NBCUniversal International Studios

From the Audiovisual Identity Database, the motion graphics museum


NBCUniversal International Television Productions was formed as a subsidiary of NBCUniversal to replace the production unit of Universal Worldwide Television. The company had never used a logo until 2011. It had licensed formats to other studios. In 2015, due to a corporate restructuring, NBCUniversal International Television Productions was renamed to NBCUniversal International Studios. Besides producing shows, it produced shows for corporate owners. It became part of the Universal Studio Group in 2019, and then two years later, on November 24, 2021, it was renamed to Universal International Studios.

NBCUniversal International Television Productions

1st Logo (2010-2014)

Visuals: On a black background, the text "NBC UNIVERSAL" wipes in, then the rest of the pre-2011 print logo wipes in after. The text "INTERNATIONAL TV PRODUCTIONS" fades in below.

Technique: Simple 2D computer animation.

Audio: The end theme of the show.

Availability: Seen on Top Chef Canada and certain international versions of Minute to Win It, including Minuta Do Zmage, and Castigi in 60 de secunde.

2nd Logo (2013-2016?)

Visuals: On a black background, a light appears and turns the background purple while the text "NBCUniversal" in the 2011 font fades in. Another light appears and wipes in the text "International Television Production/Formats" and goes offscreen.

Variant: An alternative version exists, which has the logo zoomed out and the background fades to a solid purple at the end.

Technique: Computer animation.

Audio: A "whoosh" sound effect or the 1999 NBC Studios theme.

Availability: Seen on some international spin-offs of reality shows, like The Real Housewives of Cheshire and Bir milyon kimin.

NBCUniversal International Studios

1st Logo (2015-)

Visuals: Over a white background is the word "NBCUniversal" in its corporate font and "INTERNATIONAL" zooming and fading in. Then, a gray line draws itself in, and the word "STUDIOS" slides down from the line.


  • A short version exists starting with the line drawing.
  • Another version exists where the animation is on a black background and the whole text is also in white.
  • An in-credit version exists.
  • Sometimes, the logo is still on a black background with the text in white.
  • On You, Me and the Apocalypse, the logo is next to the 2016 Sky Group logo on a white background.

Technique: 2D computer animation.

Audio: None, or the closing theme of the show.

Audio Variant: On the Thailand version of Still Standing, there is a loud whoosh at the beginning.


  • Seen on shows produced by its labels such as The Real Housewives of Sydney, London Spy and Hyde & Seek, among others.
  • This logo was also seen on then-new seasons of current shows which are Top Chef Canada, The Real Housewives of Melbourne and The Real Housewives of Cheshire.
  • Silence, on joue! (the Quebec adaptation to Hollywood Game Night) still uses this logo as of 2022.

2nd Logo (April 5, 2017-)

Visuals: On a black background, two purple electric rays shoot down somewhere in the screen. Then, the screen zooms out and a bunch of electric rays shoot down, as the word "NBCUniversal" in its corporate font, appears one-by-one at where the electric rays shoot. When the electric rays end, "NBCUniversal" and its reflection fully appears and changes color into purple. At the same time, there is a black glass model word "INTERNATIONAL" and its reflection appear, and it changes color to white. A white line draws itself in, and an electric ray transforms into the word "STUDIOS" after that.


  • On the company's official YouTube upload of the logo, the line and "STUDIOS" are missing.
  • An in-credit version exists.
  • A longer version of this logo also exists.
  • Sometimes, this logo also shares the screen with other logos.
  • On Tales of the City, the logo appears below the 2011 Universal Television logo.

Technique: CGI effects.

Audio: A synth tune with some electric sounds at the beginning, and a whoosh sound at the end.

Audio Variants:

  • On an episode of The Real Housewives of Cheshire, a lot of whoosh sounds and a chime sound at the end.
  • A high-pitched version of the theme also exists, which can be found on an episode of Gone.
  • On another episode of The Real Housewives of Cheshire, it uses the show's closing theme.
  • Sometimes, the theme is re-arranged.


  • Seen on new shows produced from this company from 2017 onwards such as Hanna, Tales of the City, Gone, Fires and Transplant.
  • It was also seen on new seasons of returning shows which are Top Chef Canada, The Real Housewives of Melbourne and The Real Housewives of Cheshire.
  • With the rebrand to Universal International Studios, this logo's days might be numbered.
NBCUniversal International Studios
Universal International Studios
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