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Item Details
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Title
Bush Internet TV, 2001
Bush Internet Television, Model No: ITV8401
Work Type
Telecommunications
Date
2001
Location
Indonesia
Material
metal (unknown); plastic (unidentified)
Measurements
overall: 360 mm x 365 mm x 375 mm,
Description
Bush Internet Television, Model No: ITV8401, manufactured by Bush, Indonesia, 2001; Bush Internet Television, Model No: ITV8401, manufactured by Bush, Indonesia, 2001.; This 'Internet TV' was the result of a partnership between electronics companies Bush and Virgin in the early 2000s. Bush provided the television, while Virgin created the content for the web pages it displayed. The aim was to enable many more households to have access to the web, and to create a comfortable first time experience for consumers. In the rush to get the technology on to the market the TV was launched with some shortcomings. For instance, there was no guarantee that websites not designed specifically for the device would display properly. The original owner of this item bought it to gain experience of using the internet, but found it frustrating to use. This particular device was not a commercially success, but by the 2010s internet-enabled smart televisions were becoming increasingly common.
Repository
Science Museum, Information Age Gallery: Broadcast
Donated by Mr M. Westoby
ID Number
co8360498
Source
Image and original data from Science Museum Group - https://collection.sciencemuseum.org.uk
Rights
The source metadata displayed in the Description field is released under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license - https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/. All other source metadata is released under Creative Commons Zero - https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/. The image is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 License - https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/.
File Properties
File Name
large_2013_0078_0001__0001_.jpg
SSID
26436626

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