Velimir Dejanović

Towards a History of Serbian Television

Summary

The period to which we refer as television prehistory is still longer than the one of television history. During this period in Serbia there was no continuous research in the field of television technology, but events that are essential for the history of the medium did occur there. This ’prehistoric period’ of the history of the medium has not been sufficiently explored.

The work of our greatest scientist, the universal genius Nikola Tesla, laid the theoretical foundations on which the work of many scientists was subsequently based, and which eventually led to the discovery and practical use of television. Without the research that Tesla carried out at the end of the nineteenth and the beginning of the twentieth century, television would not be what it is today. Tesla’s discoveries make him not only the father of television, but also the father of High definition television and the Internet.