Deutschlandspiegel 353/1984 1984


1 Munich: curling, curling (see D 307/1), shoots over the ice and meets little red wooden cubes. 2 crows on Schneeberg. Curling in the Park in front of the Nymphenburg Castle. Woman throws, various ice shooters. Strengthening through drink.
(30 m) 02. The Städel in Frankfurt bust of Johann Friedrich Städel in his Kunsthaus. Painting Gallery of his Foundation. European paintings from five centuries. Medieval altars. Restorers work in workshop. Botticelli painting of a young woman. Rembrandt "Triumph of Dalila". Children Viewer, great. Time course before image. Modern and contemporary art.
(59 m) 03. equal rights of for women in the workplace women in writing room on machines. Seamstress machine. Women on assembly line for installation alongside men. Betriebsrätin Martina Wagenführt at employee meeting. You on the phone at her workplace actuality. Workers talk with Betriebsrätin about upcoming issues. Trade Union meeting. Minority of women. Union women gather to talk. Training of women in workshop. Professionals leave work to after work.
(68 m) 04. care - a German aid organisation young woman collects with life-size care. Loading of goods onto ships at the port for the 3rd world. Review s.w.: Issue of care packages in Germany after the war. Charity event of care Germany in Bonn. Artifacts from the African nation of Rwanda. Pictures from the 3rd world. Care helps refugee tent city with medical care. Vaccinations against polio. Food is issued. Young woman with life-size (56 m) 05 Hannover: laser records of young girl puts on small laser disc and listen with headphones. Production of the record with laser beam in dust-free rooms. Men wear protective suits. Application of protective layer and protective coating in vacuum. Printing and packaging the records.
(55 m) 6th City Portrait Cologne onslaught of fools on Monday and parade. Barges on the river Rhine. Bridge over the Rhine and the Cathedral. Cathedral portal and site at the foot of the Cathedral Museum with valuable private collections of in Germany. The Roman-Germanic Museum tells the history of the town of Cologne. Roman frescoes. Roman round tower 2000 years old. Pedestrianised high street. Street painters. Picturesque houses angle with deeper older woman. The banks of the Rhine. Modern office buildings KHD. Exhibition banners. Antique shops in small old town houses, illuminated At night.
(64 m) 07. Norbert Koof, world champion of show jumping rider Norbert Koof rides on the Court of his father. The stables. Norbert Koof wearing saddle. Winning horse fire, great. Bridles and taping of horse with horse nurse. Show jumping in Hall. Father Koof goes off the course in the Berlin Germany Hall. Show jumping. Norbert Koof rides Lovely Boy and rips obstacle ZL. Young viewers. ZL jumping and dropping.
(58 m) 08 US story: US television in Cologne Germany. Tug on the Rhine. The building of the Westdeutscher Rundfunk. Studio. Broadcast of the television. Sunday morning. Spokesman. Transmission in the original with German subtitles. German broadcast from New York. Werner Baeker interviews Silvester Stallone, Steven Spielberg, Harry Belafonte. Family sees US television. Remote control. Broadcast our cosmos and Dallas. Interview Larry Hagmann with J. R. Ewing.
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Baeker, Werner ; Belafonte, Harry ; Hagmann, Larry ; Spielberg, Steven ; Stallone, Silvester ; Koof, Norbert


Berlin ; Bonn ; Frankfurt ; Hamburg ; Hanover ; Cologne ; Munich ; New York


Stadtentwicklung ; Sachindex Wochenschauen ; Ice skating ; Industry ; Interviews ; Carnival ; Children ; development aid ; Carnival ; Television ; Pedestrian ; Musical events ; Portraits ; Horse riding, horse racing (without harness) ; Radio, television ; Shipping ; sports audience, sports spectator ; sports facilities ; Townscapes: Germany ; Art ; Co-determination ; Transport: General ; Welfare, aid agencies, care ; Jobs ; employment ; Exhibitions ; works councils ; Trade unions ; Sport ; 01 16 mm project ; Industrial ; 10 finding book Germany mirror


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50th anniversary of the mass production of compact discs (August 17, 1982)

On August 17, 1982, the first compact disc goes off the production line at the Philips subsidiary Polygram's plant in Langenhagen near Hanover. This marks both the start of a revolution in the music industry and the turnaround from analogue to digital technology in consumer goods.

Various electronics groups had been working on the development of digital sound recording options since the 1970s. Philips presented the first audio CD and CD player prototypes to an expert audience in 1979. Soon after the so-called "Red Book" was drawn up, in which the company and its competitor Sony came to an agreement regarding the standards for this new type of data storage format. These standards are still valid today, including the size (diameter of 120 mm) and the maximum playing time of 74 minutes. Latter, according to legend - or a good PR story - stemmed from the fact that Sony's vice president at the time, Norio Ōga - himself a studied musician - wanted to hear Beethoven's 9th Symphony in the version conducted by Wilhelm Furtwängler in 1951 without any distracting interruptions. In 1981, the CD was first presented at a press conference and then to a wider public at the Funkausstellung in Berlin. It was finally launched in Japan in October of 1982 and in Europe in March of 1983. The small silver disc promised a high quality of sound, easy handling and a long service life, it was light and space saving compared to the vinyl record, and yet consumers were initially reluctant to purchase such expensive products. After all, in the early days a player cost up to DM 2.000 and a CD between DM 30 and 45.

But after a few years - and with less expensive options - the digital medium began its global triumph and gave the music industry the biggest boom in history, not least because music lovers replaced their vinyl collections or decided to acquire a second set. Sales peaked around the turn of the millennium at well over 2 billion units per year worldwide.

Since then, however, the CD has become less and less significant. In 2021, only 100 million CDs were sold worldwide. While CD burners, file sharing networks and illegal downloads ruined the business, streaming services and download services now account for two-thirds of the enormous growth in sales.

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