27th May 1986

The first Supraphon video cassettes

In 1986, Supraphon placed on to the Czechoslovak market its first video cassettes – five original titles, among them a 50-minute recording of Pavel Šmok’s ballet production, to Bedřich Smetana’s and Leoš Janáček’s string quartets, as performed by the Smetana Quartet. In 1987, Supraphon released 18 new titles, in 1988, some 20 video cassettes. A newly established special enterprise, Video Supraphon, focused on the production of video recordings, above all of concerts, intended for export, and the creation of video clips.