The Daystar Television Network is an American evangelical Christian-based religious television network owned by the Word of God Fellowship, founded by Marcus Lamb in 1993. However, the channel didn’t launch until December 31, 1997. Daystar is headquartered in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex in Bedford, Texas. The network is based around prosperity theology.
1st Logo (1997-2007)
Logo: On a space background, we see the Earth appear from the right as the screen moves until it settles at the bottom. Along with the Earth rotating, we then see a blue text that reads “DAYST R” with a yellow star replacing the “A,” along with it is a “Television Network” text which is below the logo, the logo also has a 3-lined White trail beneath the text, which might represent an aurora. As it flys on screen, white light rays appear from the Earth. As the logo settles slightly above the Earth, the logo then starts to slowly rotate counter-clockwise before cutting to black.
Variant: A version exists where the ID is reanimated, this version doesn’t have the camera moving. We see a black background and the Earth at the bottom right of the screen, a shining sun rises from behind the Globe, the Globe then shines and we see the same logo from before flys from the right and turns slightly counter-clockwise, a shine then flash’s on top of the tip of the star before cutting to black.
Technique: The Screen Rotating, the light rays shining from the Globe, and the logo flying.
Music/Sounds: A majestic synthesized fanfare with a male announcer saying "You're watching the Daystar Television Network."
2nd Logo (2007-)
Logo: On an orange-purple-gradient sky background, an aurora streak shoots in. The camera pans further as the streaks land between a giant golden stylized star (different than the previous logo--the star is now an outline, there is part of it cut out and the bottom-left part of it isn't extended as much) and several transparent glass rectangles next to it. Then, there is a transition involving zooming near various parts of it, sort of looking like a golden cloth, bringing forth a top camera shot of the star, which appears even brighter and shinier than before. The star zooms out before we transition to the star spinning, then it zooms out again. The streaks then land inside the star outline, turning it fully yellow, as "DAYST R" zooms out. The star forms the second "A" in "DAYSTAR", resulting in it looking like "DAYST*R". The glowing white words "experience it" appears below "DAYST*R" and the entire logo shines, with light rays shining from the outlined Star, the logo then pans back, sparkles, and creates lens flares.
Trivia: This ident was animated by 3 Ring Circus.
- A reanimated version exists.
- A version exists where the "experience it" text doesn’t appear at all.
- A version exists where the logo plays slightly slower and the "experience it" text, now slightly smaller, appears earlier than before.
- A version exists where as the "experience it" text appears from the streak, the streak is blue instead of white.
- A version exists where "experience it" is replaced with "CANADA" in the same font as "DAYSTAR." This version also has the Canadian flag on the transparent glass rectangles.
Technique: The camera panning to the big star, the streak, the "DAYST R" text zooming out letter by letter along with the star, the "experience it" text appearing, and the shining on the logo.
Music/Sounds: A majestic orchestral fanfare. Sometimes, it’s shortened or extended.
- Around 2008 or 2009, an announcer saying "You're watching Daystar Television Network" was added to the logo.
- In the early 2010s, the announcer would sometimes say something different such as "Daystar, Experience it," "Today’s generation makes Daystar their home for faith television. Daystar, Experience it," and "You’re watching Daystar, experience it."
- On the Daystar Canada ID, the announcer would say "You’re watching, Daystar Canada."
Availability: Currently seen before programs on Daystar.
Legacy: The dramatics of the logo may shock some, but it's a clean and rather heavenly logo. However, some might find the excessive shining rather gaudy.
- Daystar on Wikipedia