Universal Channel Idents & Presentation
The Universal Channel is a television channel owned by NBCUniversal. The channel mainly broadcasts United States imports including drama series and TV movies such as House MD and Law & Order. However the channel also screens British dramas including Hustle and Spooks, and Australian series like Sea Patrol and McLeod’s Daughters. The channel specialises in programming that is appropriate for the whole family. The channel was launched in October 1999 as Hallmark Entertainment Network, later renaming to Hallmark Channel. The channel was re-branded to Universal Channel on 18 October 2010.