• Remember when...

    1st Academy Awards were presented in Hollywood
    Comic strip characters Tintin and Popeye make their debut appearance

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    Fernseh AG television company was registered in Berlin by John Logie Baird, Robert Bosch and other partners

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    Batman makes his first appearance in a comic book
    The Wizard of Oz premiers in Hollywood

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    Fernseh becomes wholly owned by Robert Bosch GmbH

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    Agatha Christie’s ‘The Mouse Trap’ opens in London
    TV show ‘I love Lucy’ is seen in 10,000,000 homes

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    Fernseh moves to Darmstadt, Germany

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    First UK television broadcasts begin on BBC2
    Disney release ‘Jungle Book’

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    Bosch Fernseh manufactures a full range of video and film equipment – including professional video cameras, VTRs and telecine devices

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    Philips demonstrates Compact Discs for the first time
    MacDonalds launch the ‘Happy Meal’
    Sony Walkman goes on sale for the first time in Japan

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    FDL 60 is launched – the world’s first CCD telecine

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    Kodak leaves the instant camera business
    Pixar Animation Studios is opened
    The ‘Phantom of the Opera’ opens in London

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    Broadcast Television Systems (BTS) is formed through a joint venture between Bosch and Philips Broadcast

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    Microsoft releases Windows 95
    DVD, optical disc computer media storage format is announced

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    BTS is acquired by Philips Electronics North America Corp to become Philips Broadcast-Philips Digital Video Systems

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    Pokémon and Nintendo games are released in Japan
    ‘Braveheart’ wins Best Picture at the Academy Awards

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    Spirit Datacine is launched following a joint project with Kodak.

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    ‘Titanic’ wins 11 Oscars, including Best Picture
    Google is founded

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    Spirit Datacine scans first movie ‘Pleasantville’ as a digital intermediate

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    ‘Star Wars: Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace’ is released
    Napster, a music downloading service debuts
    Apple release the Power Macintosh G4

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    VDC-2000 Specter - the first virtual datacine for data files is launched

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    ‘405 The Movie’ – first short film widely distributed on the internet is released
    ‘Dora the Explorer’ one of Nickelodeon’s most popular shows debuts
    The Nintendo Game Cube is revealed

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    Shadow – low cost telecine launched for SDTV and HDTV

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    ‘The Pianist’ wins the Palme D’Or at the Canne Film Festival

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    Thomson Multimedia merges with the Grass Valley Group, to become Grass Valley

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    ‘Spiderman’ is the first film to make $100+ during its opening weekend

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    The Darmstadt factory moves to Weiterstadt, Germany

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    YouTube is founded,br>X Box 360 and Play Station 3 are announced

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    Spirit 2K and 4K Datacines launched

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    The iPhone goes on sale

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    Spirit HD Datacine launched

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    The last Harry Potter book is released and becomes the faster ever selling book in history

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    Bones Dailies launched

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    Bill Gates steps down as Chairman of the Microsoft Corporation
    The last major US supplier of VHS tapes ships its final truck load

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    Thomson Film Division is acquired by Parter Capital Group and renamed Digital Film Technology

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    Wolverine’s 35th anniversary
    Minecraft is made
    Apple launch the iPod Touch 3G

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    Scanity launched

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    India has the highest annual film output in the world
    More film sequels released than in any other year before 2011
    Nintendo 3DS is released in Japan

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    Flexxity launched

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    The Hobbit becomes the first film to use 48fps image capture and projection
    Paramount and Universal Pictures celebrate 100 year anniversaries
    James Bond celebrates 50 years and released ‘Skyfall’

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    DFT is acquired by Prasad Group, part of Prasad Studios

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    Playstation 4 and X box One are released

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    DFT moves to new offices in Darmstadt, Germany

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    Brazil World Cup!
    Transformers: Age of Extinction surpasses $1bn to become the 12th highest grossing film of all time

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    Scanity HDR launched for high dynamic range scanning

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    Universal’s Jurassic World grosses $1bn in ticket sales within 13 days of release – the fastest time ever recorded

    dft history...

    dft introduces wetgate technology