Paramount Television Productions

From Audiovisual Identity Database


Paramount Television Productions, Inc. was founded in 1947 when Paramount Pictures owned a television network called "Paramount Television Network". The network presented and produced 17 programs in total until it and the production banner was dissolved in 1956. Paramount also had a majority stake in the DuMont Television Network and owned KTLA in Los Angeles and WBKB in Chicago (now WBBM-TV). It was sold in 1964 to Gene Autry's Golden West Broadcasting.

1st Logo (1949-1955)

Logo: On a gray background with some random shadows, we see the following:


...with "Paramount", "Television" and "Production" in their famous script in white letters, with a prominent shadow effect over the background.


  • Some shows such as Time for Beany would have the text at the bottom of the title card reading as "a Paramount Television Presentation".
  • On the magazine show City at Night, the print logo of the time period was seen with some modifications. On top of the mountain is a radio tower with "K T L A" seen in the middle of it. On the mountain is the name "Paramount Television Productions, Inc.".

Technique: None.

Music/Sounds: Silent, or the intro and outro music of the program.

Availability: Extremely rare. Seen on old kinescope prints from some live shows from KTLA such as Time for Beany. This logo is intact on a few episodes of Beany.

2nd Logo (1959)

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Logo: Just an in-credit text saying "In association with PARAMOUNT-SUNSET TELEVISION PRODUCTIONS" with the Paramount Pictures print logo of the era.

Technique: None.

Music/Sounds: The end theme of the show.

Availability: Seen on the short-lived syndicated show Police Station.

3rd Logo (1960-1961)


Logo: On a dark background, we see the print version of the Paramount Television Productions logo. It consists of the print logo of the time period was seen. This one has no sky and the word "Pictures" was replaced with "TELEVISION PRODUCTIONS INC." stacked word by word and on the bottom of the mountain is a byline reading "A SUBSIDIARY OF Paramount Pictures Corporation" with "Paramount Pictures Corporation" in its trademark script.

Technique: None.

Music/Sounds: The end theme of the show, with the host saying "Jack Narz speaking, Seven Keys is a Paramount Television production".

Availability: Seen on the KTLA run of Seven Keys.

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