Technology has never gotten better. Man has always wanted to improve and make life easier and better, Technology has never stopped being a door way to a better living. The evolution of technology up to this present day has been a wonder to many, lots of people up to the coming generations has been in the quest to know how all  these evolved and where they are taking mankind to in the years to come.

              Today we will be talking extensively on the evolution of technology in terms of entertainment; the inventory of things that has helped man in terms of entertainment and relaxation, also helping create a platform for entertainers to show case their talent…

Let’s get started.



1- VIDEOS AND TELEVISION

   
       We all can agree with me that the fastest way to learning is by both listening and watching too. Today we will be talking about the evolution of videos and television.

a) YOUTUBE

          YouTube has been fast growing, stated at 14 February 2005, San Mateo, California and founded by Chad Hurley, Steve chan and Jawed Karim.

    By 15 December 2005 YouTube had about 2 million video views each day, YouTube started up with it’s first channel named “Jawed”, April 22, 2005 and over the years has housed lots of channels all over the world.

HOW MUCH IS YOUTUBE TODAY

    It Should also interest you to know that Google acquired YouTube for $1.6 billion in 2006. YouTube was said to be up to $170 billion in 2020 delivering Google a +100× return in under 15 years.

SOME AMAZING FACTS ABOUT YOUTUBE YOU WILL LOVE TO KNOW

  – YouTube generated over $19.7 billion revenue in 2020, a 30.4 Percent increase year on year giving them a massive speedy evolution over the years.

  – Over 2.3 billion people all over the world access YouTube once a month

  –  it should interest you to know that the evolution of YouTube has created so many opportunities to humans. So many celebrities have been created through YouTube, with vlogging, gaming and comedy initially being the most popular type of content.

  – Currently YouTube houses hundreds of channels with millions of subscribers on almost every topic with the highest grossing channel of 2020 actually being a kids toy channel called “Ryan’s world”

  – Currently YouTube us running a PREMIUM SERVICE which offers viewers ad free viewing with YouTube music at 2020 to hit 30 million subscribers.

Screenshot: YouTube premium

   YOUTUBE REVENUE

  a) 2010 – $0.8 billion
  b) 2011 – $1.3 billion
  c) 2012 – $1.7 billion
  d) 2013 – $3.1 billion
  e) 2014 -$4.2 billion
  f) 2015 – $5.5 billion
  g) 2016 – $6.7 billion
  h) 2017- $8.1 billion
  i) 2018 – $11.1 billion
  j) 2019 – $15.1 billion
  k) 2020 – $19.7 billion

    YOUTUBE USERS

a) 2012 – 0.8 billion
b) 2013 – 1 billion
c) 2014 – 1.1 billion
d) 2015 – 1.2 billion
e) 2016 – 1.4 billion
f) 2017 – 1.5 billion
e) 2018 – 1.8 billion
f) 2019 – 2 billion
e) 2020 – 2.3 billion

  YOUTUBE PREMIUM SUBSCRIBERS

a) 2015 – 1.5 million
b) 2016 – 3 million
c) 2017 – 2.8 million
d) 2018 – 10 million
e) 2019 – 18 million
f) 2020 – 30 million

    Indeed we can conclude that the massive evolution of YouTube is a plus to humanity; creating a platform for both adults and children

b) TELEVISION

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      The evolution of television came from the replacing of radio, human beings wanted more; a chance to listen and watch at the same time. Television has played such an integral role in modern Life that, for some, it’s difficult to imagine life being without it, though television has most times be criticized for it’s negative influence on children and young people and other times lauded for it’s ability to create a common experience for it’s viewers.

    ORIGIN AND INVENTION

      Even before it was created, inventors conceived the idea of television a long time ago. Early pioneers speculated that if audio waves could be separated from electromagnetic spectrum to create radio, so too could waves be separated to transmit visual images. 

      Television broadcasting began as early as 1928 with an audience of 5000 to 8000 people by 1940. The evolution of television has been gradual and steady for years now.

    THE RISE OF DIGITAL TELEVISION

      Television sets grew increasenly larger, the limited resolution made scan lines painfully obvious, and therefore reducing the clearity of images. Companies around the world, most notably in Japan began to develop technology that provided newer, better quality television formats. They were really working on a more flexible and efficient form of broadcasting technology. They worked tirelessly in invention of digital television using signals that translates TV images and sounds into binary codes, working in the same way as a computer. This means they require much less frequency space and also provide a far higher quality picture.

   A SUMMARY OF THE EVOLUTION OF TELEVISION

  a) 1920s – Introduction of the mechanical television in large cabinets.

  b) 1930s – Improvement in picture quality and cabinet design.

  c) 1940s – 480 lines of resolution and improved audio.

  d) 1950s – Porthole TVs appeared then quickly disappeared. Emergence of the first colour TVs but very expensive.

e) 1960s – Colour TVs became cheaper and start to sell really well. Introduction of the remote control.

f) 1970s – Explosion of different television designs with some including cassette and radio players.

g) 1980s – The furniture aspect TV design disappeared and screens got larger. LCD made it’s debut.

h) 1990s – Combination TV/VCR were quite popular. Technology advanced with the first flat HDTV being introduced. Plasma televisions were debuted.

i) 2000s – CRT TVs remained popular as HD channels could be accessed with an inexpensive top box. LED TVs arrived to compete with LCD and plasma. HDTVs started to get smarter.

j) 2010s – 4k, LED and 3D televisions took off. TVs also became much more smarter and affordable. They even got thinner and soon so many people began mounting them on walls.

k) 2020s – STILL ANTICIPATING!!!!

   Indeed we can all testify that over the past 100 years there has been massive leap in the world of entertainment, there are lots of inventions out there we couldn’t talk about here that fall under entertainment too. Televisions has been a marvel  to so many, from tiny screens with no cabinet, from black and white to glorious color.

 

 

 

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