Voyager Company

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The Voyager Company
Former type Software Company
Successors The Criterion Collection
Founded 1984
Defunct 1997
Headquarters United States
Products LaserDiscs, Interactive CD-ROM, The Criterion Collection

The Voyager Company was a pioneer in CD-ROM production in the 1980s and early 1990s, and published The Criterion Collection, a pioneering home video collection of classic and important contemporary films on Laserdisc. It was founded in 1984 by four partners: Jon Turell, Bill Becker, Aleen Stein and Robert Stein in Santa Monica, California and later moved to New York City. The firm took its name from the Voyager space craft.

In 1994 the partnership was diluted by selling 20% of it to the von Holzbrinck Publishing Group, a German holding company. In 1997, the Holzbrinck Group withdrew with its 20%, the name of "Voyager" and half the CD-ROM rights - Robert Stein took half the other CD-ROM rights, and the Toolkit rights.

This left the Criterion Collection and three of the original partners: Aleen Stein (1/3), the Becker family (1/3), and the Turell family (1/3).




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