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Owen_ploc22 posts since 11 Jun 2019 new member
BBC World
The Reithed countdown looks great, but the music from 0:30 to 0:20ish sounds like a slowed-down recording of an ambulance! Awful to listen to -- almost reminds me of the "torture" music they used on Sheffield Live!

I think the 2008 countdown was much better than this. Not in terms of visuals, but in terms of music
If I remember correctly they axed off the 2008 countdown in May
I can’t think of a good signature.
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harshy6,174 posts since 24 Mar 2001
There’s some very nice presentation touches but the lower thirds occupy too much off the screen, the line animation which the nine uses very well is non existent here, the headlines has a bizarre line height issue that should be on one line with the characters need to be closer together, one positive is the programme straps which disappeared on bbc news for its own shows have now reappeared, the ticker is ok but for me the issue is that serif font has its really bad on the headlines.
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Asa3,529 posts since 22 Mar 2001 Administrator
Meridian (South East) South East Today
I'm definitely a fan. Love the big serif headlines. Flipper beats a ticker any day. And nice to see the live bug animate on and off - a great way to mask the fact it used to hang around for a few frames after cutting back to the studio (was up there with the old days of BBC One ECPs having that 'jump' as a annoying bugbear!)

Even after all these years, that newsroom background still doesn't fail to impress me too.

16:9 graphics would have been the icing on the cake but I get why it would be too much hassle, particularly when joint broadcasting with World
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dvboy9,814 posts since 11 Jan 2003
Central (West) Midlands Today
If the flipper means they have to actually think about what they type to fit on there rather than just lazily typing out long sentences for the ticker then that's a vast improvement.

Hopefully overnights it won't just be headlines from the BBC website anymore.
Watch it and find out.
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