Where Television Was, Is, and Is Headed by James Nemia (502 Words)

Television has become a huge part of people’s lives around the world. The history of television began in 1884 when a German university student created the first model for a television. This created model became the foundation for the television experiments that would go on to take place during the 1920’s and 1930’s. Television became a devise that could bring things to people at speeds that was not possible before. For the first time we were able to you were able to receive things like live news updates rather than having to wait for the newspaper to come the next day. This invention was huge because now people all around the world were able to watch things like the 1936 Berlin Summer Olympic Games. “Scenes from the Vietnam War in the 1960s and 1970s were brought into living rooms” by this new thing called television. Over time as television changed, so did the way people watch it.  “As TVs became more affordable and appeared in more homes, that image shifted: Instead of the host showing off his set to the neighbors, we now saw happy families gathered around the warm glow of the TV.” Television became more affordable over time, and this was something that brought families together.

The experience of modern television is changing from a group of people sitting around a television set to a single person sitting in their bed with a laptop or tablet. Ever since the creation of Web 2.0 people have almost limitless abilities on the Internet. With the advancements from Web 2.0 things like Netflix were able to be created. Now you don’t have to wait a week to watch the next episode of the T.V. show that you’re hooked on because you have the whole series right in front of you. Not only did the advancements of the Internet change how we watch T.V. shows, it also changed how we get our news. Now you don’t have to wait for the nightly news to figure out what is going on around the world. The news is very easy to access online and you can find out almost anything you want with a simple Yahoo or Google search.


This graph found from an article on AD analysis shows how much the AD revenue on the Internet has increased in the last decade, greatly surpassing Television advertisement revenues.

With the advancements of Web 2.0 and the constant advancements of the Internet in general I think that the Internet is eventually going to be the only place people will watch T.V. Some televisions are already able to connect to Wi-Fi so you can connect to different Internet apps like Netflix or sports networks. Over the next 10-20 years we will continue to see how the Internet competes with television providers. From where we are right now it looks that Internet television is going to continue to put up a strong fight and continue to expand.

This video shows a little bit about where television is expected to be heading in the future.


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