Foxtel Productions

From Audiovisual Identity Database


Credits
Descriptions by
BenIsRandom

Captures by
BenIsRandom

Editions by
Mario9000seven and DisneyInternationalFan

Video captures courtesy of
LogoArchive

Background

Foxtel Productions is the production company of Foxtel, an Australian pay television company that acts as a joint venture between the old News Corporation (Fox) and Telstra. They didn't produce much original programming at first, but now they produce it actively.

1st Logo (2004)

Logo: TBA

Variant: Sometimes, "DIGITAL" replaces "PRODUCTIONS".

Technique: TBA

Music/Sounds: A soft synth orchestra fanfare with a synth flute.

Availability: TBA

2nd Logo (2006)



Logo: TBA

Technique: TBA

Music/Sounds: A bubbly synth piece.

Availability: TBA

3rd Logo (2007)

Logo: Pretty much a redone version of the previous logo, however the animation is slightly different and no copyright information is below. Also, the "PRODUCTIONS" text is not seen.

Technique: TBA

Music/Sounds: A bubbly synth piece that is slightly different than the last logo's music.

Availability: TBA

Legacy: The animation here is significantly better than the last logo.

4th Logo (2010-2012)

Logo: On a black background, we see a light shining from left to right, revealing the FOXTEL logo in red-orange. Below it are "ORIGINAL" and "PRODUCTION", both in gray. Copyright information is below. The entire logo fades out a little ways into the logo.

Technique: Basic 2D animation

Music/Sounds: A whoosh.

Availability: TBA.

Legacy: This logo has been hated by several due to its simplistic nature compared to past logos. Also the logo fades out very early, right after it is formed.

5th Logo (2012-2016)

Logo: On a black-gray gradient background, a searchlight shines and reveals the FOXTEL logo in gray. The text "made for" is above the logo. Copyright information is below. The logo shines. The light and "made for" then fade out and the logo itself fades out a couple of seconds later.

Variant: In 2014, the logo was enhanced with better animation. In this version everything fades out at the same time.

Technique: The animation.

Music/Sounds: Same as before. The newer version has a angelic choir added to the whoosh.

Availability: Was seen on numerous shows and programming.

6th Logo (2016-June 8, 2017)

Logo: On a dark background, we see a spotlight turning up. The background then shows up to be a mix of bright colored spotlights with the FOXTEL logo and "Original" seen below it. The logo shines. A few seconds later the spotlight turns off, making the screen dark again.

Technique: Simple CGI.

Music/Sounds: TBA

Availability: Seen on shows during this time period, although there is a small possibility that this logo will be plastered with the 7th logo.

Legacy: Similar to the 4th logo, many don't like this due to its simplistic nature.

7th Logo (June 8, 2017-)

Logo: On a dark gradient blue background, we see letters all in lower case slide in from different directions in their positions to reveal the phase "foxtel original" in a Futura-style font. The logo then slides out the same way and in its place, Foxtel's logo (six dots forming an abstract "f") slide in in its place.

Variants:

  • An opening variant exists that has both the letters and the abstract "f" slide in together and remain on screen.
  • Beginning in August 2018, the abstract "f" was removed from both the opening and closing variant. Both variants just have the "foxtel original" text animate in as before, as part of a minor rebrand launched with the iQ4set top box.
  • Starting on July 21, 2019, the background was changed to a vibrant orange. No other changes were made.

Technique: Basic 2D Animation

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Current. The new branding was revealed on June 6, 2017 and was first seen as an on-screen production logo on June 8, 2017 on season 7 episode 7 of Grand Designs Australia. Future productions should have this logo.

Legacy: Like the 4th and 6th logo, this one is considered poor due to its simplicity and cheapness. Some have compared it to the current Starz Originals logo because of this.

8th Logo (2021-)

Logo: We see the "FOXTEL" letters and its shadow, then when the shadow retracts into the letter, it's drawing itself into orange. And at the same time, we see the word "Originals" drawing itself.

Variant: A longer version exists, with an extended version of the shadow and different colors when the shadow retracts.

Technique: Simple, yet effective CGI.

Music/Sounds: A brief crescendoing string note.

Availability: Seen on current shows that Foxtel are producing.

Legacy: This is a simple, but well-done logo. And considered that the 2 last logos are really simple and cheap, this is a decent improvement over those logos.

9th Logo (2022-)

Logo: TBA.

Variant: TBA.

Technique: TBA.

Music/Sounds: TBA.

Availability: TBA.

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