Breaking the Pictures Barrier: Why Television Research Began in 1877 (and why no one knows it), SMPTE Long Island Sub-Section, MultiDyne, Hauppauge, New York, March 28

SMPTE Long Island Sub-Section Meeting

MultiDyne, 10 Newton Place, Hauppauge, New York 11788

Tuesday, March 28, 5:30 pm networking, 6:00 pm program

The event is free, but registration is requested.  Please click here.

Breaking the Pictures Barrier: Why Television Research Began in 1877 (and Why No One Knows That)
Artificial EyeIt seems that television research may be traced back as far as desired. UHD was preceded by HD and before that SD and analog. The first regularly scheduled news telecasts appeared in 1928.  SMPTE founder Charles Francis Jenkins transmitted moving images in 1923 and published an article on the subject in 1894. A report of an achieved crude video image appeared in a technology periodical in 1879.

Television research can be traced back even earlier. People in five countries, speaking four different languages, on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean, all began working on television in 1877. Before that, however, there is nothing, not even fiction, fantasy, or spoof.

Why did television research begin 140 years ago this month, and why don’t any television history books explain why? Learn the amazing story of our origin, including why there were Emmy awards in 2016 and 2017 for achievements in the 19th century.

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