Abbey Home Entertainment (UK)

From Audio Visual Identity Database


Abbey Home Entertainment was a company founded in 1990 by Anne and Ian Miles that distributed children's material on home media, alongside releasing cassettes. The company later acquired the Tempo Video label, and later created the Tempo Pre-School label. In 1996, PolyGram acquired a stake in the company which they later sold in 1999. In 2000, the company was acquired by Just Entertainment and was folded by the company shortly after. In 2002, Ian Miles founded Abbey Home Media to continue on releasing children's material, and later acquired the ex-Just assets.

1st Logo (1990-2011)

Nicknames: "a.h.e. TV", "The FHE Ripoff"

Logo: On a white background, we see the following logo on a yellow television-like shape:


FX/SFX: The spinning for the Tempo Video version, and the fade-in for the Tempo Pre-School version.

Music/Sounds: Same as the Tempo Video or Tempo Pre-School logos.

Availability: Appears on Tempo Pre-School and Tempo Video released from those eras.

Editor's Note:

  • The symbol appears to have been copied from the 1985 Family Home Entertainment ident.
  • For unknown reasons, the logo remained on the Tempo Pre-School logo until it was retired.

2nd Logo (2000-2001)

Nicknames: "Abbey Script"

Logo: We see the word "Abbey" in the Just Entertainment logo script, with a grey line on the bottom and "HOME ENTERTAINMENT LTD" in a black font. On the bottom of this is the byline "A JUST GROUP COMPANY" in spaced out letters.

FX/SFX: None, as it's an in-credit logo.

Music/Sounds: Just the end theme to the show.

Availability: Appears on the short-lived GMTV series MacDonald's Farm, which hasn't reaired in years. It is also available on DVD and VHS.

Editor's Note: None.

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