Canal 1

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1st Logo (September 17, 1990-April 29, 1996)

Logo: We start off in a sea with a red island with seven gold towers on it floating. We then zoom in towards the island and pan around one of the towers. We then zoom out from the towers and turn to face the sky as the island is revealed to be the shield of the Portuguese coat of arms. The sun rises and the camera turns down a bit as the sea fills up half the screen. The sun expands out five rays to divide the sky into five sections and the sea, island, and sections rotate and form the Portuguese flag. The sun then blazes one more time and then fades to an armillary sphere behind the shield, forming the coat of arms. The coat of arms turns into a yellow sphere which opens up to become an armillary sphere with a blue sphere. The flag fades to a light blue background and the blue sphere divides into two halves that spin and morph into a "C" and a "1". They spin and expand, with letters fading in between them, forming "Canal1" "Fim de emissao RTP" ("End of RTP emission" in Portuguese) in gold, with "RTP" in its corporate font, fades in.

Technique: The formation of the flag and the text expanding.

Music/Sounds: The national anthem of Portugal.

Availability: Extinct. This was used in closedowns.

2nd Logo (September 17, 1990-September 1994)

Logo: On a complicated background, we are inside an armillary sphere with two blue objects inside. The objects move outside the sphere and we zoom out as they morph into the "C" and a "1" from the previous logo and expand. The rest of the name appears and the background changes to a bunch of different objects, including an astronaut. The background then changes to a blue background with "RTP" in gold at the bottom right corner.

Variant: During its early years, the logo plays slower and the background doesn't change the first time.

Technique: The formation of the logo and the background changing.

Music/Sounds: A synth tune with a whoosh and 4 notes at the end.

Availability: Extinct.

3rd Logo (March 8-July 1995)

Logo: On a blue spotlight background with many yellow, red, and blue diagonal lines moving rapidly, many shapes in the same colors move through the front of the screen before forming the sphere from the previous logos. It zooms out into the bottom right corner before a gold bar with the Canal 1 logo slides in and the sphere attaches to the "C", still spinning.

Technique: The formation of the sphere and background.

Music/Sounds: A piano tune with a choir.

Availability: Extinct.

4th Logo (July-September 1995)

Logo: On a dark blue background, lines draw the shortened logo as it turns to face us. It gets filled with color and a yellow sphere appears inside. It gains solar rays on the right and turns into the armillary sphere.

Technique: The lines.

Music/Sounds: Same as the 3rd logo.

Availability: Extinct.

5th Logo (September 1995-April 29, 1996)

Logo: On a water surface, many yellow spheres rain down and form ripples, before all of them except one jump back up. The remaining sphere gets surrounded by many transparent blue "C" shapes, which then spin around as the sphere is divided into pieces to form the armillary sphere, forming the Canal 1 logo (without the rest of "Canal").

Technique: The spheres and C shapes.

Music/Sounds: A funky tune with a woman singing "Woooo!", pings, and a chorus singing "Canal 1!".

Availability: Extinct.

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Canal 1
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