Well, according to Stefan Andiopolous’ book Ghostly Apparitions, no. It’s not. But it was intended to be a medium. A spirit medium.
So, while the television itself—the object you and I most likely know as the utterly mundane fixture of family distraction sitting centrally ensconced in a nearby living room—might not be a supernatural mechanism, it nonetheless descends from a strange and convoluted line of esoteric experimentation, including early attempts at controlling electromagnetic transmissions, directing radio waves, and even experiencing various forms of so-called “remote viewing.”
Read the whole thing to get an interesting glimpse into early attempts to explain or display the universe through electronic means. This includes the hidden universe: so-called spirits, ghosts, the dead, etc.