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'The Smiling Orla Guerin' (May 2013)

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BK
bkman1990
My favourite scenes from the night versions are the Space Shuttle Discovery being flown in the air during the daytime and a woman making the report right beside the BBC News Van with the Satellite above it being at the ready.

I also like the BBC News Swishes through Times Sqaure in New York City and at Broadcasting House. I think they would look absolutely brilliant even in HD or 3D.


If you have access to BBC 1 or 2 HD then you can see them in HD overnight.


I have those channels btw. But I never see them because I am in bed when that's on at night.

Early start in the morning and all that! Very Happy
GM
Gary McEwan
My favourite scenes from the night versions are the Space Shuttle Discovery being flown in the air during the daytime and a woman making the report right beside the BBC News Van with the Satellite above it being at the ready.

I also like the BBC News Swishes through Times Sqaure in New York City and at Broadcasting House. I think they would look absolutely brilliant even in HD or 3D.


If you have access to BBC 1 or 2 HD then you can see them in HD overnight.


I have those channels btw. But I never see them because I am in bed when that's on at night.


Or the 1pm, 6pm, or 10pm on BBC1 HD...
FL
flaziola
Erm, you don't see countdowns on BBC One aside from overnight shutdown.
WE
Westy2
It has been known for daytime BBC One to clip the NC countdown by about a second.

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MY
myan
Does anyone miss the old countdown pre-2013? Or have most of you grown to like the 2013 edition? When I play back the old one, I seem to feel it lacks the more symphonic musical tune available now, the clock ticking sound is a lot more pronounced, might be boring. New version obscures the ticking a lot. But I do miss the old version in one respect, there was one part where they mixed a weird wavy kind of sound effect at the times where there's usually a diver feeding some fish. It gives a bit of upbeat, funky rather, feeling to it.
Last edited by myan on 22 May 2013 1:26pm
HC
Hatton Cross
I prefer the 2013 version - I just wish there was some form of live insert into it, pre- 00 junction.

How much would it cost to put a remote camera onto the top of St Thomas Hospital, and pan and zoom over the Thames across to Big Ben in the last 7 seconds of the countdown, every other couple of hours?g
ST
Stuart
The rather good looking guy telling Jane Hill that the camera is rolling in Washington is my favourite! Razz

Definitely!

Barry will be happy with that comment Very Happy

Laughing

I know it's only a mock, but I do wish they'd broadcast the 9-split version at perhaps 2am on the UK channel. Would show more of the international element of the channel.

Obviously, they'd have to line up the countdown frame numbers so they all matched.

EDIT : Before someone says it already does show the 'international elements' of the channel: I mean to demonstrate different feeds to different parts of the world. After all, the TVL is now funding parts of BBCWN, so to placate the 'Daily Wail' moaners, they could see a glimpse of what they provide?

I'll shut up. Perhaps I'm not explaining the concept well after some wine. Laughing
AL
AaronLancs
The rather good looking guy telling Jane Hill that the camera is rolling in Washington is my favourite! Razz

Definitely!

Barry will be happy with that comment Very Happy

Laughing

I know it's only a mock, but I do wish they'd broadcast the 9-split version at perhaps 2am on the UK channel. Would show more of the international element of the channel.

Obviously, they'd have to line up the countdown frame numbers so they all matched.

EDIT : Before someone says it already does show the 'international elements' of the channel: I mean to demonstrate different feeds to different parts of the world. After all, the TVL is now funding parts of BBCWN, so to placate the 'Daily Wail' moaners, they could see a glimpse of what they provide?

I'll shut up. Perhaps I'm not explaining the concept well after some wine. Laughing

Hi Stuart,
you are saying that the TV Licence is funding BBC World News a TV station, I think not. The last I heard of it, it was that BBC World Service the radio station was being funded not BBC World News as that takes commercials as its main source of funding.
Hope this clears the details up with you.
BA
Bail Moderator
BBC World News is owned and operated by BBC Global News Ltd, a member of the BBC's commercial group of companies and is funded by subscription and advertising revenues, not funded by the licence fee.
JW
JamesWorldNews
Bail posted:
BBC World News is owned and operated by BBC Global News Ltd, a member of the BBC's commercial group of companies and is funded by subscription and advertising revenues, not funded by the licence fee.


Correctamundo!

The Countdowns: to answer a question someone posted a page or so back, I personally believe the current crop of countdowns are the best ever on the channels (World and Channel). And this pertains to the imagery and the music.

No doubt, this perception is heightened by the advent of clearer/digital output, today's elements being far more advanced than the countdowns of 1999.
WE
Westy2
It has been known for daytime BBC One to clip the NC countdown by about a second.


In fact, it did so on the lunchtime bulletin yesterday.

48 days later

SA
samwsmith1
Is the news channel showing some of world's countdowns now, or are they just showing some different ones? I just wondered as the midnight countdown had Katya Adler close to the end and I don't recall seeing it before. Also I didn't think she would be on the news channel ones as I don't think she presents very often on the news channel.

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