Posted : 7 years ago

Scottish inventor John Logie Baird gave the first public demonstration of television in 1926 in Soho, London. Ten years later there were only 100 TV sets in the world.

The first TV commercial was a 20-second ad for a Bulova clock, broadcasted by WNBT, New York during a game between the Brooklyn Dodgers and the Philadelphia Phillies in July 1941.Bulova paid $9 for that first TV spot. Bulova also was the first watch in space.

STAR TREK’s Captain James T. Kirk’s middle name is Tiberius.

The first film animation was “Humorous Phases of Funny Faces” made in 1906 by American J. Stuart Blacton.

The longest kiss in a movie is in Andy Warhol’s Kiss. Rufus Collins and Naomi Levine kissed for the entire 50 minutes of the movie.

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Posted : 8 years ago

US citizens watch the most TV. By age 65, an American would have watched the equivalent of 9 years uninterrupted screening, viewing more than 20,000 TV commercials per year.

Bill Hanna and Joe Barbera, created Tom and Jerry in 1939.

About 80% of VCRs are made by Japanese companies.

In “Father of the Bride”, Annie and Bryan marry on January 6. But in the opening montage of “Father of the Bride 2” there is a framed invitation of their wedding which states that they were married on October 9.

The first pop video was Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen, released in 1975.

Posted : 8 years ago

China has the most TV sets (300 million).

The world’s first TV news helicopter was introduced by KTLA Channel 5 in Los Angeles on 4 July 1958.

In 1919, 18-year-old Walt Disney teamed up with Ub Iwerks, to produce a series of cartoons entitled “Alice in Cartoonland.”

The home video recorder was introduced in 1972 by Philips of the Netherlands.

About one quarter of movie videos sold are animations.