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whoiam989816 posts since 22 Dec 2007
BBC World

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If I remember rightly, the 2002 theme was withdrawn after a composer claimed that Sky had plagiarised the previous theme, which said composer had written, without their permission.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?
rdd3,153 posts since 21 Jun 2001
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.
whoiam989816 posts since 22 Dec 2007
BBC World
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.
BFGArmy185 posts since 15 Jan 2018
London London
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.