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Television's Six Eras

TELEVISION'S SIX ERAS A focal point of many first-world households for over half a century, television has moved far beyond a simple means of basic entertainment. Today, the broadcast landscape continues to evolve. Streaming/Over-the-Top High Definition TODAY Rise of Digital 2000s Rise of the MSOS Television content is now 1990s commonly watched on a variety of Internet-enabled devices. Color Analog TV 1980s In 2005, flat screens and HDTV were the in demand DirecTV launched in 1993, consumer electronics. 1950s followed by DISH Networks in B&W Analog TV Through the 1970s and early 80s, early community antenna systems evolved into large cable systems, and many Over-the-top content is gaining popularity through video streaming services such as Netflix and Hulu. 1996. By 2007, 28% of American households had HDTV, a 1930s In 1996, the FCC approved the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) standard, The National Television total of 35 million units. System Committee (NTSC) standard was adopted for households were wired for which specified the format for terrestrial over-the-air High-Definition Television (HDTV) and multichannel By 2009, all manufacturers began to release HDTVS, using either 720 or 1080 lines of resolution. cable. RCA debuted the first TV at color TV in 1953. the 1939 World's Fair. By 1987, more than 50% of American households were Sales of color TVs surpassed By 1960, 85% of U.S. households had a TV -a large, tube-based black & white unit. black & white for the first Standard Digital Television (SDTV) formats. wired for cable, and video was time in 1972, the year of the first all-color network season. increasingly consumed through multi-system operators (MSOS). The complete transition to digital broadcast In the late 90s, 18-inch digital transmission for all satellite dishes became the full-power television stations s accomplished on June second-highest selling electronic item in history, behind the VCR. 12, 2009. WHAT'S NEXT? As technology continues to develop, less emphasis will be placed on traditional 'linear television' with more video-on-demand and higher image resolution. CARDINALPEAK visit us online at www.cardinalpeak.com REFERENCES: http://transition.fcc.gov/omd/history/tv/ | http://www.high-techproductions.com/historyoftelevision.htm

Television's Six Eras

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A focal point of many first-world households for over half a century, television has moved far beyond a simple means of basic entertainment. Today, the broadcast landscape continues to evolve.

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