Pick

Pick is a Sky-owned general entertainment channel, used as a place to show many of their own commissions from subscription Sky channels for free at a later date, as well as serving as a shopfront for their subscription services. The channel initially launched as 'Sky Three' in 2005, replacing space on Freeview that had been used for Sky Travel. As the free version of a channel, it had a very different schedule to that of Sky One and Sky Two, so eventually the decision was taken to relaunch it as the more neutrally named 'Pick TV' in 2011, alongside a host of other changes with Sky at the time. This was later shortened to just 'Pick'.

Pick (Dog) - 2017

This package of idents for Pick first introduced in 2016 consist of different angle shots of a particular subject, mixed with the purple graphics of the channel. In another fine example of where the fact they'll be broadcast on lower bitrate channels is forgotten during the artistic process, this ident features a dog shaking water everywhere.


Pick (Wine) - 2017

A wine glass flies through the air before smashing, in the most dramatic fashion possible.


Pick (Cat) - 2017

A ginger cat pounces across the screen, in an ident which looks like it may have escaped out of the final batch for BBC HD.


Pick (Police) - 2017

Bright flashing police sirens and splashing in the rain. More of those effects guaranteed to show off the best of digital compression.


Pick (Popcorn) - 2017

Some macro lens filming of popcorn features in this Pick ident. And we're not even going into a movie.


Pick (Car) - 2017

A closeup on just the wheel of a car, as it spins at speed, casting rocks across the screen.


Pick (Promo) - 2017

An example of the channel promotion style for Pick, here trailing a Monkey Life Special.


Pick (Promo) - 2017

Another promo, only this time advertising multiple shows showing the variation on the endboard used in this situation.


Pick (ECP) - 2017

End Credit Promotions on Pick often trail shows both on Pick itself, and on some other channel from the Sky stable - here promoting a show on Real Lives. Several variations on the ECP colours exist, here with a turquoise tinge to the right hand side.


Pick (ECP) - 2017

An all-purple version of the ECP, here promoting shows entirely on Pick.


Pick (ECP) - 2017

A third style to the ECP for Pick, this time using a red colour off to the right hand side.


Pick (Break Dog) - 2017

Break bumpers on Pick are designed around different cuts of the same subjects from the main channel idents. Here the break bumper based upon the 'Dog' shaking itself.


Pick (Break Popcorn) - 2017

The break bumper based upon the Popcorn ident for Pick.


Pick (Break Cat) - 2017

The Pick break bumper based upon the 'Cat' ident.


Pick (Break Wine Glass) - 2017

Another break bumper for Pick, this time based upon the smashing Wine Glass ident.


Pick (Break Police) - 2017

Happily challenging the DVB video compression once more, the Pick break bumper based upon the Police ident.


Pick (Break Car) - 2017

Another break bumper, this time based upon the Car Wheel ident.


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