World Television Day: Connecting global communities in Peace and Conflict

The General Assembly of the United Nations (UN) declared November 21 as World Television Day. This was done in appreciation of growing influence of television on decision making and it being an ambassador for the entertainment industry.

 

Television: The Power and Potential to Persuade Decision Makers and Promote International Understanding and Mutual Corporations

Television: The Power and Potential to Persuade Decision Makers and Promote International Understanding and Mutual Corporations

The first United Nations World Television Forum was held on November 21 and 22, 1996, to focus on the role of television in decision making. The forum was held to specifically discuss the power and potential of television in persuading decision makers and for promoting international understanding and mutual corporations. The meeting was attended by heads of the world's leading broadcasting corporations. The UN leaders were of the view that television could bring attention to conflicts and war, provide awareness of threats to peace and security and sharpen focus on social and economic issues.

 

 

Facts About Television
 

Facts About Television

In 1907, television was first recognised as a word in English and, in 1948, the acronym TV was coined. In 1924, a Scottish engineer John Logie Baird invented television. Baird is famous for being the first person to show a working television. The world's first electronic television was invented by Philo Taylor Farnsworth in 1927. William Taynton was the very first real face to be televised nationally. He was an associate to the inventor John Logie Baird.

On July 1, 1941, the first television advertisement was streamed live in New York. This advertisement continued for about 20 seconds. During the period, TV commercials were charging $9.

Television: To Engage and Affect Public Opinion

Television: To Engage and Affect Public Opinion

Television was regarded as a major tool to inform, channel and affect public opinion and was considered to have an unquestionable presence and influence on world politics. Because of this event, the UN General Assembly decided to name November 21 as World Television Day. This celebration is not about the object itself, but it is the celebration of symbol for communication and that of globalization in the modern world that television represents.

The Innovation that Ushered Social and Political Changes

The Innovation that Ushered Social and Political Changes

The moving images for the first time could be adequately shown to the people around the world, which made easy availability of information and entertainment that was not earlier thought by any. The innovation brought deep socio-political changes that had its effect in accepting the medium of communication in a formal way globally.

The Technical and Digital Advancement

The Technical and Digital Advancement

Earlier, people were receiving information from radio broadcasting as well as newspapers. Television broadcasts were following the format of radio, with a man reading a bulletin on a black and white screen. However, a new technology emerged that showed images of events and interviews with people on the screen. In 1960's, the colour technology was developed that brought the curtains down on the monochrome style. Subsequently, the advancement in TV technology continued very rapidly with increased use of sophisticated optics and digital enhancements.

Innovation Plus Technology: Connecting Global Communities

Innovation Plus Technology: Connecting Global Communities

The innovation of television is considered to be instrumental for humanity, in the same way as the printing press, radio communication and the internet have done. The World Television Day presents us an opportunity to be obliged not only to the exceptional technological brilliance of the scientist and engineers who made clearly unimaginable things come into existence but also to recognise the social and cultural ramification that such a unifying medium has had on our global communities.
The internet has connected communities in ways we did not expect and perhaps could not have thought of, but on the World Television Day, we look back that television was there first, and it paved the way for what was to come.

Television, a Medium to Guide and Influence Popular Sentiment

Television, a Medium to Guide and Influence Popular Sentiment

The World Television Day is not only a celebration of the tool but also the philosophy that it represents. Television represents a symbol for communication and globalization in the present-day world. Television is recognized as an important medium to enlighten, guide, and influence popular sentiment. It teaches, advises, entertains and inspires our decisions and opinions.

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