Draft:Canal 13

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Canal 13, previously known as Universidad de Católica de Chile TV (UCTV) is a privately owned television station. 1/3rd of the station is owned by the Catholic University of Chile while the majority stockholder is the Luksic Group. Despite the name, this is network television with a prime-time schedule. UCTV is recognized as the first producers of the long running variety show Sabado Gigante.

UCTV (Universidad Catolica de Chile Television)

1st ID (1981)

Visuals: There is a gold background where two black spaces expand, forming a rounded rectangle. Eventually, a flash appear inside the rectangle when it stops forming, and the UCTV logo (in yellow) appear in a blind transition like effect, finally the logo flashes again.

Technique: Motion-controlled animation.

Audio: A guitar playing, then the announcer saying "Television Universidad Catolica de Chile", and a few last notes from the guitar.

2nd ID (1981?-1982)

Visuals: On a brown background, the UCTV is spinning (multiple, in different colors) after a few seconds, it stops (with the logos merging into one) and the words "UC" appear in the space between "T" and "V".

Variant: Sometimes, the background is blue.

Technique: Analog 2D animation.

Audio: An upbeat orchestral tune, also used in a Kodak commercial of the same era.

3rd ID (1982)

Visuals: On a navy background with a slow starfield effect, the image of the UCTV logo appears. Similarly, to the logo before, the UCTV image is displayed in overlaying colors as it zooms slowly towards the screen. After two seconds, the logo warps into a cylindrical shape and starts to spin counterclockwise on a pseudo-z axis with the copies following the movement shortly after. This effect lasts for seven seconds before the image unwraps into its full size and the clones merge, additively changing the color of the image to a stone gray. Then, two orange beams hit the logo, one after another and the 'U' and 'C' quickly fade in with them. There is no other movement until the logo cuts except for the starfield effect.

Technique: Computer scanned animation.

Audio: The 1976 Washington Week in Review theme.

4th ID (1982-1985)

Visuals: A black background is lightened, showing a blue gradient. At the same time, white lasers appear forming a outline of the previous logo. Once the Canal 13 logo is formed, it become metallic/silver and shines.

Variant: An alleged special variant consisted in the same formed Canal 13 logo from the normal ID, but tinted lime, collapsing to another copy of the same logo. Only one logo is left in the blue background.

Technique: Computer animation.

Audio: A majestic fanfare.

Audio Variant: The variant have a synth tune with an announcer.

5th ID (1982-1995)

Visuals: Over a zooming starfield background, with the starts sparkling over a passing light from behind, the UCTV logo, in a purple outline, zooms in slowly into view. The logo stops zooming after a few seconds and remains still. The screen fades to black during startups or blue during closedowns, depending on the situation.

Variant: During startups, the logo is tinted in purple.

Technique: Chroma key.

Audio: A mellow baroque-styled theme with strings, piano and harpsichord (and horns during the startup), loosely based on the chorus of the anthem of the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. The announcer's lines are described below depending on the case:

  • Closedown: "Ha transmitido Universidad Católica de Chile Televisión, miembro de la Organización de Transmisión Iberoaméricana, y miembro asociado de la Unión Europea de Radio y Televisión. Debemos recordarles que toda reproducción parcial o total de esta programación está penada por la ley. Nos despedimos de ustedes muy cordialmente, deseándoles un reparador descanso y un feliz despertar. Buenas noches y hasta mañana, si Dios quiere." (The transmission of Universidad Católica de Chile Televisión, a member of the Ibero-American Broadcasting Organization, and an associate member of the European Union of Radio and Television, has finished broadcasting. We must remind you that any partial or total reproduction of this programming is punishable by law. We say goodbye to you very cordially, wishing you a repairing rest and a happy awakening. Good night and see you tomorrow, God willing.)
  • Startup: "Comienza en este instante la transmisión de Universidad Católica de Chile Televisión, miembro de la Organización de Transmisión Iberoaméricana, y miembro asociado de la Unión Europea de Radio y Televisión. Debemos recordarles que toda reproducción parcial o total de esta programación está penada por la ley. Nuestros espacios han sido realizados pensando en usted, esperando que los disfruten plenamente." (The transmission of Universidad Católica de Chile Televisión, a member of the Ibero-American Broadcasting Organization, and an associate member of the European Union of Radio and Television, begins at this moment. We must remind you that any partial or total reproduction of this programming is punishable by law. Our programming have been made with you in mind, hoping that you fully enjoy them.)

Audio Trivia: The announcer is Javier Miranda Munizaga, who worked on various projects in UCTV at the time. He died at 92 years old in July 14, 2022.

Availability: As the description says, this ID only aired when UCTV started or closed their daily broadcasts.

Legacy: The channel's closedown of the time became infamous in Chile for its eerie, bittersweet nature creeping people out, with the line from the announcer "Si Dios quiere" becoming a famed phrase for that reason.

6th ID (1985-1987)

Visuals: A flash appear, which is followed by a blue circle zooming with a flipping white UCTV logo. The circle stop, and inside can be seen some stars and what it looks like a Earth map, while light beams spin and eventually form a metallic outline in it. The circle shines and the UCTV logo stops moving.

Technique: Unknown.

Audio: A dreamy synth fanfare, followed by an announcer.

7th ID (1987-1990)

Visuals: There is a starfield with several flashing in a random pattern. A skinny purple lower-case "t" falls down. While its falling, a rectangle of the same color flips onto the screen. Growing bigger each flip before settling. The "t" turns around to reveal itself as the "tv" symbol of logo. The "tv" adjusts to fit the box. The letter "U" flies in from the top left and lands in the space between the "tv". The letter "C" flies in from the top right and stops next to the "U".

Variant: In later years, the rectangles now come from the "tv" instead of flipping.

Technique: 2D animation.

Audio: A heavenly tune starting with a droning synth note followed by flourishing piano synths. The announcer can be heard saying "Esta es Universidad Católica de Chile Televisión".

Audio Variant: A different, more calm music theme was also used.

8th ID (30th Anniversary) (1989)

Visuals: Through several animated and real footages of different places, a orange UCTV logo appear flying. After traveling on many places, a blue marble background appear covering the screen like a paper, the UCTV logo (now silver and solid) moves onto it with the text "30 AÑOS DE IMAGEN" expanding below. The shadows of the object appear later, when the screen "freezes".

Variant: There is a shortened version of this ID that is mostly used between commercials.

Technique: Live-action and CGI.

Audio: A majestic orchestal theme. At the end, an anouncer says "Corporacion de Television de la Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, 30 años de imagen".

Availability: Used for its 30th anniversary.

9th ID (1990-1991)

Visuals: On a purple grid-like background, the rectangle flips in, revealing itself. While that is happening, the words "TV" draw themselves inside the rectangle. When they are finished, they flash. The words "UC" then zoom in the space between the "T" and the "V" and flash, and the logo shines.

Variants: There are various known variants:

  • There is a evening variant that has the background brown-red color.
  • There's a nighttime variant in which the background is darkened a little, with some lights in the grid simulating a city.
  • Another nighttime variant has a night sky background with clouds, then the rectangle comes out from the clouds and the animation begins as usual.

Technique: 2D animation.

Audio: There are three types of music. Each have an announcer.

  • The nighttime variant has a dreamy synth tune.
  • The original variant has two themes: one which sounds like a typical 90's newsroom music. and the other is a majestic fanfare.
  • The evening variant has a horn fanfare resembling the Viacom V of Doom.

10th ID (1990-1992)

Visuals: Unknown.

Technique: CGI.

Audio: Like before, either a newsroom music or a dreamy synth tune are used. An announcer is present.

11th ID (1992-1994)

Visuals: A sky background is seen that slightly moves. However, it is actually a reflection of the metallic UCTV logo, which is eventually shown when it rotates. The UCTV logo appears on a building footage which seems to distort, and it moves out of the scene.

Variants: Different footage of buildings are used. One consists of an antenna.

Technique: CGI and live action.

Audio: Different majestic fanfares. The antenna version has a futuristic tune.

12th ID (May 1994-1998)

Visuals: On a black floor with a purplish morning sky, a model of the old headquarters of Canal 13 rise up from the ground (including a few trees), and the camera pans over it. When it zooms into the glass doors around back, they open up to reveal a glassy blue hallway with silver ceilings and several pictures on its walls. As the camera flies through the corridor, it passes by a statue, violin, 2 masks, a flailing piece of film, and a circuit board, pushing most out of the way before turning right and into a dead end. The camera flies out of the hallway, revealing that it was the UCTV logo in baby blue, which flies about and positions itself at an angle, shown in front of the entrance to the building.


  • In March 1995, when the new Television Center was built, it was updated with the new building, as well as a more realistic sky and ground. The animation for the hallway and logo remain unchanged.
  • During its 35th anniversary, it zooms out further, giving room for "35 ANOS".
  • When Alberto Hurtado (or Padre Hurtado) was beatified on October 16, 1994, a version similar to the 35 years variant was used, but instead a picture of him is seen.

Technique: CGI.

Audio: A mellow synthesized theme that gets faster as the screen passes through the hallway, ending with a 9-note theme.

Audio Variant: The closedown version of the logo has the same announcer lines from the 5th logo.

13th ID (1998-1999)

Visuals: There is a light blue distorting background, that looks like several drops of water falling. On it, a glass UCTV logo appear, while the words "Universidad Catolica de Chile·Television" slides in a blur effect.

Technique: CGI.

Audio: One of 3 possibly fanfares are used, with a male announcer saying "Universidad Catolica de Chile Television".

Audio Variant: On rare occasions, a female announcer is present.

Canal 13

1st ID (1999-2000)

Visuals: While a dark background appear being lighten, a black sphere with the letters "UC" appear fading near a corner, and later the other parts of the Canal 13 logo: A blue circle outline with the number "13", and the words "CANAL", all of these with their respective shadow. Several black copies of the logo appear below moving in different directions, simulating a "wallpaper".

Variants: There are several animated versions of the logo.

Technique: CGI.

Audio: A majestic music, with an announcer saying "Con usted, Canal 13".

Audio Variants: The animated variants used either a playful tune, a futuristic theme, or a robotic theme

2nd ID (2000-2002)

Visuals: Is a remake of the previous logo, with notable differences: The background is already white from the beginning, the places of "13" and "UC" are switched, and the copies of the logo appear later.

Variants: Like before, a series of animated variants are also used:

  • On a lightblue gradient background, several circles of blue tones appear moving around, to later moving out of the scene. On the process, the Canal 13 logo is finally seen in the middle of the screen.
  • On a white background, the Canal 13 logo is seen near a corner. Then several copies of different sizes of the logo appear "covering" the screen, forming a wave-like form. The copies dissapear, leaving the original logo which slighty zoom while next to it the words "CANAL" appear.
  • There's also special variants used in summer, with the slogan "Viva el verano":
  • On a white floor, a yellow drop falls and splashes when hits the ground, forming a puddle. A black circle with "13" appear bouncing around, until stops next to the puddle. It touches the puddle, forming the rest of the special print logo (a yellow circle with a stylised hand), and jumps on it to complete the logo. The words "viva el verano! en canal" and the normal Canal 13 logo next to "canal" appear next to the logo.
  • On a slot machine screen, 3 parts moves, until on these appear the special Canal 13 logo from before. A lot of letters are shot from below. Finally, while all disappear, one of the logos moves to a corner, while the letter "viva el verano! en canal" with the normal Canal 13 logo appear.

Technique: CGI.

Audio: The same theme from before is used, but with another announcer saying "Transmite Corporación de Televisión de la Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Canal 13".

3rd ID (2002-2005)

Logos: Unknown.

Technique: Unknown.

Audio: Unknown.

4th ID (2005-2009)

Visuals: Unknown.

Technique: Unknown.

Audio: Unknown.

5th ID (2009-2010)

Visuals: Unknown.

Technique: Unknown.

Audio: Unknown.

6th ID (2010)

Visuals: Unknown.

Variant: Unknown.

Technique: Unknown.

Audio: Unknown.

7th ID (2010-2016, 2017?)

Visuals: Unknown.

Technique: Unknown.

Audio: Unknown.

8th ID (2017-)

Visuals: Unknown.

Technique: Unknown.

Audio: Unknown.

9th ID (2018)

Visuals: Unknown.

Technique: Unknown.

Audio: Unknown.

Availability: A standard ID is not available for this logo. The Winter variant, however, was used once.

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