WPVI-TV, previously WFIL-TV, is a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-based television station on the VHF television band that has been the Philadelphia affiliate of the American Broadcasting Companies, youngest of the three primary broadcast television networks whose initial establishments were all in the radio-network era and hence all predate the rise of cable television and the Internet/World Wide Web, since its initial receipt of its broadcast license from the Federal Communications Commission in the middle 1940s. It is also the only such station in Philadelphia whose affiliation with any non-public television network has continued uninterrupted since receiving its initial FCC license.
When it was initially established as WFIL-TV (the "FIL" was short for "FILadelfia," the Spanish form of the city's name), the station was owned by Triangle Communications and it was a sister company to
The Philadelphia Inquirer
This design's incorporating the network logo into the numeral "6" could with some accuracy be considered the direct design forerunner of the most recent station logo, shown below, even though it was not/isn't employed as a reference for the later design.
On Monday September 11, 1967, WFIL-TV's new logo of Channel 6 became/becoming standardized. Though the type font style name did not become widely known at the time and still was not/wasn't/isn't widely known as of late 2016, the station would/will employ this logo for the next four years.
On Tuesday April 27, 1971, WFIL-TV became
WPVI-TV after Triangle sold the station to Capital Cities Communications, Inc. The Back-Then Late Station Announcer, Mr. Paul Norton is reassured viewers to say to us & them "It's STILL Channel 6."
The change of the station call sign which led/leads into a revision of the Channel 6 logo which used the same type font style as previously back in 1967.
Station ID from 1971 to 1975
Station ID from 1975 to 1981
In 1986, Capital Cities bought ABC and changed its name to Capital Cities/ABC.
Merv Griffin slide, circa 1980s
These Next 9 Idents from WPVI-TV 6ABC DISNEY presented in 1981-1982. This is a GMA promo.
WPVI station ID in 1981-1982
Animated promo graphic in 1981-1982
Hanukkah Greetings slide (1981)
ABC Network ID w/WPVI-TV Byline (1981-1982)
ABC Network ID w/WPVI-TV Byline (1982-1983)
WPVI-TV 6 Action News 5PM Summer-Version (1984-1985) intro
WPVI-TV 6 Action News 6PM Summer-Version (1984-1985) intro
WPVI-TV 6 Action News Jim Gardner Promo (1985)
ABC Network ID/WPVI-TV Byline (1985-1986)
WPVI-TV station ID in 1986-1987
WPVI-TV station ID with Capital Cities-ABC byline in 1986-1987 as The New Network Flagship Station.
ABC Network ID w/WPVI-TV Byline (1986-1987)
WPVI-TV station ID in 1987-1988
WPVI Action News Chopper 6 Promo (1987)
WPVI-TV 6 Action News
It's Got To Be promo (1987-1988)
WPVI-TV Channel 6 Action News at Noon Promo (1987-1988)
late 80's-early 90's test pattern
WPVI TV Channel 6 (Philadelphia PA) Station ID - Easter 1988
WPVI-TV station ID in 1998-1991
WPVI-TV station ID in 1991-1992
WPVI-TV station ID in 1992-1993
The Walt Disney Company absorbed Capital Cities/ABC into itself to giving rise to the Disney-ABC Television Group which still exists at the present time. The station logo design, however, did not/didn't immediately reflect this take-over of the station's parent network.
Channel 6ABC DISNEY's Action News open used from 2006 to 2010
In 2010, WPVI-TV's new logo was/is given an update; while the "6" design remained the same as it has been since it first debuted on Monday September 11, 1967, A blue circle with a white outline was/is added, which made it look more similar to the logos used by most of WPVI-TV's fellow ABC O&O Television stations. The Red ABC Circle logo located on the bottom right of the "6" was changed to the black "ball" version that the network had been using since 2007 and it was/it's also slightly enlarged.
TV stations in the Delaware Valley, including Philadelphia, Northern Delaware, South Jersey and the Lehigh Valley
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Disney Music Group
Walt Disney Records | Hollywood Records ( | Marvel Music | Fox Music) Disney Music Publishing | Buena Vista Records
Disney Theatrical Productions Group Disney on Broadway | Disney on Ice | Disney Theatrical Productions | Disney Live!
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ABC Entertainment | ABC News | Disney Television Studios ( ABC Studios | ABC Signature | 20th Century Fox Television | Fox 21 Television Studios) | Disney Television Animation | Greengrass Productions | It's a Laugh Productions | Disney–ABC Home Entertainment and Television Distribution | Disney Media Distribution | Disney Channel Original Movies ( | Others) ABC News Productions | Disney XD Originals | Disney Junior Originals | ABC Family Worldwide Inc. | 20th Television | FX Networks ( | Others) FXP ( | Others) Fox Television Animation | Disney+ Original | American Public Television
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KABC-TV | KFSN-TV | KGO-TV | KTRK-TV | WABC-TV | WLS-TV | WPVI-TV | WTVD
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Asia | Australia and New Zealand | Canada 12 | France | Germany | India | Israel | Italy | Latin America | Poland | Portugal | Romania | Spain | UK and Ireland
Canada 12 | Croatia | Indonesia and Thailand | Japan | Latin America | Scandinavia | Slovenia | South Africa | Southeast Asia | UK and Ireland
Asia | Balkans | Belgium | Bulgaria | Estonia | Germany | Greece | Hungary | Italy | Japan | Latin America | Moldova | Netherlands | Norway | Poland | Portugal | Russia | Spain | Taiwan | Turkey | UK and Ireland
Asia | India | Latin America | Spain
Fox Movies/ Premium
Asia ( Action | Family) | Balkans | Brazil ( 1 | 2) | Latin America ( Action | Cinema | Classics | Family | Comedy | Movies | Series) | Philippines | Taiwan | Middle East
Asia ( 2) | Chile | Japan | Latin America ( 2 | 3 | Premium) | Netherlands | Peru
Asia | Latin America ( FXM)
Latin America ( Kids) | National Geographic Wild ( Africa | Asia | Australia | Canada | Europe | India | Latin America | Middle East) | Nat Geo Music | Nat Geo People ( HD)
24Kitchen | BabyTV | Channel V | Fox Comedy | Fox Crime | Fox Filipino 17 | Fox Rewayat | Cinecanal | RTL Zwei | Sky Cinema Disney 10 | STAR Chinese Channel | STAR Chinese Movies | STAR Chinese Movies Legend | Super RTL 23 | TOGGO Plus 23 | TVN 18 | Viajar | Voyage | TV Chile 19 | Canal 24 Horas 19
Parent: The Walt Disney Company
Part of Disney India (
The Walt Disney Company)
Star India ( Special logos)
Hindi: Entertainment: Star Plus HD, Star Bharat HD and Star Utsav | Movies: Star Gold HD, Star Gold Select HD, Star Gold 2 HD and Star Utsav Movies
English: Entertainment: Star World HD and Star World Premiere HD | Movies: Star Movies HD and Star Movies Select HD (SD upcoming) | Lifestyle: Fox Life HD | Knowledge and infotainment: National Geographic HD and Wild HD | Kids’: BabyTV HD 1
Regional languages: Tamil: Star Vijay HD, Vijay Music and Vijay Super | Telugu: Star Maa HD, Star Maa Movies HD, Star Maa Music and Star Maa Gold | Kannada: Star Suvarna HD and Star Suvarna Plus | Malayalam: Asianet HD, Asianet Plus and Asianet Movies | Bangla: Star Jalsha HD and Jalsha Movies HD | Marathi: Star Pravah HD
English: Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 2 HD and Star Sports 3 (HD upcoming) | Hindi: Star Sports 1 Hindi HD and Star Sports First | Tamil: Star Sports 1 Tamil | Telugu: Star Sports 1 Telugu | Kannada: Star Sports 1 Kannada | Bangla: Star Sports 1 Bangla | Marathi: Star Sports 1 Marathi
Star Sports Select: Star Sports Select 1 HD, Star Sports Select 2 HD
Upcoming channels: Star Sports 1 Malayalam and Star Sports 1 Gujarati
International channels: Africa: Star Life (HD in South Africa, SD elsewhere)
Video-on-demand service: Disney+ Hotstar | Film production: Fox Star Studios ( Other) Affiliated company: Tata Sky 2 (
HD, + HD; defunct: Tata Sky+, Tata Sky Transfer)
Former channels and properties:
Defunct: Life OK | HD/Star One Star Movies Action | FX (India) HD | Fox Crime (India) | Channel V India | ESPN India ( HD) | Movies OK | Nat Geo Tamil | Nat Geo Telugu | ESPN Star Sports
Divested: News network 3 ( | Star News | Star Ananda | Star Majha) Star CJ Alive 4 | MTV 5
Discontinued 1: Nat Geo Music HD, Nat Geo People HD and BabyTV
1Withdrawn from India in March 2019 (SD feeds) and June 2019 (Nat Geo Music and People HD); BabyTV HD is still running in India. They were run by Fox Networks Group Asia; there was no dedicated Indian feed.
2Joint venture with Tata Group.
3Sold to ABP Group.
4Sold to CJ E&M.
5Joint venture between Star and Viacom. Dissolved in 1994 with the launch of Channel V.
Non-Indian companies using the Star brand:
STAR Greater China:
STAR Chinese Channel | STAR Chinese Movies | STAR Chinese Movies Legend | National Geographic ( HD) | Nat Geo Wild ( HD) | Nat Geo People ( HD) | Channel V ( HD)
Taiwan: Star Movies HD (Taiwan)
Disbanded channels and properties:
China: Star China Media 1 ( Star Sports | Xing Kong | Channel V (China) | Fortune Star)
Southeast Asia 2: Star World (Asia) and Star Movies ( Asia, Philippines and Taiwan), MTV 3
Indonesia: antv 4 | Film Indonesia
Philippines: Viva Cinema 5
South Korea: Channel V (Korea)
1Sold to China Media Capital.
2Rebranded from Star to Fox channels in 2017. Now owned by Fox Networks Group.
3Formerly a joint-venture with Viacom but ended in 1994. MTV Southeast Asia later relaunched in 1995.
4Sold to Visi Media Asia, which had owned 80% of the channel (Star formerly owned 20%).
5Relauched as Pinoy Box Office.
Non-Star television channels:
India: Hindi youth entertainment: Bindass | Hindi movies: UTV Movies, UTV Action and UTV HD | English entertainment: Disney International HD | Kids’ channels: Disney Channel (HD upcoming), Hungama, Marvel HQ and Disney Junior
International: United Kingdom: UMP Movies
Defunct channels: UTV World Movies | UTV Stars (HD) | Bindass Play | UTV Action Telugu
Divested channels: BTVI
UTV Software Communications: UTV Motion Pictures
Defunct: UTV Indiagames | UTV Ignition Games
Radio networks ABC Audio | ABC News Radio | ABC News Now | Radio Disney | Radio Disney Country | Radio Disney Junior | ESPN Radio | ESPN Xtra
Radio Disney Country station: KRDC
Radio Disney stations: Rádio Disney Brasil 8 | Radio Disney Peru
ESPN Radio stations: KESN 5 | KSPN | WEPN | WEPN-FM 1 | WMVP 22
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Walt Disney Direct-to-Consumer and International
Subsidiaries: France | Germany | India | Italy | Latin America
Disney Streaming Services: BAMTech Media (75%) | Disney Digital Network | ESPN+ | Hulu (67%) (United States and Japan) 20 | Movies Anywhere (United States) | Disney+ | FX Now (United States) | Fox+ (Asia) | Fox App (Latin America) | Disney+ Hotstar (India)
Home Media: Fox Star Studios | Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment ( | Others) Buena Vista Home Entertainment | 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
A&E Networks (50%) 6 | DGamer | CDVU+ | Disney Institute | Disney Research | Disney DVD ( | Others) Disney Enhanced Home Theater Mix | Disney's Fast Play | Disney Movie Insiders | Disney Blu-ray Disc | Disney Blu-ray 3D | Disney Second Screen | Disney's Fastpass | Disneytek | ABCtek | LucasArts | Industrial Light and Magic | Skywalker Sound | Disney Classics | Disney D23 | Vice Media (26%) | Fox-Paramount Home Entertainment 4 | Fox Networks Group | Fox Studios Australia | FOX Telecolombia | Disney Interactive | National Geographic Partners (73%) | FOX Producciones Originales | Buena Vista Original Productions | Patagonik Film Group
Miramax | Dimension Films | Dimension Home Entertainment | Dimension Television | Dimension Extreme Films | Miramax Family Films | Miramax Books | Miramax/Dimension Films | Anaheim Ducks | Baby Einstein | Oxygen (TV network) | E! | DIC Entertainment ( | Others) Creative Wonders 9 | Hyperion Books | GMTV | Fox Sports Networks
Touchstone Pictures ( | Others | Logo Variations) Touchstone Television | Touchstone Home Entertainment (
1UP.com | 20th Century Fox International Television | 20th Century Fox Records | 20th Century Fox Selections | 20th Century Fox Television Distribution | 20th Century Fox Video ( | Others) 20th Century Pictures | 7 dni TV | ABC Circle Films | ABC Films | ABC Kane Productions | ABC Kids | ABC Motion Pictures | ABC News Now | ABC Pictures Corporation | ABC Productions | ABC Video | ABC1 | Avalanche Software | Black Rock Studio | Blair Entertainment | Blip | Boyz/Girlz Channel | Buena Vista Games | Buena Vista International | Buena Vista International Television | Buena Vista Pictures Distribution | Buena Vista Productions | Buena Vista Television | Cannell Distribution | Capital Disney 14 | Caravan Pictures | CBS/Fox Children's Video 21 | CBS/Fox Video ( Others) 21 | Circle 7 Animation | Club Penguin | Club Penguin Island | CrossGen | Das Vierte | DePatie-Freleng Enterprises | Disney Channel (Ukraine) | Disney Channel Discovery | Disney Cinema | Disney Cinemagic | Disney Consumer Products | Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media | Disney Digital 3D | Disney Drive-In | Disney Family Movies | Disney Interactive Studios | Disney Videos | Disney XD (Australia and New Zealand) | Disney XD (France) | Disney XD (Germany) | Disney XD (Israel) | Disney XD (Italy) | Disney XD (Spain) | Disneyland Records | DisneyLife | DisneyToon Studios ( | Others) DLife | DXP | ESPN 3D | ESPN America | ESPN Classic (UK) | ESPN Deportes Radio | ESPN Full Court | ESPN GamePlan | FNM Films | Four Star-Excelsior Releasing | Four Star International | Fox 21 | Fox Animation | Fox Atomic | Fox Circle Productions | Fox Crime (India) | Fox Entertainment Group | Fox Europe | Fox Faith | Fox Family | Fox Film Corporation | Fox International Productions ( | Others) Fox Kids ( | Others) Fox Kids Worldwide | Fox Lab | Fox Next | Fox Reality Channel | Fox Records 7 | Fox Soccer | Fox Television Studios | Fox Video ( | Others) Fox World | FoxConnect | Foxnet | Foxstar Productions | Fuel TV | FX+ | Gaumont Buena Vista International | Go.com | Gold Key Entertainment | Gold Key Media | Hollywood BASIC | Hollywood Pictures | Hollywood Pictures Home Entertainment | IGN | IGN Entertainment | Jetix ( | Others) Jumbo Pictures | Junction Point Studios | Key DVD | Key Video 21 | Leap Off Productions | Live Well Network | Lucasfilm Television | Lyric Street Records | Magnetic Video Corporation | Malibu Comics | Mammoth Records | Marvel Toys | Metromedia Producers | Movistar Disney 11 | MTM Enterprises | MTM Home Video | MTM International | MTM Music Group | MTM Television Distribution | Nat Geo &YO | New World Entertainment | New World International | New World Pictures | New World Pictures International | New World Television | New World Television Distribution | New World/Genesis Distribution | Palomar Pictures International 2 | Paramount Comics 4 | Pixar Canada | Playhouse Video | Propaganda Games | Regency Television 2 | Saban Entertainment 3 | Saban Interactive 3 | Saban International 3 | Satellite News Channel 7 | Selmur Pictures | Selmur Productions | Semiorka (49%) | Sky Movies Disney 13 | Soapnet | Speed | Star Comics | TeamXbox | The Cannell Studios | The Disney Afternoon | Toon Disney | Toon Disney's Big Movie Show | Toontown Online | UTV Ignition Games | UTV World Movies | Valleycrest Productions | Vault Disney | VeneVista Video | Victory Television | Vista-United Telecommunications | Walt Disney Classics | Walt Disney Home Video International | Walt Disney Parks and Resorts | Walt Disney Television (production company) | Walt Disney Video Premiere | YourTV | Zoog Disney
Predecessor companies: 21st Century Fox | Capital Cities/ABC Inc.
Split companies: Fox Corporation
1Disney manages and operates this station owned by Emmis Communications.
2Disney manages film catalog created for ABC; remainder of library controlled by Bristol-Myers Squibb.
3Disney manages and operates this television and interactive units by Saban Capital Group.
4Joint venture with Paramount Pictures.
5Operated by Cumulus Media under an LMA.
6Joint venture with the Hearst Corporation, which owns 20% of ESPN and 50% of A&E Networks.
7Co-owned with Westinghouse Broadcasting (aka Group W)
8Joint verture with Rádio Holding Participações Ltda.
9Joint venture with Electronic Arts.
10Joint venture with Sky Limited.
11Joint venture with Telefónica.
12Owned by Corus Entertainment.
13Joint venture with Sky Network Television.
14Joint venture with Global Group.
16Joint venture with Apollo Global Management.
17Joint venture with GMA Network Inc.
18Joint venture with CJ E&M.
19Joint venture with Televisión Nacional de Chile.
20Co-owned with NBCUniversal
21Co-owned with ViacomCBS
22Operated by Good Karma Brands under an LMA.
23Co-owned with Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland ( RTL Group)