Closing Logo Group

Background: Empresa Trasandina de Videos S.A. was a Chilean video distributor that distributed titles from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment.

1st Logo


Logo: On a background of scrolling ETV logos placed in front of rectangles, and silver lines in between the vertical sides of the logos, which are seen scrolling from both directions, the blue "etv" logo moves in to the center, facing up, and then rotates to normal position, causing it to move up. The text keeps on moving up, then moves to a central position, while spinning vertically. The text then stops, and later "empresa transandina de video" fades in below the logo.

FX/SFX: The scrolling background, the movement of the blue logo.


  • 1990-1994: The Star Wars fanfare.
  • 1994-1997: A majestic orchestral theme with a choir.

Availability: Seen on earlier ETV video releases from the era, like the 1990 VHS releases of Star Wars Episodes 4-6 (hence the logo's theme), Die Hard and Commando, the 1991 VHS of Die Hard 2, the 1992 VHS of Home Alone, the 1994 VHS of The Beverly Hillbillies, the 1995 VHS of Speed and early Chilean X-Files VHS releases.

Editor's Note: This logo is infamous for its blatant theft of the Star Wars theme song. Therefore the theme was improved by 1994.

2nd Logo


Logo: There's a sky background with ripples appearing on various zones. An outlined aquamarineoval then comes in zooming out from above. The letters "ETV" of the same color then zoom out one-by-one placing inside the oval, followed by the words "EMPRESA", "TRANSANDINA" and "DE VIDEOS S.A.", which are stacked on each other, placing below the oval logo. The background then changes into a radial white gradient background (seems more like a fabric).

FX/SFX: The sky background with the ripples, the words and objects moving and zooming out, the transition to the white background. All CGI.

Music/Sounds: A MIDI majestic fanfare that is somehow inspired by the famous Sunrise excerpt of Also Sprach Zarathustra.

Availability: Uncommon in Chile. It is found on VHS prints of Spanish anime dubs of Dragon Ball and Los Justicieros (Slayers in Spanish), and some distributed tapes of 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment such as Digimon: The Movie and Ice Age.

Editor's Note: The whole logo was definitely marked a major improvement over the last logo.

3rd Logo


Logo: We start with a similar background as before, however, there's no ripples at all. The aquamarine oval fades instead of zooming, with the letters "E" (sliding from the left), "T" (sliding from above) and "V" (sliding from the right) moving to the oval. The same complete name of the company appear zooming out, letter by letter, below the oval.

FX/SFX: The sliding words, the fading oval. Simple animation.

Music/Sounds: Same as before.

Availability: Uncommon. Was spotted in some later Chilean VHS tapes, including a 2004 local print of Garfield.

Editor's Note: None.