Television after World War 2

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Television after World War 2

The development of Television after WW2

TELEVISION AFTER WORLD WAR 2

Television sets, stations and networks were already in production before WW2. However, because of the war most - not all - production ceased. But afterward, television and the new, post-war vision of America contributed to the creation of the world in which we live today.

Immediately after World War Two production of TV sets started in the U.S. In 1946, only a few stations were on the air, and broadcasting hours were very limited with only only 44,000 homes having a TV Set. However, by 1949, almost all major cities had at least one station and by the end of 1949, there were 4.2 million TV homes. By 1953, 50% of American homes had television.

After the war, businesses started to boom. The need for technology had rapidly increased. It enabled things like the possibility of colour television to be possible which was proved successful in the early 50's in America.

The Beginning of Colour Television

THE BEGINNING OF COLOUR TELEVISION

At the time, owning a colour television was considered to be the ultimate status symbol as it was not something that everyone could afford.

CHANGES IN TV SHOWS

THE 'GOLDEN AGE' OF TELEVISION

The post war years – the 40’s through till the 60’s – were considered by some as the “golden age” of television. As the nation's economy was being to grow with the population expanding, television and advertising executives turned to dramatic shows as a programming strategy to elevate the status of television and to attract the growing and increasingly important suburban family audience.

INFLUENCE OF PRESENT DAY AUSTRALIA

"Golden age" dramas quickly became the ideal marketing plan for major U.S. corporations seeking to display their products favourably before a national audience

INFLUENCE ON PRESENT DAY AUSTRALIA

References: http://www.earlytelevision.org/ww2_history.html, http://www.earlytelevision.org/postwar_american.html, http://www.howstuffworks.com/culture-traditions/tv-and-culture/world-war-ii-affect-television.htm, http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/UsefulNotes/WorldWarII?from=Main.WorldWarII


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