The BBC broadcasts the first television program

The 26 August 1936, 86 years ago today, the British public broadcaster BBC broadcast the first television program in history, after having begun experimenting with the broadcast of live images since 1932.

What is the history of the BBC?

With the first television experiments launched, on Christmas Eve in 1933 he achieved the first broadcast of live images in history.

The BBC was born under the name of British Broadcasting Company in 1922, to be nationalized five years later and change its name to the one it still retains: British Broadcasting Corporation. Its initial objective was to connect the countries dependent on the British crown through an English-speaking radio signal. With the first television experiments launched, on Christmas Eve in 1933 he achieved the first broadcast of live images in history; in the summer of 1936 it would also offer open competitions for the Berlin Olympic Games. The BBC maintained a monopoly on British television until the 1950s, when private television appeared, in a model of competition between the private and the public that is still maintained in most Western countries.

What program was the first in history?

It was about Here’s Looking at You!a variety show broadcast twice a day and hosted by the actor leslie mitchell

On the night of August 26, 1936, just three years before Britain and France declared war on Germany following the Nazi army’s invasion of Poland on September 1, 1939, the BBC broadcast the first episode of what would become in the first regular program on British television. It was about Here’s Looking at You!a variety show broadcast twice a day and hosted by the actor leslie mitchell, who at the beginning of the first installment said, in front of the camera: «Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. It is a pleasure for me to be able to introduce you to the magic of television.” A key name in allowing this technical achievement was that of the engineer John Logie Bairdwhich developed a telephone line capable of broadcasting images over 700 km away.

Other historical events of August 26

The 26 of August from 1789 In France, within the framework of the French Revolution, the National Constituent Assembly approves the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen.

The 26 of August from 1896 In the Philippines, the rebellion of the Katipunan against Spain, then a colonial power, broke out.

The August 26, 1920 the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution is adopted in the United States and women gain the right to vote.

The 26 of August from 1952 For the first time in a day, a British jet plane made the round-trip flight over the Atlantic Ocean.

The 26 of August 1990’s the massacre of Puerto Hurraco takes place, in which nine people are murdered and twelve are wounded.

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