC
made the first made for television movie.

During the time between 1946 and 1951 the radio market was over taken by
the demand for televisions. Over 3 million sets had been sold by 1951.

1950’s were the beginning of the color broadcast. They were done at
night during the week days. In 1957 the first newscast was taped on video
cassette changing the way television shows would be produced forever. In 1957
Public Television was formed.

Since then color television has been reinvented but still remains color

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