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'''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 [[ABC (United States)|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.
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== WFIL-TV ==
 
== 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.''
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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 (as WFIL-TV on both Blue-DuMONT) ===
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=== 1947–1948 ===
 
[[File:Wfil0658.jpg|center|200px]]
 
[[File:Wfil0658.jpg|center|200px]]
   
=== 1948–1956 (as WFIL-TV on Blue-ABC & DuMONT) ===
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=== 1948–1956 ===
[[File:Wfildumont.jpg|centre|thumb|220x220px]]
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[[File:Wfildumont.jpg|center|thumb|220x220px]]
   
=== 1956–1963 (as WFIL-TV ABC 6) ===
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=== 1956–1962 ===
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[[File:ABC_62.jpg|center|230px]]
 
[[File:Wfil57-1-.jpg|center|200px]]
 
[[File:Wfil57-1-.jpg|center|200px]]
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=== 1962-1963 ===
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[[File:ABC6_'62.png|center|200px]]
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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 ===
 
=== 1963–1967 ===
[[File:WFIL63.GIF|centre|thumb|220x220px]]
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[[File:WFIL63.GIF|center|thumb|220x220px]]
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=== 1967–1971 ===
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[[File:WPVI6.svg|center|thumb]]
   
=== 1967-1971 ===
 
[[File:WPVI6.svg|centre|thumb]]
 
In 1967, WFIL-TV's logo became standardized. Though the type font style name did not become widely known at the time and still was not widely known as of late 2016, the station would employ this logo for the next four years.
 
 
[[File:4241411049_692c1e287c.jpg|center|200px]]
 
[[File:4241411049_692c1e287c.jpg|center|200px]]
   
== WPVI-TV ==
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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 Wednesday April 27, 1971, WFIL-TV became WPVI-TV after Triangle sold the station to Capital Cities. The back-then station announcer, Paul Norton, reassured viewers, "It's STILL Channel 6."
 
   
=== 1971–Present ===
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== WPVI-TV ==
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On Tuesday April 27, 1971, WFIL-TV became '''WPVI-TV''' after Triangle sold the station to [[Capital Cities/ABC Inc.|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."
   
==== 1971-1997 ====
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=== 1971–present ===
The change of the station call sign led to a revision of the logo which used the same type font style as previously.
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[[File:WPVI6.svg|center|thumb]]
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==== 1971–1981 ====
 
[[File:Wpvi0677.jpg|center]]
 
[[File:Wpvi0677.jpg|center]]
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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.
   
 
<gallery spacing="small" gallery="gallery" position="center" widths="175" captionalign="center" captionsize="small" bordersize="none">
 
<gallery spacing="small" gallery="gallery" position="center" widths="175" captionalign="center" captionsize="small" bordersize="none">
Wpvi70s-1-.jpg|Station ID from 1971
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Wpvi70s-1-.jpg|Station ID from 1971 to 1975
Wpvi-1-.jpg|Station ID from 1975
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Wpvi-1-.jpg|Station ID from 1975 to 1981
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
   
 
==== 1981–1997 ====
 
==== 1981–1997 ====
 
In 1986, Capital Cities bought ABC and changed its name to Capital Cities/ABC.
 
In 1986, Capital Cities bought ABC and changed its name to Capital Cities/ABC.
<gallery spacing="small" gallery="gallery" position="center" widths="168" captionalign="center" captionsize="small" bordersize="none">
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<gallery spacing="small" gallery="gallery" position="center" widths="175" captionalign="center" captionsize="small" bordersize="none">
Wpvi81-1-.jpg|WPVI station ID from late 1981
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WPVI19812PNG.jpeg
WPVI-TV Now is the Time, Channel 6 is the Place 1981.jpg|Animated promo graphic from late 1981
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WPVI1981Report1.jpeg
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WPVI19813PNG.jpeg
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WPVI19814PNG.jpeg
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WPVIobrien19816PNG.jpeg
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WPVISPORTSSPOTLIGHT1981.PNG
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Chopper6WPVI19817PNG.jpeg
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WPVI19818PNG.jpeg
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CBA37466-6D9D-40E8-ADBF-56B67AF756C7.jpeg
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mervslide.JPG|Merv Griffin slide, circa 1980s
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WPVIGMA19819PNG.jpeg|These Next 9 Idents from WPVI-TV 6ABC DISNEY presented in 1981-1982. This is a GMA promo.
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Wpvi81-1-.jpg|WPVI station ID in 1981-1982
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Screenshot_455.png|Animated promo graphic in 1981-1982
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wpvihanukkah.JPG|Hanukkah Greetings slide (1981)
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ScreenHunter_39301 Feb. 15 21.05.jpg|ABC Network ID w/WPVI-TV Byline (1981-1982)
 
Screen shot 2016-02-01 at 8.27.35 PM.png
 
Screen shot 2016-02-01 at 8.27.35 PM.png
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Screen shot 2016-02-01 at 8.27.39 PM.png|ABC Network ID w/WPVI-TV Byline (1982-1983)
 
WPVI-TV That Special Feeling on Channel 6 promo 1983.jpg
 
WPVI-TV That Special Feeling on Channel 6 promo 1983.jpg
Screen shot 2016-02-01 at 8.27.39 PM.png
 
 
WPVI-TV's Captain Noah And His Magical Ark Promo From 1979.jpg
 
WPVI-TV's Captain Noah And His Magical Ark Promo From 1979.jpg
Wpvi84-testcard-1-.jpg|WPVI station ID from late 1986
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ScreenHunter_4038_Nov._25_17.57.jpg|WPVI-TV 6 Action News 5PM Summer-Version (1984-1985) intro
Wpvi80s-1-.jpg|WPVI-TV station ID with Capital Cities-ABC byline from late 1986
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ScreenHunter_4039_Nov._25_17.57.jpg|WPVI-TV 6 Action News 6PM Summer-Version (1984-1985) intro
Wpvi87-1-.jpg|WPVI station ID from late 1987
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ScreenHunter_54628 Aug. 02 21.45.jpg|WPVI-TV 6 Action News Jim Gardner Promo (1985)
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GW234H181.jpg|ABC Network ID/WPVI-TV Byline (1985-1986)
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Wpvi84-testcard-1-.jpg|WPVI-TV station ID in 1986-1987
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Wpvi80s-1-.jpg|WPVI-TV station ID with Capital Cities-ABC byline in 1986-1987 as The New Network Flagship Station.
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GW309H234.jpg|ABC Network ID w/WPVI-TV Byline (1986-1987)
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Wpvi87-1-.jpg|WPVI-TV station ID in 1987-1988
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ScreenHunter_54630 Aug. 02 21.55.jpg|WPVI Action News Chopper 6 Promo (1987)
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mrmomslide.JPG
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ScreenHunter_54631 Aug. 02 22.15.jpg|WPVI-TV 6 Action News ''It's Got To Be'' promo (1987-1988)
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ScreenHunter_54629 Aug. 02 21.48.jpg|WPVI-TV Channel 6 Action News at Noon Promo (1987-1988)
 
wpvi_startup_a (1).jpg|late 80's-early 90's test pattern
 
wpvi_startup_a (1).jpg|late 80's-early 90's test pattern
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WPVI TV Channel 6 (Philadelphia PA) Station ID - Easter 1988
 
WPVI Jeopardy Something's Happening 1988-89.jpg
 
WPVI Jeopardy Something's Happening 1988-89.jpg
Wpvi90-1-.jpg|WPVI station ID from late 1990
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Wpvi90-1-.jpg|WPVI-TV station ID in 1998-1991
Wpvi91-1-.jpg|WPVI station ID from late 1991
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Wpvi91-1-.jpg|WPVI-TV station ID in 1991-1992
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WPVI-TV's Channel 6 Video ID From Late 1993.jpg|WPVI-TV station ID in 1992-1993
 
WPVI-TV Nobody Does It Like 6 ABC 1996.jpg
 
WPVI-TV Nobody Does It Like 6 ABC 1996.jpg
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IMG_20190629_112023.jpg
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
   
 
==== 1997–2010 ====
 
==== 1997–2010 ====
In 1997, [[The Walt Disney Company]] absorbed Capital Cities/ABC into itself, giving rise to the [[Disney-ABC Television Group]] which still exists at the present time. The station logo design, however, did not immediately reflect this take-over of the station's parent network.
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In 1996, [[The Walt Disney Company]] absorbed Capital Cities/ABC into itself to giving rise to the [[Walt Disney Television (division)|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.
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[[File:WPVI_ABC6_logo.svg|center|200px]]
   
[[File:WPVI ABC6 logo.png|center|150px]]
 
   
 
<gallery spacing="small" gallery="gallery" position="center" captionalign="center" captionsize="small" bordersize="none" bordercolor="transparent">
 
<gallery spacing="small" gallery="gallery" position="center" captionalign="center" captionsize="small" bordersize="none" bordercolor="transparent">
WPVI_Title_Card.jpg|''Channel 6 Action News'' open used from 2006 to 2010
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WPVI_Title_Card.jpg|''Channel 6ABC DISNEY's Action News'' open used from 2006 to 2010
 
images (2).jpg
 
images (2).jpg
Wpvi-tv_6abc.jpg|Alternative logo
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Wpvi-tv_6abc.jpg|Logo with website URL
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
   
==== 2010–present ====
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==== 2010–2013 ====
 
[[File:6logo.png|center|160px]]
 
[[File:6logo.png|center|160px]]
   
In 2010, WPVI's logo was given an update; while the "6" design remained the same as its has been since it first debuted in 1967, a blue circle with a white outline was added, which made it look more similar to the logos used by most of WPVI's fellow ABC-owned 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 also slightly enlarged.
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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.
 
<gallery spacing="small" gallery="gallery" position="center" captionalign="center" captionsize="small" bordersize="none" bordercolor="transparent">
 
6ABC_Action_News_Title_Card.jpg|''Channel 6 Action News'' open from 2010
 
action 6.png
 
WPVI 6 ABC 2013.png|2013 variant of the logo.
 
6abc_2COLOR_Dark-Bkgd-300x232.jpg|2D version
 
</gallery>
 
   
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====2013–present====
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[[File:WPVI_6_ABC_2013.png|center|160px]]
   
 
== Video ==
 
== Video ==
 
[[File:WPVI-TV_news_opens|300px|center|thumb|A video of all the available ''Action News'' opens for WPVI-TV, including variants for each ''Action News'' open.]]
 
[[File:WPVI-TV_news_opens|300px|center|thumb|A video of all the available ''Action News'' opens for WPVI-TV, including variants for each ''Action News'' open.]]
 
 
   
 
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Latest revision as of 03:36, November 19, 2019

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.

WFIL-TV Edit

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 Edit

Wfil0658

1948–1956 Edit

Wfildumont

1956–1962 Edit

ABC 62
Wfil57-1-

1962-1963 Edit

ABC6 &#039;62

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 Edit

WFIL63

1967–1971 Edit

WPVI6
4241411049 692c1e287c

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.

WPVI-TV Edit

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."

1971–present Edit

WPVI6

1971–1981 Edit

Wpvi0677

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.

1981–1997 Edit

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

1997–2010 Edit

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.

WPVI ABC6 logo


2010–2013 Edit

6logo

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–presentEdit

WPVI 6 ABC 2013

Video Edit

WPVI-TV news opens

WPVI-TV news opens

A video of all the available Action News opens for WPVI-TV, including variants for each Action News open.


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