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Old February 24th 18, 08:22 PM posted to
John Hall[_2_]
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Default Rugby - live in 1937?

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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?

The year sounds plausible as, according to Christopher Martin-Jenkins in
his book "Ball by Ball: The Story of Cricket Broadcasting", the first
ever television cricket coverage was from the 1938 Lord's Test between
England and Australia (page 57).
John Hall
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