The term has come to refer to all the aspects of television programming and transmission as well. Nearly a half century elapsed from the invention of television to the broadcasting of House Floor proceedings. Back then there were still only three television channels in this country (Channel 4 was three years away from its first transmission). Television is a telecommunication system for broadcasting and receiving moving pictures and sound over a distance. The company broadcast just outside Washington, D.C., and continued to air “radio movies” to the general public five nights a week until 1932. The first significant television broadcasts using all-electronic systems occurred in _____, when _____ started sending out broadcasts from NY Worlds Fair 1939, NBC American involvement in _______ halted the manufacture of television sets in 1942. TELEVISION BROADCASTING, HISTORY OFThe first flickering shadows of television were already in the ether before radio was well established. The first actual scheduled television broadcast happened on July 2, 1928 in a Washington, DC suburb, however initially only silhouette images were first broadcast. 5 March 1929: Baird broadcasts television using the BBC’s London transmitter. Television receivers first were sold to the public in 1939—though regular network programming did not begin for another decade. W3XK was the first commercially licensed television station in the US, owned by inventor Charles Francis Jenkins. On July 21, 1931 the first regular 7 days a week television schedule was introduced by CBS’s New York station. The television industry had been poised for takeoff as early as 1939, when NBC, CBS, and DuMont, a growing network owned by an ambitious television manufacturer, established experimental stations in New York City and began limited broadcasting to the few thousand households that had purchased the first sets for consumer use. "Tele-" is Greek for "far", while "-vision" is from the Latin "visio", meaning "vision" or "sight". Because there is only one radio transmitter available, sound and vision are transmitted alternately for 2 minutes each. cable television technology that enables viewers to instantly order programming, such as movies, to be digitally delivered to their sets. Terrestrial television is a type of television broadcasting in which the television signal is transmitted by radio waves from the terrestrial (Earth-based) transmitter of a television station to a TV receiver having an antenna.The term terrestrial is more common in Europe and Latin America, while in the United States it is called broadcast or over-the-air television (OTA). The word television is a hybrid word, coming from both Greek and Latin. Silhouette images from motion picture films were broadcast to the general public on a regular basis, at a resolution of just 48 lines. Four years later, at about the time when NBC was organizing its radio network, Philo Farnsworth improved the system and patented the dissector tube. 10 August 1928: Baird demonstrates stereoscopic (3D) television. Television broadcasting began as early as 1928, when the Federal Radio Commission authorized inventor Charles Jenkins to broadcast from W3XK, an experimental station in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, DC. During the 1920s and 1930s, technological innovations allowed the transmission of images via radio waves. 30 September 1929: Baird begins regular experimental 30-line television broadcasts. The first American TV station began broadcasting on July 2, 1928. 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