At the 1939 World’s Fair, RCA laboratories–now a part of SRI International–introduced the all-electronic television system. The invention of the television created an industry that forever changed the world.
By 1953, RCA devised the first complete electronic color TV system. The U.S. Federal Communications Commission adopted RCA’s system as its National Television System Committee (NTSC) standard that same year. The NTSC standard is still in use today.
Read our 75th anniversary blog feature
75 Years of Innovation: Color television