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What was the world's first television commercial?
There are records of television commercials
dating back to 1928 aired by W1XAY in Lexington, Massachusetts.
On Dec. 07 1930, W1XAV in Boston broadcast a show,
sponsored by I.J.Fox Furriers on which debuted what is sometimes considered to
be the world's first television commercial, but the station was fined as it
broke regulations as commercials were not yet legal.
At 2:29 p.m. on July 01 1941 New York City NBC
affiliate WNBT aired a 10 second spot before a baseball game between the
Brooklyn Dodgers and Philadelphia Phillies, displaying a Bulova watch over a map
of the U.S., with a voiceover of the company's slogan "America runs on Bulova
commercial was the world's first legal television commercial and cost the Bulova
Watch Company a whopping $9.00 USD.
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