It’s not a person’s birthday we’ve been commemorating but an anniversary of a cracking event. Of course us being Cracking Ideas it had to be an event of a certain stature in the world of innovation and we feel it is all that with bells on … well, birthday candles really!
Today we’ve been celebrating the 1936 first television broadcast from the BBC. It was the World’s first TV service and it came from studios and transmitters at Alexander Palace in north London.
It’s difficult to believe today when there are multiple channels available in a myriad of subjects to educate, inform and entertain us, that just 75 years ago the broadcast service was available for only 2 hours a day from 3-4 pm and 9-10 pm and not on Sundays at all!
We tend to take the technology of TV and broadcasting for granted today and the range of services this affords us but WOW… what cracking innovation that first television broadcast was just 75 years ago!
We’d love to know what you think about the amount of TV available today; do you think it is a good thing or is there too much? What is your absolute favourite programme of all time and what is the viewing highlight you just can’t live without?
Let us know and join in the birthday celebrations!