The 'Our World' TV broadcast was written by the British Broadcasting Corporation and the European Broadcasting Union. It was the first television programme to be broadcast live around the world on 25 June 1967. This was made possible by the use of three geostationary telecommunications satellites.
Contributions from fourteen countries were woven together by the script writer Antony Jay. It was based on a unifying theme of ‘population’. The broadcast was split into sections titled, 'The Hungry World’, ‘The Crowded World’, ‘Physical Excellence’, ‘Artistic Excellence’ and ‘The Worlds Beyond’ – which combined segments from celebrities alongside footage of everyday life.
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