Thursday, June 13, 2019

Four Canadian TV channels rebranded under the CTV banner

Niche TV channel brands have slowly been dying off in the last couple of years as many TV channels are either shut down or rebranded using a parent company name. Earlier this year, we noted that TV4 Sweden had given its smaller channel generic logos. Last week, on June 5 at the Bell Media upfronts the demise of four major Canadian cable TV channel brands was announced.

The Comedy Network, sci-fi channel Space, drama channel Bravo and lifestyle channel Gusto will all be rebranded as CTV channels on September 12. Their new generic names will be CTV Comedy Channel, CTV Sci-Fi Channel, CTV Drama Channel and CTV Life Channel. New logos, all based on the same template, came with the announcement.

Gusto was introduced in 2016 (replacing music channel M3). The other have been a big part of Canadian cable TV for several decades, all launching around 1995-1997. Their previous logos have all been covered here.

The last Comedy Network logo launched on November 1, 2011 (covered here at the time).

The last Bravo logo launched in 2012 (covered here at the time).

The last Space logo launched on March 4, 2013 (covered here at the time).

Press release June 5
Press release June 7

No comments:

Post a Comment