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ITN News Themes

(August 2012)

MA
Maaixuew
As briefly mentioned in the ITN News re-brand thread, the news has used a lot of iconic and distinctive themes that are still remembered years after they were decommissioned. The question is, what happens to them once they are no longer used? Are the master tapes still kept in some ITN archive? Or are they literally disposed of once they're done with? I obviously hope the former.
VM
VMPhil Granada North West Today
I would think they are kept somewhere, seeing as they used the original NaT theme at the end of the bulletin after Sir Alastair Burnet's death.
DK
DanielK Central Reporting Scotland
Some themes are at KPM, but none were the cut used on Sir Alistair's tribute, that seemed to be the start of the opening and then the end of the closing.

Library is asterisked, but it is where nearly all ITV themes are Wink
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A former member
Some themes are at *******, but none were the cut used on Sir Alistair's tribute, that seemed to be the start of the opening and then the end of the closing.

Library is asterisked, but it is where nearly all ITV themes are Wink


That is not were most of ITV themes are, some of the itv themes are there but just a few including
itn news from 1999 onwards. Strike it lucky. ( thoso two both come from different library)

Most of ITV themes are specially composed, including many of the older ITN theme,. Alas ITN do not archive many of the older themes.
WH
Whataday Founding member Wales Wales Today
I'm sure the version used to play out on Sir Alistairs death was commercially available at some point.
WW
WW Update
The question is, what happens to them once they are no longer used?


Some get a second life in Slovenia:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkmnDyVt5m4&t=8m48s

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Last edited by WW Update on 5 August 2012 10:26am
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A former member
The question is, what happens to them once they are no longer used?


Some get a second life in Slovenia:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkmnDyVt5m4&t=8m48s

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Im sure we have a thread talking about that, Old STV news theme is used else where, Those library/composer must make plenty Wink
TC
TonyCurrie Central Reporting Scotland
I'm sure the version used to play out on Sir Alistairs death was commercially available at some point.


Both the original ITN News theme "Non Stop" and the original news at Ten theme "The Awakening" are still available as downloads.

http://www.allcelticmusic.com/music/9f3df6da-81f4-102b-b651-000f1f67beb1/Sounds%20Visual%20-%2016%20TV%20Themes..html
The views expressed on this forum are entirely my own.
MA
Macalolo London London
I know it's not ITN as such but would anyone class the current ITV regional news theme as iconic. It's been around for what nearly 10 years? It's nowhere near as historic as News At Ten and some may argue that it is stale. For me it is iconic in the sense that if you heard it from the room next door you would know that ITV local news is on air. Just wanted to know what other people thought?
DK
DanielK Central Reporting Scotland
The current one is a modified one of the 2004(?) package, that came in in 2006 and infact, the titles is an alternate cut of the normal titles.
BA
bilky asko Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
The current one is a modified one of the 2004(?) package, that came in in 2006 and infact, the titles is an alternate cut of the normal titles.


Well, not exactly - the tune is the same, but it will have been a different composition.

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VM
VMPhil Granada North West Today
It will be strange to hear the regional news with a different theme, I will admit, after hearing that same five-note jingle for the past 8 or so years.

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