• Short Summary

    THE PRESIDENT OF THE RADIO CORPORATION OF AMERICA - RCA - MR ROBERT SARNOFF, ANNOUNCED IN LONDON TODAY (MONDAY) DETAILS OF A COLOUR TV LINK-UP BETWEEN RCA AND RADIO RENTALS LIMITED.

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    THE PRESIDENT OF THE RADIO CORPORATION OF AMERICA - RCA - MR ROBERT SARNOFF, ANNOUNCED IN LONDON TODAY (MONDAY) DETAILS OF A COLOUR TV LINK-UP BETWEEN RCA AND RADIO RENTALS LIMITED.

    MR SARNOFF SAID A NEW COMPANY TO BE KNOWN AS RCA COLOUR TUBES LTD. WOULD BE ESTABLISHED IN BRITAIN TO MANUFACTURE COLOUR TELEVISION PICTURE TUBES SIMILAR TO THOSE NOW BEING MADE IN QUANTITY BY RCA IN THE UNITED STATES. A NEW PLANT WOULD BE OPENED AT SKELMERSDALE IN LANCASHIRE AND PRODUCTION WOULD START AROUND THE MIDDLE OF NEXT YEAR. MR SARNOFF ADDED THAT IT WAS ESTIMATED THAT BY 1975, SALES OF COLOUR TELEVISION SETS IN BRITAIN AND ON THE CONTINENT WOULD AMOUNT TO ABOUT THREE AND A HALF MILLION.

    AT PRESENT, THERE ARE AN ESTIMATED SEVEN MILLION COLOUR TV SETS IN USE IN THE UNITED STATES - THAT IS ABOUT TEN PER CENT OF ALL TV SETS IN USE. COLOUR TV IN BRITAIN AND THE CONTINENT IS EXPECTED TO START LATE NEXT YEAR. TWO DIFFERENT SYSTEMS WILL BE USED: THE WEST GERMAN PAL (PHASE ALTERNATING LINE), WHICH IS FAVOURED BY BRITAIN AT PRESENT, AND THE FRENCH SECAM (SEQUENTIAL AND MEMORY) THREE SYSTEM. THE SOVIET UNION AND OTHER EAST EUROPEAN COUNTRIES ARE REPORTED TO PREFER THE FRENCH SYSTEM.

    JAPAN HAS HAD A REGULAR COLOUR TV SERVICE IN OPERATION SINCE 1960.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3IAZ3TTRWK7QJLCXMXAYLEV5P
    Media URN:
    VLVA3IAZ3TTRWK7QJLCXMXAYLEV5P
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/08/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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