Television New Zealand

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Logo descriptions by BigRene2

Background: Television New Zealand was founded in 1980 through the merger of TV One and TV 2.

1st Logo

: “Flag in Space”

Logo: On a moving space background, white lights in the form of four-pointed stars make smaller,
white stars appear. More lights show up and form one giant star, colored blue with a light outline, and a orange-red/white star appears in the center. The small star then zooms forward, flashing, and moving more stars all over, first to the right, then upper-right, and then the bottom-right. The camera zooms out to reveal that the stars and blue background are part of New Zealand’s flag, and a blue light passes through, “unfolding” the flag. When it finally stops zooming out, you can see part of the Union Jack in the top corner for a few seconds before the background turns completely blue, and the four stars merge together, at which point “TELEVISION NEW ZEALAND” appears at the bottom.

FX/SFX: The light effects making the stars, the moving of the stars, the zooming out, the merging.

Music/Sounds: Dings and a synthesized note held throughout the first part, then turns into an catchy and upbeat disco/orchestra tune.

Availability: Extinct; only seen for a brief time on New Zealand television.

Editor's Note: None.

2nd Logo

: “Space and Sunset”, "Hummer Star"

Logo: We see a blue outline four-point star against a space background, with a streak of orange and pink in the middle of the background. The star zooms out and a white “snowflake” shape zooms in, and then flips over (forming a decagon [ten-sided] shape) to reveal what appears to be a sunset, also zooming in. Red and blue shapes zoom out to form another decagon, then they zoom in again with a flower-like shape and “TELEVISION NEW ZEALAND” underneath. The sunset background then gets darker before we fade out.

FX/SFX: The logo zooming out, forming shapes, etc.

Music/Sounds: A weird Moog synthesizer jingle with a chime tune at the end.

Availability: Extinct; check your PAL tapes!

Editor's Note: None.