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Amazing Things You Might Not Know About Television
The world's first colour television transmission occurred in John Logie Bairds English studio back in 1928. This transmission showed some blue and red scarves and a UK policeman's headgear. Also viewed was a mixed bunch of flowers, a gent poking his tongue out and the glowing end of a cigarette.
The 1st TV commercial in history lasted twenty seconds and was for a product mass produced by a corporation called Bulova. This company also manufactured the 1st watch that went into space. The advert was seen in July 1941 and went out during a game being played by the Brooklyn Dodgers and the Philadelphia Phillies.
The first toy ever advertised on tv was the "Mr potato head" product. He was brought to the focus of millions of American TV viewers and even now can be viewed in the ever popular "Toy story" animated adventures.
Way back in 1950 only 10 percent of American households had a television in their possession. By 1960 this had changed to an unbeleivable 90 percent whilst in todays world it is ninety nine percent with 54 percent of American kids having one in their bedroom. Now more of us own tv's than we do a phone.
The highest known annual earnings for a TV actor were given to U.S. comedy star Jerry Seinfeld. He was paid an unbelievable $1000000 for each episode. The series lasted 8 years and although this fee came into play in about 1997 this still makes Jerry the highest paid TV actor so far.
The highest ever fee paid to play a television add was $2,000,000 per 30 seconds of time. This was given by advertisers to show their adds during the very last U.S screening of the hit comedy show friends. The show was aired by American TV corporation NBC on May 6 2004 and lasted for a whole hour.
The largest number of ads starring a company founder were made for Wendy's Hamburger chain in the United States and featured Dave Thomas the companies president. In all he has featured in 652 commercials with the shortest being 5 seconds and the longest being sixty seconds. These commercials have achieved thirty six important advertising awards and have made Dave as famous as his Burgers.
Whilst viewing an episode of the hit Japanese cartoon Pokemon over seven hundred Japanese schoolkids were rushed to hospital with severe convulsions and trauma. This was caused by a ten second part in which the programs hero Pikachu flashed his big red eyes to the sound of a huge booming explosion.
Some early experimental TV transmissions started way back in 1928 by station W2XBS and featured a test figurine of the well loved Felix the cat. Although these transmissions were only showing a figurine Felix the cat he will always be able to claim his place in the TV hall of fame as the 1st genuine Televison hero.
In the States the largest proportion of the Television audience consists of of pre-school children. On average their weekly viewing works out to be about 30.4 hours which means by the age of 17 they would have amassed as much as 15000 hours of television watching. Surprisingly this adds up to a staggering two years of solid viewing.
Free Satellite TV -- Is It Really Free?
You've seen the online and offline ads -- "Free satellite TV!" "Get a 4-room Satellite TV System Free!" and "Satellite TV Dish and Receivers Absolutely Free!"But is satellite TV really free?The answer to that question is yes ..
Satellite TV vs. Cable TV -- Which is Best?
The move is on. Last year millions of Americans switched from cable TV to satellite TV.
The Plus Point of Free Satellite TV Deals
If you still have not subscribe to DirecTV or Dish Network deals, maybe you should take a look on this as satellite TV becomes the fastest selling products in U.S.
Amazing Things You Might Not Know About Television
The world's first colour television transmission occurred in John Logie Bairds English studio back in 1928. This transmission showed some blue and red scarves and a UK policeman's headgear.
Flat Panel Displays - Beyond Plasma
The term set-top box will become something of a misnomer in the near future, as most displays will become too thin to allow a box to placed on top of them. As the price of plasma & LCD displays has plummeted and their image quality has improved, they are popping up in homes everywhere.
Looking For Satellite TV?
It was 1994 and I had moved into another home and learned that the cable TV line had not been installed to my house. When the cable company told me they would have to dig up my yard to put the line in I wasn't pleased with the idea or the price they quoted me to do it.
Guide to Mounting Your Satellite Dish
The Dish Network satellite dish is only about 2 feet in diameter. Very much a space saver when it comes to mounting the satellite dish on a wall, fence or garage!Since the satellite dish is small, it is also light and not bulky in size, this also makes it easier to mount.
Dish Network Vs. DirecTV - Race For Top Is On
If you have taken sane decision to replace your cable TV with the Satellite TV, one thing is sure that you won't look back in regret. In fact you would regret for depriving yourself of this modern technology for so long.
Learning from Voom
Voom was thought to be the company that would be able to compete with DirecTV and Echostar in satellite service. However, after a $650 million loss it became clear that the company needed more than technology.
Troubleshooting Your Dish Network Receiver
It has happened to all of us. It's fourth and ten with just 1:42 to go in the second half - and of course your team is down.
Selecting a Satellite TV Network from the Audiences Perspective
The numbers of those who just connect their TV to a simple roof top antenna can probably be counted on the fingers of one hand. I assume you are not one of those minimalists who need 30 minutes of news programming to get by in a day.
A Guide to Buying Your Next TV
It used to be simple; when you bought a new TV you looked at 3 basic things: Price, Quality, and Screen Size. Aside from a few features, all sets were pretty much the same.
Why Satellite TV is better than Cable TV
Satellite TV is Making the Cable Companies Run ScaredSatellite TV holds a great advantage over the cable TV companies. Not only is the picture and sound quality superior, but there's more choice in what to watch.
The Potential Conundrum of Regulating Pay-TV
In last week's column, I argued the merits (or rather the lack thereof) of extending decency regulations to cable and satellite TV. This week, I'll point out just how much of a quagmire this would actually be and how difficult it would be to implement, regardless of the merits.
The Benefits of Satellite Television!
Most teenagers today won't remember what the entertainment world was like before the days of satellite television. They simply take the hundreds of entertainment channels for granted, unlike the adults, who remember just how tedious things could get before the luxury of satellite television exploded on to our screens.
The Path of United States HDTV World
The history of High definition television, HDTV in United States can be recalled back to 15 years ago.It is amazing to see that despite short history of HDTV in the nation, HDTV started to play a major role in United States home entertainment system.
Here is some information about satellite TV.Satellite television or satellite TV is television delivered by way of orbiting communications satellites located 37,000 km above the earth's surface.
Buying Satellite TV From Online Sources
Find Out What the Real Deal is Regarding Satellite TVWho doesn't want to maximize their television viewing prospects inexpensively and quickly? Satellite TV provides television viewers with all of the benefits of cable service. With satellite consumers have the benefit of viewing hundreds of channels including local channels usually at a price that is more affordable than cable.
Cable TV And Satellite TV - Which Is The Better System?
Cable TV and satellite TV - which is the better system? There's a battle going on between Cable TV and Satellite TV. Today, consumers have a choice between conventional cable TV, digital cable TV, and all-digital satellite TV.
No More Searching for the Best Satellite Products
You need the best satellite products for your home and business needs, and luckily for you, the market is teaming with the latest and greatest satellite products.Technology has reached levels of achievement only thought possible in your wildest imagination.
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