Channel 4 DVD

From the Audiovisual Identity Database, the motion graphics museum


In June 2005, Channel 4 ended their partnership with Video Collection International (renamed to 2 Entertain Video after the merger with BBC Video) because of the BBC's ownership in 2 Entertain. In July, they began self-distributing their DVD releases.

1st Logo (2005-2013)

Visuals: Just one of the 2004 Channel 4 stings without any video indicator. The background inside the "4" varies upon release.

Technique: Computer animation.

Audio: None.

Availability: Seen on all Channel 4 DVD releases from the time-period until 2013.

  • Examples include Deal or No Deal, The Inbetweeners, Brass Eye, various Jimmy Carr stand-up shows, some Sarah Millican stand-up shows, and reissues of Channel 4 content previously released by VCI.
  • On non-Channel 4 releases, this can also be found on DVD releases of Miranda and I Can Cook.

2nd Logo (2013-2016)

Visuals: On a black background, parts of the Channel 4 logo fly in from the right side of the screen, coloured white on the fronts with various clips of the 2004-2015 idents playing on the backing of them. As they all fly into frame, the letters "DVD", replacing the long horizontal bar on the logo, swoop in one by one, and then they all snap together to form the logo. The logo continues to float about until it cuts to black.

Technique: CGI.

Audio: A tribal theme with a clang at the end.

Availability: Seen on all Channel 4 DVD releases from the time-period until 2016. [Examples?]

Final Note

As of 2016, Channel 4 licenses its DVD and Blu-ray releases to Dazzler Media, Acorn Media, among other companies.

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