TV timeline: Switching on the small screen
John Logie Baird gave the first public demonstration of the TV on January 26, 1926
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Television is a mass medium for advertising, entertainment, news, and sports. It's estimated that virtually all households in the developed world now own a TV set, and in developing countries around 69% own at least one. That's a lot of viewing!
Switch on and click through the following gallery for a look at how television has evolved over the last 100 years or so, and be reminded of some of the small screen's memorable moments.
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