Happy 75th Birthday, Commercial TV! Or not, if you hate commercials and don’t want to commemorate the official start of commercial television in the United States.
Today marks the 74th anniversary of commercial television in the United States. The very first commercial was a “time signal” for Bulova watches. There is confusion about what it looked like and how long it was.
A look at more than a dozen “network” TV shows in December 1946 that were aired by more than one station.
Happy 73rd birthday, commercial TV. The very first FCC-sanctioned commercial broadcasts took place on Tuesday, July 1st, 1941.
I’ve gathered additional information about WNBT’s schedule on July 1st, 1941, which was the first day of commercial broadcasting.
72 years ago today, commercial television was inaugurated over WNBT in New York City.