Television in Brief


Hello people!!!

Let’s talk about  Television. Do you know the first TV station in African started in Nigeria?

The history of the television can be dated back to the late 1800’s when inventors experimented with ways to have signals transmitted to a receiver. In fact, the first coaxial cable (commonly used to distribute cable TV signals) was invented during this time. The first actual transmission of images was successfully completed by John L. Baird in 1925, which led to rapid developments in television in subsequent years. And, the first television system was created by Philo Farnsworth in 1927. These early developments led inventors down the road to rapid improvement in the television industry. please read more from

On 30 September 1948 the Federal Communications Commissions (FCC) of the United States announced a “freeze” on the granting of new television licenses (those already authorized were allowed to begin or continue operations). The Commission had already granted over 100 licenses and was overwhelmed with hundreds of additional applications. Unable to resolve several important interference, allocation and other technical questions because of this rush, the FCC believed that the freeze would allow it to hold hearings and study the issues, leading to something of a “master blueprint” for television in the United States. This “time out” was originally intended to last only six months, but the outbreak of the Korean War as well as the difficult nature of some of the issues under study, extended the Freeze to four years. During this time, there were 108 VHF television stations on the air and over 700 new applications on hold.

The Nigerian television authority, proudly the first television station in Africa, started operation formally in 1977 as a body owned by the Nigerian government.  Chief Obafemi Awolowo established the Western Nigerian Television (WNTV) in Ibadan. Later controlled by Nigerian government.

That is television in brief for you. Hope you enjoyed reading it, always remember  YES, we can!!!. Please stay out of trouble.



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