All3Media

From the Audiovisual Identity Database, the motion graphics museum


Background

All3Media (stylized as all3media) is the UK's largest independent television, film and digital production and distribution company, formed in 2003 as a continuation of Chrysalis TV Group. It consists of many production and distribution companies from the UK, Europe, New Zealand and the US. On 8 May 2014, it was announced that Discovery Communications and Liberty Global would acquire All3Media in a 50:50 joint venture. The deal closed on 23 September 2014.

On 31 May 2023, it was reported that All3Media was considered for sale by Warner Bros. Discovery; possible buyers included Fremantle, ITV Studios and Banijay, among others. On 16 February 2024, RedBird IMI announced it would acquire All3Media for £1.15 billion ($1.45 billion); the deal is expected to close in mid-2024.



1st Logo (2003-2013)


Visuals: On a white or black background is the word "ALL3MEDIA" in either dark gray, black or white with the number "3" in red. Three dots appear above the logo in red, dark gray and gray.

Variants:

  • On shows produced by its units, the words "an" and "company" are shown on the left and right, reading "anALL3MEDIAcompany".
  • On international prints of its shows that were produced by its labels, the byline appears underneath the copyright disclaimer.
  • There is a version where the text "Distributed by" appears next to the All3Media International logo.
  • On shows produced by its Lion Television unit, the red dot from the right side reveals the other two dots and the byline.
  • For shows that were distributed internationally, the word "International" appears underneath the logo.
  • There is a version which was used on The Pitch; here on a black background, the same three dots slide from the right, then flash to reveal the text "ALL3MEDIA" via a flicking effect, and the word "AMERICA" appears on the bottom right.

Technique: 2D digital animation.

Audio: None.

Availability:

  • This logo was seen as a byline on all of their shows and documentaries that were produced by its divisions which were bought by this company.
  • The logo appears on then-new seasons of current shows as well as then-new shows produced by its companies from this period until 2014 such as Horrible Histories, Children's Hospital and Hotel GB, among others.
  • The "AMERICA" variant was only seen on The Pitch.

2nd Logo (2013-2021)


Visuals: On a light blue, black or white background, a blue swirl forms the text "all3", now in a script font and in blue. As it does so and when it finishes drawing, the word "media" fades next to the text in a swiping effect to the right and in aquamarine.

Variants:

  • The animated version can be shown as a byline with "an" and "company" fading in on the left and right of it.
  • A still version of the byline either in black or white exists.
  • For shows that All3Media distributed in other countries, the word "international" is added underneath "media".
    • On some shows, the text "international sales by" is shown at the top with the URL underneath.
    • The logo can be in-credited on shows that its international arm co-produced.
  • For shows that are produced in America, the word "america" can be seen swiping in below and just like the word "media".
    • Sometimes, this logo shares the screen with other logos.
    • An in-credit version exists.
    • On Flirty Dancing USA, this logo is shared with the Objective Media Group America logo.
    • A sped-up version exists on Dating #NoFilter.

Technique: 2D digital animation.

Audio: Either a swirling chiming sound with a synth note or none.

Availability:

  • It appears on then-new and returning shows that its companies produced until 2021.
  • The "International" variant was seen on shows that they co-produced with either its units or other companies, such as Van der Valk and All Creatures Big and Small.
  • The "America" variant was seen on American shows that they co-produced with its units, such as Undercover Boss USA, Dating #NoFilter, Dirty Dancing USA, Top Elf and The American Barbecue Showdown.

3rd Logo (January 22, 2021-)


Visuals: On a dark gray background, two white dots appear from the top and bottom, then merge together and a slashing line appears to split it apart and change it into a white background. When it does so, other dots appear creating the same word "All3", with "MEDIA" now in capital letters appearing next to it and stacked 90 degrees.

Variants:

  • The logo can also be seen as a byline with a vertical line on the middle and the text on the right now reading "An All3Media Company".
  • For shows that were distributed to other countries and co-produced with its labels or other companies, the word "INTERNATIONAL" is added next to it and also stacked up like "MEDIA".
    • There is a version where this logo is seen with the same vertical line as the byline variant, except on the right it reads "Distributed by All3Media International".
    • This logo also shares the screen with other logos on some shows and appears in-credited.
  • For shows that were produced in America, the word "AMERICA" appears next to the word "MEDIA" and also stacked up.
  • A still version exists where it appears on either a white or black background.

Technique: 2D digital animation.

Audio: A heartbeat sound with synth notes and a swiping sound.

Audio Variant: Sometimes, the ending theme of the show plays over the logo or none.

Availability:

  • Seen on their returning shows as well as new shows from 2021 onwards.
  • The International variant is seen on shows that they produced with either its companies or other companies produced.
  • The America variant is seen on its United States-produced shows that they also produced with its companies; sometimes, the animated version is also used on some shows.
  • The International variant also appears at the end of both the SBS On Demand streaming prints of S1E11 of Travel Man and Britain's Poshest Farm Shops, respectively.
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