Grace's Guide

British Industrial History

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 148,532 pages of information and 233,960 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

British Broadcasting Corporation

From Graces Guide

Jump to: navigation, search
1929. Brookmans Park Wireless Broadcasting Station.
November 1936. Transmitting Station, Washford Cross.
1949. Transmitting Station at Sutton Coldfield.

The BBC was the world's first national broadcasting organisation.

1926 The British Broadcasting Company was dissolved on 31 December

1927 1 January: The British Broadcasting Corporation was granted its first Royal Charter of incorporation.

1929 The first dual transmitter high-power station opened at Brookman's Park, north of London.

1929 The BBC agreed to start experimental television broadcasts outside normal broadcast hours[1]. The BBC transmitters were used to broadcast television programmes using the 30-line Baird system from 1929 to 1932.

From 1932 to 1935, the BBC produced television programmes using the Baird system in their own studio at 16 Portland Place.

1936 the BBC began regular transmission of television signals, alternating the Baird 240-line transmissions with the Marconi-EMI Television Co's electronic scanning system that had recently been improved to 405 lines.

1937 The BBC ceased broadcasting using the Baird system in February.

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Times, 28 March 1929