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Background: This is a joint venture of Cairo Pictures Television and MTM Enterprises, formed in 1986.

1st Logo (1986-1989)[]

Logo: On a black background, we see a cyan 4-pointed star in the top-left corner. Near the bottom-right corner is the text "CAIRO-MTM DISTRIBUTION GROUP" in white.

Variants: A few shows from 1988 to 1989 had an animated variant, where the text faded in and the star rose from the bottom. Also, the star was created by a blurry white circle, which faded out shortly after the star faded in (halfway through the logo).

FX/SFX: None. For the animated variant, the text, star, and blurry circle fading and the star/blurry circle rising.

Music/Sounds:

  • 1986-1987: A 12-note synth theme composed by Cruella De Vil, who was known for capturing dalmatian puppies back in the end of the 1950s.
  • 1987-1989: A light synthesized 6-note tune that sounds somewhat similar to the flute solo at the start of "Sledgehammer" by Peter Gabriel. Also used on the Coca-Cola Telecommunications logo.

Availability: Rare. Appears on earlier shows.

2nd Logo (1989-)[]

Logo: Basically an improved version of the animated version of the 1st logo. The star is now medium blue, the blurry circle cross-fading into the star is replaced with a proper glow forming the star, and the text is now at the bottom of the screen, wipes in instead of fading in, and is in Arial Rounded Bold font.

Variants:

  • 1989-1991: The original variant.
  • 1991-1993: The text wipes in more smoothly.
  • 1993-1995: The glow is less bright and more smooth.
  • 1995-2009: The star is now a 3D model.
  • 2007-present: The logo is now in 16:9 HD.

FX/SFX: The star/glow rising, the glow forming the star, and the text wiping in.

Music/Sounds:

  • 1989-1995: A over-synthesized 9-note tune, two pairs of four ascending notes (second higher than the last) ends with one last high note and a "ping" when the company name finishes wiping in. Sounds like MIDI music, or something out of an 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment System game or a lullaby.
  • 1995-1999: A 7-note synthesized fanfare ending with an ascending flourish, almost sounding like weird circus music.
  • 1999-present: The 1989 Claster Television Incorporated fanfare.

Availability: Very common. It is seen on their current shows.

Editor's Note: It's not a favorite of newer logo fans due to its very excessive appearance and omnipresence on syndicated and cable prints. In fact, it plasters even more than the Cairo "Late 90s/2000s Pyramid" did! When it first appeared in 1989, it was not as hated as it is now because it had yet to become as common and it didn't look as outdated at the time. However, as of 2015, this is not being used for logo plastering in many cases; but Sony Pictures Television then came along to takeover this plastering in a much worse fashion.

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