France 2

From Audiovisual Identity Database

Descriptions by
SnowflakesOmega and rj4712

Captures by
RedheadXilamGuy and Nightspears

Editions by
DisneyInternationalFan and Blue2000


France 2 is a public TV channel owned by France Télévisions.

1st Logo (1992-1995)

Logo: Consists of several sequences that are either fully shown or shown in half with text on the other half. First it shows a "dring" and then "Youpi", the channel's children block, with a lion at the end, with a "gr" later appearing on the side of the screen. Then it shows sequences of people with the words "we", "you" and "all". Then it shows a man with a note on the other half saying "qui?". Then it shows the news ident with the logo. Then the weather report, noted with a °C, followed by several live-action sequences. After it we see singers with on the other halves words such as "do", "si" and "la". After it a running man with only the words "publi" and "cit" shown. Then sports while the word "top" and "chrono" gets shown. After it it is followed by more live-action before devolving into more random sequences with even more random symbols (such as " "). Then later we see announcers speaking while on the other half of the screen the word "scoop" gets shown, cut in half. It then later cuts to a man jumping to obtain a key while the word "fort" gets shown on the other half. Then it devolves into even more random sequences half with text and with live-action on the other half and then shows more live-action. At the end, after a bit more of those sequences, it ends with the France 2 logo.

Technique: TBA

Music/Sounds: A theme that includes drums, a beatbox, an accordion, an electric guitar, opera singing and an acoustic guitar.

Availability: Extinct. The logo was resurrected in the 2017 commercial jingle for France 2.

2nd Logo (1998-2002)

Logo: We see a block puzzle forming a "2", before it disassembles itself and returns to its initial position.

Technique: TBA

Music/Sounds: A drum and violin theme.

Availability: Extinct. Was used when there was no transmission signal.

3rd Logo (1999-2000)

Logo: We see dancers dancing with Rhythm and Movement, and at the top we Can see a "2" fading to the word "PUB", meaning that this is a Breakbumper (jingle pub)

Technique: Live action from French design agency Gédéon. and Choreography done by Philippe Decouflé.

Music/Sounds: Depends on the variant.

Availability: Extinct, Used for break bumpers at the time.

4th Logo (2002-2006)

Logo: We see the France Télévisions logo flipping over and switching to the color of France 2.

Technique: TBA

Music/Sounds: Depends on the variant.

Availability: Extinct.

5th Logo (2002-2009)

Logo: We see a scene where a humorous illusion takes place. The word "publicité" with the France 2 logo beside it is on the right side of the screen.

Variant: In 2008, the logo was moved to the bottom and the text was changed to say "france 2 publicité" (with the 2 as the France 2 logo).

Technique: Live action from Gédéon, the same design agency who created the 1992-1999 idents throughout.

Music/Sounds: A calm theme with a voice singing a 5-note tune. This may change slightly depending on the variant.

Availability: Same as the 3rd logo.

6th Logo (2006-2008)

Logo: We see a white square fly by, after it a large "2" becomes visible. In that one a "2" gets formed which writes "France 2 présente".

Technique: TBA

Music/Sounds: Violin and a xylophone noise at the end.

Music/Sounds Variant: There is a variant with wind sound

Availability: Extinct.

7th Logo (2008-2010)

Logo: We see squares with different colors flipped over. It then zooms in and ends with a square in the center forming the logo against a red background.

Technique: TBA

Music/Sounds: TBA

Availability: Extinct.

8th Logo (2010-2011)

Logo: We see 5 differently colored light flashes set against a dark blue background. They then fuse together to form the France 2 logo while the background color changes to red.

Technique: TBA

Music/Sounds: TBA

Availability: Extinct.

9th Logo (2009-2011?)

Logo: We see two different scenes split in half of different people going on with their daily lives. As the people meet in one location, the scenes merge into one scene.

Technique: Live action.

Music/Sounds: Depends on the variant, each having a six-note jingle at the end.

Availability: Same as the 3rd and 5th logos.

10th Logo (2015-2016)

Logo: We see a red flash that cuts to a red background. It then splits into multiple squares before a flash comes by, which paints a white lining to the left of where the logo stands.

Technique: A mix of CGI and traditional animation

Music/Sounds: TBA

Availability: Extinct.

11th Logo (2016-January 28, 2018)

Logo: A red screen splits in half, unveiling the France 2 logo.

Technique: TBA

Music/Sounds: Piano.

Music/Sounds/Variant: There is a variant which uses drum and violin instead.

Availability: Extinct.

12th Logo (January 29, 2018-)

Logo: We see a red dot growing until it turns into a red wave across the screen. Then a 2 is revealed in the sidelines.

Technique: TBA

Music/Sounds: Same as the 8th logo.

Availability: Current.

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