Classic TV: The 50s : Countries which had TV by 1959

Countries which had TV by 1959

Courtesy of Wikipedia, and in no particular order:
UK
USA
West Germany
East Germany
Australia
Canada
Soviet Union
Mexico
Japan
Sweden
France
Poland
Cuba
Brazil
Switzerland
Argentina
Denmark
Netherlands
Chile
Dominican Republic
Belgium
Czechoslovakia
Colombia
Philippines
Italy
Morocco (pretty sure....might be wrong on this)
Puerto Rico
Monaco
Finland (? Pretty sure...might be wrong on this)
Guatemala (might be wrong on this)
Luxembourg
Thailand
Algeria
Austria
Cyprus
Guam
Nicaragua
Romania
South Korea
Spain
Uruguay
Yugoslavia
Hong Kong
Hungary
Bermuda
China
Moldova
Peru (might be wrong on this)


Several additional countries began TV operations in 1959 itself.

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Re: Countries which had TV by 1959

Well did you expect them not to?

Re: Countries which had TV by 1959

Well, a lot of countries didn't have TV by 1959. So it is interesting to see which countries did have TV and which didn't. I'm surprised that New Zealand didn't have TV until the early 1960s.

However, the main reason I posted the list is because a lot of people think only a few countries had TV in the 1950s, but as you can see lots of countries had TV, even if many didn't.


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