Today’s Special

5 pivotal moments in the development of TV technology gives us their take on TV technology:

It’s hard to believe how far the television, and TV technology for that matter, has come in a little under a century.

As we enter a new age of television thanks to UHD and OLED, let’s look back at the pivotal technological moments that have shaped television as we know it today.

The TV is invented

A multitude of inventors came up with the technologies that define what we know as television. Vladimir Zworykin was the first to patent the idea for a television as we know it, then known as the Iconoscope.

A few years later, Philo Farnsworth was able to produce a working prototype. Credit must also be given to John Logie Baird, who demonstrated a colour television and video-recording system and was also responsible for the first transatlantic television service.