What year did broadcast TV turn color?
As television broadcasters and their audiences begin the massive and expensive transition to digital High Definition TV, you might be interested in the last major television revolution: the big change to COLOR broadcasting in the 1950s-60s. Until 1953 television had been strictly black and white. There were competing schemes for transmitting color pictures, but in 1953 the RCA "compatible-color" system was accepted as the standard by the FCC. RCA's system allowed color images to be transmitted and received on either monochrome or color receivers. But the RCA/NTSC Color Television System will soon be phased out because the FCC requires broadcasters to complete the changeover to digital transmission by 2007.