Trial of competing television technologies

Michael Mosley, Cassie Newland and Mark Miodownik from the BBC series 'The Genius of Invention' describe the scientific achievements of John Logie Baird and the Marconi-E.M.I. corporation. In 1925 John Logie Baird sent the first moving television image across a room. He then worked with the BBC to transmit these images across the airwaves to people’s homes.

However, the new electronic television developed by the Marconi-E.M.I. corporation then emerged as a more sophisticated method. In 1936 at Alexandra Palace the BBC selected this system over Baird’s. Marconi-E.M.I. won the competition and this led to television as we know it today.

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