Blaze was launched as a free-to-air channel from A&E Networks UK (itself a joint venture between the US-based A&E Networks and Sky) in September 2016. The majority of the channel's output is made up of US-based reality shows from the parent A&E company, such as Pawn Stars and Storage Wars. Continuity on the station from launch was a little unusual in its use of pre-recorded double-headed presentation to try and create more of a 'banter' style, although this was later dropped in favour of a more traditional announcing style.
Blaze (American Restoration) - 2017
Blaze (Storage Wars) - 2017
Blaze (Pawn Stars) - 2017
Blaze (Mountain Men) - 2017
Blaze (Alligator) - 2017
One of several more generic idents for Blaze from the 2016-2018 era, based more around graphical elements rather than a particular show. Here an alligator crawls past the Blaze logo set against a solid coloured background. With the double-headed continuity reading out some exciting facts about alligators too.
Blaze (Sting) - 2017
Blaze (Cake) - Christmas 2019
For Christmas 2019, Blaze introduced a small selection of purely graphical idents to the channel. Looping in a similar manner to their main idents which had been introduced in 2018. A Christmas Cake being cut up in various ways features in this ident.
Blaze (Presents) - Christmas 2019
A conveyor belt of presents features in the second Christmas 2019 ident from Blaze
Blaze (Tree) - Christmas 2019
The third festive 2019 ident from Blaze featured a Christmas Tree, with a person in the background repeatedly opening and closing a door to check on it.
Blaze (Lumberjacks) - 2020
In mid 2018 Blaze replaced their programme-based idents with a series of scenes which loop over and over in an optical illusion style. In this one, lumberjacks walk through a forest with chainsaws, ducking the Blaze logo as they go.
Blaze (Lumberjacks 2) - 2020
A second ident featuring the lumberjacks for Blaze from the 2018 batch.
Blaze (UFO) - 2020
In another 2018 looped ident for Blaze, a UFO abducts a walker in a field, before dropping them again without any clothes.
Blaze (UFO 2) - 2020
In a second UFO ident for Blaze, the walker runs on from the side of the screen. Although this time you don't see him deposited again.
Blaze (Dogs) - 2020
Dogs jump to catch a ball in this Blaze ident - or most of them do anyway!
Blaze (Workmen) - 2020
Workmen move around on different levels around a large engine in this Blaze ident from the 2018 batch.
Blaze (Workmen 2) - 2020
In a second workmen ident for Blaze, the workers descend staircases high-fiving at the bottom. Complete here with Christmas Day 2020 continuity, as Blaze opted to stick with their regular idents that year.
Blaze (Lock-up) - 2020
A man throws the fakest looking box ever seen into the back of a trailer in another Blaze ident. Featuring Christmas Day 2020 continuity from the channel again.
Blaze (Lock-up 2) - 2021
In another Blaze ident from the 2018 batch set at the lockup, a stuffed bear is being loaded onto the trailer. Aired here in their first clear junction of 2021 at 1am, albeit the event isn't acknowledged in any way.
Blaze (Overnight Filler) - 2020
A short entirely graphical piece of filler for Blaze, used in junctions overnight for reasons known only to themselves.
Blaze (Menu) - 2020
A solely graphical menu on Blaze, giving a rundown of programmes throughout the evening on the channel.
Blaze (Bumper - Santas) - Christmas 2020
Although there were no special idents for Christmas 2020 on Blaze, break bumpers/stings which had been used in previous years made a return. Mixing live action footage over the top of their solid colour backgrounds. Here dancing santas feature.
Blaze (Bumper - Cats) - Christmas 2020
Another festive break bumper that reappeared for Christmas 2020 on Blaze, this time featuring cats singing.
Blaze (Bumper - Turkey) - Christmas 2020
A turkey features in another festive break bumper/sting for Blaze. The Blaze logo animates in later and with an additional message compared to the others that reappeared in 2020.