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Color television day

It always falls on June 25 each year.

The color mechanical television was invented by Scottish engineer John Logie Baird and presented to the public on July 3, 1928. Then, on February 4, 1938, it was broadcasting a color image for the first time. Technological developments were marked by World War II.

It was not until 1951 at 4: 35h (Eastern Time) that the CBS after the FCC's approval (in 1950) was the first public broadcast of a TV show in the United States. It was an entertaining show featuring famous celebrities (Ed Sullivan, Garry Moore, Robert Alda, Arthur Godfrey) and broadcasted 20 commercials. This program was transmitted from CBS New York City to Boston, Whasinghton, DC, Baltimore and Philadelphia. Only color-based TVs could broadcast this transmission, so most people (with black-and-white TV) only saw a blank screen. People who saw the program were mostly in hotels, department stores or in the hall.

Then CBS began to broadcast regular programs in color. In 1953, the FCC withdrew from CBS because mechanical television and its principle were incompatible with the requirement for compatibility with black and white television. In 1965 it switched to the official transition to color television. Color broadcasts went up but it took a lot longer for home television to switch to color. Technology at that time included large TV boxes and those were expensive. Therefore, mostly black-and-white televisions were used.

Up to half of the world's televisions were supposed to be able to receive color broadcasts in 1972.

The aim of this day is to celebrate this advent of technology and therefore the color is everywhere. Today you can only play the nostalgia of an old black and white film.

You can use the #ColorTvDay hashtag on social networks.