November 21 is the World TV Day
TV workers receive congratulations today. November 21 is the World TV Day. People started celebrating this holiday not long ago – since 1998. It was initiated by UNO General Assembly. But the history of TV began much earlier – almost 100 years ago. The first experiments with the use of electronic beams for picture transference and reception are dated at the beginning of the 20s, the XX century. Such experiments were conducted in the USA, Japan and, sure, in the Soviet Union. Slightly later the American engineer of Russian origin Vladimir Zvorykin has invented the cathode tube, which remained the main detail in the majority of TV-sets in the course of many years. The Great Britain and Germany started broadcasting their programs in 1936. But only in 1950s TV received wide spreading in Europe. Today there are no countries in the world, which haven’t TV yet.
The director of the TV-radio company “Bashkortostan” Galim Yakupov believes that modern TV represents a high-quality informational product, able to satisfy any audience. In combination with internet TV capacities increase many times.
The director is sure that in spite of internet popularity TV doesn’t intend to yield its positions.
“This is a source of publicly significant information, absolutely necessary for any state and for all citizens for making important and conscious solutions for democratic self-government. TV is a sort of a mediator between authority and population”.
For today the TV-channel BST broadcasts in analogue mode. The signal is spread through TV- and radio-transmitters, located on the whole territory of Bashkortostan. There are about 450 of them. BST programs can be watched in all nooks of the Republic and beyond: in Tatarstan, Orenburg, Chelyabinsk and Perm regions. In big Siberian cities BST is available in cable TV networks.