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Old February 25th 18, 02:55 AM posted to
Graham Harrison
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Default Rugby - live in 1937?

On Sat, 24 Feb 2018 17:01:44 +0000, Scott

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?

According to Radio Times listings from the first
broadcast of Rugby was 19 March 1938 at 1450hrs. There was a
broadcast from Wimbledon (for the Davis Cup) seems to have been on
24th July 1937 when the transmission was described as a "relay".
Looking on it seems to have been transmitted using
"wireless" technology but THE first OB was the 1937 Coronation on 12th
May when the "newly laid balanced pair cable" was used from the site
at Hyde Park Corner.