Television Malta

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Television Malta (or TVM for short) is a Maltese television network operated by Public Broadcasting Services (not to be confused with the American non-profit distribution service).

1st Logo (1981-1992)

Logo: Against a dark blue background is a tan-gradient circle with small pieces of it cut. Several long curved, right triangles are seen, particularly on the left side of the shape alongside a white circle and a rectangular shape animated like water behind it. On the top center of the circle is "TVM", which zooms in and becomes white. After a while, a thick, silver delta with strange outlines fades in

Technique: The water flowing, the text zooming in, and the delta shape fading in.

Music/Sounds: A pleasant flute and guitar soundtrack.

Availability: Extinct.

2nd Logo (1992-1998)

Logo: In an underwater setting with the ground surface visible on top and a treasure chest on the bottom left, a yellow, brown-striped fish swims from the left. As it blinks and swims away, a curvy "T" emerges inside a bubble, followed by "V" and "M" in the same style as said letter. After meeting together, the bubbles pop.

Technique: Basic 2D animation.

Music/Sounds: A dreamy synth tune.

Availability: Extinct.

3rd Logo (1998-2007)

Logo: On a time-lapse cloud background, a transparent ring is traced and then forms into its shape with a ray of light forming it. Shortly after, "TV" inside a silver, slanted box appears, followed by three blue vertical rectangles zooming out and resting next to the box with an orange, shiny ball appearing after they all meet. Finally the text "Public Broadcast Services" fades in below.

Variant: Another version has the logo on a sunrise background with the ring simply fading in and zooming out. This is likely used during the morning hours of the channel.

Technique: CGI animation for the logo forming and live-action for the background.

Music/Sounds: A relaxing, ascending piano soundtrack.

Music/Sounds Variant: On the sunrise variant, a faster version of the same soundtrack is used.

Availability: Extinct.

4th Logo (2007-2011)

Logo: On a moving blue background, two close ups of the logo is shown with a reflection of a shot of several clouds. Then, the logo, two overlapping rectangle outlines with one in red and the other white with the silver text "TVM" next to them, flashes and quickly zooms out with the full name "television malta" fading in and debluring below.


  • A shortened variant exists, sometimes with smaller credits underneath that fades out not long after.
  • On one variant, we see a brunette woman in red raising her hand and showing the logo before smiling at the camera and then disappearing. The second half of the logo then plays.
  • During Christmas, the rectangles are seen within a snow globe as it zooms out. Not long after, a blue spark of light appears and flashes the screen, bursting behind the finished logo before the written text "Awguri" wipes in.

Technique: Mainly CGI animation.

Music/Sounds: An ascending 9-note piano tune that ends with a dreamy sting.

Music/Sounds Variant:

  • Sometimes, the logo is accompanied by an announcer.
  • On the Christmas variant, sleigh bells are heard when the snow globe is visible.

Availability: Extinct.

5th Logo (2011-2021)

Logo: On a smoky blue background, four light blue delta shapes with a line dividing them in half in the same orientation as the 1st logo zoom out. Not long after, a light burst creates a form of gas, which turns the deltas into red before they all merge by rotating into the left delta shape counterclockwise. The bottom delta remains next to the left delta, which has the blue text "TVM" inside a metal box sliding out while light waves spray out of the transformation and a red lens flare follows the sliding box. While the logo zooms out, the text briefly flashes.

Variant: A similar variant has the logo set to a timelapse cloud background. However, instead of appearing from the beginning, the deltas, only consisting of two, have a glass texture and zooms out, becoming red before they could finish zooming out.

Technique: Typical CGI animation.

Music/Sounds: A relaxing ambience sound with a few twinkles that ends in a soft hit note.

Availability: Extinct.

6th Logo (2011-2021)

Logo: On a moving blue background, red, left-pointed delta appears, which is followed by three more deltas aligned to one another and then the first two that appeared disappears; all of this are in-sync with the tune that plays in the logo. Once there are only two left, the logo slides and shines on its bottom right corner, which slowly dies out while the logo zooms out.

Technique: The deltas appearing and zooming out; again in typical CGI animation.

Music/Sounds: A six note ascending piano tune that ends with a deep bong. Glittering is heard throughout the score.

Availability: Extinct.

7th Logo (2021-)

Logo: On a black background, two lights, one in purple and the other in red travel along the outline of a right-pointed delta with the former faster. They meet near the point of the delta, flashing and then continues to travel along. The speed of their travels pick out while shots of the curved delta changes. After a while, they meet again and then die down, alongside the shape disappearing to show the logo being filled in by light: a warmer, rounded, and slanted look of the previous logo with a rounded triangle on the left and a left-pointed delta inside. The background also changes to a purple-orange gradient color.

Technique: Nice CGI animation.

Music/Sounds: A relaxing futuristic piece with soft clapping in the first half and shines, sparks and flashing in the second.

Availability: Current.

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Television Malta
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