1934 in television

The year 1934 in television involved some significant events. Below is a list of television-related events during 1934.

List of years in television (table)
In radio


  • March 31 – The agreement for joint experimental transmissions by the BBC and John Logie Baird's company ends.
  • May 16 – The Seldon Committee is established to investigate the feasibility of a public television service in the UK.
  • July 11 – In the U.S., the Communications Act of 1934 stipulates that commercial television stations "operate in the public interest, convenience, and necessity". The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is charged with the responsibility of enforcing the act.
  • August 25 – Philo Farnsworth gives the world's first public demonstration of a complete all-electronic television system at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia.
  • November 5 – First television broadcasts in the USSR.
  • Late 1934 – Vladimir K. Zworykin increases the number of scanning lines in electronic television from 240 lines at 24 frames per second to 343 lines at 30 frames.



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