Technicolor Receives Hollywood Star Of Recognition
Technicolor celebrates 100 Years of Creative Technology with a Hollywood Star of Recognition.
200 Million Set-Top Boxes
Technicolor has become the first company worldwide to ship over 200 million set-top boxes to customers.
The world’s first HDR Ultra HD live, over-the-air broadcast
Demonstration in partnership with Sinclair broadcast group at NAB
Technicolor becomes a founding member of the UHD Alliance.
Technicolor produces its 900 millionth Blu-ray disc.
Technicolor Color Scientists awarded an Academy “Sci-Tech” Award for contributions to the American Society of Cinematographer’s Color Decision List.
Customer Premises Equipment
Since 1994, Technicolor has delivered more than 300 million units of Customer Premises Equipment over five continents.
4k set-top box
Technicolor introduces industry’s first ‘high-frame-rate’ 4k/UHD set top box demonstrated at the Cable Show 2014.
Film shot and/or released in 3D to win Oscar for Best Cinematography.
Technicolor produces its 350 millionth Blu-ray disc.
TV Video Call
First IP client set-top box integrating video call on TV for MSOs.
Life of Pi
Film shot and released in 3D to win Oscar for Best Cinematography. MPC wins its first Oscar for Best Visual Effects.
Film shot and released in 3D to win Oscar for Best Cinematography.
In October, 100 million gateways were shipped.
Blu-ray 3D disc
Technicolor produces the world’s first Blu-ray 3D disc.
World’s first real-time streaming of uncompressed digital 4k movie over long distance IP network.
Academy “Sci-Tech” Award for Technicolor “digital YCM” color archival process.
First holographic DVD is produced in September.
Technicolor produces its first HD DVD disc for market launch of the format.
Technicolor produces its first Blu-ray Disc for market launch of the format.
Electronic Content Distribution Services
Technicolor launches its Electronic Content Distribution Services division, dedicated to providing digital cinema services and securely managed content distribution to the home.
Triple play set-top box
First triple play SD STB set-top box to market.
First film in modern era to be theatrically released in 3D.
Academy “Sci-Tech” Award for Technicolor RATS innovation (real-time answer-print timing) for laboratory color pre-visualization.
Technicolor Digital Cinema launches SkyArc, the world's largest digital distribution network for cinema advertising.
HD MPEG4 set-top box
First HD MPEG4 set-top box to market.
Technicolor acquires The Moving Picture Company (MPC), expanding its worldwide post-production service.
Introduction of the next version of the technology MP3PRO: twice as many songs on a CD within the original specification of MPEG.
DVR set-top box
First DVR set-top box to market.
Technicolor is a founding member of the Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA), establishing the standard format for Blu-ray discs.
Technicolor partners with Microsoft to replicate and distribute Xbox games.
First wireless ADSL router to market.
First USB modem to market with 2.1 million sold.
Technicolor licenses its proprietary technology to integrate anti-counterfeiting holograms into CD’s and DVD’s.
MPEG2 standard is introduced to the market and supported by Technicolor.
DVB set-top box
First DVB set-top box.
Technicolor produces DVD-Video disc for market launch of format.
Launched MP3 licensing program with Fraunhofer Institute, fueling MP3's dramatic expansion in the distribution of music and Internet broadcasting.
Introduces the first high-powered DIRECTV satellite receiver, with a small 18" dish antenna, under the RCA brand.
First digital set-top box to market.
Technicolor enables satellite broadcasters to transmit hundreds of channels to an 18” rooftop dish antenna throughout the continental United States by adapting MPEG video compression.
The MP3 audio format becomes an ISO standard.
First Olympic Games in Albertville and Barcelona produced and transmitted in HDTV.
Technicolor becomes founding member of MPEG (Motion Picture Experts group) as a major stakeholder in MP3-Audio and MPEG-Video standards.
Technicolor produces its first VHS videocassette.
Optical Disc Recorder
Conducted research into the Optical Disc Recorder.
Technicolor processes footage from Apollo 11 moon mission.
Engaged by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to process film for their photographic operations at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
First full feature using wet-printing process to permit making high quality reduced grain, dirt-free prints from 35mm and 16mm color-reversal films.
First RCA color TV in market.
Introduced by Technicolor to enable fades, dissolves and special effects to be printed in color.
Color Cinematography Oscars
Over the next 28 years, Technicolor projects receive an Oscar for Color Cinematography in all but 3 years.
Oscar presented to Dr. Herbert A. Kalmus
Awarded a special Oscar for “successfully bringing three-color feature production to the screen”.
The Wizard of Oz
Three strip IB dye-transfer color is used in this historic film.
Gone With The Wind
First full feature length motion picture in Technicolor to be awarded the Academy Award for Color Cinematography.
Technicolor receives its first Scientific and Technical Achievement Academy Award for color cartoon process.
Walt Disney’s Flowers and Trees
First Disney animated theatrical cartoon short serviced in full color. The project later won Disney’s first Oscar.
First Hollywood laboratory established, the largest of its time devoted to color.
The Gulf Between
The first project: a one-reel film, serviced in the first Technicolor laboratory, a railway car.
Where it all started
Technicolor Motion Picture Corp. established by Dr. Herbert T. Kalmus (November 19th)