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In 2013, 79% of the world's households owned a television set.

[2] The replacement of early bulky,


high-voltage Cathode ray tube (CRT) screen displays with compact, energy-efficient, flat-panel
alternative technologies such as LCDs (both fluorescent-backlit and LED), OLED displays,
and plasma displays was a hardware revolution that began with computer monitors in the late 1990s.
Most TV sets sold in the 2000s were flat-panel, mainly LEDs. Major manufacturers announced the
discontinuation of CRT, DLP, plasma, and even fluorescent-backlit LCDs by the mid-2010s.[3][4] In the
near future, LEDs are expected to be gradually replaced by OLEDs.[5] Also, major manufacturers
have announced that they will increasingly produce smart TVs in the mid-2010s.[6][7][8] Smart TVs with
integrated Internet and Web 2.0 functions became the dominant form of television by the late
2010s.[9]
Television signals were initially distributed only as terrestrial television using high-powered radio-
frequency transmitters to broadcast the signal to individual television receivers. Alternatively
television signals are distributed by coaxial cable or optical fiber, satellite systems and, since the
2000s via the Internet. Until the early 2000s, these were transmitted as analog signals, but
a transition to digital television is expected to be completed worldwide by the late 2010s. A standard
television set is composed of multiple internal electronic circuits, including a tuner for receiving and
decoding broadcast signals. A visual display device which lacks a tuner is correctly called a video
monitor rather than a television.

Contents

 1Etymology
 2History
o 2.1Mechanical
o 2.2Electronic
o 2.3Color
o 2.4Digital
o 2.5Smart TV
o 2.63D
 3Broadcast systems
o 3.1Terrestrial television
o 3.2Cable television
o 3.3Satellite television
o 3.4Internet television
 4Sets
o 4.1Display technologies
 4.1.1Disk
 4.1.2CRT
 4.1.3DLP
 4.1.4Plasma
 4.1.5LCD
 4.1.6OLED
o 4.2Display resolution
 4.2.1LD
 4.2.2SD
 4.2.3HD
 4.2.4UHD
o 4.3Market share
 5Content
o 5.1Programming
o 5.2Genres
o 5.3Funding
 5.3.1Advertising
 5.3.1.1United States
 5.3.1.2United Kingdom
 5.3.1.3Ireland
 5.3.2Subscription
 5.3.3Taxation or license
o 5.4Broadcast programming
 6Social aspects
o 6.1Consumption
 7Negative impacts
 8See also
 9References
 10Further reading
 11External links