At Motorola, we’ve always pushed the envelope, innovating forward-thinking products and services, like the first pay-TV system.
It was 1957 when the Telemovies services offered people living in Bartlesville, Oklahoma the ability to pay for movies not offered by the regular TV channels and watch them in the comfort of their homes. We designed and provided the equipment that made it possible. The first subscriber not only got to be the first person to watch their chosen movie at home, they also won a Motorola TV.
In 1960, the Motorola Astronaut television was the world’s first transistorized, cordless portable, large-screen television (at 19 inches!).
Then in 1966, there was the Motorola experimental shirt-pocket television, featuring a 1-1/8 inch picture. This advanced engineering project was directed by DeLoss Tanner of Motorola’s consumer products engineering department.
circa 1968 (Credit : Motorola, Inc. Legacy Archives Collection)
We’ve got a thing for being revolutionary, and you can click here to see all the latest ways we’re working to better your TV experience inside and outside of the home.
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