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Old February 24th 18, 07:59 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
charles[_2_]
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Default Rugby - live in 1937?

In article ,
Scott wrote:
The commentator says the first live TV broadcast of the rugby
international was 80 years ago, in 1938.


How did they do that? There was only one transmitter (Alexandra
Palace) and the match was presumably played at Murrayfield or
Twickenham. Would GPO lines be used? Which system was used - Baird
or Marconi?


Pawley mentions coverage of Wimbledon in 1937 using a radio link to get
pictures back to the studio. I assume the same could have been used at
Twickenham a year later. The EMI system had been formally adopted in Feb
1937.

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