'Mondovision' goes live - briefly
La réception de la première Mondovision
On July 23, 1962, nearly two weeks after the first tests, the first official launch of transatlantic satellite broadcasting took place.
This was celebrated in France as "Mondovision" – television for the world. In fact, the brief program showed images of the United States that were relayed via the Eurovision network to a number of West European countries.
Some hours later, "Europe" responded with typical images from each country: iconic shots of Paris, London, and Rome, and even a reindeer from Sweden.
As the weeks wore on, regular exchanges took place, always for a short window of time while the satellite passed overhead.
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Alexander Badenoch, ''Mondovision' goes live - briefly', Inventing Europe, http://www.inventingeurope.eu/story/mondovision-goes-live-briefly
- Schwoch, James. Global TV: New Media and the Cold War, 1946-69. University of Illinois Press, 2008.