What Year Did the First Television Come Out?

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The first television, an electromechanical device capable of producing very small and blurry monochrome images, was developed in 1884. The first transmission of images using this device occurred in 1925. Philo Farnsworth developed the first electronic television in 1927, and the first TV station broadcast the following year.

The first regular TV broadcast occurred on Jan. 13, 1928, when workers at the General Electric factory in Schenectady, N.Y., began broadcasting images of a rotating Felix the Cat doll for several hours each day to test the equipment. Their second station eventually became WNBC, the flagship station that spawned an entire TV network. The first actual TV service with regular programming began in Germany in 1935.