Universal Eight was the successor to the renowned home movie distributor Castle Films, which was owned by United World; the non-theatrical firm of Universal-International. It was founded in late 1977 and became defunct in 1984 on search for a home entertainment company.
Only Known logo (1977-1984)
Logo: On a black background, we see the neon number "8" that is blue on the inside and pink on the outside. Then the text:
in a 1950s neon font fades in and shines. Above five seconds later the word "PRESENTS" fades in below the "8". A few seconds later, the text dissolves into "EXCERPTS FROM" in the same typeface. It then immediately cuts into the program.
Variant: There is a closing version that has the byline "FROM UNIVERSAL 8 ALL TV AND THEATRICAL RIGHTS RESERVED."
Technique: The text fading in and the shining.
Availability: Extremely rare. Can likely be seen on any program released by the company.