This whole thread is sacrilege...
I'm not sure where to start here... The music isnt the problem, it's the way it is used that has made it stale. Visually, both channels are BORING. When you look back at World from 1999 to 2008 the channel itself had idents and trails whos graphics and music differed from the bulletins. Even News24 went through phases where it had a proper channel identity.
Now they just feel like big long endless bulletins. The only saving grace for World is that they have differently branded programmes that sort of breaks up the day a bit.
If the presentation on the channels were different and more polished then the music would feel fresh once again. Whenever i see the current countdown on World with its shoddily edited ending i just shout at the screen.
This newsroom camera could end up being nothing more than the Boring last two seconds of the boring countdown with the same boring music since 2005. They can keep the current titles and music, but if they dont do something drastic about the presentation of the channels themselves and make them distinct from their programmes, then ...**** em i'll just remove Duh Nyooz Chanul from my EPG
and delete my World News stream.
If you had asked me a couple of years ago would i be annoyed or upset if they got rid of David Lowe's music i would have just said "Shut up that will never happen"... right now i couldnt care less so long as the World Business Report music endures.