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Martin has analysed the TVgenial data format and put the specifications online, hoping that someone would write a client for the data, which would also run on Martin's Mac. Due to a lack of interest, Martin started to write a client on his own in January 2003, using the plaform independent language Java.
He offered this client to TVgenial, as they only have one client, that runs but on Windows systems.
 April 2003
For legal reasons he removed the part which would load data from TVgenial. Instead, Martin designed the system in order to allow others to read own data (today known as TV-Data Services), which means that a TV-Browser existed, but did not contain any data.
 March 2003
 September 2003
The host of the server that provided the XMLTV-data discontinued his service, hence TV-Browser didn't have any more data.
 November 2003
The first version with its own TV data is online. Martin and Til had created an own TV-data format (... as Martin knew by now how to do this http://forum.tvbrowser.org/images/smiles/icon_wink.gif ). Both started with a rather meager choice of channels, but were nevertheless confident, that they soon would be able to stock up the number of available channels.
Since then, the data is directly drawn from the channels, exported into the TV-Browser format and provided on servers, which had been provided by volunteers specially for the TV-Browser project.
 December 2003
 May 2004
ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG refuses the use of their data by the TV-Browser-team - for legal reasons as they claim. Hence, the channels Pro7, Sat1, Kabel1 and N24 are not available. Forum
 May 2004
The 1.0 Release Candidates are released despite the declining number of users due to the missing channels of the ProSieben-Group.
 June 2004
Finally an own domain. The forum moves from Bodo's server and the homepage from Sourceforge to its new home: tvbrowser.org.
 July 2004
ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG grants the usage of their program preview in TV-Browser.
 September 2004
Release of 1.0 Final.
 April 2005
First introduction of a few new features, which TV-Browser version 2.0 would contain.
 June 2005
First Alpha of TV-Browser 2.0 released.
 August 2005
After alltogether 2 Alpha and 2 Beta versions, Version 2.0 is released at the end of August. René Mach (aka ds10) joins the team.
 October 2005
The first Beta of version 2.1 is released. The main focus is on the improvement of the channel group management and the trapping of bugs caused by plugins.
 November 2005
The Final of TV-Browser 2.1 is released.
 December 2005
 March 2006
Bodo takes over the project management from Martin. Martin will nevertheless stay with the TV-Browser-team and take over the release-management.
 May 2006
The first Beta of TV-Browser 2.2 is released. Right after the release PCWelt.de reports about it, although the Beta had not been published but in our forum.
After another Beta in mid-May, the final version 2.2 is released on our renewed homepage.
 November 2006
The first Alpha version of TV-Browser 2.5 is released. 2.5 (alpha) and (beta1)
 December 2006
(beta2) and (beta3) Final version 2.5 released.