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New Sky channels: Crime, Comedy, Documentaries, Nature

Sky Documentaries, History and Nature now launched

TT
TellyTime
It's strange that the Sky Documentaries logo is so similar to Sky Witness, with the same black and white design... there are so many other colours that they could have used.

I suspect that they just haven't chosen the colours yet for Sky History & Sky Documentary.


What's 'Sky History' - first I have heard of that?

I don't get what you mean about 'they just haven't chosen the colours' in reference to the Sky Documentaries logo. It exists, and it's black and white.
LY
Lynetwork Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
It's strange that the Sky Documentaries logo is so similar to Sky Witness, with the same black and white design... there are so many other colours that they could have used.

I suspect that they just haven't chosen the colours yet for Sky History & Sky Documentary.


What's 'Sky History' - first I have heard of that?

I don't get what you mean about 'they just haven't chosen the colours' in reference to the Sky Documentaries logo. It exists, and it's black and white.

Where did you find the logo?
JA
JAS84 Yorkshire Look North (E.Yorks & Lincs)
Here's where the logos came from.
https://imgur.com/a/mZNKrGk

If you visit that link, someone has kindly screenshotted relevant sections of the survey with the logos and the details of the questions and statements Sky were asking/making, including "Sky History & Sky History 2 will replace History and H2".
LL
Larry the Loafer Granada North West Today
They definitely look like placeholders.
Stuart and Lynetwork gave kudos
PF
PFMC84 UTV Newsline
JK08 posted:
Erm...?

Well, of course they have used them now for Sky Comedy, but they didn't ever use those colours before. The channels have always used various shades of red or blue for a lot of their channels. They have rarely used orange and don't think they have ever used purple. Grey and pink were used briefly as well. They have now used yellow for crime and green for nature.
TT
TellyTime
I suspect that they just haven't chosen the colours yet for Sky History & Sky Documentary.


What's 'Sky History' - first I have heard of that?

I don't get what you mean about 'they just haven't chosen the colours' in reference to the Sky Documentaries logo. It exists, and it's black and white.

Where did you find the logo?


Here: https://q7h8x4g8.stackpathcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Sky-Docs-sales-proposal-Feb-2020.pdf
JA
JAS84 Yorkshire Look North (E.Yorks & Lincs)
JK08 posted:
Erm...?

Well, of course they have used them now for Sky Comedy, but they didn't ever use those colours before. The channels have always used various shades of red or blue for a lot of their channels. They have rarely used orange and don't think they have ever used purple. Grey and pink were used briefly as well. They have now used yellow for crime and green for nature.
Not in the current style. But both Sky One and Sky Movies were purple in the tombstone era.
PF
PFMC84 UTV Newsline
Ah yes, I forgot about the tomestone colours. Back when Sky had a new look for their channels almost every year. It slipped under the radar.
ST
Stuart West Country (West) Spotlight
Ah yes, I forgot about the tomestone colours. Back when Sky had a new look for their channels almost every year. It slipped under the radar.

They only really had 3 different tombstone versions between 1993 and 1997, the latter two were quite similar, but with the 'silk-effect sheet' revealing the logo in the second one.


The following 'egg' series was still quite a unified presentation package across the network, using different colours, but still lasted little more than a year.
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From 1998 all the channels started to diverge for the next 13 years, but Sky One/1 was still updated every 2 or 3 years.
GO
gottago London London
History is rebranding as Sky History (and Sky History2) and will still be a joint venture with A+E.

https://www.broadcastnow.co.uk/sky/ae-and-sky-rebrand-history/5147377.article
MR
mromega Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
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https://www.skymedia.co.uk/news/ae-networks-uk-and-sky-strengthen-joint-venture-with-launch-of-sky-history/
VM
VMPhil Granada North West Today
Oh so they’re not ditching the History brand, they’re just adding the Sky brand to it resulting in that mess of a logo.

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