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Favourite News Themes

(February 2018)

TV
The TV-Fan Meridian (South) South Today
My favourite of the news themes is the 1993 version of the ITN News at Ten theme and its closing version, and I wish EMI Production Music releases clean versions of them in their stereo glory.

:-(
A former member
Still like the STV news theme 12 years and counting.

guest03, Stuart and Le Neko gave kudos
WH
whoiam989 World News

That mad pianist version is great - and is so much better than the theme we have now, IMO, which I find rather lacking. I like the 2002 theme as well - that had to be replaced with the mad pianist theme due to copyright issues.


Wait. Copyright issues? What was that?


If I remember rightly, the 2002 theme was withdrawn after a composer claimed that Sky had plagiarised the previous theme, which said composer had written, without their permission. Hence, the mad pianist theme was swiftly written and introduced.


What was the music Sky was claimed to have copied from?
RD
rdd Founding member
Without wanting to make any comment as to that particular aspect...

The late 2001 theme was immediately preceded by the very short lived “Election 2001” theme, which lasted only about six months. It was introduced at the TOTH immediately following the seeking of the dissolution, which would have been early May, and lasted until 30th September 2001.
WH
whoiam989 World News
rdd posted:
Without wanting to make any comment as to that particular aspect...

The late 2001 theme was immediately preceded by the very short lived “Election 2001” theme, which lasted only about six months. It was introduced at the TOTH immediately following the seeking of the dissolution, which would have been early May, and lasted until 30th September 2001.


So, this one and this one were not composed by the same musician? I thought these were from the same person.
WM
W M Midlands Today
Sky News 2005, GMB 2014 & 2015, CNN International Newsroom (Current), ITV News 2004, Central News 1997, 2001, 2003, HTV Wales News 1997 (Men Of Harlech theme).
WM
UK
uktvwatcher World News
My favourite news theme will always be this one from Sat.1 in Germany, used from 2004 to 2008:
Woodpecker and Le Neko gave kudos
WO
Woodpecker Central (West) Midlands Today
So, this one and this one were not composed by the same musician? I thought these were from the same person.


No. You can read more about it here.
BF
BFGArmy Channel Channel Islands
W M posted:
Sky News 2005, GMB 2014 & 2015, CNN International Newsroom (Current), ITV News 2004, Central News 1997, 2001, 2003, HTV Wales News 1997 (Men Of Harlech theme).


How did I forget the CNN Newsroom music? It's a lovely, classy news theme.

The long version of the theme (the first video) in particular is brilliant - although I've rarely caught it (may just be down to when I watch.

CO
concorde007 (previously flyconcorde007) Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
The 1999 BBC World Branding produced some pretty dramatic music.
Please remember that tonight is not just about comedy... here's Ben Elton!
BR
Brekkie Wales Wales Today
Loved this effort from the late days of Central:
Stay Local. Stay Safe. Stay Alive.
GU
guest03
ProSieben Nachrichten , Germany (c 2002)


BBC News , especially:



Час Новин (Čas Novin), Ukraine

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