Canal 10 (Uruguay)

From the Audiovisual Identity Database, the motion graphics museum


Canal 10 (SAETA) is an Uruguayan TV channel operated by Grupo Fontaina. It was the first TV network in Uruguay, and the fourth in Latin America.

1st ID (1990-1991)

Visuals: Unknown

Technique: Computer animation.

Audio: Unknown

Availability: Only used for the Startup sequence.

2nd ID (1991-1992?)

Visuals: A gradient background changes from orange to blue. In it, several parts of the Canal 10 logo (like the arrow or the CBS logo shape). The complete logo in 3D and zooming to the screen, below and above appear the words "CXB 10 TV CANAL 10 SAETA" and "MONTEVIDEO - URUGUAY", both in brown.

Technique: Computer animation.

Audio: The music "Always With Me, Always With You" by Joe Satriani.

3rd ID (1992?-1994)

Visuals: On the background is the the "eye" spins and the screen appears, then the "arrow" flies into the screen and the eye to forming the logo, finally, the logo rotates and pans the screen.

Technique: CGI.

Audio: The bells which are "ID and logo #45" from "VT036 Classic And IDs Vol. 2". The soundtrack is composed by Dom Massaro.

4th ID (1994-2001)

Visuals: On the background with the Uruguay flag, we can saw a sliver ball with rainbow-colored, then the ball rotated on the right side to saw a rainbow-colored screen and small ball inside on ball, then, the ball disappears and the "screen" with the "arrow" fly to the "eye" rotates to the front... (Rest Unknown) ... The balls zoomed out and the screen and the arrow fly to forming the logo.

Variants: In the first version, the background was dark blue. This was seen on the Startup sequence.

Technique: CGI.

Audio: The edited of the last part of a track "Sentinel" from Tubular Bells II by Mike Oddfield. Sometimes, the voice was heard saying various announcements; these are seen below:

  • 1995-1997: "Canal 10, vía satélite para todo el país." (Channel 10, via satellite for the whole country.)
  • 1999-2001: "Para todo el país, vía satélite, Canal 10, el canal uruguayo."

Legacy: The ball of the logo rotates like Rede Globo from Brazil.

5th ID (2001-2006)

Visuals: On the white background, we can see the 3D Canal 10 logo spinning, and has the black text at the bottom. The text was written "EL CANAL URUGUAYO" (The Uruguayan channel) or "AQUÍ SE HACE TELEVISIÓN". (Television is made here.)

Technique: CGI.

Audio: Unknown

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