Obayi, Paul Martins (2017) HISTORY OF INTERNATIONAL BROADCASTING. In: International Broadcasting and world media system. Madonna printing and publishing house, pp. 8-12. ISBN 978-978-51467-8-6

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The invention of radio in the 1920’s influenced what is today known as international broadcasting. Although it have been argued that international broadcasting existed during World War I, as Germans and British officials used the Morse Code to communicate via wireless signals. The United States navy used the same wireless process to communicate as at 1917. It was not until 1920 that Gugielmo Marconi developed a full fledge radio station. In June and July 1923 a wireless transmission has already been completed. Bray (2002) states that high speed short wave telegraph circuit were then installed from London to Australia, India to South Africa and Canada as the imperial wireless chain. In 1925, the Germans have already started experimenting on short waves. In the same 1925, broadcasting in South-Asia was launched in Ceylon. This radio station was called “Radio Ceylon. By 1927, Germany has transmitted there first international broadcast in their local dialect. In 1932, the BBC empire service was finally inaugurated with specific target audience in Australia and New Zealand. In 1931, Radio Vatican came on board. By 1936, the International Radio Union recognized Vatican radio as a special radio station and gave it the license to broadcast worldwide without any geographical limitation.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Management and Social Sciences
Depositing User: mrs chioma hannah
Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2019 08:41
Last Modified: 02 Oct 2019 08:41
URI: http://eprints.gouni.edu.ng/id/eprint/2234

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