World Television Day

Clear your diaries and prepare to get comfy – November 21st is World TV Day.  The perfect excuse to train for a marathon…. of your favourite series and go on a mega-binge without feeling guilty at all.

Believe it or not, the date has actually been protected since 1996 by the United Nations – recognising the importance of TV as a platform and its impact on topics of global relevance. Incredible to think that World Heads of State could well be marking the day too, by sitting down to watch some of their favourite shows.

Television has come a long way since John Logie Baird, who worked out how to transmit images in the 1920s, invented it.

The first international transmission was in 1929, with images broadcast by the BBC across the Atlantic, viewed by a small audience on a screen about half the size of the average smartphone.

It was predicted to fail as late as 1945 by popular film makers, with Movie producer Darryl Zanuck announcing that, “People will get tired of staring at a plywood box”.


Fast forward 70 years and it’s not unusual for a family home to have a 3D/4K device which is hooked up to hundreds of channels from around the world and of course, the internet.

It really makes you wonder how things will develop in the next 70 years – whether it’ll be virtual reality, extra dimensions or a completely new technology altogether that’s capturing people’s attention.

Why not let us entertain you?

Off the back of all this TV chat, it might also be a good time to consider your own home entertainment options, especially as the nights get longer, darker and colder…

We’ve got the ultimate TV, broadband and phone solution to aid those winter blues. Our communications brand, Home Telecom, can connect you to the world; offering unique contracts for broadband (from as little as 30 days), exclusive Sky TV packages (from 6 months) and landline, all on a single bill!

What better way to is there to celebrate World TV Day, than by getting access to 350+ channels and even more fantastic box-sets, along with a free SKY HD+ box and router*.

So, if you think your current home-entertainment set-up might be lacking this winter, why not see what kind of unmissable entertainment Sky could bring to your living room.

Give our team at Home Telecom a call today on 01403 214 053 to book your installation.

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