Electrical Review, March 23, 1907, page 483:

The "Tellevent."

    A company has been organized, known as the American Tellevent Company, at Detroit, Mich., to exploit the invention of J. F. Land, general manager of the Michigan State Telephone Company. This apparatus, it is stated, will supply subscribers at their homes with the latest happenings of the world, with special music, performances at theatres, concerts and churches.
    The company is capitalized at $300,000, and the temporary organization for incorporation purposes is as follows: E. L. Ford, W. A. Jackson, George M. Black, A. A. Schantz, James H. Swart and James F. Land.