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Background: Fox Television Stations Inc. was formed in 1986 after the acquisition of the Metromedia-owned independent stations by the 20th Century Fox film studio as a group of television stations located within the United States, which are owned-and-operated by the Fox Broadcasting Company, a division of
21st Century Fox Inc. Until 1989, they syndicated television programs; they formed 20th Television to perform this function later on. The company became dormant in 2013 after Fox cancelled Cops. Upon its move to Spike TV, Spike assumed control of the series.


1st Logo
(1986?-198?)

Logo: An in-credit logo which says "PRODUCED AT FOX TELEVISION STATIONS NEW YORK" with the FOX logo (the one with the invisible "O") below that and next to it is "WNYW 5". Below that is copyright info: "(C) (YEAR) FOX
Fox Television Stations Television Stations, Inc. All Rights Reserved".

FX/SFX: The credit scrolling.

Music/Sounds: The closing theme to the program.

Availability: Extinct. It appeared on old episodes of Sports Extra on the Fox station WNYW in New York, which can only be found these days on old recordings.

Scare Factor: None.



2nd Logo
(April 3-July 1988)
FTS: 1988

Nickname: "The Plaque"

Logo: On a marble background with a small square on each corner, we see the words "Fox Television Stations" in gold lettering which is set in the Friz Quadrata typeface with "Fox Television" above and "Stations" below. There is a shining wipe effect.

FX/SFX: The shining wipe effect.

Music/Sounds: The end-title theme of Nickelodeon's Double Dare.

Availability: Extinct. Was only seen on early episodes of Double Dare on Nickelodeon and of course, Fox.

Scare Factor: None.



3rd Logo
(September 12, 1988-March 10, 1989)

Fox Television Stations Productions (1988)

Nickname
: "Fox Tower"

Logo: On a nighttime background, we see a Fox structure in the same angle as the 20th Century Fox logo that says "FOX" with four searchlights. Three searchlights are animating except the searchlight above the tower remains still. There is an arch on the structure that features a city with buildings in the background.

Trivia
:
  • This was based off the animation of the logo used for the Don't Let Fox Weekend Pass You By promos used from 1987-1988.
  • This would also be used for the Fox O&O network ID from 1989-1991. Except the nighttime sky is black with stars.

FX/SFX: The searchlights animating.

Music/Sounds: The end-title theme of Finders Keepers or none.

Availability: Extinct. It was last seen on syndicated episodes of Finders Keepers.

Scare Factor: None.



4th Logo
(1988-1992)
Fox Television Stations Productions (1988)Fox Television Stations Productions (1989)


Nickname: "Fox-in-the-Box", "The Fox Plaque", "The Stone Fox TV Plaque"

Logo: On a blue/black gradient background, we see a black/gray rectangle at an angle with three lines below. The FTS logo, consisting of a line dividing a box in two portions; one holding the Fox Network logo of the time (a simplified black and gold version of the TCF searchlights logo), one holding the text "Fox Television Stations" in large gold lettering in the same font as the 1st logo, zooms out onto the rectangle. A transparent rectangle sweeps over the gray rectangle from right to left just before the FTS logo zooms out.

Early Variant: On this variant the Fox logo slides in from the right, wiping in the company name. Here, the text is black, there are no lines at the bottom, there is no rectangular box surrounding the logo, the background of the logo is brighter, and the color scheme in the Fox logo is different (a blue box, grey-black gradient searchlights, white "FOX" text and gold tower).

FX/SFX: The zooming, the rotating, etc. Very nice CGI, which holds up to even today's standards. It's also quite reminiscent of work created by Television By Design and John Christopher Burns.

Music/Sounds: A rather dramatic synth sounder with a "clang" at the end (like in the Saban "Gold Plate" logo) or the end theme of the show. There is also a silent version.

Availability: Rare. It was seen on episodes of the syndicated versions of the Nickelodeon game shows Double Dare and Finders Keepers, which are hardly reran. Also seen on some first season episodes of Cops.

Scare Factor: None to low. The music may catch some off guard.




5th Logo
(1992-2013)
Fox Television Stations Productions (1989- )

Nicknames: "FTSP", "FTSP Underwater", "The Swirling Smoke"

Logo: Against a blue-black background, we see the letters:

FTSP

textured and in white with slow-trailing smoke effects swirling around from behind the letters. Below that, the words:

F O X
TELEVISION STATIONS PRODUCTIONS
(also in white)

are shown. A rippling effect is given to the lower text, making the entire logo appear as if it is underwater.

Variant: On later episodes of Cops, the ripples appeared to be less apparent.

FX/SFX: The CGI rippling with accuracy. Not as sharp as its predecessor.

Music/Sounds: When the logo was originally released, it featured the voice of a child (boy) saying "Yay" in a rather unemphatic manner over a medium applause by two people. This aural variant lasted less than two years. Future airings of this logo either had no audio, or the closing theme of the show. Fox sometimes played a remix of the 20th Century Fox fanfare over the logo at the end of newer episodes of Cops.

Availability: Still seen at the end of more recent episodes of Cops. although some earlier episodes may not have it.

Scare Factor: None to low. The rippling may catch some off guard, mainly due to striking a bear resemblance to the original Fox Lab logo.



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logofreak123 funny 2 Feb 26 2014, 12:17 PM EST by PAV123
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when ever this logo came i would yell cat guts
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KoboChat Wait, did I credit it right? 1 Feb 11 2013, 6:32 PM EST by Shadeed329
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I couldn't find any videos of the second logo on youtube, so I found an episode of Finders Keepers on youtube, ripped the logo off the end of it, and uploaded that onto my alternate youtube account and put it on the page here. I credited the logo to the person who uploaded the episode I took the logo from (tvshowkid), but should I have credited myself instead?
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YoshiAngemon LIttle tidbit about the Fox Tower Logo. 0 Jan 8 2011, 5:09 AM EST by YoshiAngemon
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In 1988, Nick Game Shows that used to air on Fox TV Stations had a Fox Logo wtih the City background, and four searchlights. You may think it's a still-form of CGI, but it's not. It was used for the "Don't Let Fox weekend Pass you by" days of when the Fox Network first launched. It was a live-action Fox Logo, where the Fox Celebs would be in front of it, at the time.
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