The Complete History of Home Video

1977 Edit

1978 Edit

  • Charles Band establishes Media Home Entertainment to release independent and public domain films.
  • Universal Studios begins releasing films on the new LaserDisc format under the MCA DiscoVision label.

1979 Edit

1980 Edit

  • WCI Home Video releases the first 20 Warner Bros. films on videocassette.
  • Walt Disney Home Video sets up a deal with Fotomat to release 13 titles on videocassette. These titles would later be made available for wide retail months later.
  • Universal Studios begins releasing films on videocassette under the MCA Videocassette, Inc. label.
  • MGM/CBS Home Video, a home video joint venture between Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and CBS, is established.

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1987 Edit

  • In July, Technicolor announced its acquisition of CBS/Fox's duplication facility; the acquisition was completed sometime in September.
  • Shortly after Technicolor's acquisition of CBS/Fox's duplication facility, VCA-Teletronics was spun off from Technicolor.

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1993 Edit

  • Licensed VHS duplicators this year include:
    • AKO Enterprises
    • Allied Film & Video
    • American Sound & Video Corporation
    • Cassette Duplicators Incorporated
    • Cassette Productions
    • Cassette Productions Unlimited
    • Celebrity Duplicating Services, Inc.
    • Centercom Inc.
    • Century Cassette Corp.
    • Crest Cassette Corporation
    • Custom Duplication Incorporated
    • Denver Dubbing, Inc.
    • Diamond Entertainment Corporation
    • Duplication Factory
    • EMC Productions
    • fp Video Services, Inc.
    • Future Duplicators
    • Hauppauge Video Manufacturing, Ltd
    • International Cassette Corp.
    • MagneTech Corporation
    • Mardee
    • Media Associates Inc.
    • Media Concepts, Inc.
    • Premiere America Inc.
    • Premiere Video
    • Producers Color Service, Inc. Video Cassette Division
    • Rank Video Services America
    • Resolution Video Production and Duplication
    • Technicolor Videocassette, Inc.
    • VCA Teletronics Inc.
    • Video Duplication Services, Inc.
    • VideoLab Cassette Division
    • Video West
    • West Coast Video Duplicating, Inc.

1994 Edit

  • Licensed VHS duplicators this year include:
    • Action Duplication
    • Advanced Audio/Video Productions, Inc.
    • AKO Enterprises
    • Allied Film & Video
    • American Sound & Video Corporation
    • Audio-Video-Color Corp.
    • Arrow America Video
    • Cassette Duplicators Incorporated
    • Cassette Productions
    • Cassette Productions Unlimited
    • Celebrity Duplicating Services, Inc.
    • Centercom Inc.
    • Century Cassette Corp.
    • Christian Video International, Inc.
    • Cine Magnetics Video & Film Laboratories
    • Color Film Corporation
    • Curtis Inc. Audio & Video Communications
    • Custom Duplication Incorporated
    • Denver Dubbing, Inc.
    • Diamond Entertainment Corporation
    • Downeast Duplicating, Inc.
    • Duplication Factory
    • EMC Productions
    • Full Perspective Video Services, Inc.
    • Hauppauge Video Manufacturing, Ltd
    • Heartland Custom Cassettes
    • International Cassette Corp.
    • The Little Warehouse, Inc.
    • MagneTech Corporation
    • Mardee
    • Matrix Video Duplication Corporation
    • Media Associates Inc.
    • Media Concepts, Inc.
    • Mirror Image Duplication Services
    • Morning Sun Productions
    • MPL Film & Video
    • Northstar Video Duplicators Inc.
    • Osborn Productions
    • Precise Video Services Inc.
    • Precision Tapes
    • Premiere America Inc.
    • Premiere Video
    • Producers Color Service, Inc. Video Cassette Division
    • PSI Audio/Video Duplication
    • Quantum Video Tape Company
    • Rank Video Services America
    • Resolution Video Production and Duplication
    • Sifford Video
    • Silva Communications
    • Tapes Unlimited, Inc.
    • Technicolor Video Services
    • United Audio/Video Group
    • Vaughn Communications, Inc.
    • Video Duplication Services, Inc.
    • VideoLab Cassette Division
    • The Video-Matic Group
    • Video Services Group, Inc.
    • Videotape International, Ltd.
    • Video West Productions
    • VU Videos, Inc.
    • WEA Manufacturing Inc.
    • West Coast Video Duplicating, Inc.
    • WRS Motion Picture & Video Laboratory

1995 Edit

  • Licensed VHS duplicators this year include:
    • 3-G VideoCassette Corporation
    • Action Duplication
    • Advanced Audio/Video Productions, Inc.
    • AKO Enterprises
    • Allied Digital Technologies Corp.
    • American Sound & Video Corporation
    • Audio-Video-Color Corp.
    • Arrow America Video
    • Cassette Duplicators Incorporated
    • Cassette Productions
    • Cassette Productions Unlimited
    • Celebrity Duplicating Services, Inc.
    • Centercom Inc.
    • Century Cassette Corp.
    • Christian Video International, Inc.
    • Cine Magnetics Video & Film Laboratories
    • Color Film Corporation
    • Curtis Inc. Audio & Video Communications
    • Custom Duplication Incorporated
    • Denver Dubbing, Inc.
    • Diamond Entertainment Corporation
    • Downeast Duplicating, Inc.
    • Duplication Factory
    • EMC Productions
    • Full Perspective Video Services, Inc.
    • Hauppauge Video Manufacturing, Ltd
    • Heartland Custom Cassettes
    • International Cassette Corp.
    • The Little Warehouse, Inc.
    • MagneTech Corporation
    • Mardee
    • Matrix Video Duplication Corporation
    • Media Concepts, Inc.
    • Mirror Image Duplication Services
    • Morning Sun Productions
    • MPL Film & Video
    • Northstar Video Duplicators Inc.
    • Osborn Video
    • Precise Video Services Inc.
    • Precision Tapes Inc.
    • Premiere America Inc.
    • Premiere Video
    • Producers Color Service, Inc. Video Cassette Division
    • PSI Audio/Video Duplication
    • Quantum Video Tape Company
    • Rank Video Services America
    • Resolution Video Production and Duplication
    • Sifford Video
    • Silva Communications
    • Tapes Unlimited, Inc.
    • Technicolor Video Services
    • United Audio/Video Group
    • Vaughn Communications, Inc.
    • Video Duplication Services, Inc.
    • VideoLab Cassette Division
    • The Video-Matic Group
    • Video Services Group, Inc.
    • Videotape International, Ltd.
    • Video West Productions
    • VU Videos, Inc.
    • WEA Manufacturing Inc.
    • West Coast Video Duplicating, Inc.
    • WRS Motion Picture & Video Laboratory

1996 Edit

  • Licensed VHS duplicators this year include:
    • 3-G VideoCassette Corporation
    • Action Duplication
    • Advanced Audio/Video Productions, Inc.
    • AKO Enterprises
    • Allied Digital Technologies Corp.
    • American Sound & Video Corporation
    • Audio-Video-Color Corp.
    • Arrow America Video
    • Cassette Duplicators Incorporated
    • Cassette Productions
    • Cassette Productions Unlimited
    • Centercom Inc.
    • Central Video
    • Century Cassette Corp.
    • Christian Video International, Inc.
    • Cine Magnetics Video & Film Laboratories
    • Color Film Corporation
    • Curtis Inc. Audio & Video Communications
    • Custom Duplication Incorporated
    • Denver Dubbing, Inc.
    • Digital Excellence Inc.
    • Downeast Duplicating, Inc.
    • Dub South Inc.
    • Duplication Factory
    • DXB Video Tapes, Inc.
    • EMC Productions
    • Full Perspective Video Services, Inc.
    • Heartland Custom Cassettes
    • International Cassette Corp.
    • The Little Warehouse, Inc.
    • MagneTech Corporation
    • Mardee
    • Matrix Video Duplication Corporation
    • Media Concepts, Inc.
    • MediaCopy
    • Mirror Image Duplication Services
    • Morning Sun Productions
    • MPL Film & Video
    • Northstar Video Duplicators Inc.
    • Opryland Productions Duplicating Services
    • Osborn Video
    • Precise Video Services Inc.
    • Precision Tapes Inc.
    • Premiere America Inc.
    • Premiere Video
    • Producers Color Service, Inc. Video Cassette Division
    • PSI Audio/Video Duplication
    • PVS Corporate Services
    • Quantum Video Tape Company
    • Rank Video Services America
    • Resolution Video Production and Duplication
    • Sifford Media
    • Silva Communications
    • Tapes Unlimited, Inc.
    • Technicolor Video Services
    • United Audio/Video Group
    • Vaughn Communications, Inc.
    • Video Duplication Services, Inc.
    • VideoLab Cassette Division
    • The Video-Matic Group
    • Video Services Group, Inc.
    • Videotape International, Ltd.
    • Video West Productions
    • VU Videos, Inc.
    • WEA Manufacturing Inc.
    • WRS Motion Picture & Video Laboratory

1997 Edit

  • Licensed VHS duplicators this year include:
    • 3-G VideoCassette Corporation
    • Action Duplication
    • Advanced Audio/Video Productions, Inc.
    • AKO Enterprises
    • Allied Digital Technologies Corp.
    • American Sound & Video Corporation
    • Audio-Video-Color Corp.
    • Arrow America Video
    • Cassette Duplicators Incorporated
    • Cassette Productions
    • Cassette Productions Unlimited
    • Celebrity Duplicating Services, Inc.
    • Centercom Inc.
    • Central Video
    • Century Cassette Corp.
    • Christian Video International, Inc.
    • Cine Magnetics Video & Digital Laboratories
    • Color Film Corporation
    • Curtis Inc. Audio & Video Communications
    • Custom Duplication Incorporated
    • Denver Dubbing, Inc.
    • Digital Communications Technology Corporation
    • Digital Excellence
    • Downeast Duplicating, Inc.
    • Dub South Inc.
    • Duplication Factory
    • DXB Video Tapes, Inc.
    • EMC Productions
    • Full Perspective Video Services, Inc.
    • Heartland Custom Cassettes
    • International Cassette Corp.
    • The Little Warehouse, Inc.
    • Mardee
    • Media Concepts, Inc.
    • MediaCopy
    • Mirror Image Duplication Services
    • Morning Sun Productions
    • MPL Film & Video
    • Northstar Video Duplicators Inc.
    • Opryland Duplicating Services
    • Osborn Video
    • Precise Media Services, Inc.
    • Precision Tapes Inc.
    • Premiere America Inc.
    • Premiere Video
    • Producers Color Service, Inc. Video Cassette Division
    • PSI Audio/Video Duplication
    • PVS Corporate Services
    • Quantum Video Tape Company
    • Rank Video Services America
    • Resolution Video Production and Duplication
    • Sifford Media
    • Silva Communications
    • Sound Video Corporation
    • Sterling Video Services
    • Tapes Unlimited, Inc.
    • Technicolor Video Services
    • United Audio/Video Group
    • Vaughn Communications, Inc.
    • Video Duplication Services, Inc.
    • VideoLab Cassette Division
    • The Video-Matic Group
    • Video Services Group, Inc.
    • Videotape International, Ltd.
    • Video West Productions
    • VU Media Duplication
    • WEA Manufacturing Inc.
    • WRS Motion Picture & Video Laboratory

1998 Edit

  • Licensed VHS duplicators this year include:
    • Action Duplication
    • Advanced Audio/Video Productions, Inc.
    • AKO Enterprises
    • Allied Digital Technologies Corp.
    • American Sound & Video Corporation
    • Audio-Video-Color Corp.
    • Arrow America Video
    • AstralTech
    • Cassette Duplicators Incorporated
    • Centercom Inc.
    • Central Video
    • Century Cassette Corp.
    • Christian Video International, Inc.
    • Cine Magnetics Video & Film Laboratories
    • Cinram
    • Color Film Corporation
    • Curtis Inc. Audio & Video Communications
    • Custom Duplication Incorporated
    • Deluxe Video Services, Inc.
    • Denver Dubbing, Inc.
    • Digital Communications Technology Corporation
    • Digital Excellence Inc.
    • Downeast Duplicating, Inc.
    • Dub South Inc.
    • Duplication Factory
    • DXB Video Tapes, Inc.
    • EMC Productions
    • Full Perspective Video Services, Inc.
    • Hauppauge Video Manufacturing, Ltd
    • Heartland Custom Cassettes
    • International Cassette Corp.
    • The Little Warehouse, Inc.
    • Mardee
    • Media Concepts, Inc.
    • MediaCopy
    • Mirror Image Duplication Services
    • Morning Sun Productions
    • MPL Film & Video
    • Northstar Video Duplicators Inc.
    • Opryland Duplicating Services
    • Osborn Video
    • Precise Media Services, Inc.
    • Precision Tapes Inc.
    • Precision Powerhouse
    • Premiere America Inc.
    • Premiere Video
    • Producers Color Service, Inc. Video Cassette Division
    • Producers Tape Service
    • PSI Audio/Video Duplication
    • PVS Corporate Services
    • Quantum Video Tape Company
    • Rank Video Services America
    • Resolution Video Production and Duplication
    • Sifford Media
    • Silva Communications
    • Sound Video Corporation
    • Sterling Video Services
    • Tapes Unlimited, Inc.
    • Technicolor Video Services
    • United Audio/Video Group
    • Vaughn Communications, Inc.
    • Video Duplication Services, Inc.
    • VideoLab Cassette Division
    • The Video-Matic Group
    • Video Services Group, Inc.
    • Videotape International, Ltd.
    • Video West Productions
    • VTR Video
    • VU Media Duplication
    • WRS Motion Picture & Video Laboratory

1999 Edit

  • Licensed VHS duplicators this year include:
    • Action Duplication
    • Allied Digital Technologies Corp.
    • American Sound & Video Corporation
    • Audio-Video-Color Corp.
    • AstralTech
    • Cassette Duplicators Incorporated
    • CDI Media
    • Central Video
    • Christian Video International, Inc.
    • Cine Magnetics Video & Film Laboratories
    • Cinram
    • Color Film Corporation
    • Curtis Inc. Audio & Video Communications
    • Custom Duplication Incorporated
    • Deluxe Video Services, Inc.
    • Denver Dubbing, Inc.
    • DXB Video Tapes, Inc.
    • Full Perspective Video Services, Inc.
    • International Cassette Corp.
    • The Little Warehouse, Inc.
    • Media Concepts, Inc.
    • MediaCopy
    • Mirror Image Duplication Services
    • MPL Film & Video
    • Network Duplication Services
    • Northstar
    • Osborn Video
    • Precise Media Services, Inc.
    • Precision Powerhouse
    • Premiere America Inc.
    • Premiere Video
    • Producers Color Service, Inc. Video Cassette Division
    • PSI Audio/Video Duplication
    • Sifford Media
    • Silva Communications
    • Sound Video Corporation
    • Sterling Video Services
    • Technicolor
    • Video Duplication Services, Inc.
    • VideoLab Cassette Division
    • Video Services Group, Inc.
    • Video West Productions
    • VTR Video
    • VU Media Duplication

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