TV Nova

From the Audiovisual Identity Database, the motion graphics museum


Background

TV Nova is a TV station operating in the Czech Republic since 1994. In 2010, it became the largest Czech TV station outside of public television.


1st Logo (1994-1997)


Visuals: Unknown

Technique: A mix of CGI and live-action.

Audio: A dramatic-sounding synth string fanfare, with sounds of the actions throughout, which changes into a '90s synth-pop instrumental. Composed by Czech musician Jan Hammer, most notable for making the Miami Vice theme.



2nd Logo (1997-2003)


Visuals: There are multiple views of the Czech capital of Prague at night, before we go closer to see the Nova logo on a neon sign on top of a building. The neon sign is then turned off, as the screen then pans away from it into the night sky.

Technique: Live-action.

Audio: A synthesizer piece, also composed by Jan Hammer, who scored the previous logo, while also being accompanied by the sound of helicopter rotors.



3rd Logo (1997-1999)


Visuals: On a blue background is the Nova logo with a neon glow (from the previous logo) zoom out with a trail and settle itself on the center of the screen.

Variant: Around 1998-1999, the logo uses a blue searchlight background.

Technique: 2D computer animation.

Audio: A synthesized sting.



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