Network IDs and Logos: Peacocks and Dolphin BJs
Posted Jan 24, 2006 @ 4:53 PM
Not sure what they were going for there. It's very contemporary, but isn't their audience 18-34? If so, this doesn't really target that demographic.
Posted Feb 10, 2006 @ 12:48 PM
Edited by bmasters9, Feb 10, 2006 @ 3:08 PM.
Posted Apr 3, 2006 @ 12:00 PM
Totally convinced that NBC also sold gas.
I was in the U.K. last week for the first time in ten years and was sad to see that the BBC2 ident animations are CGI now. Just not the same.
Posted Jul 21, 2006 @ 12:05 AM
Posted Jul 21, 2006 @ 1:15 AM
I think the USA Network has done the most admirable job re: revamping its own ident (logo?). I remember channel surfing in the late '80s - early '90s and thinking that USA's logo was one of the fugliest things I'd ever seen. But now it actually looks classic, simple, and elegant. This would obv not extend to that rather "tasteful" fellatio-esque logo displayed above. (Edited to clarify that.)
(Going back to the fluffy BBC 2 -- I would LOVE to purchase a stuffed little fluffy.)
I've always been a fan of PBS's logos/IDs. Well, maybe not the first one (but then again I never actually SAW the first one), but the ones I DID see, the ones originating from the mid '70s onward, I've loved. There was that one with the multitonal sound thingy, the one with the super-classy piano sound, the one from not too long ago, and the most recent ones. All of them are totally classic in my book.
(Do you think the BBC might ever market one of those fluffy 2s? I'm serious about wanting to purchase one.)
Another network whose logos/IDs I've always been a fan of is ABC. Granted, I wasn't born until the late '70s and only really remember the logo from the mid '80s on, but even looking back as far as that one "camera lens logo" from 1948 shown on the site mariposa linked to, that was pretty damn good. They seemed to start sucking from 1957 - 1962, but from 1962 onward, there's nary a bum one in the lot.
(AW I WANT A STUFFED BBC 2 FLUFFY RIGHT NOW DAMN IT.)
Edited by krushsister, Jul 21, 2006 @ 1:28 AM.
Posted Jul 21, 2006 @ 12:10 PM
It was a picture of the London Bridge and it would unfold while this music went "Ba ba ba ba" and then a french horn, "woo woo woo woooooooo." The word "Thames" would then be prominently displayed.
Very classy, very elegant, and very, very British. When I use to see this on my "telly" growing up in the USA, I knew that what was to follow was good quality British programming. I am sure, though, that many in the UK will say that Thames had their share of rubbish, too.
Posted Jul 21, 2006 @ 3:39 PM
A little late to the party with this one, but I'll say that I don't like the CW logo. I don't know what it is but there's something about it that bothers me. I'm also not a fan of the colour green they've chosen to basically represent them. Maybe it'll grow on me, though.
Posted Jul 30, 2006 @ 7:47 PM
Posted Oct 4, 2008 @ 10:48 AM
I don't want my TV to watch me back, or give me aggressive and stalkerish ultimatums, thank you very much.
Posted Oct 10, 2008 @ 6:38 PM
I remember when WGN's Sunday movie played the theme from Gone with the Wind for it's promo. I've always hated it, too. Those eyes are scary!
It seems that CBS is the only station that hasn't revamped it's "eye" ever.
Posted Oct 11, 2008 @ 11:45 AM
Actually, no. It's now "WGN America," but it is still is a "superstation" (or more correctly, a "nationally distributed superstation", see below). TBS dropped that status.
WGN is calling itself "Superstation" these days? Wasn't that TBS' tag a long time ago?
The Wikipedia page on Superstations is somewhat helpful. But, basically, a true superstation is an independent broadcast network that has its signal piped to multiple markets.
47 USC 339(d)(2):
Nationally distributed superstation
The term “nationally distributed superstation” means a television broadcast station, licensed by the Commission, that—
( A ) is not owned or operated by or affiliated with a television network that, as of January 1, 1995, offered interconnected program service on a regular basis for 15 or more hours per week to at least 25 affiliated television licensees in 10 or more States;
( B ) on May 1, 1991, was retransmitted by a satellite carrier and was not a network station at that time; and
( C ) was, as of July 1, 1998, retransmitted by a satellite carrier under the statutory license of section 119 of title 17.
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Posted Mar 31, 2010 @ 12:37 AM
Thank you. Due to tonight's horrific display of stupidity during LOST, I will never, ever watch "V." Keep it up, there's all sorts of shows on your network I'll skip in the future.