The Independent Film Channel
The channel debuted on September 1, 1994, under the ownership of Rainbow Media, a subsidiary of Cablevision Systems Corporation; IFC originated as a spin-off of then-sibling channel Bravo, which focused at that time on a wider variety of programming than IFC, including arts-related programming. The Independent Film Channel originally operated as a commercial-free service, with films being shown without interruption. The first logo of The Independent Film Channel was created by Brian Dieck of newly formed The Diecks Group.
In 2001, Independent Film Channel unveiled a new logo, while being renamed IFC, but the legal name remained as "Independent Film Channel" until 2014. This logo is still being used by its Canadian and its movie counterparts.
In March 2010, the channel slightly refocused from a independent film channel to including more comedy programming. This restructuring strategy also included a modified logo with a bolder font with rounded corners and removing the notch on the "I" and the introduction of the current slogan "Always on. Slightly off." The new look was created by Portland-based Feel Good Anyway.
The 2010 logo was modified on May 1, 2014 by no longer having the letters filled in and readjusting it on three-dimensional angle.
The 2014 logo was modified in November 2019 by removing the outlines around it.
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| Production companies: AMC Studios | IFC Films | Sundance Selects | IFC Midnight
Movie theater: IFC Center
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