BlackLight Television (UK)

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Background

BlackLight Television (formerly Touchpaper Television) was formed in 2001 by Carlton executive Rob Pursey. In 2005, it became part of RDF Media Group, which was later sold to Zodiak Media Group in 2010. In 2017, it was renamed to its current moniker.

Touchpaper Television

1st Logo (2003?-2006)

Logo: On a black background we see a rectangular pattern made of white and orange dots. The word "TOUCHPAPER" takes all length below and "TELEVISION" in small font is placed on the right side.

Trivia: The dots in the logo are English Braille for "TOUCHPAPER" when split into standard 2x3 Braille cells.

Variants:

  • There is a version where only the text appears.
  • It sometimes shares the screen with other logos.
  • When the logo appears on a white background the dots and the text are blue with the orange dots remains the same.
  • Starting in 2005, the text is in a different font and a byline "AN RDF MEDIA GROUP COMPANY" is shown below the logo.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: The ending theme.

Availability: Can be seen on Rocket Man.

Editor's Note: None.

2nd Logo (2006-2019)

Logo: Similar to the previous logo but the word "TOUCHPAPER" is now in a different font with the dots are now red and blue, also the word "TELEVISION" is replaced with the company's byline below.

Bylines:

  • 2006-2010: "part of the RDF media group"
  • 2010-2013: "part of zodiak media group"
  • 2013-2016: "a zodiak media company"
  • 2017-2019: "We are Banijay"

Variants:

  • On the first seasons of Being Human, the logo is on a white box and has the name in blue.
  • When the logo appears on a white background the word "TOUCHPAPER" is now in blue just like the dots.
  • Another variant has it on a black background where it remains the same.
  • For shows that were produced in Wales the word "Wales" appears next to "TOUCHPAPER" with it being small.
  • There is an early version where the word Wales is in blue just like the text next to it.
  • Like the previous logo it sometimes shares the screen with other logos.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: The ending theme.

Availability: Can be seen on Single-Handed and Being Human.

Editor's Note: None.

BlackLight Television

(2018- )

Logo: On a black background, we see a neon sign lighting up to form the word "BLACKLIGHT" in a futuristic font. Then the background turns black, and a byline appears below. It shares the screen with the Channel 4 logo.

Bylines:

  • 2018: "We are Banijay"
  • 2021: "We are Banijay" with the Banijay logo on the left.

FX/SFX: The sign flickering.

Music/Sounds: The end theme of the show.

Availability: Seen on On the Edge on Channel 4.

Editor's Note: None.

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