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.
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
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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)
Production Year - 1979
Contributor - David Kelly (Rashers Tierney)
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