Company history

1974

“Splendid Film” established by Albert E. Klein

1980

Andreas R. Klein becomes head of the Distribution & Marketing division

1997

In-house dubbing studios set up at the new company site

1998

Internationalisation through investment in Initial Entertainment Group (IEG), USA

1999

Flotation on the stock market

2000

Acquisition of Polyband, establishment of Enteractive

2001

The Splendid production “Traffic” receives four Oscars

Sale of IEG shares

2002

Golden Globe and Emmy awards for the Splendid productions “James Dean”

and “Victoria & Albert”.

2003

Two Golden Globes for the Splendid production “Gangs of New York”.

2004

Acquisition of a majority stake in the distribution company WVG Medien GmbH (formerly

WarnerVision Vertriebs GmbH)

2005

Capital increase

2007

Expansion of the “Video-on-demand (VoD)” division

2008

Commencement of business activities in Belgium and the Netherlands

2009

Release of titles in Blu-ray format stepped up.

Marketing of films via the iTunes Store

2010

Start-up of the VoD portal videociety

2012

First-ever payout of a dividend.

2013

First German in-house production

2015

Development of the TV production business unit.

2016

Majority shareholding in today's Splendid Studios GmbH, Cologne.

Expansion of the TV production business.

2017

First own co-production in the Benelux countries: "Misfit".

Increased development of digital business areas.

 

 

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