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history of tv
29 Sep 2017
People within the UK in 1920s Britain consumed media through newspaper or radio broadcasts
1936 John Logie Baird created the television.
1962 a general strike meant no newspapers were printed for 9 days, their absence began the BBC broadcasting 5 times a day.
In 1955, commercial or independent television did much to fire up the BBC.
1964 the BBC opened a second channel.
1967 BBC television channel ended up forming colour.
It was some time before the quality of ITV programming was recognised in drama (1956-74).
Channel 4 came out in 1982 with a new remit. It was fore diverse a range of audiences not served in BBC and ITV.
The broadcasting acts of 1990 and 1996 legislated for a new television environment in which regulations of independent television was loosened, and digital broadcasting promised to provide even more channels than analogue cable and satellite.
Channel 5 was launched as a final terrestrial channel in 1977
In 2003, Freeview was set up after ITV digital failed launched the previous year.
BBC iPlayer was launched was launched in 2007 and focused on catch-up on demand. Soon after rental services such as NETFLIX and Lovefilm began streaming
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