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 1936 .  1937 .  1938 .  1939  . 1940  . 1941  . 1942 
1943 1944 1945 -1946- 1947 1948 1949
 1950 .  1951 .  1952 .  1953  . 1954  . 1955  . 1956 
       In radio: 1943 1944 1945 -1946- 1947 1948 1949     
          In film : 1943 1944 1945 -1946- 1947 1948 1949     

The year 1946 in television involved some significant events. Below is a list of television-related events in 1946.

EventsEdit

  • February 4 – RCA demonstrates an all-electronic color television system.
  • February 18 – The first Washington, D.C.New York City telecast through AT&T coaxial cable, in which General Dwight Eisenhower placed a wreath at the base of the statue in the Lincoln Memorial and others made brief speeches, is termed a success by engineers and viewers, although Time magazine calls it "as blurred as an early Chaplin movie."
  • February 25 – The prewar U.S. 18-channel VHF allocation is officially dropped in favor of a new 13-channel VHF allocation due to the appropriation of some frequencies by the military and the relocation of FM radio. Only five of the old channels are the same as new channels in frequency and none have the same number as before.
  • April 22 – CBS transmits a Technicolor movie short and color slides over coaxial cable from Manhattan to Washington (332 kilometers) and return.
  • June 7 – The BBC Television Service begins broadcasting again. The first words heard are "Good afternoon everybody. How are you? Do you remember me, Jasmine Bligh?". Twenty minutes later, the Mickey Mouse cartoon Mickey's Gala Premiere that had been the last programme transmitted seven years earlier at the start of World War II, is reshown.
  • June 19 – The first televised heavyweight boxing title fight between Joe Louis and Billy Conn is broadcast from Yankee Stadium. The fight was seen by 141,000 people, the largest television audience to see a fight to that date.
  • July 7 – The BBC's children's programme For The Children returns, one of the few pre-war programmes to resume after the reintroduction of the service.
  • August 4 – Children's puppet "Muffin the Mule" debuts in an episode of For the Children. He is so popular he is given his own show later in that same year.
  • October 2 – The first television network soap opera, Faraway Hill, airs on the DuMont Network.
  • October 22 – Telecrime, the first television crime series from the 1930s, returns for the final run on the BBC, retitled Telecrimes.
  • December 24 – The first church service is telecast, Grace Episcopal Church in New York, on WABD.
  • Tokyo Tsushin Kogyo founded, which would later become Sony.
  • Zoomar introduces the first professional zoom lens for television cameras.
  • In the United States, only the DuMont Network and NBC were broadcasting in the evening in 1946. DuMont ran a Western movie on Sunday night for an hour, other programming for an hour on Tuesday, and half hours on Wednesday and Thursday nights. NBC ran an hour of programming on Sunday, two hours on Thursday, and the Gillette Cavalcade of Sports on Monday and Friday nights, with an additional hour on Fridays.
  • The First Post War Television Sets Released by RCA, DuMont, Crosley, and Belmont

Debuts Edit

Television showsEdit

Series Debut Ended
Picture Page (UK) October 8, 1936 1939
1946 1952
Starlight (UK) November 3, 1936 1939
1946 1949
For The Children (UK) April 24, 1937 1939
July 7, 1946 1950
Telecrime (UK) August 10, 1938 July 25, 1939
October 22, 1946 November 25, 1946
The Voice of Firestone Televues 1943 1947
1949 1963
Missus Goes A Shopping August 1, 1944 1949
The World in Your Home 1944 1948
Hour Glass May 9, 1946 March 1947
Face to Face June 9, 1946 January 26, 1947
Cash and Carry June 20, 1946 July 1, 1947
Serving Through Science August 15, 1946 1947
Play the Game September 24, 1946 December 17, 1946
Kaleidoscope (UK) November 2, 1946 1953
Pinwright's Progress (UK) November 29, 1946 May 16, 1947
Faraway Hill October 2, 1946 December 18, 1946
Campus Hoopla 1946 1947
Gillette Cavalcade of Sports November 8, 1946 June 24, 1960
I Love to Eat 1946 1947
Let's Rhumba 1946 1947
Muffin the Mule (UK) 1946 1955
Paging You (UK) 1946 1948
Television Screen Magazine 1946 1949
You Are an Artist 1946 1950

Ending this year Edit

Births Edit

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