Television is one of the most outstanding innovations of the twentieth century. It has established itself as one of the most popular ways for people to view the larger world and one of the best ways for people to escape from the world. It has quite a history! Take a look at some of its highlights.
It all started in the 1880s when a German inventor used filtered light viewed through a rotating disc to create simple moving images. This was the foundation for modern television. Decades later, in the 1920s, many scientists began to experiment with radio waves, trying to send still images and they all made their small contribution to the invention we all know today. Although there is no single inventor of this modern machine, John Logie Baird was the first to show his invention of television, which quickly paved the way for our modern television. That being said, General Electric first combined the idea of a device that could display moving images with the technology of broadcasting them wirelessly in 1928.
During the 1930s and 1940s, technology gradually improved. In the United States, the first regular broadcast began in 1939, but it was not until after World War II that televisions took off as a standard household appliance. After 1945, TV sales in the United States skyrocketed even though it was all in black and white back then. The first color broadcast was carried out in 1954.
In other parts of the world, television appeared a few years later, and it was not until the late 1960s that television became commonplace around Western households. By the 1970s, TV had established itself as the dominant media force, with 24-hour programming, mass advertising, and joint programming.
In the 1980s, satellite TV shrank the world, making live broadcasts from other countries and various time zones. The new millennium marked the advent of digital television — essentially the future of television, which also changed family dynamics on a broader level. Television became the so-called campfire families would gather around.