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A Portal to the Past: The History of Television

Ever wondered how the television works way back in the early 20th century? How is it endlessly improving and why is it still a thing until today? Come join us here at TVInfo as we unfold the works and wonder of our favourite past noon boredom killer. 

Television is a device used for transmitting images and sounds that are displayed to a screen. It was invented by a young prodigy namely Philo Farnsworth II, born August 19, 1906, at Beaver, Utah. Farnsworth was the first inventor of an all-electronic TV system. He believes that a mechanically operated TV would be too slow and energy-consuming. The electronic TV he developed can process and scan images swiftly, which he finished by September 1927.

He also developed a TV system set wherein a receiver and camera was included through the Farnsworth Television and Radio Corporation which started in 1938. It became a global phenomenon due to its limitless potential and influence in society back in the early 20th century. It is now widely used for broadcasting programs for news, amusement, programme, and ads. 

In 1928, WRGB or W2XB was the first-ever TV station in the world. Known as WGY Television, their shows were broadcasted from the General Electric facility in New York. A TV channel could be portrayed by a virtual channel which could be changed depending on the service provider that you are subscribed to. 

In the past, TV channels were used to broadcast encrypted radio signals in the air called terrestrial TV. Channels need to be licensed by the government for whatever particular reasons.

Up till now, TV, along with radios, computers and other media distributing devices are still widely used for many purposes. 

  1. News

TV channels inform us of the current news that is happening globally around the world. People would be updated with the latest basketball games, or how the supply and demand of a certain product would end up having a price hike due to its limited availability. TV shows also unite a group of people by having internationally recognized contests like the Miss Universe, Olympics and reality TV shows.

  1. Entertainment

People usually just work, eat and sleep. This routine could break down even the toughest human in the world. Therefore, to break this cycle TV shows provide entertainment by giving us shows we look forward to.

  1. Information

TV channels provide us with programs and educational shows that might have happened or are still happening around the world. It offers us a variety of discoveries, brand new technologies and how we could make our life easier through online teaching. Some businesses and job opportunities can also be seen through national TV making it easier for people to pursue their planned careers.

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