1979 in home video


1979 in home video

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in?=in home video
in2?=in film
in3?=in television
cp=19th century
c=20th century
cf=21st century
yp1=1976
yp2=1977
yp3=1978
year=1979
ya1=1980
ya2=1981
ya3=1982
dp3=1940s
dp2=1950s
dp1=1960s
d=1970s
da=0
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dn2=1990s
dn3=2000s|

Industry milestones

* 20th Century Fox purchases Magnetic Video, which in 1977 had become the first company to release pre-recorded films on videotape for consumer use.
* Paramount Pictures and Columbia Pictures form home entertainment divisions.
* Distribution of "Video 2000" products begins.
* Home video starts to take off.


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