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Encyclopedia > Logo (TV channel)
Logo
Logo
Launched June 30, 2005
Owned by Viacom (through MTV Networks division)
Headquarters Flag of United States New York City
Website Logo web site
Availability
Satellite
DirecTV Channel 263
Cable
Available on most cable systems Check Local Listings for channels

Logo is an American digital cable television channel owned by Viacom's MTV Networks division. Targeting programming aimed at the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community, it launched on June 30, 2005. The advertiser supported channel struck carriage deals prior to its launch date with DirecTV, Charter Communications, Adelphia, Cablevision, Time Warner Cable of New York City, and RCN. A deal with Comcast[1] was reached after the launch date. Logo was available in an estimated 18 million homes as of September, 2005. Logo has partnered with CBS News to provide news briefs and has developed a relationship with LPI Media, publisher of The Advocate, Out, and The Out Traveler magazines. Logo replaced VH1 Mega Hits when it was launched. On December 11, 2006, MTV Networks and Time Warner Cable announced an agreement to expand its distribution of Logo to additional markets.[2] Image File history File links Logo-network-logo. ... is the 181st day of the year (182nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Viacom (NYSE: VIA) (NYSE: VIAb) is an American media conglomerate with various worldwide interests in cable and satellite television networks (MTV Networks and BET), and movie production and distribution (the Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks movie studios). ... MTV Networks is a division of media conglomerate Viacom that oversees the operation of many TV network and Internet brands, including the first MTV channel. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... A standard DirecTV satellite dish with 1 LNB on a roof DirecTV (trademarked as DIRECTV) is a direct broadcast satellite (DBS) service based in El Segundo, California, USA, that transmits digital satellite television and audio to households in the United States, the Caribbean and Latin America except for Mexico. ... Coaxial cable is often used to transmit cable television into the house. ... Viacom (NYSE: VIA) (NYSE: VIAb) is an American media conglomerate with various worldwide interests in cable and satellite television networks (MTV Networks and BET), and movie production and distribution (the Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks movie studios). ... MTV Networks is a division of media conglomerate Viacom that oversees the operation of many TV network and Internet brands, including the first MTV channel. ... The initialism LGBT is used to refer collectively to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender people. ... is the 181st day of the year (182nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... A standard DirecTV satellite dish with 1 LNB on a roof DirecTV (trademarked as DIRECTV) is a direct broadcast satellite (DBS) service based in El Segundo, California, USA, that transmits digital satellite television and audio to households in the United States, the Caribbean and Latin America except for Mexico. ... Charter Communications NASDAQ: CHTR is an American company providing cable television, HDTV, cable telephone, DVR, and broadband services over 6. ... Adelphia Communications Corporation, named after the Greek word brothers, was the fifth largest cable company in the United States before filing for bankruptcy in 2002 due to internal corruption. ... For other uses, see Cablevision (disambiguation). ... Time Warner Inc. ... RCN, NASDAQ: RCNI, is a cable television, telephone and Internet service provider serving the Northern Virginia to Boston corridor as well as areas of California. ... Comcast Corporation, (NASDAQ: CMCSA) based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is the largest cable company[1] and the second largest Internet service provider in the United States. ... CBS News is the news division of American television and radio network CBS. Its current president is Sean McManus who is also head of CBS Sports. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with PlanetOut_Inc. ... The Advocate (ISSN 0001-8996) is a US-based LGBT-related biweekly news magazine. ... Out is a popular gay magazine that focuses mainly on gay and lesbian fashion and upscale culture. ... VH1 (VH-1: Video Hits One until 1994) is an American cable television channel that was created in January 1985 by Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment, at the time a division of Warner Communications and owners of MTV. VH1 and sister channel MTV are currently part of the MTV Networks division... December 11 is the 345th day of the year (346th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Logo is one of three gay-themed networks launched in the U.S. market. The other two are here! and the now defunct Q Television Network. This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... Q Television Network was an American cable television channel which aired programming targeted to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender audiences. ...

Contents

Programming

Logo's programming is a blend of movies with gay themes, reality television, travel programming, dating/romance shows, documentaries, music videos, stand-up comedy, news, and syndicated programs with gay characters or gay interest/fanbases. Some content originated from other Viacom properties including Comedy Central, MTV and VH1, although the amount of such content has been reduced in favor of more original programming. As of June 2007 a (non-comprehensive) list of programming includes: Reality television is a genre of television programming which presents purportedly unscripted dramatic or humorous situations, documents actual events, and features ordinary people instead of professional actors. ... Documentary film is a broad category of visual expression that is based on the attempt, in one fashion or another, to document reality. ... A music video (also video clip, promo) is a short film or video meant to present a visual representation of a popular music song. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... MTV (Music Television) is an American cable television network based in New York City. ... VH1 (VH-1: Video Hits One until 1994) is an American cable television channel that was created in January 1985 by Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment, at the time a division of Warner Communications and owners of MTV. VH1 and sister channel MTV are currently part of the MTV Networks division...


Reality

Open Bar is a gay-themed reality television series. ... TransGeneration is an eight episode documentary film depicting the lives of four transgender college students as they attempt to balance college, their social lives, and their current transitions to a new sex. ... Coming Out Stories is a reality television show that premiered on the gay & lesbian themed Logo television network with its first episode on February 16, 2006. ... Real Gay is a 2005 gay-themed reunion show hosted by Kim Coles. ... “Curl Girls” is a 6-part television reality series that premiered on the Logo Television Network on Monday, June 18th, 2007. ...

Original Series (Scripted)

Noahs Arc was an American cable television program. ... Exes & Ohs is an American cable TV series launching on Logo on October 8th, 2007. ...

Travel

U.S. of ANT is a gay- and travel-themed series aired by Logo. ...

Dating/romance

Cant Get a Date is a documentary-style reality show on VH1 and Logo. ... My Fabulous Gay Wedding is a Canadian reality show hosted by comedian Scott Thompson. ...

Documentary

  • Real Momentum - film series featuring topics including gay parenting, rural gay and lesbian life, a gay rugby team and so on.
  • Also showcases documentary films like Paris is Burning and Pick Up the Mic[1].

Real Momentum is the name of a documentary series on the Logo network. ... A BCRFC match at Boston College Rugby football, often just rugby, may refer to a number of sports descended from a common form of football developed at Rugby School in England United Kingdom. ... Paris Is Burning is a 1990 documentary film directed by Jennie Livingston. ... Pick Up the Mic is a documentary film, released in 2005, which profiles the underground LGBT hip hop scene. ...

Music video

NewNowNext Music is a music video television program that airs on the American cable television channel Logo. ...

Comedy

Wisecrack is a 2005 stand-up comedy series from the LGBT television network Logo. ... The Big Gay Sketch Show is an upcoming gay-themed sketch comedy program set to debut on Logo in 2007. ...

Animation

  • Rick & Steve: The Happiest Gay Couple In All The World
  • Alien Boot Camp (animated anthology series)

Syndicated programming

Queer as Folk is an American and Canadian television series co-production, produced by Showtime and Temple Street Productions which was based on the British series of the same name created by Russell T. Davies. ... The L Word is a television drama series on Showtime that portrays the lives, loves and learnings of a group of lesbian and bisexual women and their friends, family and lovers in Los Angeles. ... A leap year (or intercalary year) is a year containing an extra day or month in order to keep the calendar year in sync with an astronomical or seasonal year. ... Some of My Best Friends was a short-lived comedy shown on CBS during the spring of 2001. ... Spoiler warning: Cast picture. ... 1st US edition cover of the first book in the Tales of the City series This article is about the novel series; see also Tales of the City (novel) and Tales of the City (miniseries) Tales of the City is a series of six books, originally serialized in the San... Bob and Rose is a British television drama, originally screened in six one-hour episodes on the ITV network in the UK in the autumn of 2001. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Wonderfalls is a television series whose plot centers on Jaye Tyler (Caroline Dhavernas), a recent Brown University graduate with a philosophy degree who holds a dead-end job as a sales clerk at a Niagara Falls gift shop. ... It has been suggested that Pat Kerrigan be merged into this article or section. ... In The Life is a television series that first broadcasted on PBS in June 1992 and is still running. ...

Other programming

CBS News on Logo, anchored by Jason Bellini.
CBS News on Logo, anchored by Jason Bellini.
  • CBS News on Logo
  • The Visible Vote '08: A Presidential Forum
  • 17th Annual GLAAD Media Awards
  • Advocate Newsmagazine
  • The Out 100
  • The Click List: Best in Short Film

Image File history File links CBS_news_logo. ... Image File history File links CBS_news_logo. ... Bellini during his time reporting for CNN. Jason Bellini is an American journalist, currently the lead news anchor for Logo. ... CBS News on Logo is the title of gay-themed news programming airing on the Logo television network. ... Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation or GLAAD is an organization intended to promote and ensure fair, accurate and inclusive representation of people and events in the media as a means of eliminating homophobia and discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation. ...

Multiplatform Content and Acquisitions

Online

Logo publishes a collection of web sites, all of which it describes as being a part of LOGOonline, the umbrella name for these sites.


Logo's first web site LOGOonline.com, launched shortly before the channel in June 2005. In 2006 Logo acquired three LGBT websites: 365gay.com (a site featuring news relevant to the LGBT community), AfterEllen.com (a site featuring news and commentary on bisexual and lesbian women in media and entertainment), and AfterElton.com (a site featuring news and commentary on bisexual and gay men in media and entertainment). Logo is an American digital cable television channel owned by Viacoms MTV Networks division. ... AfterElton. ...


On March 22, 2006, Logo launched its second site, NewNowNext.com (a blog on pop culture news and trends). On May 29, 2007, Logo launched HappiestGayCouple.com (a site for fans of the series Rick & Steve). On August 2, 2007, Logo launched VisibleVote08.com (a site offering Logo's coverage of the 2008 U.S. Presidential election).


Wireless

As of March 2007, Logo is available on wireless platforms on Verizon Wireless, Sprint, Amp'd, and Helio.


Downloads

As of September 2006, Logo has programming content available for download on iTunes, Amazon Unbox, and AOL Video. In December 2006 Logo began offering content for download on Wal-Mart's service. In February 2007, Logo also started publishing shows for download with BitTorrent[3]. In June 2007, Logo programming became available for download on Xbox LIVE Marketplace.


On Demand

As of September 2006, Logo features select programming content on the Video On Demand platform on Comcast, Cox, Verizon and Time Warner Cable cable providers. Logo programming became available on the Joost service since the time it officially launched.


Theatrical

In early 2007 Puccini For Beginners became the first film released in theaters in conjunction with Logo Releasing. In 2008, Logo will release a film based on original series Noah's Arc starring Darryl Stephens. Darryl Stephens in the second episode of Noahs Arc Darryl Stephens (born March 7, 1977, Pasadena, California, USA) is an American actor. ...


DVD

  • Noah's Arc season one (released August 6, 2006)
  • Noah's Arc season two (released June 12, 2007)
  • Rick & Steve season one (released August 28, 2007)

Podcasting

As of January 2007, Logo offers several audio and video podcasts through the podcast section of the iTunes store. At launch the offering includes audio and video podcasts for CBS News On Logo, Jason Bellini's Here & Now, Talking To Manatees, She Said What?, and Wisecrack. On July 28, 2007, Logo launched a new audio podcast titled Oh God I'm Gay, which addresses spiritual issues for LGBT people.


Logo on Dish Network

Logo was originally scheduled to be launched on the channel's launch date, June 30, 2005, but that didn't occur. But as requested, Dish Network will finally carry Logo beginning sometime in 2007. DISH Network is a direct broadcast satellite (DBS) service that provides satellite television and audio programming to households and businesses in the United States, owned by parent company EchoStar Communications Corporation. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...


References

  1. ^ Review of Pick up the Mic, After Ellen, 2006-10-18

Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 291st day of the year (292nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

External link

  • Official Site

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