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  Broadcasting, Radio and Television
By 1936, the year the revised Canadian Broadcasting Act was passed, conditions were considerably altered.
The arrival of TELEVISION in 1952 foreshadowed an end to the system under which the CBC was at once the regulatory authority and the principal Canadian programmer.
Television began under CBC auspices, as the Massey Commission had recommended, but the twin responsibilities for program production and national distribution were so expensive that the government of Louis St. Laurent decided against construction of CBC outlets in every province.
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The origins of what would become today's television system can be traced back to the discovery of the photoconductivity of the element selenium by Willoughby Smith in 1873 followed by the work on the telectroscope and the invention of the scanning disk by Paul Nipkow in 1884.
Paralleling television's growing primacy in family life and society, an increasingly vocal chorus of legislators, scientists and parents are raising objections to the uncritical acceptance of the medium.
In other words, the more the child watched television, the less likely he or she was to finish school and enroll in a university.
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 Television Studies
Television studies is the relatively recent, aspirationally disciplinary name given to the academic study of television.
The "television" of television studies is a relatively new phenomenon, just as many of the key television scholars are employed in departments of sociology, politics, communication arts, speech, theatre, media and film studies.
Thus television, along with other of the mass media, is conceptualised within frameworks principally concerned with the maintenance of social order; the reproduction of the status quo, the relationship between the state, media ownership and citizenship, the constitution of the public sphere.
www.museum.tv /archives/etv/T/htmlT/televisionst/televisionst.htm   (2737 words)

 Political Television 1936-55
The one suggestion from then Head of Television Programmes Cecil McGivern was that there was to be an outside broadcast from Trafalgar Square, where it had long been traditional for the results to be relayed to the crowd on a large screen.
He did however invent the one graphic which came to symbolise television coverage of elections, and is still in use today: the swingometer, a pendulum attached to a chart illustrating the House of Commons outcome at each point of swing.
The existence of television on election night prompted returning officers to decide to hold their counts immediately after the close of poll, so that the result was declared during the early hours of the morning, rather than during the following day.
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 British television - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
BBC Television was closed during World War II but reopened in 1946.
Independent Television (ITV) was the name given to the original commercial British television broadcasters, set up on a regional basis in 1955 to provide competition to the BBC.
Digital terrestrial television was originally launched as a subscription-based service by a company called ONdigital, later ITV Digital, which failed commercially.
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The 1936 Olympics, held in Berlin, are best remembered for Adolf Hitler’s failed attempt to use them to prove his theories of Aryan racial superiority.
The 1936 Olympics were also the first to be broadcast on a form of television.
The 1936 Games were the setting for great exploits and the athletes saved the honour of the Olympic Games, which was in peril.
www.olympic.org /uk/games/past/index_uk.asp?OLGT=1&OLGY=1936   (406 words)

 1936 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
From February 14, 1936, to March 1, 1945, AG Weser launched a total of 162 U-boats.
November 3 - U.S. presidential election, 1936: Franklin D. Roosevelt is reelected to a second term in a landslide victory over Alf Landon.
August 9 - 1936 Summer Olympics: Jesse Owens wins his fourth gold medal at the games becoming the first American to win four medals in one Olympics.
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 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Roy Hudd
May 16, 1936, Croydon, Surrey) is a very tall British radio and television actor.
ITV1 is the name, in England, Wales and the Scottish borders, for a terrestrial, free-to-air television channel, broadcast in the United Kingdom by the ITV network.
Hudd has written several books on music hall and Variety, made music hall records and appeared in live pantomime and variety performances, and is seen by broadcasters as an authority on the subject.
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 Television in The World of Tomorrow
By November 1936, the BBC was conducting regular, high-resolution television broadcasts on the 405-line standard.
The ceremony was televised, and watched by several hundred viewers on TV receivers inside the RCA Pavilion at the fairgrounds, as well as on receivers installed on the 62nd floor of Radio City in Manhattan.
Television was such a novelty at the time that "I was televised" cards were handed out as a souvenir of the experience.
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However, he had no method of amplifying the very weak signals that were produced by a selenium cell in order to build a workable receiver.
Boris Rosing, who had developed a television system in Russia 1907, utilizing a mechanical disc for its camera and cathode-ray tube for its receiver.
Vladimir Zworykin who on leaving Russia to work in the United States, was granted a patent in 1923 for his development of a television system that undoubtedly paved the way for all future electronic television systems.
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 Baird Television Ltd. and Radar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
Whether the technologies developed by Baird Television Ltd for Bawdsey Manor were ever operationally used is not recorded in the PRO file AIR 2/2877 However, fortunately Richard H.G. Martin has been able to complete the history of this investigation.
Television technicians had skills useful to the radar programme and some staff had already left to work on radar development.
By May 1940 BTL was called Cinema Television Ltd. Starting with just forty staff and one factory, by December 1944 the company had expanded to 1,000 staff in three factories.
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Airborne television, as developed during the war by RCA and NBC in cooperation with U.S. Navy, was demonstrated at Naval Air Station, Anacostia, D.C. (March 21).
Televised pictures of surgical operations were transmitted through the air for the first time by RCA, viewed by members of the American College of Surgeons at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, presaging television as “medical lecture hall” of future.
Lage-screen theatre television was successfully introduced on a commercial basis with the signing of a contract between Fabian Theatres, Inc., and RCA for the first permanent installation of instantaneous, theatre-size TV projection equipment.
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 1936 in television - Encyclopedia Glossary Meaning Explanation 1936 in television
1936 in television - Encyclopedia Glossary Meaning Explanation 1936 in television.
Here you will find more informations about 1936 in television.
*August - High-definition television broadcasts of the Berlin Olympic Games are seen by approximately 150,000 people in public viewing rooms in Berlin.
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 The Restelli Collection at History TV Net: Television History is made by the first live talent broadcast, November 6, ...
Television program transmission was demonstrated for the press today (Friday, November 6) by the National Broadcasting Company in a 40-minute program illustrating RCA experimental developments.
Similar coverage for television programs, in the present state of the television art, would require a multiplicity of transmitters and network interconnection by wire or radio facilities still to be developed.
The distinction between television in this country and abroad is the distinction between experimental public services undertaken under government subsidy in countries of vastly smaller extent, and the progressive stages of commercial development undertaken by the free initiative, enterprise and capital of those who have pioneered the art in the United States.
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 [1936 in television] | [All the best 1936 in television resources at karaoke.velocityincome.com]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
Our Featured 1936 in television article on 1936 in television Category: 1936 in television Years in film: 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 Years in television: 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 Years in radio: 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 Centuries: 19th century · 20th century · 21st century Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s Years: 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939
1936 in television Events Events July 7 - At David Sarnoff's request for an experiment of RCA's technology, NBC's first attempt at actual programming is a 30-minute variety show featuring speeches, dance ensembles, monologues, vocal numbers, and film clips.
1936 in television Debuts Debuts October 8 - Picture Page (UK) is first broadcast as part of the BBC's test transmissions in the run-up to launch (1936-1939; 1946-1952) November 3 - Starlight (UK), a variety show, debuts on the BBC (1936-1939; 1946-1949) Theatre Parade (UK) premieres on the BBC (1936-1938)
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 Television information - Search.com
The first television broadcasts with a modern level of definition (240+ lines) were made in England in 1936.
The switch to digital television systems has been used as an opportunity to change the standard television picture format from the old ratio of 4:3 (approximately 1.33:1) to an aspect ratio of 16:9 (approximately 1.78:1).
This was a result of widescreen computer display engineers' uninformed assumption that people viewing 16:9 content on their computer would prefer that an area of the screen be reserved for playback controls or subtitles, as opposed to viewing content full-screen.
www.search.com /reference/Television   (3375 words)

 Learn more about List of years in television in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
1989 in television - The Simpsons and Seinfeld premiere
1953 in television - The coronation of Queen Elizabeth II is seen by approximately 20 million TV viewers in the United Kingdom.
On May 28, the first television station WGY begins broadcasting in Schenectady, New York.
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They are complementary to the displays in the Television section of the 'Transport' Pavilion where it is shown how moving pictures can be sent by radio.
The introduction of television into the cinema, and other technical innovations such as three-dimensional sound pictures, present new problems to the cinema architect.
The film and television equipment, the special stereophonic sound reproducers and the combined film and television projection screen, are of the latest British design.
www.packer34.freeserve.co.uk /television.htm   (302 words)

 Towards a Canadian Television Museum
The world's first television broadcast via coaxial cable is transmitted from New York to Washington D.C. Allen B. DuMont forms the first television network by joining two stations, known as the DuMont television network.
The American television audience increases by a staggering 4,000 percent this year, due to a jump in the number of cities with television stations.
Television as we know it is a travelling exhibition about the history of television in Canada.
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 Four Key Players in Early Television Development
Zworykin was known as the Father of Television, but his reputation and that of RCA are under attack in the USA, due to the ongoing pro-Farnsworth campaign.
Television sets are mainly made in Asian countries.
Marconi-EMI was dissolved after 1936 having served its purpose by winning the competition for the BBC camera system.
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 Baird Television
The television roles of Alexandra Palace and the Crystal Palace are remembered only through the efforts of underfunded historical societies made up of mostly private individuals.
June 1, the Derby horse race televised by Baird Television Ltd. from Epsom, Surrey to the Metropole Cinema in London.
By a happy coincidence this event fell very close to the 80th birthday of television itself, which had first been achieved by John Logie Baird when he transmitted a human face across his small laboratory in the attic of 22 Frith Street, in the Soho district of central London.
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 The New Yorker: From the Archives   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
In this article, from 1936, E. White describes the fledgling technology as it looked three years before RCA showcased television at the 1939 World's Fair.
One of the encouraging (to us) aspects of television in its present stage is that the face of a televised person frequently seems to be mounted on watered silk.
Then there was a comedienne named Hildegarde, identified in the press release as "Job #4704." She was a nice job all right, and it seemed silly not to run down to the third floor and get a really bang-up look at her, but we didn't have the guts.
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 History of Telecommunications - Television 1935-1960   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
First commercial television programmes were broadcast by the BBC in Great Britain.
The data for an "European television standard" were fixed by a suggestion of the Swiss Walther Gerber with 625 lines and 25 frames per second according to the interlacing method.
The Sony company developed the first television set that was assembled with transistors instead of electron tubes.
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 ETF - 1936 Texas Centennial
Robert T. Paige recently discovered that there was a demonstration of television at the 1936 Texas Centennial Exposition in Dallas.
Interests represented by the Chicagoan have recently purchased television rights to Station KFJZ at Fort Worth, and have announced that a television laboratory will be established before the opening of the Texas Centennial year.
The exhibit was by U. Sanabria, the chief engineer of the Western Television Co., who did demonstrations of large screen TV all over the country in 1933-36.
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 ETF - Mechanical TV
The first mechanical television systems were developed by John Logie Baird in England and by Charles Jenkins in the U.S. in the mid 20s.
By 1930, television was being broadcast from over a dozen stations in the U.S., not only from the major cities such as New York and Boston, but also from Iowa and Kansas.
In England, regularly scheduled 30 line television programming was first broadcast by the BBC in September of 1929.
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/1936 in television
This is a list of television-related events in 1936.
November 2 - The first regular high-definition (then defined as at least 200 lines) television service from the BBC, based at Alexandra Palace in London, officially begins broadcasting (after test transmissions began in August).
By this year there are approximately 2,000 televisions worldwide.
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August 1 - The 1936 Summer Olympics open in Berlin, Germany, and mark the first live television coverage of a sports event in world history.
November 3 - U.S. presidential election, 1936: Franklin D. Roosevelt is reelected to a second term in a landslide victory over Alf Landon.
December 10-11 - King Edward VIII signs an instrument of abdication at Fort Belvedere in the presence of his three brothers, The Duke of York, The Duke of Gloucester and The Duke of Kent.
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 Early British Television History
Television had been thought out on paper for some time and had been waiting for developments in electronics to catch up.
However, his concept of television (and it was no more than that) did not apply to today's television system - merely to the valve-analogue implementation.
In fact, colour television, stereoscopic television and television by infra-red light were all demonstrated by Baird before 1930.
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