the twentieth century TELEVISION spread throughout the world, to
become one of the most powerful cultural influences in history. It all started
in the south-east wing at Alexandra Palace in London seventy years ago, on November
2nd 1936, when the world's first regular high-definition television service was
launched by the BBC. At that time, the picture was made up from 405 scanning
lines, unlike the 625 which is commonplace today. |
British Heritage Television Group welcomes all those who share our belief
that the birthplace of television is a national treasure of supreme historical
importance. It must be preserved.
Today, the original television wing at Alexandra Palace has fallen into decay
and its future is at risk. We believe that this could find new life as a display
centre where the story of British television would be told. There might be interactive
exhibits, examples of television technology down the ages and perhaps even a 'heritage'
television service, radiating to the London area on the original 405-lines Channel
1, with reception possible on old sets. Alexandra Palace's 'television centre'
could become a major resource, attracting visitors from far and wide.
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