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Junior is a German preschool channel which has been broadcast in Germany since 1996 and Israel since 1997 for children between 3 and 7 years of age. Junior was owned and operated by EM.TV from 1996 to 2008. In 2006, the rights of all Junior shows along with the libraries of Yoram Gross shows were purchased by Belgian animation company, Studio 100. In Germany, as of April, 2007, it timeshares the channel slot with XL TV (anime) after 8 PM. Former TV channels which timeshared with Junior includes EGVHToon (cartoons), Gametrix (video games), later GTV (video games), and d+ (entertainment, now RTL Nitro). After EM.TV rebranded to EM.Sport Media, Junior was eventually sold to Studio 100 in 2008.
1st Logo (1990-1999)
Logo: On a yellow background, each letter in different colors was peeled and the background color changed from one by one.
Trivia: Before its channel was launched in 1996, the channel's then owner Kirch Group used the name and logo as a brand for the children programming the company owned and distributed.
Variant: A still version without a gnome exists on Twipsy.
Technique: 2D computer animation.
Music/Sounds: A synthesized hip-hop jingle with a ripping sound at the end.
Availability: Extremely rare. This may be spotted on some Taurus Video tapes with this label. Also seen at the beginning of 1994-95 TVP1 airings of the 1976 Pinocchio anime.
2nd Logo (1999-2005)
Logo: On a yellow background, we see the Junior logo with a byline that says "Junior by EM.TV".
- A prototype version exists where the background is shaded yellow and without the two blue rings. Also, the J is tilted and arranged differently.
- An animated variant exists with a cartoon boy named Junior (a former Junior mascot from 1999-2015, who somewhat resembles a cross between Rayman and Angelica Pickles from Rugrats) in a Vanna White pose. A translucent swirl zooms out in the background, then he winks.
- A early version exists where the "Junior" text is bigger, centered and it uses the prototype text instead. Junior is also now at the top center of the screen. The byline also is in a different font.
- A version with the URL (www.myJunior.com) exists.
- Another version without the byline and the URL also exists.
- A rare variant without the text in the bottom exists.
- An in-credit version with EM.TV logo of this variant also exists.
- Another early version which uses the prototype text exists.
Technique: None. The animated variant has 2D computer animation.
Music/Sounds: None or the closing theme of the show. The animated variant uses a pop tune (taken from the Junior & Co. shorts), then a brass hit for Junior winks.
Availability: Seen on various DVDs such as Maya the Bee (1975 series), Vic the Viking (1973 series), etc. The animated variant was seen on the majority of the Junior & Co. (aka J-Squad in Australia at the time when it aired on the Seven Network) shorts. Also shown as a de facto videogame logo on German versions of Rainbow Fish PC Games from EMME Interactive and the Twipsy CD Rom game by Tivola (under the Junior label; some versions use the Tivola logo instead).
3rd Logo (2005-2015?)
Logo: We see the Junior logo, but it depends on the variants.
Technique: Depends on the variants.
Music/Sounds: Depends on the variants.