Television Program Enterprises
Television Program Enterprises is a television syndication distribution company formed by Al Masini, who also formed Operation Prime Time and it was owned by TeleRep. It was merged with Rysher Entertainment in 1993. Al Masini, meanwhile formed his own production company to continue producing TPE's shows.
(September 17, 1983-September 2, 1995)
Nicknames: "TPE", "Streaking TPE"
Logo: On a black background, the letter "T" "streaks" in from the left, "P" from the top, and "E" from the right with streaks following these letters. The letters are filled in blue. The text ""TELEVISION PROGRAM ENTERPRISES" is located above them and sandwiched between two "red lines, while ""A DIVISION OF TELEREP, INC." (also sandwiched by two "red lines) is below them.
Trivia: The "TPE" logo type font is also the same seen on Telerep's logo seen on Broadcasting Magazine's adverts.
- The logo sometimes appears without animation.
- The logo is sometimes chromed-in on the ending credits of the show.
- Another version features the end credits' background, which turns black as the logo animates.
FX/SFX: The "streaking" in of the letters.
Music/Sounds: None or the closing theme of the program.
Availability: Extremely rare. Was once seen on episodes of Star Search and Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous from the period, but TPE-distributed shows nowadays are probably updated with either the Rysher, Paramount Domestic Television or CBS Television Distribution logos. This was also seen on the short-lived 1988-89 version of Triple Threat with Jim Lange as well. The still version was seen on a few episodes of The Smurfs on KidsWB.com but they have since been removed.
Editor's Note: None.