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World Television Day 2023, Theme And TV In India

Utkarsh Classes 21-11-2023
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Every year, the 21st of November is observed as World Television Day.  World Television Day highlights the importance of Television as a major source of video consumption. It acknowledges its importance as a major tool in informing, channeling and affecting public opinion. Since its invention in 1924 by Scottish engineer John Logie Baird, Television has evolved as a major source of multimedia and interactive content, such as streaming videos, music, and internet browsing. In the 21st Century, Television has become a symbol of connection and globalisation.

Background to the World Television Day 

The United Nations organised the first World Television Forum on 21 and 22nd November 1996 to discuss the growing importance of Television in the world. To recognise the day's importance, the United Nations General Assembly Passed a resolution on December 17 1996, to observe November 21 as World World Television Day.

The first World Television Day was observed on November 21 1997.

 Theme of the World Television Day 2023

The theme of the World Television Day 2023 is Accessibility.

Television in India 

After China, India is the world's second-largest television market.

British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) began the first television service in the world in 1936,

Television started in India on September 15, 1959. The first television station was set up in New Delhi with the help of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) and the American government.

The second Television was opened in Bombay(now Mumbai) In 1972. Later, television stations were opened in 1973 in Srinagar and Amritsar.

In 1975, television stations were opened in Calcutta, Madras and Lucknow.

The government of India set up Doordarshan under All India Radio on September 15 1959, on an experimental basis. 

Doordarshan was separated from All India Radio and made a separate department in the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, which later came under Prasar Bharati.

The first news bulletin was started in 1965. It was five minutes long, and Partima Puri was the first newsreader on Doordarshan.

Krishi Darshan was the first programme to be telecast on Doordarshan. It was first telecasted on January 26, 1967, and is still being broadcast. It is the longest-running TV programme in India.

The programmes of the Doordarshan were broadcast in black and white. Colour broadcasting was introduced in India during the 1982 Asian Games.

Invention of Television 

  • Constantin Perskyi of France coined the word Television at the Paris Exhibition in 1900.
  • The credit for inventing the first Television in the world is given to Scotland's engineer John Logie Baird. He successfully transmitted a live human face in 1925. The machine invented by Baird was a mechanical television 
  • Electronic Television with a cathode ray receiver was first successfully demonstrated in San Francisco on September 7, 1927, by an American Philo Taylor Farnsworth
  • Eugene Polly of the United States invented the television remote control.

FAQ

Answer: 21 November

Answer: 21 November 1997.

Answer: Constantin Perskyi of France coined the word Television at the Paris Exhibition in 1900.

Answer: The credit for inventing the first Television in the world is given to Scotland's engineer John Logie Baird. He successfully transmitted a live human face in 1925. The machine invented by Baird was a mechanical television.

Answer: Electronic Television with a cathode ray receiver was first successfully demonstrated in San Francisco on September 7, 1927, by an American, Philo Taylor Farnsworth.

Answer: Krishi Darshan was the first programme to be telecast on Doordarshan. It was first telecasted on January 26, 1967, and is still being broadcast. It is the longest-running TV programme in India.

Answer: Television started in India on September 15, 1959. The first television station was set up in New Delhi with the help of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) and the American government.

Answer: British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) began the first television service in the world in 1936.

Answer: Eugene Polly of the United States invented the television remote control.
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