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Happy 19th Birthday BBC News Channel (BBC News 24)

Celebrating 19 years of the BBC's first digital TV channel! (November 2016)

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JA
JAS84
Wouldn't be surprised though if the original channel ran on a much tighter budget than the half channel we have today.


I'm not sure on that one but I remember that they spent quite a bit of money on the 1999 re-brand/re-launch.
But that relaunch also included the BBC1 news, and even the regions for the first time ever. Only Newsnight escaped.
IT
itsrobert Founding member
JAS84 posted:
Wouldn't be surprised though if the original channel ran on a much tighter budget than the half channel we have today.


I'm not sure on that one but I remember that they spent quite a bit of money on the 1999 re-brand/re-launch.
But that relaunch also included the BBC1 news, and even the regions for the first time ever. Only Newsnight escaped.

Newsnight did actually have a refresh in 1999, although it was earlier in the year than the national news bulletins in the May. The 1997 titles were dropped and it received an updated set. Pretty much everything across BBC News was refreshed in 1999 or 2000.
JA
JAS84
They didn't fall into line with the generic package everything else got though.
WH
Whataday Founding member
I'm pretty sure I remember reading somewhere that there were different classes of programming that didn't come under the BBC News umbrella which is why they deliberately had a different look, such as Newsnight and Newsround.
JA
JAS84
Newsnight does come under the BBC News umbrella. You're right about Newsround though.
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DF
DrewF
Not sure if it is officially under the BBC News umbrella but your evidence is 6 years out of date - the BBC News logo is definitely not on the endboard any more.
CR
Critique
Speaking of that era of Newsnight titles, for the first time in a looong time they played the full theme tune out at the beginning of the programme a few days back, which they haven't done since either the titles seen above, or the era before that!

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