List of years in home video

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This page indexes the individual year in home video pages. Some years is annotated with a significant event as a reference point.

1970s[edit]

  • 1971 - Year U-matic launched
  • 1972 - Year Cartrivision launched
  • 1973
  • 1974
  • 1975 - Year Beta launched
  • 1976 - Year VHS launched
  • 1977 - Magnetic Video, the first home video company to release theatrical films to tape, licenses 50 films from 20th Century Fox for VHS and Betamax release.
     - August 23 – VHS is introduced in the United States.[1]
  • 1978 - Laserdisc player launched.[2] MCA issues Universal Studios film library onto laserdisc, and later adds Warner Bros. and Disney film libraries as well.
  • 1979 - Paramount Pictures and Columbia Pictures form Home Video Divisions; Video Store Magazine (now Home Media Magazine) established as the industry's first trade.

1980s[edit]

1990s[edit]

2000s[edit]

2010s[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ CED in the History of Media Technology (accessed 8 April 2011)
  2. ^ a b Cornell University Library (2003). "Digital Preservation and Technology Timeline". Digital Preservation Management. USA. Retrieved August 2015.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  3. ^ Virshup, Amy (1 July 1996). "The Teachings of Bob Stein". Wired. Condé Nast. Retrieved 18 November 2016. 
  4. ^ Ulaby, Neba (12 June 2004). "Criterion DVD Collection". NPR. NPR. Retrieved 18 November 2016.