The Travel Channel launched on February 1, 1987, under the ownership of Trans World Airlines. The name was derived from travel-related filler programming broadcast on premium cable channel Home Theater Network. TWA purchased the rights to the Travel Channel name from HTN owner Group W Satellite Communications in 1986, and the Travel Channel took over HTN's satellite transponder position after that network ceased operations in January 1987. This logo was used before Discovery Communications bought the channel.
Introduced after Discovery's purchase, this logo is very similar to the one used by Discovery Channel at the time.
The logo was given new but similar fonts in the late 1990s.
In 2000, the logo's color scheme was changed.
A new look for Travel Channel was unveiled for "Beach Week" in March 2002.
A logo featuring a stylized orange "T" was later adopted.
After Discovery sold Travel Channel, Discovery's globe was replaced by a blue orb.
After another modification, the font was changed, and the "T" was slightly altered.
In 2010, the blue orb was retired and the name was moved to the right side.
On April 22, 2013, Travel Channel adopted the international logo.
In 2014, the 2D logos were removed in favor of a 3D logo, and new on-screen animations were seen soon after.
On October 1, 2018, Travel Channel updated its logo stylized as Trvl Channel and shifted its programming to focus on "the paranormal, the unsolved, the creepy and terrifying", akin to its counterpart Destination America when they drifted to paranormal programming themselves full-time in mid-2017. This was also to coincide with the channel being sold back to Discovery Inc., since the channel was previously owned by Scripps Networks Interactive, and Scripps was sold to Discovery in 2018. This logo is designed by Primal Screen.
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