From the Audiovisual Identity Database, the motion graphics museum


CFTO-DT, virtual channel 9 (VHF digital channel 8), is the flagship station of the CTV Television Network, licensed to Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Owned by the Bell Media subsidiary of BCE Inc., it is part of a twinstick with Barrie-based CTV 2 owned-and-operated station CKVR-DT, channel 3 (although the two stations maintain separate operations). CFTO-DT's studios are located at 9 Channel Nine Court in Agincourt, and its transmitter is located atop the CN Tower in Downtown Toronto. The station shares the Agincourt studio complex with CTV's headquarters, which includes studios for the network's news programming (CTV National News and the CTV News Channel), along with most of Bell Media's specialty channels.

1st logo (1979-1983)


2nd logo (1983-1986)


3rd logo (1986-1990)

Visuals: On a rainbow background, there is a 9 that zooms out. The text "CFTO-TV Channel 9, Cable 8, Toronto" fades in.

Technique: Analog computer animation.

Audio: An announcer or a jazz tune.

4th logo (1990-1994)

Visuals: On a black background, there is a screen with rainbow triangles, forming a camera lens shape. The 9 symbol zooms along with the "CFTO-TV TORONTO" text and shrinks to fit the hole.

Technique: CGI.

Audio: A 5-note boombastic horn fanfare with Dave Devall saying "CFTO-TV Channel 9 in Toronto".

5th logo (1994-1998)

Visuals: The same BBS ident plays, but with the CFTO-TV text.

Technique: CGI.

Audio: The BBS Productions music with an announcer saying "This is CFTO-TV, Channel 9 Toronto".

Audio Variant: A short variant exists with an announcer saying "You're watching CFTO-TV Channel 9 Toronto".

6th logo (1998-2004)


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