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The very best Sydenham related videos from YouTube, Vimeo, Blip and some of our very own.
Colour TV was invented in Crescent Wood Road. Crystal Palace: home to the first TV Centre and the UK’s most powerful transmitter.

Broadcast TV

John Logie Baird set up the world’s first multi-studio TV centre at Crystal Palace and used the old north tower to broadcast the signal. If only the great fire of 1936 had not destroyed it … netherless Baird conceived, built and patented the first high definition colour TV in his home/laboratory here. Now almost every TV aerial in London and the Home Counties points to the Crystal Palace transmitter or one its relays.

Streamed TV

YouTube, Blip and Vimeo have brought TV making down to inexpensive cameras and even the average smartphone. Even professionals now use them as distribution tools. Whether its quality or the stolen moment on a local bus – we bring you the best we can find. Plus a few of our own.

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