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1947–1948 1948–1956 1956–1962 1962–1963 1963–1967
1947–1948 1948–1956 1956–1962 1962–1963 1963–1967
1967–present 1971–1997 1997–2010 2010–2013 2013–present
1967–present 1971–1997 1997–2010 2010–2013 2013–present


WFIL-TV

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.

1947–1948

Wfil0658.jpg

1948–1956

Wfildumont.jpg

1956–1962

Wfil57-1-.jpg

1962-1963

ABC6 '62.png

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.

1963–1967

WFIL63.GIF

1967–1971

WPVI6.svg
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On Monday, September 11, 1967, WFIL-TV's new logo of Channel 6 became standardized. Though the type font style name did not become widely known at the time and still not widely known as of late 2016, the station would employ this logo for the next four years.

WPVI-TV

On Tuesday, April 27, 1971, WFIL-TV became the current WPVI-TV after Triangle sold the station to Capital Cities Communications, Inc. Then-announcer Paul Norton reassured viewers "It's STILL Channel 6."

1971–present

WPVI6.svg

1971–1997

Wpvi0677.jpg

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.

In 1986, Capital Cities bought ABC and changed its name to Capital Cities/ABC.

1997–2010

WPVI ABC6 logo.svg

In 1996, 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.

2010–2013

6logo.png

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.

2013–present

WPVI 6 ABC 2013.png

The logo used since 2010 remained the same but with a minor change as the ABC Circle logo was modified.

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