2002 - April 2003 - March 2003 - September 2003 - November 2003 - December 2003 - May 2004 - June 2004 - July 2004 - September 2004 - April 2005 - June 2005 - August 2005 - October 2005 - November 2005 - December 2005 - March 2006 - May 2006 - November 2006 - December 2006
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.
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.
The host of the server that provided the XMLTV-data discontinued his service, hence TV-Browser didn't have any more data.
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.
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
The 1.0 Release Candidates are released despite the declining number of users due to the missing channels of the ProSieben-Group.
Finally an own domain. The forum moves from Bodo's server and the homepage from Sourceforge to its new home: tvbrowser.org.
ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG grants the usage of their program preview in TV-Browser.
Release of 1.0 Final.
First introduction of a few new features, which TV-Browser version 2.0 would contain.
First Alpha of TV-Browser 2.0 released.
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.
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.
The Final of TV-Browser 2.1 is released.
Bodo takes over the project management from Martin. Martin will nevertheless stay with the TV-Browser-team and take over the release-management.
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.
The first Alpha version of TV-Browser 2.5 is released. 2.5 (alpha) and (beta1)
(beta2) and (beta3) Final version 2.5 released.