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1st Logo (1985-1989)

Standard Logos [1] [2] Variants Nickname: "Europe's Number 1"

Logo: Against a cloudy background, or a space background, the stylized SKY text, in 3D and in chrome, flips toward the screen, stops and shines. The text "EUROPE's NUMBER #1" wipes in. Sometimes, we pan through the SKY logo and it zooms out. CHANNEL fades in.

FX: Not bad for the '80s.

Music/Sounds: A majestic fanfare, with an announcer saying "This is Sky, Europe's number 1.". On the space variant, a synth guitar theme plays, then after the announcer says "This is SKY.", a choir sings "Europe's number 1.".

Availability: Extinct, but preserved on tape by various people.

Scare Factor: Low.


2nd Logo (1989-1993)

Standard Logos Variants

Nickname: "First-Generation Sky Look"Logo: We start with an extreme close up of the SKY logo, panning through the letters. Then we zoom out, and a gold line writes out the word "channel". On some shows, the word "TELEVISION" zooms out.

FX: The zooming out, and the writing of the word "TELEVISION".

Music/Sounds: A light mellow tune combined with what sounds like the ticking of a clock. On the "TELEVISION" variant, a single synth theme was used.

Availability: Extinct, but preserved on tape by various people.

Scare Factor: Low. 3rd Logo (1989-1993)


Standard Logos Variants



Nickname: "Neon Sky"

Logo: On a black background, we see the SKY logo rotating into place, with what looks like glass swirls spinning counterclockwise around it. When it stops, tilted at an angle, a gold line writes out the word "Channel" (or One, as of 1989). The letters "glow".

Variant: In 1990, the script "One" was replaced by a sans-serif "ONE" which descends into the logo, accompanied by a thinner neon light version of it.


Note: On 30 July 1989, Sky Channel became "Sky One", the name was used until 1996 and again from 1997 to 2008.

FX: Absolutely modern effects which could still stand up, even today. Sky was always famous for its professional-looking idents.

Music/Sounds: Same as logo 2.

Availability: Same as logo 2, unfortunately.

Scare Factor: None; this is a nice logo.


4th Logo (1993-1995)

Standard Logos[3]

Variants



Nickname: "'90s Sky"

Logo: On a blue background with the words "SKY ONE" swirling around, we see a bunch of streaks fly in and form the SKY "ring", and 3 glass copies of the SKY logo, at an angle, forming one SKY logo. It turns to rotate us, and tilts back a little bit. The letters O, N, and E, encased in silver "boxes", fly in, and turn red, yellow, and blue, respectively. The whole thing shines.

Variants: There were many, depending on the topic. ( e.g : Sports, Sports 2, News, Movies, Movie Channel, Movies Gold, Travel, Soap).

FX: Another professional masterpiece.

Music/Sounds: A nice mellow tune, composed by jinglewriter Frank Gari. An announcer says "From the Sky Satellite Network, this is Sky One.". Each of the Sky channels had a jingle which incorporated the musical logo from this jingle (a recurring set of six notes); for example, Sky News's version combined it with Gari's Great News (used by the channel from 1989-1993), and Sky Soap had a version that sounded like the theme song to General Hospital.

Availability: Same as before.

Scare Factor: None; this is very professional.


5th Logo (1995-1996) Standard Logos


Variants [4][5][6][7]


Nickname: "First-Generation Tombstone Look" Logo: On a swirling background which flashes, the SKY logo, in a long rectangle, rotates to face the screen while zooming out. Yellow "curtains" part, presenting the word ONE, in a bold, italic font.

Variants: There were many, depending on the topic (e.g: , Sports, Sports 2, Movies, Movie Channel, Movies Gold, Soap, News, Travel)

FX: You know where this is going.

Music/Sounds: Another soothing tune, followed by a majestic 7 note horn fanfare. Also customized, depending on the topic. An announcer says, "This is Sky (One, Soap, Travel, News, Sports, Movies), part of the Sky Satellite Network."

Availability: Same as before.

Scare Factor: None.


6th Logo (1996-1997) Standard LogosVariants [8][9]


Nickname: "Second-Generation Tombstone Look" Logo: We see the SKY logo from before, from an upper-right angle. It rotates to face us with a flash, and the number 1 ( or number 2) fades in. Four comets streak behind the logo and the background swirls and twirls wildly. Sometimes, the rectangle that the logo is in is horizontal instead of vertical.

Variants: There were many, depending on the topic.

FX: Professional CGI again.

Music/Sounds: A nice jazzy tune. Also customized, depending on the topic. An announcer says, "This is Sky (One, Soap, Travel, News, Sports 1, Sports 2, Sports 3, Scottish, Movies).".

Availability: Same as before.

Scare Factor: None.


7th Logo (1997-1998)

Standard Logos[10] Variants [11][12]Logo: ??? Variants: ??? FX: ??? Music/Sounds: ??? Availability: Extinct. Scare Factor: None.


8th Logo (1998-2001) Standard Logos[13] Variants[14][15][16] [17][18][19][20][21][22][23][24][25] [26] Logo: ??? FX: ??? Music/Sounds: ??? Availability: Extinct. Scare Factor: Low


9th Logo (2001-2005)

Standard Logos[27][28][29][30] Variants

Logo: ???

FX: ???

Music/Sounds: ???

Availability: Extinct.

Scare Factor: Low.


10th Logo (2003) [31]Logo: ??? FX: ??? Music/Sounds: ??? Availability: Extinct. Scare Factor: None.

11th Logo (2003-2008)


[32][33] Logo: ??? FX: ??? Music/Sounds: ??? Availability: No longer in use. Scare Factor: None.

12th Logo (2007- ) [34]

Logo: ??? FX: ??? Music/Sounds: ??? Availability: Current. Scare Factor: None.

13th Logo (Feb 12, 2008-August 31, 2008) Logo: ??? FX: ??? Music/Sounds: ??? Availability: No longer in use Scare Factor: None

14th Logo (August 14, 2008-August 31st 2008)

TBA

15th Logo (August 31st, 2008-)

Logo: There are 6 (and maybe more) different logos in use for the Sky trio since it's rebrand in August. Each channel uses a different theme for its logo: 1 has blue crystals, 2 has green slime and 3 has pink sparkles. Aside from 3 basic versions, there is a Lost and a Bones themed ident, as well as one which was made for Christmas 2008. FX: Varies on each version of the logo. Music: Each logo has its own unique jingle. Availbility: Currently in use. Scare Factor: Depends really on the ident used. I'd say something around medium for the Twister and Lost themed idents, whilst none to minimal for the others.

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