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Universal Channel changing to UNIVERSAL TV

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Re: Universal Channel changing to UNIVERSAL TV

@krugie @JeanP

NBCUniversal International Networks (NBCUIN) announced that the refreshed brand for its flagship, general entertainment channel has been unveiled today in South Africa.  In evolving from Universal Channel to UNIVERSAL TV, the refresh delivers a bold, new, contemporary brand identity across all linear, digital and social platforms – including a new logo, typeface and fresh colour palette.

 

Continuing to draw on the strength, recognition and heritage of the “Universal” name – that’s long been synonymous with quality entertainment – the evolved proposition for the new-look brand continues to highlight that characters are at the heart of great storytelling.   In South Africa, character-driven programming has generated outstanding results for the brand and in 2017 the channel had its strongest year in viewers (A16+) since 2010(1)

 

UNIVERSAL TV’s reinvigorated identity best positions our flagship brand into the future as a relevant, compelling destination for fans of character-driven programming,” commented Lee Raftery, Chief Marketing & Content Officer and Managing Director UK & Emerging Markets, NBCUniversal International. “In making this latest investment in UNIVERSAL – combined with the raft of top-quality shows we have recently acquired – we’re reinforcing our commitment to delivering a must-watch destination for affiliate partners and viewers, alike.”

 

Key upcoming launches on UNIVERSAL TV include:

 

Colony Season 2 – premieres 14 May at 20:00

Will (Josh HollowayLost) and Katie (Sarah Wayne CalliesThe Walking Dead) struggle to keep their family together as they encounter unexpected challenges, coming face-to-face with the new Resistance and searching for a way out of the Colony.  In an effort to get their son back, Will has been co-operating with the Collaborators and knows about Katie’s alliance with the Resistance.  With her secret out, now finding themselves on opposite sides of the battle, have they jeopardised any hope of reuniting their family?

 

The Detail – premieres 5 June at 20:00

Angela Griffin (Coronation Street, Holby City, Waterloo Road), Shenae Grimes-Beech (90210, Degrassi: The Next Generation) and Wendy Crewson (Revenge, 24, Room), star in The Detail, following three fiercely talented, female homicide investigators who work tirelessly to solve crimes while navigating the complicated demands of their personal lives.  Detective Stevie Hall (Griffin) is a sharp, quick-witted interrogator – even while balancing the demands of work and her complicated family life – who mentors street smart Detective Jacqueline ‘Jack’ Cooper (Grimes-Beech). Jack is a street smart Detective, with keen investigative skills, but a messy personal life. Joining them is Staff Inspector Fiona Currie (Crewson), the homicide unit’s formidable boss, who works overtime to secure justice, no matter what the cost.

 

The Outpost – coming soon

The Outpost follows Talon, played by Jessica Green (Roman Empire, Ash vs Evil Dead) a strong female hero and the lone survivor of a race called “Blackbloods.”  Years after her entire village is destroyed by a gang of brutal mercenaries, Talon travels to a lawless fortress on the edge of the civilised world, as she tracks the killers of her family.  On her journey to this outpost, Talon discovers she possesses a mysterious power that she must learn to control in order to save herself, and defend the world against a fanatical religious dictator.  The Outpost also stars Jake Stormoen (Extinct, Mythica), Andrew Howard (Hatfields and McCoys, Hell on Wheels), Anand Desai-Barochia (Emmerdale, Lake Mead), Robyn Malcolm (Top of the Lake, Hostiles) and Kristian Nairn (Game of Thrones, Mythica). 

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Re: Universal Channel changing to UNIVERSAL TV

It's like itv choice. The logo is nice and small In left corner but age isn't 

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@krugiewrote:

Let's hope the channel logo will finally move to the corner where it belongs! 


Just switched over for Colony and this is ideed the case - finally! The age restriction has not been moved but it is already a big improvement!

 

And, strangely/sadly, Studio Universal has not been changed. Man Sad

 

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I read that too. 

 

Logo looks very similar to what it was back in 2010. I will miss the purple really liked that one. 

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Universal Channel changing to UNIVERSAL TV

Posted by Thinus - again since we don't seem to be getting such updates anymore. No date advised. Let's hope the channel logo will finally move to the corner where it belongs!

 

"After 8 years, NBCUniversal International Networks (NBCUIN) is again changing the brand name and look of its flagship general entertainment channel, with the Universal Channel that is changing to UNIVERSAL TV (DStv 117), including a new on-air look."

 

 

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receiver. Explora 2 in bedroom, HDMI picture & audio to Samsung 32" UA32F5500 Smart LED TV. 100Mbps M-Web fibre (OpenServe).