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RCA . formerly an initialism for the Radio of America . is now a trademark used by two for products descended from common ancestor:

Thomson SA, manufactures consumer electronics RCA-branded televisions, DVD players, cassette recorders, direct satellite decoders, camcorders, equipment, telephones, and related and

Sony BMG Music Entertainment, owns the RCA Victor and RCA Records labels it received from one of its BMG .

The two companies bought those from General Electric, took over the RCA conglomerate in and kept RCA’s NBC broadcasting Initially, GE continued to control the RCA (including the rights to the His Master’s trademark and known worldwide as or Nipper, in parts of the Americas), were then licensed to and Bertelsmann. Thomson eventually the RCA trademarks, subject to the perpetual GE had issued to Sony BMG’s

Although Bertelsmann AG was new to the RCA family the creation of Sony BMG is similar to of EMI more than 70 years Thomson started as the French of a company which later into General Electric.

Due to popularity during the golden age of their manufacturing quality, engineering innovations, their and their name, RCA antique are one of the more sought-after brands of radios.

Prior to RCA

During World War I the of the major companies involved radio in the United States of were merged to facilitate the war All production of radio equipment was for the The seizure of the assets of British-owned Marconi by the United States and the cooperation between General United Fruit and Westinghouse Corporation laid the groundwork for the Corporation of America, RCA.

the war, many saw radio as a monopoly. The United States tried, but failed, to gain the for the Navy. Owen Young the U.S. Congress to entrust in his General Electric (GE), with American Telephone and (ATT), a monopoly of international

History of RCA

RCA was formed in 1919 as a company owned in part by ATT and GE. Sarnoff was named General RCA‘s charter required it be American-owned. RCA took over the of American Marconi, and was responsible for GE and Westinghouse’s radio equipment. It acquired the patents of United and Westinghouse, in exchange for ownership

By 1926, RCA had grasped the market for radio, and purchased the WEAF and radio stations and network ATT, merged them RCA’s own attempt at networking, the WJZ New Washington chain, and formed the Broadcasting Company (NBC).

Original RCA logo, revived by BMG for recordings

after buying interest

In 1929, RCA purchased the Talking Machine Company, the world’s largest manufacturer of (including the famous Victrola) and records (in British English. records). The company then RCA-Victor . With Victor, RCA New World rights to the famous trademark. RCA Victor produced radio-phonographs. The company also RCA Photophone, a sound-on-film system for films that competed William Fox’s sound-on-film and Warner Brothers sound-on-disc

In 1931, RCA Victor developed and the first 33⅓ rpm records to the public. had the standard groove size to the contemporary 78rpm records, than the microgroove used in 33⅓ Long Play records. The was a commercial failure at the height of the Depression, partially because the and playback equipment were The system was withdrawn from the after about a year. was not the first attempt at a commercial play record format, as Records had marketed a microgroove recorded disc with 20 playing time per side the decade; the Edison long records were also a failure.)

In 1939, RCA demonstrated an all-electronic system at the New York World’s With the introduction of the NTSC the Federal Communications Commission the start of commercial television on July 1, 1941. World War II the deployment of television in the US, but RCA began television sets almost after the war was over.

RCA was one of the leading of Vacuum Tubes in the USA, a series of innovative products from octal base. tubes co-developed with Electric before WWII to the Nuvistor used in the tuners of the New series of television sets. In of this, the company completely over to making solid-state sets by 1975.

Antitrust led to the breakup of the NBC radio networks by the a breakup affirmed by the United Supreme Court. On October 12, the NBC Blue radio network was to Life Savers candy Edward J. Noble for $8,000,000, and The Blue Network, Inc. It become the American Broadcasting (ABC) in 1946. The NBC Red network the NBC name, and RCA retained ownership.

In 1949, RCA-Victor developed and the first 45 rpm record to the public, CBS/Columbia’s 33⅓ rpm LP.

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In 1953, RCA’s standard was adopted as the standard for color TV, the NTSC (National Systems Committee or Never the Same Color, depending on or Westinghouse/CBS affiliation). RCA cameras and gear, particularly of the TK-40/41 became standard equipment at American television network as RCA CT-100 ( link ) (RCA to dealers) television sets color television to the public.

Due to rarity and technological significance, RCA (and other early television receivers) are highly collectibles; attic relics, with an RCA emblem, should be by several knowledgeable and trustworthy radio or television collectors to disposition.

Despite the company’s leadership in television technology, Sarnoff in 1955 commented, will never be a medium of

RCA was one of the eight major computer (along with IBM. Control Data Corporation, Electric, Honeywell, Scientific Systems and UNIVAC) through of the 1960s, but abandoned computers in

RCA was a major proponent of the eight-track cartridge, which it launched in The eight-track cartridge initially had a and profitable impact on the consumer However, sales of the 8-track format peaked in 1974-75 as increasingly favored the compact format developed by competitor .

RCA‘s decline

In many the story of RCA is the story of David His drive and business acumen led to RCA one of the largest companies in the world, turning it into a conglomerate the era of their success. However in now 79 years old, Sarnoff and was succeeded by his son Robert. David died the next year; of RCA’s success died him.

During the 1970s, RCA . as it was now formally known, became ossified as a company. Under Sarnoff’s leadership, RCA diversified far its original focus on electronics and The company acquired Hertz cars), Banquet (frozen Coronet (carpeting), Random (publishing) and Gibson (greeting Despite this diversification, or because of it, the corporation was plagued by problems. Robert Sarnoff was in a 1975 boardroom coup by Conrad, who resigned a year after admitting failing to income tax returns for six years. maintaining a high standard of excellence in such fields as engineering and satellite communications ventures such as the NBC radio and networks declined. Forays new consumer electronics products, as the innovative but technologically obsolescent videodisc system, proved losers.

This eventually led to RCA’s to GE in 1986 and its subsequent break-up. GE its 50% interest in what was then International Records to its partner and the company was renamed BMG Music for Music Group. GE sold the to make RCA and GE brand consumer products, notably Television to the French Thomson Group, in for some of Thomson’s medical


In old movies that the Wall Street Crash of sometimes we hear brokers or selling shares of radio means RCA.

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