Date : 1926-January-26
Place : London, England (United Kingdom)
John Logie Baird was a Scottish inventor and electrical engineer who gave the first public demonstration of a live television system in his laboratory in London on January 26, 1926. He launched a revolution in communication and entertainment. Baird based his invention on the work of German scientist Paul Nipkow, who patented his ideas for a complete television system in 1884.
Baird called a “televisor” for his invention, and it was the pictorial-transmission machine that used mechanical rotating disks to scan moving images into electronic impulses. Then, entered information was transmitted by cable to a screen where it showed up as a low-resolution pattern of light and dark. Baird showed the heads of two ventriloquist dummies in his first television program, which he operated in front of the camera apparatus out of view of the audience.
Baird made the first overseas broadcast from London to New York over phone lines in 1928, and he demonstrated the first color television transmission in London on July 03, 1928. Baird's successes in television technology such as introducing the practical introduction of broadcast television for home entertainment gave him a pioneer place in the history of television.
Category : Innovation
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