Network 10 Local IDs (Australia)

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This page lists local IDs used by 10 Network affiliates in their respective markets, for the network's national IDs see here

TEN-10 Sydney

1st Logo (1973-1977)

Nickname: "Spirographs" "Ten Star"

Logo: We see two concentric circles zooming towards the screen. One zooms beyond the screen and thee second stops in the middle of the frame. A series of intertwining straiht lines appear around the circle, eventually replacing the outline of the circle completely. The resulting shape morphs and animates like a spirograph before the line-drawing animation repeats itself and the resulting shape is filled by rainbow colours with a circle outlined in white and the word "TEN" in block letters, also in white.

Variants: The logo was originally in black and white, in this version the final logo is solid white/grey and the TEN lettering is in black

FX/SFX: simple 2D animation.

Music/Sounds: A funky stock fanfare, reminiscent of the Pearl & Dean theme, called MacArthur Park by Hugo Montenegro. The full theme can be heard here.

Availability: Extinct.

Editor's Note: None.

2nd Logo (1977-1978)

Nickname: "Ten Star II"

Logo: We see a circle in the middle of the screen from which other circles are emitting in a transmitter-like fashion. Then two lines of the word "TEN" repeating appear from either side of the screen and scroll over each other before they dissipate, leaving one "TEN" in the circle, then many blocks in rainbow colours spiral in towards the circle and form the same star shape from before. The logo zooms in a bit and continues spinning, though this time faster than the previous logo did.

FX/SFX: Again, simple 2-D animation

Music/Sounds: Same as the previous logo

Availability: Extinct.

Editor's Note: None.

3rd Logo (1978-1979)

Nickname: "Ten Star III" "Spinning Ten Star" "Rocky Ten"

Logo: We see a firework-like effect in the middle of screen as we see the word "TEN" scroll outwards in a manner reminiscent of the 2nd CBS/Fox Video logo. We then see a circle zoom in from the middle of frame as the "star" shape from the prior logos zooms out from beyond the frame. The rainbow colouring from before fades in as the "TEN" streaks in from the corner of the frame. FX/SFX: TBA

Music/Sounds: The chorus from the instrumental version of "Gonna Fly Now" from Rocky

Availability: Extinct.

Editor's Note: None.

4th Logo (1978-1979)

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Nickname: "Ten Star IV" "Come Up to Ten" "Silver 10 Star"

Logo: On a sunset background we zoom past the numbers 9, 7 and 2 (in reference to the channel numbers of Australia's other TV networks, the Nine Network (9), the Seven Network (7) and ABC (2)) as a sun appears from below the horizon. As we zoom further, the sun fades to reveal the "TEN" symbol from before, sans the "star" shape. We then cut to whatever lineup is being announced. We then see the same symbol zoom out into place as the star shape from before streaks into place.

FX/SFX: Appears to be a combination live-action models and scanimate.

Music/Sounds: We hear male vocalists sing "come up, come up to Ten!", followed by an announcer delivering the lineup, then the male vocalists repeated from before as the song concludes.

Availability: Extinct.

Editor's Note: None.

5th Logo (1980-1983)

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Nickname: "Ten Star V" "Gold 10 Star" "Star Station"

Logo: TBA


Music/Sounds: A disco tune, apparently inspired by the theme from the first two logos.

Availability: Extinct.

Editor's Note: None.

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