Television history was not overnight and not invented by a single inventorTelevision was not invented by a single inventor, instead many people working together and alone over the years, contributed to the evolution of television.
- Overview - Timeline of Television History
Broadcasting Pioneers: The Many Innovators Behind Television HistoryAt the dawn of television history there were two distinct paths of technology experimented with by researchers.
Early inventors attempted to either build a mechanical television system based on the technology of Paul Nipkow's rotating disks; or they attempted to build an electronic television system using a cathode ray tube developed independently in 1907 by English inventor A.A. Campbell-Swinton and Russian scientist Boris Rosing.
Electronic television systems worked better and eventual replaced mechanical systems.