Screen Gems Network

From Audiovisual Identity Database

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Background

Screen Gems Network (SGN) was an American television program which ran in syndication from 1999 to September 9, 2002, launched by Columbia TriStar Television Distribution and produced by Evolution. The concept for the program was announced on January 11, 1999 and it aired on September 20, 1999. SGN was the first broadcast-based service airing classic shows from the Columbia Pictures Television vault airing shows with an resource base of 58,000 episodes of 350 television series from the 1950s to 1980s from those by Columbia Pictures Television, Tandem Productions, and ELP Communications (formally T.A.T Communications Company and Embassy Television).

(1999-2002)

Logo: Same as the 1993 Columbia Pictures logo, but in the style of Michael J. Deas' original 1992 artwork and animating at a faster pace. Instead of "COLUMBIA" and the Sony byline appearing, the gold text "SCREEN GEMS" rotates from behind to over the Torch Lady, with "NETWORK" fading below afterwards.

Technique: CGI animation.

Music/Sounds: A short rock-and-roll tune, ending in an electric guitar note.

Availability: Extinct. This was only seen as the ident/bumper for the Screen Gems Network, a syndicated block of classic Sony-owned shows with added interstitial segments.

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