Happy Birthday You Cracking Innovation You!

November 2nd, 2011


All day today we have been celebrating a very special Birthday and have been tweeting and posting on facebook sharing this extraordinary anniversary with you.

'Bone-a-fide' Rewards

'Bone-a-fide' Rewards

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!

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There are 2 comments

  • I think that there are too many rubbish channels and they should have to show things of a particular standard before being broadcast.

    But hooray for the BBC because without them i don’t know what we’d do!

    Posted by gromitsbuddyinginventor

    November 2, 2011 at 8:17 pm

  • Good point. We hear you gromitsbuddyinginvento but there is also soooooo much really brilliant stuff on TV which gives us insights into things we’d never ever get a chance to see in the course of our normal lives. We just ignore the rubbish stuff … but it’s sure to be enjoyed by plenty of people!
    You are right about the BBC … without their broadcast 75 years (and a day!) where would we be today?

    Posted by admin

    November 3, 2011 at 9:58 am

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