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BBC News | New Countdowns 2020

Small hints.

DE
deejay Oxford
The insta post in question and the edits to the countdowns I’m afraid were entirely coincidental. Sorry.
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JW
JamesWorldNews STV Central World News
The insta post in question and the edits to the countdowns I’m afraid were entirely coincidental. Sorry.


No way!!!! And here was me congratulating the lightning speed of Auntie for a change. 😜

Joking aside, I’m not sure that new countdown music would make sense, unless all the music was also changed.

Mind you, back in the day, BBC World’s “breakfiller” music was entirely different from the main theme music. (There were no countdowns as such back in those days).

In fact, I really like the countdown audio and visual elements. Especially after the orchestral touches were added a few years back.

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NE
Newsroom
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RN
Rolling News Central (East) East Midlands Today
A music update would be more warranted than the ever changing parade of anchors/reporters.

Yes definitely. But we know that will never happen.
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IT
Ittr
A music update would be more warranted than the ever changing parade of anchors/reporters.

Something akin to the 2010-13 countdown theme would be interesting to see Laughing
OW
Owen_ploc World News

Refreshed countdowns are up! Aired just before News at 5.
Hint: glowing numbers are gone
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BI
Bignewsfan1 UTV Newsline
Ah I was hoping for a whole new style of countdown with numbers without the milliseconds - disappointing
RK
Rkolsen World News
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJn5SnO-FBc
Refreshed countdowns are up! Aired just before News at 5.
Hint: glowing numbers are gone


Correct me if I’m mistaken but someone said the countdown plays automatically in the background on a loop in the Mosart running order and when all the trails finish playing out from said running order it joins the countdown in progress? Are the numbers burnt in for the final 90 seconds or are they generated on the fly?
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CN
ClarkNarvas (previously ClarkToasti) Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Ah I was hoping for a whole new style of countdown with numbers without the milliseconds - disappointing

When did anyone indicate that?
AN
all new Phil Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
It’s just the same countdown with a few different clips isn’t it? 🤷‍♂️
RN
Rolling News Central (East) East Midlands Today
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJn5SnO-FBc
Refreshed countdowns are up! Aired just before News at 5.
Hint: glowing numbers are gone

Not the revolution i wanted but nice to see a refresh in the clips.


Dharshini has replaced Alastair Leithead and Faisal Islam has replaced Steph McGovern in that particular countdown (God I'm so nerdy).
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RI
Richard Granada North West Today
Ah I was hoping for a whole new style of countdown with numbers without the milliseconds - disappointing


They’re not milliseconds (that would be 3dp) but they’re not centiseconds either, they are frames - going from 00 to 24 to represent 25 fps (as it’s interlaced 1080i50).

If you look at the first number after the colon notice that only 0, 1 and 2 appear, with the 2 only appearing for half the time that 0 and 1 appear for obvious reasons.

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