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.
1978 - Laserdisc player launched. MCA issues Universal Studios film library onto laserdisc, and later adds Warner Bros. and Disney film libraries as well.
1982 - PBV Distribution (Publishing & Broadcasting Video) becomes one of the biggest selling Australian video companies. In the mid-80s, it would later become Communications and Entertainment Limited. Star Wars is released on home video-cassette, becoming one of the most demanded videos of all time.
1983 - JVC launches VHD format in Japan. Following a merger in 1982 between Twentieth Century Fox Video and CBS Video Enterprises, CBS/Fox Video is launched to the home video market, with divisions Key Video and Playhouse Video. In Japan, the Bandai-Emotion label is launched on VHS, and becomes one of the biggest selling Japanese home video labels of all time.
1992 - Fujitsu gets credit for producing the first full-color plasma display panel in 1992. The very first prototype for a plasma display monitor was invented in July 1964 at the University of Illinois by professors Donald Bitzer and Gene Slottow, and then graduate student Robert Willson.
2016 - 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray launched. Kino Classics releases the Blu-ray/DVD box set "Pioneers of African-American Cinema", which collects numerous restored films by African American filmmakers from the first half of the 20th century.