Ever since the first television station was licensed in 1941, our lives have been effected by the presence of television. However, this effect is not for the negative since it is used from simple means of entertainment to a widely used, invaluable, source of information. It is also an excellent aid in preparing children for school and assisting in educating children after they have begun school. Every day millions of people turn to their televisions as a form of escape from the pressures and stress of day to day life. The television, to them, serves the purpose of entertaining them for a half hour or an hour at a time.
It only lasted a year because of poor quality, and Reynolds eventually combined with NBC film in 1949 to create the "Camel News Caravan" that was hosted by John Cameron Swayze. This program included newsreel along with a reading of the news. Although NBC was still looking for the most efficient way to broadcast the news, "Camel News Caravan" was the show that led the way to the formats of news-shows today. THE EXPANSION OF NEWS GATHERING When NBC began airing the news over television, they borrowed labor and equipment from radio. Soon the theatrical newsreels were added into the news programs.
Shows like What's a My Line debut on CBS, Your Hit Parade premieres on NBC in 1950. In April of 1950 5,343,000 TV sets are in American Homes. In May of 1950, 103 TV Stations in 60 cities were operating. In September 7,535,000 TV sets in USA. In October there were 8,000,000 TV sets.
People no longer saw it necessary to go to major events, when they could watch them on television without the hassle of transportation and the cost of tickets. Unlike radio, television made it possible to view live events right in one’s home. Everyone tuned in on their television sets to watch and enjoy all the fascinating entertainment. Philo T. Farnsworth, Born in Beaver, Utah on August 19, 1906, was the first man to show television to the world in San Francisco September 7, 1927. He was 21 year old inventor who had lived in a home without electricity until he was the age of 14.
Eight years later, wireless television broadcasting was available, and the first license was granted to Television Broadcasts Limited (TVB) and it started providing free television service in 1967. Before 1973, TVB was the only operator in the free television industry but the monopoly market structure changed as the government decided to issue two more free-to-air television licenses to RTV and Commercial Television Limited respectively in 1973 and 1975. However, Commercial Television Limited ended its operation and declared bankruptcy in 1978. Since then, the government never re-issued the licenses and the whole free television market was dominated by both TVB and RTV (or ATV). b. September 1998 Review of Television Policy In 1998, the government started reviewing the whole television policy in Hong Kong, claiming that the objective is to encourage and promote expansion, create a fair, flexible and pro-competition environment in the free television industry.
The first color broadcasting was arrived in United States in 1953 and the first color commercial was televised in 1954 and soon television became the leading source for national advertising. Television was first demonstrated in 1939 at New York World’s Fair and San Francisco Golden International Exposition. At World’s Fair that year RCA’s David Sarnoff showed the first televised Presidential Speech by FDR with his new line of television receivers. Before 1940’s the lack of technology made the usage of television very difficult. The condition the actor have to meet or go through to be seen on TV was almost impossible, the camera back then did not work very well with the color white so the actor would have to wear black lip stick and green make up.
The History Of Cable Television The 1940's and 1950s Cable Television originated in 1948 as a service to households in mountainous or geographically remote areas where reception of over the air television signals was poor. Antennas were erected on mountaintops or other high points, and homes were wired and connected to these towers to receive the broadcast signals. By 1950, 70 cable systems served 14,000 subscribers nationwide. In late 1950s, when cable operators began to take advantage of their ability to pick up broadcast signals from hundreds of miles access to these "distant signals" changed the focus of cable's role from one of transmitting local broadcast signals to one of providing new programming choices. The 1960s by 1962, almost 800 cable systems serving 850,000 subscribers were in business.
Even though television, a technology that produce moving picture and current events affected the lives of America from 1930s to 1960s. They found a way to recuperate by minimizing the use of television and maximizing the use of the outside world. Works Cited Bates, Christopher. “Media and Politics.” Postwar America. Sharpe Online Reference (2013): n.pag.
In 1945, there were 8,000 television sets produced (Watrall notes). It was also in this year that the first “television set extravaganza” was broadcasted at Yankee Stadium (“History of Television”). It was in Yankee stadium where the Joe Louis—Bill Conn heavyweight competition took place which led to be a success that had an average of 150,000 viewers watching from about 5,000 television sets (Watrall notes). As the 1950’s went on it started to become a norm for people to have a television set in their home. In 1953 color broadcasting arrived in the U.S., but it was not until the 1960’s that the public started purchasing color television sets (“History of Television”).
Many Americans today go home and flip on the television, but many do not take the time to think about the complexity of this great invention that is common to us. Nearly sixty years ago television barely existed and was not thought to be used as a broad communicator like it is used in today’s generation. Through its starting, stopping, then restarting in the 1940’s, television took off and expanded greatly in just a few short decades and had great technological breakthroughs to allow it a widespread range of uses. Though technologies existed in the forties, the great advancement and possibility that television would have, were not yet explored. Just as the radio, television was a process being experimented with, worked, and transformed into a sufficient idea.