Digital TV Group supports the Science Museum’s new gallery: The Information Age

HRH Queen Elizabeth opens the Science Museum: The Information Age gallery

The Digital TV Group has staked its place in history with an appearance by CEO Richard Lindsay-Davies in the Science Museum’s latest gallery: The Information Age.

The new gallery explores more than 200 years of innovation in communication and information technologies, from the telegraph to the mobile phone.

The DTG’s chief executive features in a video in the Broadcast zone, covering the British TV’s Digital Switchover from 2005 to 2012.

Information Age is divided into six zones, each representing a different information and communication technology network: The Cable, The Telephone Exchange, Broadcast, The Constellation, The Cell and The Web.

It was opened today (October 24) by Her Majesty The Queen, who sent her first tweet: “It is a pleasure to open the Information Age exhibition today at the @ScienceMuseum and I hope people will enjoy visiting. Elizabeth R.”

The exhibits will be permanently opened to the public from October 25, 2014, including a complete communications satellite and the giant Rugby Radio Station tuning coil, built in 1926.

The gallery explores the important events which shaped the development of the networks, from the dramatic stories behind the growth of the worldwide telegraph network in the 19th century, to the influence of mobile phones on our lives today.

Visitors can re-live remarkable moments in history, told through the eyes of those who invented, operated or were affected by the new wave of technology, from the first BBC radio broadcast in 1922 to the dawn of digital TV.

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DTG Staff  |  24.10.2014

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