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Background: All American Television (later known as "All American Communications Television") was a television syndication company active from 1981 to 1998 when it was sold into Pearson plc. and reincorporated as Pearson Television in 1997, however AATV continued until 1998. It was founded by the Scotti brothers Anthony J. and Ben (the same people who started Scotti-Vinnedge Television in association with Syd Vinnedge, and later founded "Scotti Bros. Pictures") and Joseph E. Kovacs. All American Television merged with Scotti Bros. Entertainment Industries and formed "All American Communications, Inc." in early 1991. The company was known for producing and distributing popular television shows such as Baywatch, America's Top 10 hosted by Casey Kasem, and the Mark Goodson Productions library of game shows, including Family Feud and The Price is Right. Currently, all of AATV's library is owned by FremantleMedia.
1st Logo (May 9-December 26, 1982)
All American Television (1982)AATV-AT10: 1982AATV-AT10: 1982-b
Nickname: "The AATV Block"
Logo: On a black background, a wide rectangular block that's outlined in white. Inside it has another line with three colors going diagonal: red on the left, white in the middle, and blue on the right. Inside it says "ALL AMERICAN" in a bold font and "TELEVISION" in a smaller Arial font with a star on each side.
Variant: This logo would appear as in-credit.
FX/SFX: The logo fading in.
Music/Sounds: The end-title theme of any show.
Availability: Extinct. It was seen on season 3 of America's Top Ten.
Scare Factor: None.
2nd Logo (January 2, 1983-September 22, 1991?)
All American TV: 1987-1991AATV-AT10: 1983All American Television (1984)
Nicknames: "The Blue/Red Star", "Cloud BG", "The Air Force Star"
Logo: On a cloudy sky background, we see a blue star with blue lines on it, including 3 red lines on the sides. Under that we see 2 stars forming 2 red lines, with "ALL AMERICAN" between the 2 red lines, then once the stars are done forming, the word "TELEVISION" and another red line under it slides in under "ALL AMERICAN".
Early Variant: A still, in-credit variant appeared on America's Top 10 episodes as early as 1983. The star and lines in the logo are red or pink, the "ALL AMERICAN" text and the lines above and below are white, and the word "TELEVISION" is light blue.
FX/SFX: The stars forming, the word "ALL AMERICAN" forming and "TELEVISION" sliding down.
Music/Sounds: The end-title theme of the show.
Availability: Extinct. It was spotted on America's Top 10, season one of The Howard Stern Channel 9 Show, and early Baywatch episodes. Also seen on the 1990 TV special Disorder In The Court: A 60th Anniversary Tribute To The Three Stooges.
Scare Factor: None.
3rd Logo (September 23, 1991?-May 27, 1994)
All American TV Productions 1991All American TV-AT10: 1991All American TV: 1991-bAll American Communications Television (1992)All American Communications Television (1992) All American Communications TV Dist. 1992Dist. by AACTV: 1992All American Communications (1993, Opening Variant)
Nicknames: "Orbit A", "Silver Orbit A", "The Prism"
Logo: On a black background, we see an stylized "A" with reflections, with an orbit around it, which has a star orbiting it. The text "An All American Television" is above it, and then "Production" flashes in under it. The entire logo "shines".
• On America's Top 10, the logo appears in-credit with the copyright year stamp below. On the final season, it appears in-credit for a few seconds, then the background from any music video later fades to a black background.
• Referred to as "All American Communications Television" starting in 1992, and sometimes appears with either "Produced By" in silver, "Distributed By" in gold, or nothing above the logo. • There is also a still image that only features the logo without any text.
•There is also an extremely rare "Presents" variant.
FX/SFX: The star orbiting the orbit, the word "Production" or "Television" flashing in, the logo "shining".
Music/Sounds: There are three music variations:
• 1991-1994: A synth humming tune, with a synth bell and piano music, sounding much like the Vin Di Bona logo music.
• 1992-1993: A synth tune with an spaceship sound and a synth note. • 1993-1994: A quiet five-note synth tune. •For the presents variant, a ping accompanied by a soft synth tune when presents appears, followed by a 7-note walking bass tune. • There is also a silent variation. • Some shows would have the end-title theme over it.
Availability: Still intact on Baywatch DVD box sets. Was also seen on the first season of Acapulco H.E.A.T. As for the still shot variant, it was seen on the second season of The Howard Stern Channel 9 Show. The distributor version was also used on the 1994 version of Family Feud hosted by Richard Dawson. All American bought most of LBS' rights when the logo debuted. However, you will not be able to find this on reruns of Baywatch anywhere, because all of the new prints has been replaced with the FremantleMedia North America logo. Was also seen on the final two seasons of America's Top 10. The presents variant was seen on Madonna: Exposed.
Scare Factor: Based on the logo:
• 1991-1994: Low to medium.
• 1992-1993: Medium. • 1993-1994: Low. • None for silent variant.
4th Logo (September 12, 1994-June 12, 1998)
All American Television ProductionsAll American Television (1994)All American TV: 1996-1998All American Television (1998)
Nicknames: "Orbit A II", "Blue Orbit A", "The Animated Prism"
Logo: On a CGI blue background with the "A" (in the font seen in the "A" in this and the previous logo) in the background, we see an "A", zooming out, with a star forming the orbit and orbiting. After the "A" stops zooming, reflections of the "A" are formed, making the "A" logo the same as the in the previous logo. The text "ALL AMERICAN TELEVISION PRODUCTIONS" fades in under the "A".
Variants: There are three variations of this logo:
• 1994-1998: An alternate variation that doesn't have the word "PRODUCTIONS" below.
• 1996-1998: The byline "A Subsidiary of All American Communications" was added under the company's name. • 1997-1998: Another alternate variant where the text was modified, using a different font and just the text "ALL AMERICAN" and the byline "A Pearson Television Company" below. • This logo was also used for Talbot Television, Ltd. and Fremantle UK Productions, Ltd. • There's an in-credit text that reads, "In association with All American Television, Inc." on The Adventures of Sinbad.
FX/SFX: The "A" and orbit forming, the text fading in.
Music/Sounds: A 9-note synth tune, with the ninth note longer and being orchestral.
Music/Sounds Variant: On The Price is Right from 1996-1998, the 1991-1992 theme is played.
Availability: Rare. Seen on The Adventures of Sinbad, Baywatch episodes starting from season 5, as well as The Price is Right episodes from 1996-fall 1998, and later episodes of Family Feud. The 1997 variant is rare, probably spotted on some Baywatch episodes. The logo is seen on both DVD releases of The Adventures of Sinbad in Canada.
Scare Factor: Depends on the logo:
• None with the original theme.
• Minimal with the 1991 theme.