Optomen Television

From Audiovisual Identity Database

Credits
Compiled by
RSX-798

Captures by
RSX-798 and Camenati

Background

Optomen Television was a British television production company that was founded in 1988. It was best known for Police, Camera, Action!. It operated two subsidiaries, One Potato, Two Potato and Optomen Productions, Inc., the U.S. production division. In 2010, it was sold to All3Media.

1st Logo (September 24, 1993-August 16, 2006)

Logo: On a black background, we see a red scribble drawing in, which looks like a square. Next to it is the words "optomen television" in a Times New Roman font. Above it was "An" and below it was "Production".

Variants:

  • In later years, the text reads "optomen" instead, in the same serif font.
  • Sometimes, the logo was in-credit.
  • Sometimes, the logo was shared with other logos or sometimes had a copyright date.
  • Sometimes, the logo was still.
  • On To Kill and Kill Again, the background is white.

Technique: The scribbling of the logo.

Music/Sounds: None or the end theme of the show.

Availability: Seen on Police Camera Action!, Two Fat Ladies, The Naked Chef and the first three series of Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares.


2nd Logo (November 4, 2006-)

Logo: On a black background, the neon pink word "optomen" glows in, and then the logo dims.

Bylines: Starting in 2010, a company byline appears below:

  • 2010-2013: "an ALL3MEDIA company"
  • 2013-2021: "anall3mediacompany"
  • 2021-: "An All3Media Company"

Variants:

  • Sometimes, the logo was in-credit.
  • Sometimes, it shares the screen with other logos, and sometimes a copyright date.
  • On One Bad Choice, the byline was larger.
  • On shows co-produced with One Potato, Two Potato, the logo is in white.

Technique: The glowing.

Music/Sounds: A buzzing sound or the end theme of the show.

Music/Sounds Variant: In 2008, a buzzing sound is slightly different.

Availability: Seen on series 4 and 5 of Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares, including the U.S. version, Police Camera Action!, Great British Menu, The F Word and other shows.

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