There is no singular inventor of the television, over the course of around forty-two years several different people contributed to the world's first working television.
The first step towards television came when a German student, Paul Gottlieb Nipkow, patented the first electromechanical television system which employed a spinning disk however moving images were still not possible.
Once technology had advanced in 1926 John Logie Baird, using Nipkow's design, gave the world it's first true demonstration of television. He had managed to produce an image of 30 lines resolution, at this point in time the television was still mechanical. It was the same year that Kálmán Tihanyi, an engineer from Hungary, designed a fully electronic television and employing the principle of "charge storage" within the scanning tube.
The television was even further developed by 1927 when a Russian inventor named Léon Theremin developed a television system which achieved an image resolution of 100 lines by using interlacing.
In the same year Herbert E. Ives from the American Telephone & Telegraph Company managed to transmit moving images from a 50-aperture disk producing 16 frames per minute over a cable from Washington, DC to New York City, and via radio from New Jersey.
The world's first working electronic television system was demonstrated to the press in September of 1928 by Philo Farnsworth, an American inventor. It was in 1928 that the first television stations were founded. By 1936 the BBC had began transmitting the world's first public regular service in north London. Around the same Kálmán Tihanyi, who had designed the first electronic television, described the principle of plasma display, the first flat panel display system.
After several experiments with television Guillermo González Camarena eventually lead to the patent of colour television as well as the remote control in 1940.
Regular television programming in the U.S. Did not begin until 1948.