This page only shows primary logo variants.
For other related logos and images, see:
1984–1985 1985–1987 1987–1995 1995–2008 2008–present
1984–1985 1985–1987 1987–1995 1995–2008 2008–present

Theater TV[]

1983–1984 (pre-launch)[]

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During the pre-launch, the channel was originally called Theater TV by National Geographic.

Arts & Entertainment Network[]


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A&E was formed in 1984 through the merger of ABC-Hearst's Alpha Repertory Television Service (ARTS) and RCA's The Entertainment Channel (at the time a sister network of NBC); its original name, the Arts & Entertainment Network, reflected this merging.

Arts & Entertainment Cable Network[]


Arts & Entertainment 1986
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A&E 1987
Designer:  David Leedy
Typography:  Custom
Launched:  1987

In 1993, Rockefeller Group sold its stake in A&E to Capital Cities/ABC, Hearst, and NBC.


A&E (1995)
Designer:  Mike Samuel and
Liz Dreisbach for
William Snyder Design
Typography:  Custom
Launched:  May 1995

In May 1995, the 1987 logo was amended and modified, and most noticeably, the ampersand was made over. The channel's name also officially changed to the A&E Network, to reflect its declining focus on arts and entertainment in favor of an increasing focus on reality and documentary programming.


A&E 2008
Designer:  Loyalkaspar
Typography:  Unknown
Launched:  May 26, 2008

On May 26, 2008, in conjunction with the premiere of the original film The Andromeda Strain, A&E rebranded with a new logo and slogan, Real Life. Drama., representing its shift from an arts-focused network to a more contemporary network focused on non-scripted programming. Both the logo and the on-air graphics package were designed by Loyalkaspar.

In 2012, NBCUniversal sold its stake in A&E to Disney and Hearst, making them a 50-50 joint venture.

External links[]

Alpha Repertory Television Service
The Entertainment Channel