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Star channel 1 Star channel Star channel The Movie Channel 1980 The Movie Channel 1982
1973–1975 1975–1977 1977–1979 1979–1981 1981–1988
The Movie Channel 1989 The Movie Channel 1997 The Movie Channel 2001 The Movie Channel 2006
1988–1997 1997–2001 2001–2006 2006–present

Star Channel


Star channel 1

The Movie Channel initially launched as Star Channel in 1973, originally owned by Gridtronics.


Star channel

Later in the 1970s, Star Channel was acquired by Warner Communications, and eventually brought into its Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment division, a joint venture between Warner Communications and American Express. The network was initially offered on Warner Cable systems, and later on Warner-Amex's experimental QUBE interactive service.


Star channel

The Movie Channel


The Movie Channel 1980

On December 3, 1979, Star Channel was rebranded as The Movie Channel. The logomark may be remiescent of that of XHAW-TV.


The Movie Channel 1982


The Movie Channel 1989

This logo was introduced in May 1988, and features a pair of eyes in a rectangle. On screen, the rectangle could include many different pairs of eyes.


The Movie Channel 1997

TMC adopted a very slick on-air look that predominantly used CGI graphics, with the debut of a new logo in 1997, a 3D computer-animated green sphere with a tilted and lowercase "TMC" emblazened on it, usually shown either to the right of the channel's full name or above the name (also rendered in lowercase type). Jeff Bottoms (who has since become The Movie Channel's longest-serving promo announcer, and also does promotions for sister channel Showtime) promoted upcoming programs between films with humorous, and tongue-in-cheek voiceovers. During the late 1990s and early 2000s, The Movie Channel started running a wide variety of network promotions from those akin to a movie trailer to typical promos that feature behind-the-scenes trivia relating to the film. The latter technique is still used by the channel today, often in a more hybrid way. Also, notice the 'e's in "the movie" connect to the 'h' and 'l' on the wordmark.


The Movie Channel 2001

An extensively modified logo was introduced in 2001, featuring a one-dimensional circle with a lowercase "tmc" in Knockout type on it, surrounded with two lines on the corners framing the circle; the "movie" in the channel's name was rendered in bold.


The Movie Channel 2006

On May 3, 2006, a new logo was introduced, along with the slogan "Movies for Movie Lovers". Designed by Gretel.

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