CHAPTER 11

Milestones in Sports Broadcasting

Television, What’s in a Name?

In the early1920s it was called visual listening, audiovision, telectroscopy, telephonoscope, raduo, electric vision, and radiovision. Finally, television seemed to be the name everyone accepted. The name television comes from “tele” (far off) and “vision” (to see).

Figure 11.1: July 1922: H. Gernsback published, in Science and Invention magazine, detailed drawings of how sports will be covered in the future. While numerous experiments had been completed up to this point, television is not really considered invented until 1926.

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July 12, 1928: Although some sources list ...

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