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1977

Herbert C. Kloiber acquires Tele Muenchen, which had been launched in 1970, with Fritz Buttenstedt, and founds Clasart to produce classical music programing.

1980

Film distributor Concorde launched.

1985

Tele Muenchen becomes a shareholder in Sat. 1, the first private television broadcaster in Germany.

1986

Music broadcaster Musicbox launched by Tele Muenchen, with Burda, Bauer and Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung media groups.

1987

Tele Muenchen sells 50% of Musicbox to Silvio Berlusconi's Fininvest. The broadcaster becomes the basis for the private broadcaster Tele 5.

1989

Capital Cities/ABC acquires a 50% stake in Tele Muenchen. TM takes over Vestron Video Deutschland and its 300-plus title catalog and renames it Concorde Video (now Concorde Home Entertainment).

1992

Tele Muenchen launches German broadcaster RTL II with CLT, Bertelsmann and Heinrich Bauer publishing group.

1995

Tele Muenchen and Heinrich Bauer bow tm3, Germany's first national TV broadcaster aimed at women. It also launches Prisma Film to produce TV shows and formats, and forms L.A.-based joint-venture Mutual Film Intl. with the BBC and Toho-Towa with the aim to produce movies.

1996

Herbert G. Kloiber reacquires the 50% stake in Tele Muenchen held by Capital Cities/ABC, and Tele Muenchen acquires the shares in tm3 held by Bauer.

1997

Tele Muenchen acquires a stake in TV2, Hungary's first national private TV channel.

1998

News Corp. nabs a 66% stake in tm3.

1999

Tele Muenchen takes a stake in the Scandinavian broadcaster SBS, while EM.TV & Merchandising buys a 45% stake in Tele Muenchen, which acquires 40% of stock in Austria's first private broadcasters, ATV and RTV.

2000

Tele Muenchen takes stake in Lionsgate, and sells its remaining shares in tm3 to News Corp.

2002

Private German freeto-air TV channel is launched by Tele Muenchen under the already established Tele 5 brand.

2004

Tele Muenchen closes output deal with Warner Bros., which it extends in 2006, and buys back the 45% stake in the company held by EM.TV.

2005

Herbert G. Kloiber acquires a 49.66% stake in exhibition chain Cinemaxx.

2007

The U.K.'s On Demand Group and Tele Muenchen form joint venture On Demand Deutschland to distribute digital TV content in German-speaking countries.

2008

Tele Muenchen launches TM Intl. to distribute films and TV shows worldwide.

2010

Concorde becomes Germany's top independent film distributor.

2011

Tele Muenchen acquires a 42% stake in film and TV production group Odeon Film.

2012

MGM, Tele Muenchen ink output pact, while the German giant sells its shares in CinemaxX to the U.K.'s Vue. Herbert L. Kloiber is appointed managing director of Tele Munchen Group.

2014

Tele Muenchen inks output agreement with U.S. indie powerhouse Lionsgate.

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Title Annotation:ACHIEVEMENT: TELE MUENCHEN 45TH ANNI
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