Today is World Television Day! The United Nations General Assembly created this holiday in 1996. The inaugural celebration included the first World Television Forum, where leading media figures from the global community gathered to discuss the significance of television in today’s international issues. World Television Day highlights how communications can facilitate social and cultural development, and encourages cooperation and partnerships in international media.
Since its invention in the early 1900s, television has served as a medium for communication, entertainment, and household culture. To celebrate World Television Day, spread the word about this holiday and encourage your local government officials to continue to support the development of television media.