Game Show Network IDs
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1st Logo (December 1, 1994-March 17, 1997)
Logo: We see the network's original logo, Winnie (a stylized multicoloured humanoid figure, which was designed to look like an excited game show contestant) dancing and jumping around on a game show set. Various times during the ID, the camera pans over to one of the various curtains on the set. Clips of Wheel of Fortune, Match Game and Family Feud are seen. Several letter tiles that make up the floor and playing cards on the floor begin flying around the set as Winnie spins around on top of a trophy with "GAME SHOW NETWORK" around it.
- 30 Seconds: The full ID plays; this version is the rarest, seen on the original launch video.
- 15 Seconds: Only Winnie dancing, a Family Feud clip, and Winnie spinning on the trophy are shown. Slight variants of this version were also used.
- 10 Seconds: Only the letter tiles and playing cards flying around and Winnie spinning on the trophy are shown.
- 5 Seconds: Only a short clip of the letter tiles and playing cards flying around and Winnie spinning on the trophy are shown.
Music/Sounds: A jazz music piece.
2nd Logo (March 17, 1997-Late September 1997)
Logo: On a bright lavender marble background, we see various clips of game shows in GSN's library flipping vertically inside several rectangles, ending with a new GSN logo, which looks a bit like this:
n e t w o r k
The letters "GAME
SHOW" are cut out of squares, and the "O" is a swirly green ball.
- The ID has been found in different durations.
- Some versions have a male narration saying "You're watching Game Show Network".
- Some versions have the URL "www.sony.com" shown in haphazardly-arranged rectangles.
Technique: CGI by Lee Hunt Associates.
Music/Sounds: Production music.
3rd Logo (1997-1998)
Logo: A still of the Game Show Network print logo on an orange grid background.
Availability: Extinct, was used rarely as a break bumper.
4th Logo (September 1997-April 18, 1998)
Logo: Various prizes on green tiles are shown flipping around on a cornflower blue/yellow/white spinning striped background.
- There may be different music on some versions.
- Some versions have announcers.
- There is also a "dark" version, where the colours are inverted and the background has circles instead of the usual stripes.
Music/Sounds: An upbeat music cue.
Availability: Extinct. This was used during the "Dark Period".
5th Logo (April 18, 1998-Summer 1999)
Logo: Various objects are being thrown around on the screen.
- Two versions of this logo were used. One features a person's hand throwing around a white and blue chequered ball, and the GSN logo appearing all mixed-up. The ball eventually hits the mixed-up logo, putting the letters in the right order. The second one featured various hands throwing different objects (including an arrow, a ball, etc.), and the GSN logo appearing with some letters on different objects (like a person's hand).
- Some versions have an announcer.
- On the final season of Flamingo Fortune, the logo is tilted diagonally to the left to make a split-screen. On the right is a static picture of the 1996 Columbia TriStar Television logo.
Music/Sounds: An upbeat music cue with "boing" sound FX.
Music/Sounds Variant: On Flamingo Fortune while the end-title theme is playing, there are ladies saying "Game Show!" followed by another woman saying "Network!".
6th Logo (Summer 1999-March 15, 2004)
Logo: On a background made of green/blue or blue/grey squares, we see a steel ball spinning with various objects on it. Suddenly, the objects vanish and the ball morphs into the GSN logo. The GSN logo then spins from left to right.
- Sometimes, the IDs would be shortened.
- On March 15, 2004, the Air Hockey ID was shown but with bits of television static in between the ending of the logo and the logo getting its colours inverted and becoming black and white before being eventually turned off (like a TV). This symbolized the end of GSN's old style of programming and the beginning of a new one.
Technique: CGI by Duck Soup Studios for Pittard Sullivan.
Music/Sounds: A techno-style theme combined with the guitar tune.
7th Logo (March 16, 2004-2007)
Logo: On a dark blue background, the GSN logo pans back to reveal a spiral of blue GSN logos. Another spiral is seen, with the word "play" on it, then another with "games". The logo then zooms back to reveal the GSN logo, with "THE NETWORK FOR GAMES" under it.
Variant: On a light blue background, we see the GSN logo. The sound of a doorbell ringing is then heard, and the logo then opens up to reveal a set of refrigerators and we see a game show host say "You're a winner!" The camera then goes inside the refrigerator where we see a green trophy. The camera then zooms into the trophy and then goes back to the GSN logo which then closes with "THE NETWORK FOR GAMES" already under it.
Technique: CGI from V12.
Music/Sounds: A pop-rock tune, which ends with a woman saying "GSN", which then echoes.
Availability: The main variant was seen on the first launch promo for the 2004 rebrand of GSN.
8th Logo (2007-2008)
9th Logo (2008-November 2010)
10th Logo (November 2010-2012)
Logo: On a clip of a game show, we see the current GSN logo flipping in. Then, the logo turns into the text "THE WORLD NEEDS MORE WINNERS".
Music/Sounds: A guitar piece and a guy singing, "Yeah-yeah-yeah-yeah! Yeah-yeah-yeah-yeah!" and the guitar theme playing again.
Availability: Extinct. It was used as an "On TV" promo and seen through commercials.
11th Logo (2012-2015)
12th Logo (2015)