From Einstein to Xbox: The IFA consumer electronic...
Widescreen TV at IFA 1989
Philips launched widescreen 16:9 television at IFA in 1989. Promoted as "a new picture format for the 90s," the system was first used in Europe on satellite broadcasts. Some analog terrestrial broadcasting followed but it wasn't until digital TV broadcasting began that the format achieved mass popularity.
From Einstein to Xbox: The IFA consumer electronics exhibition turns 50