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Newsroom1,657 posts since 2 Mar 2005
I’m sure someone will correct me if I’m wrong, but I’ve always been under the impression that such videos are generally a bit of a fake, as each section of the orchestra is recorded separately, and the full tune doesn’t come together until mixed afterwards.


Probability of the BBC issuing something FAKE is near to nada these days.
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fanoftv8,136 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Central (West) Midlands Today
I’m sure someone will correct me if I’m wrong, but I’ve always been under the impression that such videos are generally a bit of a fake, as each section of the orchestra is recorded separately, and the full tune doesn’t come together until mixed afterwards.


Probability of the BBC issuing something FAKE is near to nada these days.


Going off on a tangent, that comment reminded me of this from the old Radio 1 Chris Moyles Show
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gomedia14 posts since 24 May 2017
HTV Wales Wales Today
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If this is what they're going for then I'm sorry I really dislike it. But I'll hold full judgement until the full launch.

The two intersecting N's just look odd to me. They have pointed ends where the Newsnight font doesn't, just looks a bit disjointed. I also read it like AV as much a NN. Having the N's in the middle breaks the title up and makes it read as "News Night" but as far as I can tell it's still "Newsnight".

Also really don't like the sickly magenta and cyan scheme. With the dark blue as well it just looks garish. Where it's in solid white I don't mind it so much. It looks the sort of branding you'd expect on a cheap tabloidy late night chat show. With the neon glow and the gaudy colours next to the solid white text it kind of reminds me of the Late Late Show with James Corden. I expect they've introduced these N's as an icon to use across social media etc, but it also reminds me of the Apple News logo in a way if they just use the N's on their own.

I guess its a mix of the This Week branding and updating to appeal to a cool younger demographic or whatever. But so far.... not sure. Perhaps it will grow on me. The updated theme sounded good to me though so that's something Thumbs up
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rdd3,370 posts since 21 Jun 2001
Think it’s about twenty years since the full opening theme was last used, good to hear it back! (Especially since the full closing theme appears to be a rarer and rarer event).
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rdd3,370 posts since 21 Jun 2001
Also a little speculation on my part - that animated logo on the lower thirds won’t be long for this world, it’ll be swapped for a static one quickly enough. It’s quite annoying already.