First European Demonstration of HDTV

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The first demonstration of high definition television (HDTV) in Europe is held at the General Assembly of the European Broadcasting Union in Killarney, Ireland.

  • Title
    First European Demonstration of HDTV
  • 1st Broadcast
    26/06/1982
  • Clip Duration
    00:01:03
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    RTÉ News
  • Clip title
    First European Demonstration of HDTV
  • Extended description

    At a General Assembly of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) in Killarney Sony give a demonstration of high definition television (HDTV). The report shows a a man operating a HDTV camera another man operates a video tape machine. There is a close up of a screen showing high definition pictures.

    The report says that experts are claiming that HDTV is the television of the future. Viewers will have to wait to see the sharper pictures because it is just not possible on current television sets. The Japanese have spent ten years developing HDTV and are the world leaders but it will be at least ten to fifteen years before television viewers will see the benefit.

  • Information

    A RTÉ News report from a General Assembly of the European Broadcasting Union held in Killarney. The heads of many of the world's leading broadcasters were given a demonstration of HDTV by the Japanese company Sony. This was the first time that HDTV was demonstrated in Europe.

  • Local keywords
    Television, Broadcasting, Technology, HDTV, High Definition Television, EBU, European Broadcasting Union, Sony, Television Camera, Killarney, County Kerry
  • Geographical coverage
    Killarney, Kerry, Ireland
  • Topic
    The Media
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ One
  • Production year
    1982
  • Country of production
    IRELAND
  • Original identifier
    N177/0082A
  • IPR restrictions
    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item colour
    Colour
  • Item sound
    Mono
  • Aspect ratio
    4:3
  • Language used
    English (eng)
  • Original language
    English (eng)
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