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1st Logo
(December 1, 1994-March 17, 1997)
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Game Show Network (1994)

Nickname: "Winnie"

Logo: We have the original logo for the network, Winnie (a stylized multicolored humanoid figure, which was designed to look like an excited game show contestant.) dancing and jumping around on a game show set. Various times during the ID, the camera pans over to one of the various curtains on the set. Clips of Wheel of Fortune, Match Game and Family Feud are seen. The floor of letter tiles and playing cards begin flying around the set as Winnie spins around on top of a trophy with "GAME SHOW NETWORK" around it.

Variants:

  • 30 Seconds: Full animation piece, seen on original launch video; music rerecorded when shown before a 1973 episode of I've Got a Secret with Don Knotts as guest.
  • 16-11 Seconds: Family Feud clip seen. Winnie is seen dancing in the 13-16 second versions.
  • 10-8 Seconds: Floor of letter titles/playing cards flying around. Edited so the previous scene is gone.
  • 7-5 Seconds: Abridge of flooring letter titles/playing cards flying around, Winnie spins.
  • During the Prime Games block, the clips were replaced.

FX/SFX: Very nice CGI for 1994. Animated by Curious Pictures.

Music/Sounds: A very nice jazz music piece.

Availability: Extinct from live TV. It can be found on some blank VHS recordings of shows recorded off Game Show Network during the period. Check those old tapes.

Editor's Note: None.

2nd Logo
(March 17, 1997-September 4, 1997)
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Game Show Network

Nickname: "Game Show Clip Montage"

Logo: On a bright lavender marble background, we see various clips of game shows in GSN's library flipping vertically around inside each rectangle at the time are shown, ending with a new GSN logo, which looks a bit like this:

GAME 
SHOW 
n e t w o r k

The letters "GAME SHOW" are cut out of squares, and the "O" is a swirly green ball.

Variants:

  • Different time variants, 5 to 20 seconds.
  • The full 20-second version does not have the male narration saying "You're watching Game Show Network".
  • 10 seconds or less, the music sounds different.
  • On May 12, 1997, the URL "www.sony.com" starts being shown in haphazardly arranged rectangles for the 11-20 second versions. Up to 15 seconds, the rectangles come in faster. The "GAME SHOW" squares pop again, except for the 11-second version.

FX/SFX: Clips flipping around. Animated by Lee Hunt Associates.

Music/Sounds: Just familiar production music.

Availability: Extinct from live TV, but can be found on some blank VHS recordings of shows recorded off Game Show Network during that period. Check those old tapes.

Editor's Note: None.

3rd Logo
(September 4, 1997-April 18, 1998)
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Nicknames: "Prizes", “All Play, All Day”

Logo: Various prizes on the GSN tiles are shown flipping around on a colorful background.

Variants:

  • Different music for each version.
  • On October 6, 1997, Game Show Network got its first satellite provider, DirecTV. This was a big change in watching the network, so to celebrate, for the next two weeks, two limited-time idents were created, each with narration to help support DirecTV. These idents can only be seen during commercial breaks, and have later set the standard for adding narration into each ident, which will happen on October 20, 1997, when both were replaced with a standard commercial ident as part of the main narrated idents.
  • One of the idents only existed until October 20, 1997. That's when the idents' audio changed from the previous practice to fun narration and GSN never recorded a single version for this one. This ident can be found shown after the January 6, 1977 episode, before the October 28, 1982 episode, and during the October 30, 1986 episode of The Price is Right (last one has DirecTV narration), before and after the March 12, 1967 episode, after the January 29, 1967 episode, and before the February 26, 1967 episode of Password (rare; no voiceover), and during GSN's salute to Dennis James, a syndicated host of The Price is Right.
  • Narrations:
    • 15-13 seconds: You want three good reasons to watch Game Show Network? Okay. You've got your bells, you've got your buzzers, and you've got your whistles. (Well,) it's a symphony of F-U-N, fun! Woo-hoo! All Play, All Day. (redubbed audio for the 14-second version; 13-second version's sound effects are off)
    • Alternate 13-second version: Hey, Mom, entertain your child with games from Game Show Network. "Hey, give that remote back to me! It's mine!" "It's mine!" "Mine!" "Mine! (laughter) Oh, yeah! It's All Play, All Day." (only seen before the December 21, 1984 episode of The Price is Right)
    • 12 seconds: Feel the calming tranquility of Game Show Network flow through your TV set. "Hey, I won! Oh, yeah! This is better than yoga, man! I won! All Play, All Day! Yes!" (new visual added)
    • 11 seconds: Look at the channel settings on your television. Okay, memorize the number. This is your lucky number for the rest of the day. Keep it tuned to Game Show Network and good things will follow. (visual edited)
    • 10 seconds: Grab a snack and get ready to hibernate with the Game Show Network bear and the rest of the friendly forest creatures. Hey, give a hoot! It's All Play, All Day on Game Show Network. "Hoot, hoot!"
    • Alternate 10-second version: This just in! A steady night of Game Show Network lowers cholesterol, increases energy, and makes you feel just doggone good! Hey, why not! It is All Play, All Day. (seen before the May 24, 1977 and August 28, 1980 episodes of The Price is Right and the September 27, 1982 episode of The $25,000 Pyramid)
    • Alternate 10-second version 2: Hey, all you dish divas, we'd like to welcome DirecTV to the Game Show Network family. "Hey, Ma! Hey, Dad, send some money, huh?! Hey, weird Uncle Harry, hi!" (This limited-time ident for DirecTV support can only be found during the October 30, 1986 episode of The Price is Right.)
    • Alternate 10-second version 3: Millions of Americans now get their Game Show Network beamed in from outer space on DirecTV. Hey, I bet you could serve salsa with one of those things. (This limited-time ident for DirecTV support can only be found during the March 3, 1977 episode of The Price is Right.)
    • Alternate 10-second version 4: Okay, so we're going to a commercial right now. Hey, those prizes we give away aren't free, but we, we gotta make the money somewhere. Game Show Network: It's All Play, All Day, plus a few commercials. (standard version used since October 20, 1997 to open a commercial break)
    • 9 seconds: It slices! It dices! It fixes you upright! It's Game-O-Matic and you can only get it on Game Show Network. Hey, it's the only place where it's All Play, All Day.
    • 8 seconds: Sit your glutes back down in that Davenport, Dave old pal! We're gonna be watching some Game Show Network, where it's All Play, All Day.
    • 7-6 seconds: (Hey,) you keep it tuned to Game Show Network or we come to your house and we fix it so, like, you can't change your channel. Capisce? (6-second version uses opposite background)
    • 5 seconds: Win with Game Show Network. It's All Play, All Day. Jackpot, baby!

FX/SFX: The prizes flipping around the logo.

Music/Sounds: An upbeat music cue.

Availability: Extinct from live TV, but can be found on some blank VHS recordings of shows recorded off Game Show Network during that period. Check those old tapes. This was used during the "Dark Period".

Editor's Note: TBA.

4th Logo
(April 18, 1998-March 15, 1999)
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Nicknames: "All Play, All Day", "Fun and Games"

Logo: Various objects are being thrown around on the screen.

Variants:

  • Three versions of this logo were used. One was a persons' hand was throwing around a white and blue checkered ball, at the same the GSN logo appeared all mixed-up. The ball eventually hit the mixed-up logo, and the logo appeared in the right order. The second one was various hands through different objects (including an arrow, the green ball, etc.). With the GSN logo appeared with each letter title on different objects (like a persons' hand). The third one was a “Play This” sign, followed by fingers flicking the letters to change the order from "Get Wash, Know More" to "Game Show Network". Then a ball ruins the work.
  • The 14, 12, 10 (1st ident only), 9, 7, 6 (3rd ident only), and 5 (except 3rd ident) versions do not have audio from the announcer.
  • On the final season of Flamingo Fortune, the logo is tilted diagonally to the left to make a split screen. On the right is a static picture of the 1996 Columbia TriStar Television logo.

FX/SFX: The hands throwing the ball.

Music/Sounds: An upbeat music cue with "boing" sound FX.

Music/Sounds Variant: On Flamingo Fortune while the end-title theme is playing, there are ladies saying "Game Show!" followed by another woman saying "Network!".

Availability: Extinct from live TV, but can be found on some blank VHS recordings of shows recorded off Game Show Network during that period. Check those old tapes.

Editor's Note: TBA

5th Logo
(March 15, 1999-March 15, 2004)
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Nickname: "The Ball of Steel", "Ball Maze", "Air Hockey", "Cannon"

Logo: On a green/blue or blue/gray squared background, we see a steel ball, block, or hockey ball spinning with sorts of stuff. Suddenly, the stuff vanishes and the ball morphs into the GSN logo. The GSN logo then spins from left to right.

Variants:

  • 10-5 seconds, the idents are at warp speed with no music at the beginning. 9-6, they morph into the GSN logo at normal speed. 7-6, the spinning is cut off.
  • On March 15, 2004, the full 15-second Air Hockey ID was shown but with bits of television static in between the ending of the logo and the logo going to inverted colors and black and white before being eventually turned off (like a TV). This symbolized the end of GSN's old style of programming and the beginning of a new one.

FX/SFX: The spinning of the ball, the morphing. Animated by Pittard Sullivan.

Music/Sounds: A techno-style theme combined with the guitar tune.

Availability: Extinct from live TV, but can be found on some blank VHS recordings of shows aired on Game Show Network during the period. Check those old tapes.

Editor's Note: TBA.

6th Logo
(March 15, 2004-April 23, 2007)
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GSN logo 2004

Nickname: "The Cube" "GSN: The Network for Games"

7 different idents were used: Play Games, Casino, Formation, You're a Winner!, Paper Fortune Teller, Cube Race, and Conveyor Belt. All versions vary from 5 to 16 seconds. Each ident has different music. The first three were shown full screen, while the last three were shown during the new credit practice. In a GSN first, different scenes are used for each ident and select ones are taken out for different variants, along with remixed music for each one. The middle one does not have music and didn't debut until June 14, 2004. The first ident mentioned already moved to the new credit practice on March 22, 2004, after plans were already made to make this new ident. The other idents were also occasionally shown during the credits. Then on March 13, 2006, three new idents were created for the second half of the era, with a new look for the slogan. The rest of the idents were still occasionally shown. The new idents were Pachinko, House of Cards, and Blocks.

7th Logo
(April 23, 2007-November 3, 2008)
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Nickname: "The Cube II", "GSN: Get in the Game" "Catch a Game"

With the 16-second practice gone, 5 new idents were created. For "Get in the Action", some men play a game of Poker. Two rare scenes were shown on Vimeo, which was the test version. For "Get in the Challenge", some people play a game of Tug-of-War. For "Get in the Drama", a man plays Roulette, a woman tries to get the money before time runs out, and another plays Wheel of Fortune. Just when it looked like she might've landed on Bankrupt, the ident ends. The 5-second version has a deleted scene. For "Get in the Fun", famous GSN celebrities play Charades, but before the guessers can guess "Fun", the ident ends. The 11 and 9-5 second versions have extended footage during the final scene. And for "Get in the Thrills", people are shown celebrating their wins. The idents are retired on April 21, 2008, and the boring GSN period begins. All that shows is the accidental return of the Pachinko ident from 2006. The "Get in the Fun" ident was also shown occasionally. But on July 7, 2008, things turned around with a new slogan, "Catch a Game", and a group of people sing during the ident and promos for Catch 21, GSN Radio, and GSN Live. The full sentence is "Catch a game and you know you're at GSN". The ident is rarely shown. On a summer background, the GSN logo is shown around the landmarks, including on a van. But on September 1, 2008, the boring period resumes until the logo changes again.


8th Logo
(November 3, 2008-November 14, 2010)
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Nickname: "play everyday"

Regis Philbin & Pat Sajak (except 5 seconds), Meredith Vieira (since 7 seconds), and Alex Trebek announce the channel and, (since 7 seconds), the slogan. In the 5-second version, Trebek's scene is extended. From 13 to 15 seconds, Sajak asks his pet dog to stay while he leaves the set. The slogan ended on October 31, 2010, but the ident was accidentally shown during a commercial break of Deal or No Deal on November 14, 2010. Two different logos were used, with the second one debuting on January 5, 2009. The first logo was still shown until March 15, 2010.

9th Logo
(November 1, 2010-September 3, 2012)
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Logo: On a different clip of a game show, we see the current GSN logo flipping in. Then, the logo turns into "THE WORLD NEEDS MORE WINNERS".

FX/SFX: The logo flipping in, the logo changing.

Music/Sounds: A nice guitar piece and a guy singing, "Yeah-yeah-yeah-yeaah! Yeah-yeah-yeah-yeah!" and the guitar theme playing again.

Availability: Extinct from live TV and was used as an "on TV" promo. It's seen through commercials. Check old blank VHS and DVD recordings for this bumper.

Editor's Note: None.


10th Logo
(September 3, 2012-June 1, 2015)
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Logo: TBA.

FX/SFX: TBA.

Music/Sounds: TBA.

Availability: Common.

Editor's Note: None.

11th Logo
(June 1, 2015-October 1, 2018)
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Nickname: "We've Got Personality" TBA

12th Logo
(October 1, 2018-present)
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TBA

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