Wednesday, November 02, 2022


A clip from the 1936 film Television Comes to London. Yes, there was TV that early, but there wasn't really an audience because no one had sets yet. With no audience, there was no regularly-scheduled broadcasts. The whole thing was put on pause during World War II anyway.


Anonymous said...

The scale looks strange. Professor Google claims this is a 62 mile high orbit. That's 1.609e6 millimeters for anybody who can't do math.

jamie said...

In a "The Three Stooges" short from the 30's, there is a short glimpse of early TV in the US. It was showing a film of Niagara Falls when suddenly the water bursts through the TV screen soaking everyone.