Channel 5 logo
Mon Aug 28 11:55:43 EDT 2006
At 21:25 -0400 8/25/06, Doug Drown wrote:
>Question out of curiosity: Is WCVB-TV's "arrow-within-a-five" logo a
>registered trademark? I think it's been used by the station ever since it
>went on the air in 1972, and I know of no other station anywhere that uses
>it. Does anyone know who designed it? It's unique and clever.
I was 12 years old when WHDH became WCVB, under original ownership
group Boston Broadcasters, Inc. I'd heard about the ownership battle,
but to my still-a-kid mind, I didn't see what the point was.
Anyway, I was surprised and impressed with the logo, which was
present from the very first day. It was quite unique. Interesting
to hear that it's still unique -- you'd have thought someone would
have used it elsewhere in the country by now.
So what will happen when all those nice low-digit channel numbers
become unavailable when analog broadcasting goes away? 20 just
doesn't have the same 'ring' to it as 5 does...
John Francini, email@example.com
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