WIN Productions is the production arm of the WIN Network, it is the largest regional TV broadcaster in Australia. Originally starting in the city of Wollongong, New South Wales (as TV station WIN-4), it aggressively purchased regional stations during aggregation with the Nine Network in the mid 80s. for many years, WIN was an affiliate of the Nine Network and carried most of its branding. However, in July 2016, after a contract dispute with Nine over their catch-up streaming service, WIN became an affiliate of Network Ten.
1st Logo (c. 2000-2002)
Logo: On a granite background, we see three movements. The first movement is a shining light that moves from the top left of the screen to the bottom right. The second movement is the WIN logo (which is the same as the Nine Network logo except the "9" is replaced by "WIN") which spins around until it faces at the viewer. The third movement is a make up of "TELEVISION" on top, "NETWORK PRODUCTIONS" in the middle and a copyright date on the bottom. The logo and the text stop into place as a URL fades in below. The URL reads "www.winnet.com.au". The background slowly fades out, leaving only the WIN logo, "TELEVISION", "NETWORK PRODUCTIONS" and the copyright stamp.
Technique: The light, the CGI block text, the rotating, and zooming.
Music/Sounds: A whooshing sound followed by a thump and an electric guitar cord.
2nd Logo (2002-2004)
Logo: On a blue background, we see a white WIN logo zooming and turning. The text "WIN TELEVISION AUSTRALIA" appear below.
Technique: The logo zooming and turning.
Music/Sounds: Same as the Nine Network Productions logo.
Availability: Extinct. Check your old VHS tapes for this, as it plastered the Nine Network Productions logo of the era.
3rd Logo (2004-2006)
Logo: On a blue gradient background, we zoom out from the side of the WIN logo as it turns to face towards us. Underneath, "WIN Television Australia" fades in underneath the logo and at the bottom of the screen is the URL www.winnet.com.au.
Trivia: This logo is based off (but not exactly like) the Nine Network Productions logo of the time.
Technique: The logo zooming backwards and turning.
Music/Sounds: Same as the 2nd logo.
Availability: See the 2nd logo.
Legacy: When compared to the Nine Network Productions logo, the animation appears to be slower. It is however, a improvement from the previous logo.
4th Logo (2006?-2008)
Logo: On a stage with blue and yellow spotlights, a spark appears and creates an outline of Australia, as well as a blue rectangle with the words "WIN" in it with "www.wintv.com.au" on the bottom. As the outline fades out, text appears. Underneath the logo are the words "Uniquely Australian". On the bottom of the screen is a byline: "A WIN Network Production (C) Copyright [Year] Part of the WIN Corporation".
Technique: The spotlights, the forming of the Australian outline and the blue rectangle.
Music/Sounds: A swish sound followed by an electronic swell.
Availability: Extinct. It is, however retained on reruns of the Alive and Cooking Christmas Special.
5th Logo (2009-2019)
Logo: On a stage with blue and yellow spotlights (again), the same spark from before appears and creates an outline of Australia (again) and also creates the word WIN. The outline fills with blue and re-draws itself. Above "WIN", an A fades in and below "WIN", "Production" wipes in along with a URL which says "wintv.com.au". Underneath the logo are the words "Uniquely Australian", with copyright info below.
Variant: When WIN bought the rights to The Saddle Club in 2009, an in-credit variant plastered the ABC logo on all pre-2009 episodes. The logo is still with the words "WIN" in an outline of Australia. A byline under the logo reads "Part of the WIN Corporation".
Technique: The spotlights, the forming of the Australian outline, the outline filling, the outline redrawing and the wiping.
Music/Sounds: Same as before.
Availability: Seen on shows like Postcards, Alive and Cooking, Fishing Australia and The Saddle Club.
6th Logo (2019-)
Logo: On a blue background with green circles, the WIN Network logo fades in. A blue streak creates an Australian map shape, to which the logo turns blue. The text "A WIN NETWORK PRODUCTION" and copyright infomation appears underneath.
Technique: The green lights moving and disappearing, the WIN logo fading in, the blue streak, and two yellow lines that move to the music.
Music/Sounds: Same as the 4th logo.