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1896 to
The history of the Pye Group of Companies in scientific & analytical instruments, radio & line communications, broadcasting, domestic radio & TV and industrial electronics from 1896 to the present day
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Pye TVT Ltd - Company Timeline
1946 Post WW11 Department 24 set up to manufacture and design Broadcast TV Equipment at main Pye Haig Road Factory Site.
1958 Manufacturing moved to York Street Cambridge and Labs remain at Haig Road.
1960 Pye Ltd established Pye TVT as the ‘A’ Company for television broadcast products.
1961 CCTV development and manufacturing was transferred to PTC and sales handled by PBS in Cromwell Road. Nuclear energy business retained at TVT.
1963 Manufacturing and development moved to the old Pye Woodcraft Products site at Coldhams Lane Cambridge.
1970 Philips transferred their transmitter business from Hilversum and PTAB (VHF Transmitters) to TVT. Also the Philips studio activity at Weybridge was moved to TVT.
1971 Philips integrated Pye TVT into their Broadcast Activity. Pye TVT became the Broadcast Centre for Philips with plants in Breda (Holland) Montvale (USA) and Cambridge.
1981 Pye TVT received the Queens Award for Export Achievements.
1986 Studio Division closed down by Philips and activity centred in Germany and Holland.
1987 Pye TVT sold by Philips to Varian Associates in California and continued as a fully accountable division as Varian TVT.
1991 TVT sold to Harris Allied in Florida, initially as a fully accountable division as Harris TVT.
1993 TVT was assimilated into Harris Broadcast, managed from the USA. It later moved to Huntingdon, where after a time it was closed down.
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