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Television in Great Britain*

Nature volume 135, pages 209210 (09 February 1935) | Download Citation



THE report of the Television Committee under the chairmanship of Lord Selsdon, issued last week, seems to have taken the public and most of the experts by surprise, probably due to the fact that during the last nine months, when the Committee was sitting, they had heard practically nothing about television, and the low definition broadcasts that were given did not seem to be of much permanent value. In particular, they find it difficult to believe the following extract from the report: “The time may come when, a ‘sound’ broadcasting service entirely unaccompanied by television will be almost as rare as the silent cinema film is to-day,” although the Committee modifies this slightly by saying that, in general, sound will always be the most important factor in broadcasting. The promotion of television, therefore, will not hinder the continual development of sound broadcasting.

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