In the early days of television the shows were live or on tape. Desi Arnez pioneered the idea of putting I Love Lucy on film because the tape copies of such a show were extremely poor.
Actually, kinescope was the standard method of recording at the time that I Love Lucy started. Tape was just being developed and was of very poor quality. It was introduced commercially about the time I Love Lucy ended its run.
I do use a digital device in my photographic pursuits when necessary.
When someone rags on me for using film, I use a middle digit, upraised.