Viacom Community Television

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Logo descriptions by TheBigLogoFan2 Logo capture by edc4 Editions by MattBr Video capture courtesy of edc4

Background

Viacom Community Television was the local access production arm of Viacom Cable, which traced its roots to the 1950 founding of TeleVue, which was later sold to CBS and eventually to Viacom Enterprises. At its peak, Viacom Cable had systems in the metropolitan areas of San Francisco, Seattle, and Nashville, east suburban Cleveland; Salem, Oregon; Islip, Long Island, New York; and Dayton, Ohio. Viacom Cable was sold to Tele-Communications, Inc. in 1995. Most of these systems are now owned by Comcast, while the Ohio systems are now owned by Charter Communications.


1st Logo (February 19, 1994)

Viacom Community Television (1994)

Logo: On a black background, we see the top of the Space Needle zooming out from the bottom left of the screen. It wipes in the words "VIACOM COMMUNITY TELEVISION", with "VIACOM" in slightly bigger text and colored like a purple-yellow gradient, and "COMMUNITY TELEVISION" stacked and in a baby blue-purple gradient. The Space Needle reaches the top right of the screen before cutting to black.

FX/SFX: The Space Needle wiping in the text.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Extinct. Was seen on Studio 100, a Lost in Space 25th anniversary documentary produced for the local access channel on Viacom Cable's Seattle systems (which explains the use of the Space Needle).

Editor's Note: This logo was known for both its rarity and its use of primitive computer animation. The discovery was also surprising, as both logo and company were not known at all, even though the parent company, Viacom Cable, was well known.


2nd Logo (1990s)

Viacom Community Programming (Mid 90s)

Logo: A yellow rectangle with the words "PRODUCED THROUGH THE FACILITIES OF" in the same color appear in the screen, then these opens like blinds while the words "VIACOM COMMUNITY PROGRAMMING" (all stacked) flies to the screen center while leaving a trail.

FX/SFX: The rectangle opening, the words "VIACOM COMMUNITY PROGRAMMING".

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Extinct. Was seen on Angel Head 2, another Viacom Cable Seattle local access production.

Editor's Note: Again, this logo is also known for its rarity and primitive animation.

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