1st Academy Awards were presented in Hollywood. Comic strip characters Tintin and Popeye make their debut appearance.
Fernseh AG television company was registered in Berlin by John Logie Baird, Robert Bosch and other partners.
Batman makes his first appearance in a comic book. The Wizard of Oz premiers in Hollywood.
Fernseh AG becomes a wholly owned subsidiary of Robert Bosch GmbH.
Agatha Christie´s “The Mouse Trap” opens in London. TV how “I Love Lucy” is seen in 10,000,000 homes.
Fernseh AG moves to Darmstadt, Germany
First UK television broadcasts begin on BBC2. Disney release “Jungle Book”.
Bosch Fernseh manufactures a full range of video and film equipment including professional video cameras, VTRs and telecine devices.
Philips demonstrates Compact Discs for the first time. McDonalds launch the “Happy Meal”.
FDL 60 is launched – the world´s first CCD telecine.
Pixar Animation Studios is opened. The “Phantom of the Opera” opens in London.
Broadcast Television Systems (BTS) is formed as a joint venture between Bosch and Philips Broadcast.
Microsoft releases Windows 95. The DVD as an optical disc media storage format is announced.
The Darmstadt factory moves to Weiterstadt, Germany. BTS is acquired by Philips Electronics North America Corp. to become Philips Broadcast-Philips Digital Video Systems.
Pokémon and Nintendo games are released in Japan. “Braveheart” wins Best Picture at the Academy Awards.
Spirit datacine is launched following a joint project with Kodak.
“Titanic” wins 11 Oscars, including Best Picture. Google is founded.
Spirit datacine scans first movie “Pleasantville” as a digital intermediate.
“Dora the Explorer” one of Nickelodeon´s most popular shows debuts. The Nintendo Game Cube is revealed.
Shadow, a low cost telecine for SDTV and HDTV, launched.
“The Pianist” wins the Palme D´Or at the Canne Film Festival. “Spiderman” is the first film to make $100M+ during its opening weekend.
Thomson Multimedia merges with the Gradd Valley Group to become Grass Valley.
The element darmstadtium (Ds), atomic number 110, is officially christened.
Spirit 2K and 4K datacines launched.
Bill Gates steps down as chairman of Microsoft Corporation. The last major US supplier of VHS tapes ships its final truck load.
Thomson Film Division is acquired by Partner Capital Group and renamed Digital Film Technology.
Minecraft is made. Apple launches the iPod touch 3G.
The Hobbit becomes the first film to use 48fps image capture and projection. Paramount and Universal Pictures celebrate their 100th anniversary.
Prasad Corp. acquires DFT.
Brazil World Cup.
Scanity HDR launched for high dynamic range scanning.
Universal´s Jurrasic World grosses $1bn in ticket sales within 13 days of release – the fastest time ever recorded.
WetGate technology option (S35/35mm) introduced to Scanity HDR.
“Nintendo Switch” game console was released. Blade runner 2049 (2017) – remake of the original cult film.
S8/8mm option introduced for Scanity HDR.
France won the FIFA World Cup 2018.
DFT introduces S16/16mm WetGate option.
China landed its robotic space probe Chang´e 4 on the “dark side” of the moon.
DFT launches its large format film scanner OXScan 14K.
Elon Musk becomes the CEO of Twitter.
DFT introduces the new POLAR HQ plattform.