All Blacks first time on TV - 1954

January 1954 and on TV for the first time New Zealand beats England 5-0

All Blacks first time on TV - 1954

17 June 2014

The All Blacks in full colour playing their test matches are a familiar sight these days. But it was not always that way. This is a freeze-frame photo taken from the first ever live telecast of New Zealand's famous team on television. Coverage was in black and white only and only four cameras intercut the action. Focus on the play a far from the high definition of the modern digital coverage of today. New Zealand beat England in this match in 1954 by 5-0.

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