Pt. 3 The colored television was first proposed in 1904 and patented again in 1925 by a Zworykin, but neither was successful. Production started in the 40s, but halted during World War II. Once the end of World War II came, production and use of Televisions in the United States soared back up thanks to various situations such as “. . . war-related technological advances, gradual expansion of television networks westward, drop in television prices caused by mass production, . . .” Wiki.