Access Syndication

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Access Syndication was a U.S. syndication company active during the late 1980s.

Access' precursor, Colbert Television Sales, was an independent television distribution company founded by television pioneer Dick Colbert and also co-ran by his son Ritch Colbert; they were known for distributing the game shows of Barry & Enright Productions. Colbert had a co-distribution team-up with King World, whom they allowed to handle ad-sales of the B&E series until 1982, when King World formed its own ad-sales division (Camelot Entertainment Sales).

On September 29, 1986, Colbert Television Sales merged with Access Syndication. Access closed in September 1988, due to a "crowded marketplace" as well as a number of flops.

(September 21, 1987-September 3, 1988)

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Logo: On a black background, we see the word "ACCESS" zooming in, in a chrome color with the "e" and the "s" connected, inside an outlined rounded rectangle. The word "SYNDICATION" is under "ACCESS". When the entire logo has zoomed in, the word "DISTRIBUTED BY" fades in over the logo. Access SyndicationThe logo then sparkles three times.

Technique: The zooming of the logo and the sparkles.

Music/Sounds: A synth choir with three ascending notes as the logo sparkles.

Availability: Seen on DC Follies; some episodes on Hulu years back preserved this. Also seen on non-domestic prints of DIC Entertainment's Beverly Hills Teens, and the syndicated game shows Treasure Mall and Slime Time.

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