Warner Bros. Domestic Pay TV, Cable & Network Features

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Background

This division of Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution licensed Warner Bros. feature films, television series, miniseries, TV movies, and specials to the pay television and basic cable markets, as well as feature films to the broadcast networks. Formed in 1994, It was re-organized in 2001 as Warner Bros. Domestic Cable Distribution, before folding into Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution in 2008.


1st Logo (1995-2001)

Logo: A replica of the 1994 WBTV logo, with "WARNER BROS. DOMESTIC PAY-TV CABLE & NETWORK FEATURES" on top, and a banner reading only "WARNER BROS." (similar to the Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution variant of the logo).

Variant: A 16:9 version stretches the text above and below the shield while keeping the proportion of the shield intact.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: Mostly silent or the closing theme of the movie/show, but on rare occasions the 1994 theme would play. On pre-1994 episodes of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, a short hip-hop tune is used.

Availability: Uncommon.

  • The Cable-Pay TV logo still appears on some films on TCM and some Looney Tunes shorts on Boomerang.
  • It used to appear at the end of some films on TNT and TBS many years ago, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air reruns (with the hip-hop theme), pre-2006 TNT airings of ER (some with the 1994 theme), late 1990s Disney Channel airings of The Hogan Family (using Jason Bateman's voice over), older Nick @ Nite airings of The Wonder Years (plastering the 1992 Turner Program Services logo, current prints plaster this logo along with the New World Television logo that preceded it with the current 20th Television logo), and Gilligan's Island.
  • The logo also showed up on original TBS airings of The Chimp Channel, original TNT airings of Babylon 5 and Crusade (DVD's of the latter retain this logo too), late '90s TNT airings of Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, and Kung Fu: The Legend Continues, early 2000s TV Land airings of The George Carlin Show, older ABC Family (now Freeform) airings of The Year Without a Santa Claus (following the 1990 WBTV logo), Family Matters and Step by Step.
  • It also appeared on early 2000s SoapNet airings of The Colbys (plastered on the DVD by CBS Television Distribution as this show is now owned by CBS Studios, Inc via Spelling Entertainment, Inc.) and Knots Landing, late 1990s Lifetime airings of Night Court, TNN (now The Paramount Network) airings of The Waltons (plastering older Lorimar logos), Pax/Ion airings of Here's Lucy, Syfy airings of Brimstone.
  • It also popped up on reruns of animated offerings from WB, such as Animaniacs and Batman: The Animated Series (on those shows it was silent and there was a second-long black screen between the end credits and the logo), and also older Cartoon Network airings of Alvin & The Chipmunks (1983 Ruby-Spears version, plastering the '84 logo and/or the Lorimar-Telepictures logo), Beetlejuice, Silverhawks, and Gumby Adventures (both of which followed the 1986 Lorimar-Telepictures logo), and Nickelodeon airings of Ace Ventura: Pet Detective.

Editor's Note: It was usually the most common WB logo seen on television.


2nd Logo (1997)

Nickname: "The WB of Doom"

Logo: A clean WB template shield zooms in on a painted sky background. The banner on the shield reads "DOMESTIC PAY-TV, CABLE & NETWORK FEATURES", with "DOMESTIC PAY-TV," stacked on top of "CABLE & NETWORK FEATURES".

FX/SFX: The logo zooming in.

Music/Sounds: Silent.

Availability: Extinct. It was seen on at least one episode of the first season of Hard Rock Live and at the end of The Concert for RANN Featuring Tori Amos, before being completely scrapped. It was possible that this logo was planned to be shown on other shows before being kindly given the axe.

Editor's Note: A completely forgotten footnote in WBTV history. Initially seen as a refreshing take on static WB logos, it could be seen why this logo wasn't used, since it looked completely off-kilter compared to other logos.

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