The Wizard of Oz (1939) is the first major film shown unedited on a major network. With sponsorship by Ford Motor Company, CBS-TV paid $250,000 to MGM to broadcast the film.
The first practical VTR is demonstrated and sold at the National Association of Radio and Television Broadcasters convention. Ampex received 75 orders for the VTR during the event, earning the company around $4 million, with each unit costing around $50,000.
Collaborating at the behest of Bing Crosby, Bing Crosby Enterprises and Ampex demonstrate the first video tape recorder. Although the results are poor on this early prototype, it’s proof of concept.
The RCA 630-TS is considered by many as the first mass-market electronic television.
The Cossor 137T is among the very first electronic TV sets commercially produced. Introduced to the UK.