Showcase Original (Canada)

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Background: Showcase was launched on 1st January 1995 as a venture between Alliance Entertainment and CBC (including also a number of independent producers). After years Showcase fell under full control of Alliance Atlantis, whose assets were acquired by CanWest, and the property of latter was in turn picked by Shaw Media, and now Corus Entertainment. which remains the current owner of Showcase, an English-language Canadian channel.

1st (known) Logo

Showcase Television (2001)Showcase Television (2006)

Nickname: "The Grid"

Logo: On a black background appears a white box (with outline partially drawn) divided into eight cells by yellow lines. The letters SHOW take upper four cells, and CASE take lower ones.

Variant: In later years, a slogan would appear below ("Television without borders") together with a website. This variant have full outline.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: The end theme of the show.

Availability: Rare. It was seen after Showcase originals.

Editor's Note: None.

2nd Logo

Logo: TBA


Music/Sounds: TBA


Editor's Note: None.

Showcase Originals

1st (known) Logo
(2000's)Showcase Original (2001)

Logo: We see raw Showcase grid with light beaming from behind. Each of the cells shows some video. The logo slowly zooms out. Then two gray bars with "ORIGINAL" grow on the sides and videos change to letters.

FX/SFX: Light beaming, and the video fragments which must be from various movies.

Music/Sounds: Synth rock tune.

Availability: Extinct. It was seen beforeTrailer Park Boysreruns on Action. Since Action stopped airing that, it is now extinct. It was also seen on Showcase before original shows.

Editor's Note: None.

2nd Logo
(Mid 2000's - 2009)Showcase Original (2007)

Logo: Many light flares flash over a black Showcase logo with ORIGINAL and HD below.

FX/SFX: Light spots.

Music/Sounds: Sounds of applause.

Availability: See 1st logo.

Editor's Note: None.

3rd Logo
Showcase Original (2011)

Logo: Over the night city, the giant transparent Showcase logo rises, lighted with pink flares. It has ORIGINAL word, also transparent, hanging against the shield.

FX/SFX: The shield rises.

Music/Sounds: A low humming sound.

Availability: Extinct.

Editor's Note: Editor's Note.