Bravo first launched as a commercial-free 24-hour premium channel devoted to films and arts programming on December 1, 1980, owned by
Rainbow Media (at the time, a division of Cablevision, until it was spun off into AMC Networks in 2011).
In 1994, Bravo introduced a new Compacta typeface logo, and the new slogan "The Film And Arts Network". Around this time, Bravo (by that point, now a basic cable channel) began adding PBS-style underwriter sponsorships, before becoming an advertiser-supported channel in 1998. In 2002, Bravo was acquired by
In January 2005, Bravo was rebranded with a new logo and a slightly rearranged Compacta font, and the tagline "Watch What Happens", reflecting its shift towards pop culture and reality programming and to compete with
Travel Channel, TruTV, E!, and Food Network.
On February 6, 2017, Bravo refreshed their logo with a more contemporary speech bubble and font, with the case in the letter "B" changed from uppercase to lowercase. The change coincided a day later with the premiere of the new drama series
. The new logo was accompanied by a new on-air presentation, also the "...by Bravo" marketing tag will also be phased out from general use.
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1NBCUniversal owns the station, but it is operated by Serestar Communications.
2Co-owned with Sony Pictures Entertainment and Lions Gate Entertainment Corporation.
3Co-owned with Hearst Corporation.
4Owns a minority share, InterMedia Partners owns a majority share.
5Co-owned with Corus Entertainment.
6NBCUniversal acquired some of ITC's assets when Universal Pictures merged with PolyGram, but ITV plc still owns ITC's films and shows.
7NBCUniversal has some of AFD's assets, but Vivendi now owns EMI's films and ITV plc owns ITC's films.
8Co-owned with Paramount Pictures.
9Joint venture with Ion Media Networks, DreamWorks Classics, Corus Entertainment and Scholastic.
10Joint venture with Sony Pictures Entertainment.
11Owned by Simple Networks and Inversiones Bahía and operated by Imagina US, under brand license
12Co-owned with The Amblin Group, Participant Media, Entertainment One, Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group, and Alibaba Group.
13Co-owned with Media Globe Networks and European public broadcasters.
14Co-owned with the United States Olympic Committee.
15Co-owned with TV18.
16Co-owned with Trans Corp.