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Starling (a.k.a. "Starling Productions") is a French game show production company founded in 1989 by former TF1 producer Franck Marty. Starling first produced educational cable series and since 1992, Starling produced game shows and reality series. In 1998, Marty was recruited by Canal Plus ("Canal+"). On June 7, 2004, Sony Pictures Entertainment acquired Starling from Vivendi S.A. and it was made part of Sony Pictures Television International until April 1, 2009, when all SPT's companies and joint ventures were combined under one roof. In July 2020, Satisfaction Group acquired Starling along with the French operations of Sony Pictures Television.
1st Logo (19??-200?)
Logo: On a black background, we see flashing letters, then it turns into a swirl with the letters revealing the text "STARLING". Then the light travels on the swirl, then it changes into a star above it.
Technique: 2D animation.
Music/Sounds: Whooshing sounds and a piano note sound.
2nd Logo (2004?- )
Availability: So far, it's seen on Tournez Manège! (translated as Turn Ride!, the French version of The Dating Game).