Universal Media Studios

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Credits
Logo descriptions by
Donny Pearson


Logo captures by
Eric S. and V of Doom


Editions by
Shadeed A. Kelly, Hoa, Bob Fish and V of Doom


Video captures courtesy of
JohnnyL80 and Donny Pearson

Background

On June 14, 2007, the NBC Universal Television Group (now "NBCUniversal Television Group") reincorporated its television production arm of NBC Universal Television to its then-current name not only to focus on television production, but also digital platforms. The logo debuted on November 1, 2007. On September 12, 2011, Universal Media Studios was reverted back to "Universal Television".

(November 1, 2007-October 19, 2011)

Nicknames: "Sunburst", "Globe Dome", "The Universal Dome", "Sunburst Dome"

Logo: The logo starts on a black background with a golden burst of light (very likely intended to be the sun). Then, a half-globe motif figure with the features of Earth in its negative space zooms back and "UNIVERSAL MEDIA STUDIOS" in the Copperplate Gothic typeface with "MEDIA STUDIOS" under "UNIVERSAL", is below it. While that happens, the golden burst of light gets brighter, and expands, a la the 1988 ABC Productions logo.

Bylines:

  • Early 2009: "A DIVISION OF NBC UNIVERSAL" (in Copperplate Gothic).
  • Late 2009-October 19, 2011: "A Division of NBC Universal".

Variants:

  • Both long, short, and still versions exist for this logo.
  • The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and Last Call with Carson Daly have the NBC Studios, Inc. (later NBC Studios, LLC) copyright stamp. The version on Fallon's show has a very cheap looking zoom out effect.
  • The 2010 edition of NBC's Christmas in Rockefeller Center has the NBC Universal, Inc. copyright stamp below the NBC Universal byline.

FX/SFX: The light expanding, and the half-globe motif showing parts of the earth.

Music/Sounds: A rock jingle.

Music/Sounds Variant: Some series, such as House, used the 2000 NBC Studios low tone theme on some early episodes.

Availability: Common.

  • It is usually preserved on shows produced in this era, such as Friday Night Lights, House, and Parenthood.
  • Surprisingly, this logo has appeared on syndicated episodes of Jerry Springer and Steve Wilkos, replacing the NBC Universal Television Distribution logo for a while. However, on later rebroadcasts of Springer and Wilkos, they would use the current NBCUniversal Television Distribution logo.
  • It didn't appear on shows produced for cable (such as Monk), as those get their own logo (for "Universal Cable Productions").
  • It was also seen on some new NBC shows in the 2011-2012 season, including Up All Night, Whitney, and Free Agents.

Editor's Note: It's somewhat reminiscent of the ABC Productions logo from 1988.