How public TV broadcasting was born

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Type Media contribution
Period27 Sep 2019

Media contributions

TitleHow public TV broadcasting was born
Media name/outletThe Conversation
CountryUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media typeWeb
Date27 Sep 2019


In the UK, it is often thought that television “proper” began with the launching of the BBC Television Service on November 2 1936 from the studios at Alexandra Palace in North London. However, on September 30 1929 an experimental television service from the Baird Television Company began broadcasting using the BBC’s London transmitter (2LO).