Universal Television Entertainment

From Audiovisual Identity Database

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In 1996, following the rebranding of MCA as Universal Studios by Seagram & Sons, Universal decided to rename the existing MCA Television Entertainment division as Universal Television Entertainment. On October 20, 1997, Universal sold off USA Network, Sci-Fi Channel and Universal Television to HSN Inc. (a company owned by Barry Diller) for $4.075 billion, who renamed it to Studios USA Television LLC. Therefore, it was renamed to Studios USA Pictures.

(September 1997-1998)

Logo: Same as the 1997 Universal Television logo, but the name reads as "UNIVERSAL TELEVISION ENTERTAINMENT" as it fades in under the logo. The copyright notice is intact.


  • A long version of the logo exists.
  • A filmed version exists on the miniseries House of Frankenstein.

Technique: CGI.

Music/Sounds: Same as the 1997 Universal Television logo. A long version exists. NBC and CBS airings used a generic theme.

Availability: Rare.

  • It appeared on the 1997 miniseries House of Frankenstein, and was also seen on original TV prints of TV movies such as No Laughing Matter.
  • However, VHS releases have the logo removed in favor of the 1997 Universal Pictures logo at the beginning, much like its predecessor.

Copyright Stamps

Here is some information about the copyright stamps on the Universal Television series and TV movies:

  • 1997-1998: Copyright © [YEAR] Universal Television Entertainment, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
  • 1997-1998: Copyright © [YEAR] UTE, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
MCA Television Entertainment
Universal Television Entertainment
Studios USA Pictures
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