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Marconi-EMI Television Co

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1936. Marconi-EMI camera.

1934 Marconi's Wireless Telegraph Co's television transmission interests were merged with those of EMI Ltd in Marconi-EMI Television Co[1] under Isaac Shoenberg

1936 The BBC began alternately to transmit programmes using Baird's 240-line transmissions and the Marconi-EMI Television Co's electronic scanning system which had recently been improved to 405 lines.

1936 The Marconi-EMI system was adopted by the BBC for its public high definition television service - the first in the world.

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, 24 May 1934