- For the discussion forum by Microsoft, see Channel 9 (website).
- For the Sydney television station owned by the Nine Network, see TCN.
- For the Melbourne television station owned by the Nine Network, see GTV.
- For the Brisbane television station owned by the Nine Network, see QTQ.
- For the Adelaide television station owned by the Nine Network, see NWS.
- For the Perth television station owned by the Nine Network, see STW.
The Nine Network is a television network in Australia.
The Nine Network logo, which consists of a numeral 9 beside nine dots arranged in a 3x3 grid, is one of the most iconic logos in Australia.
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For other related logos and images, see Nine Network/Other
Not to be confused with KETC.
National Television Network
National Nine Network
The National Television Network was renamed "The National Nine Network" in late 1968 following the affiliation switch of Sydney station ATN.
On 9 July 1970, this classic logo across the network was introduced. The logo features the modern "9", with nine dots to the left of it. For B&W broadcasts, the entire logo stayed in white. This logo was designed by Brian Sadgrove.
Starting in March 1975, when the network began broadcasting in colour, the logo colouring was changed to yellow, the background is blue, and "LIVING COLOR" was added below the logo. As of 1977, an alternate version of the logo without the dots was introduced, but mostly for on-air station identification and news gathering vehicles.
The network had begun calling itself the "National Nine Network", and became simply the "Nine Network" in 1988.
In March 1997, the dots were changed to spheres until these spheres returned to dots as a new on-air ident package, created by Velvet Mediendesign. It was also used as a production logo until 2001.
The 1970's logo was redesigned on 1 January 2001 with the introduction of digital TV in Australia by Velvet Mediendesign. On 1 September 2002, the dots were changed back to spheres from the 1997 logo as well as the 9 becoming 3D for their '7 colours for 7 days' presentation package.
On 30 January 2006, the network and its affiliates relaunched their logos to coincide with Nine's 50th anniversary. The iconic '9' numeral was reworked with a few rounded corners eliminated in the process. The logo uses a 2D blue cube with the new '9' inside it, which saw the removal of the nine dots again. The graphics package used during that time was designed by Bruce Dunlop Associates in 2005.
In May 2007, Nine partially relaunched the nine dots, which is visible in every second surface of the box. The dotless logo was however still used in Perth and Adelaide stations STW and NWS until March 2010, when they reinstated the nine-dots logo.
In January 2008, the 1970's logo was restored, but with a different design. The slogan used with this was "we♥TV", which had also been used in December 2007 with the previous logo.
On 1 February 2009, the dots are once again 2D as part of a brand refresh and short-lived presentation which lasted until 26 September 2009. However, this logo is still used on some property.
As a part of a major relaunch, the Nine Network completely reinstated the nine-dots logo on 14 January 2008. The dots are represented by translucent 3D discs during that year. The music used throughout the network's idents and promotions was "Smile"' by The Supernaturals.
This time, these dots are now a bit bigger and the modern "9" from the 2006 logo continues. It was only used in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Darwin markets. However, they were not revived in both Perth and Adelaide stations STW and NWS because they were both owned by WIN Corporation at the time and WIN Television, Nine's former affiliate, decided not to revive the dots due to affiliation disagreements.
Later on 27 September, the dots are changed to spheres yet again when the network's slogan Welcome Home was launched. The dots were made smaller, like the old logo. In March 2010, the dots were reinstated in both Perth and Adelaide stations STW and NWS.
On 15 April 2012, during the premiere of The Voice Australia the Nine Network's identity changed, applying the logo in different colours such as red, green, purple and more. It is also reminiscent of the 2002 ID package.
Coincidentally, the identity was launched a decade after the launch of the aforementioned ID package.
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