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Danmarks Radio (Danish Radio), abbreviated as DR, is the state-owned public broadcaster of Denmark. The name has stayed the same even after the introduction of television in 1964, which was also when DR got its first corporate logo. In English it is officially styled as the Danish Broadcasting Corporation.

Denmark has a second broadcaster owned by the government, TV 2, but it is a commercial broadcaster that competes with privately-owned channels.

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DR logo old DR logo 1996 DR logo 2005 DR logo box DR logo 2013
1964–1996 1996–2005 2005–2009 2009–2013 2013–present

1964–1996

DR logo old

DR got its first logo in 1964, when a television service was introduced for the first time.. It is credited to Connie Linck, a graphic artist at DR, who allegedly got the inspiration from types used on Latin American stamps.

1996–2005

DR logo 1996

When DR started its second television channel, DR2, in 1996, they took the opportunity to launch a new corporate logo.

This new corporate logo was introduced on August 30, 1996.

2005–2009

DR logo 2005

DR launched a new logo on June 1, 2005. The letters were redesigned and the red colour became more "pure". Masoud Alavi was responsible for created the new logo.

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2009–2013

DR logo box

In 2007, DR unveiled a new corporate logo at a press conference. However, before that, this logo was first appeared in the new logos of DR's radio channels in December 2006. Then, after a few years, DR has announced that it is going to launch a new corporate logo from September 1, 2009.

The new corporate logo occured officially on September 1, 2009 to use an alternate version of the 2005 logo, were the wordmark was turned white and put in a black 3 by 10 rectangle. This versions was first incorporated into the logos of DR's radio channels in December 2006 and then later to DR's television channels in September 2009.

2013–present

DR logo 2013

In 2013, the font was changed and the serifs were removed. The logo was created by the internal DR Design department, in partnership with Kontrapunkt. All the channel logos were streamlined as well. The new logo was launched on February 1, 2013.

The television channels and radio stations got new logos with the black DR logo next to the name of the channel or service in a coloured square or rectangle. In 2017, new logos were introduced, with the logo appearing as a coloured square with the black DR logo at the bottom.

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