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BBC
BBC
NEWS (also known as the BBC
BBC
NEWS CHANNEL) is the BBC
BBC
's 24-hour rolling news television network in the United Kingdom. The channel launched as BBC
BBC
NEWS 24 on 9 November 1997 at 17:30 as part of the BBC's foray into digital domestic television channels, becoming the first competitor to Sky News , which had been running since 1989. For a time, looped news, sport and weather bulletins were available to view via BBC
BBC
Red Button .

On 22 February 2006, the channel was named News Channel of the Year at the Royal Television Society Television Journalism Awards for the first time in its history. The judges remarked that this was the year that the channel had "really come into its own."

From May 2007, UK viewers could watch the channel via the BBC
BBC
News website. In April 2008, the channel was renamed BBC News
BBC News
as part of a £550,000 rebranding of the BBC's news output, complete with a new studio and presentation. Its sister service, BBC
BBC
World was also renamed BBC
BBC
World News while the national news bulletins became BBC News at One, BBC News
BBC News
at Six and BBC News
BBC News
at Ten. Across the day the channel averages about twice the audience of Sky News.

As a major part of the BBC News
BBC News
department, the channel is based at and broadcast from Broadcasting House in Central London.

It was named RTS News Channel of the Year in 2017.

CONTENTS

* 1 History

* 1.1 2008 rebranding * 1.2 Move to Broadcasting House

* 2 BBC News
BBC News
HD

* 3 Programming

* 3.1 News

* 3.1.1 Breaking news * 3.1.2 Overnight and BBC
BBC
World News simulcasts * 3.1.3 BBC
BBC
One and BBC
BBC
Two daytime simulcasts * 3.1.4 Exclusive programmes * 3.1.5 2015 schedule changes * 3.1.6 BBC
BBC
World News shared programming

* 3.2 Sports * 3.3 Business

* 4 News presenters

* 4.1 Relief

* 5 Presentation

* 5.1 Graphics * 5.2 The Lambert Report * 5.3 Countdown sequence

* 6 See also * 7 References * 8 External links

HISTORY

BBC News
BBC News
24 was originally available to digital terrestrial, satellite and cable television subscribers. To this day, it and BBC Parliament remain the only BBC
BBC
"digital" channels which are made available to analogue cable subscribers. This coverage was improved in 1998 with the advent of digital television in the United Kingdom allowing satellite and digital terrestrial television viewers to also view the service. Initially it was difficult to obtain a digital satellite or terrestrial receiver without a subscription to Sky or ONdigital respectively, but now the channel forms an important part of the Freeview and Freesat
Freesat
channel packages.

The BBC
BBC
had run the international news channel BBC
BBC
World for two and a half years prior to the launch of BBC News
BBC News
24 on 9 November 1997. Sky News had had a free hand with domestic news for over eight years (since 5 February 1989) and being owned by News Corporation their papers were used to criticise the BBC
BBC
for extending its news output.

Sky News objected to the breaking of its monopoly, complaining about the costs associated with running a channel that only a minority could view from the licence fee . Sky News claimed that a number of British cable operators had been incentivised to carry News 24 (which, as a licence-fee funded channel was made available to such operators for free) in preference to the commercial Sky News. However, in September 1999 the European Commission
European Commission
ruled against a complaint made by Sky News that the publicly funded channel was unfair and illegal under EU law. The Commission ruled that the licence fee should be considered state aid but that such aid was justified due to the public service remit of the BBC
BBC
and that it did not exceed actual costs.

The channel's journalistic output has been overseen by Controller of the channel, Kevin Bakhurst , since 16 December 2005. This was a return to having a dedicated Controller for the channel in the same way as the rest of the BBC's domestic television channels. At launch, Tim Orchard was Controller of News 24 from 1997 until 2000. Editorial decisions were then overseen by Rachel Atwell in her capacity as Deputy Head of television news. Her deputy Mark Popescu became responsible for editorial content in 2004, a role he continued in until the appointment of Bakhurst as Controller in 2005.

A further announcement by Head of television news Peter Horrocks came at the same time as Bakhurst's appointment in which he outlined his plan to provide more funding and resources for the channel and shift the corporation's emphasis regarding news away from the traditional BBC
BBC
One bulletins and across to the rolling news channel. The introduction of simulcasts of the main bulletins on the channel was to allow the news bulletins to pool resources rather than work against each other at key times in the face of competition particularly from Sky News.

The BBC
BBC
Governors ' annual report for 2005/2006 reported that average audience figures for fifteen-minute periods had reached 8.6% in multichannel homes, up from 7.8% in 2004/2005. The 2004 report claimed that the channel outperformed Sky News in both weekly and monthly reach in multichannel homes for the January 2004 period, and for the first time in two years moved ahead of Sky News in being perceived as the channel best for news.

2008 REBRANDING

On 21 April 2008, BBC News
BBC News
24 was renamed BBC News
BBC News
on the channel itself – but is referred to as the BBC News
BBC News
Channel on other BBC services. This is part of the creative futures plan, launched in 2006, to bring all BBC News
BBC News
output under the single brand name.

The BBC News
BBC News
Channel moved from the Studio N8 set, which became home to BBC
BBC
World News, to what was the home of the national news in Studio N6, allowing the channel to share its set with the BBC News
BBC News
at One and the BBC News
BBC News
at Ten – with other bulletins moving to Studio TC7.

MOVE TO BROADCASTING HOUSE

The channel relocated, along with the remaining BBC News
BBC News
services at Television Centre, to the newly refurbished Broadcasting House on 18 March 2013 at 13:00 GMT. Presentation and on-screen graphics were refreshed, with new full HD studios and a live newsroom backdrop. Moving cameras in the newsroom form part of the top of the hour title sequence and are used at the start of weather bulletins.

BBC
BBC
NEWS HD

BBC News
BBC News
HD logo.

On 16 July 2013, the BBC
BBC
announced that a high-definition (HD) simulcast of BBC News
BBC News
would be launched by early 2014. The channel broadcasts on the BBC's new HD multiplex on Freeview. HD output from BBC News
BBC News
has been simulcast on BBC
BBC
One HD and BBC
BBC
Two HD since the move to Broadcasting House in March 2013. The channel launched on 10 December 2013 (at an early date), though will roll-out nationwide up to June 2014 (as will BBC
BBC
Four HD and CBeebies HD ).

PROGRAMMING

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NEWS

BBC News
BBC News
at Broadcasting House in March 2013.

Each hour consists of headlines on each quarter-hour, extended at the top of the hour to form the main part of the daily schedule though these are interspaced with other programmes, generally at weekends. This will be often be displaced by rolling news coverage including reports and live interviews. This channel also provides half-hourly weather summaries by forecasters from the BBC
BBC
Weather centre and the sports news from the BBC
BBC
Sport centre at MediaCityUK. At 21:25 a global weather forecast is broadcast and 21:55 Weather for the Week Ahead is broadcast.

Breaking News

The BBC
BBC
maintains guidelines for procedures to be taken for breaking news . With domestic news, the correspondent first recorded a "generic minute" summary (for use by all stations and channels) and then priority was to report on BBC
BBC
Radio 5 Live , then on the BBC
BBC
News channel and any other programmes that are on air. Since 5 Live's move to Manchester, this has been reversed. For foreign news, first a "generic minute" is recorded, then reports are to World Service radio, then the reporter talks to any other programmes that are on air.

A key claim made by Lord Lambert in his report had been that the channel was slower to react to breaking news compared with its main rival Sky News. To counteract this, a new feature introduced with the 2003 relaunch was a 'breaking news sting': a globe shown briefly onscreen to direct a viewer's attention to the breaking news.

The graphics relaunch in January 2007 has since seen the globe sting replaced by a red strapline to highlight the breaking story immediately.

To complement this, a permanent live news ticker had earlier been introduced in 2006: this had previously been in use only sporadically. News statements are shown as continuously scrolling upper-case text located at the bottom of the screen; some past ambiguities noted have included spelling the plural of MPs as "MPS", together with other occasional spelling and grammatical errors. The design of this ticker was slightly altered with the 2007 graphics redesign and from June turned red to indicate breaking news, as Newswatch reported viewers' confusion. The ticker is removed during trails and weather forecasts.

Overnight And BBC
BBC
World News Simulcasts

The BBC
BBC
began simulcasting the channel overnight on terrestrial channel BBC
BBC
One with the launch of the channel, ending the tradition of a closedown but at the same time effectively making the service available to many more viewers. In the early 2000s, BBC
BBC
Two also started simulcasting the channel, although the weekend morning show Weekend 24 had been simulcast on the channel in the early days. During major breaking news events, the BBC News
BBC News
Channel has been broadcast on BBC
BBC
One; examples of special broadcasts include the 11 September 2001 attacks , 7 July 2005 London bombings , the capture of Saddam Hussein , and the death of Osama bin Laden . Coverage of major events has also been simulcast on BBC
BBC
World News. Currently, overnight viewers receive 25-minute editions of BBC News
BBC News
every hour, and on weekdays 00:00–01:30 receive Newsday , live from Singapore
Singapore
and from London 01:30–02:00 ABC World News Tonight 02:00–05:30 (00:00–06:00 on weekends) receive BBC
BBC
World News .

BBC
BBC
One And BBC
BBC
Two Daytime Simulcasts

BBC
BBC
Breakfast has been simulcast since launch (in 2000) on BBC
BBC
One and BBC
BBC
News, replacing the individual breakfast shows that had run on both channels. Since May 2006, the simulcast runs from 06:00 until 08:30. Breakfast on BBC
BBC
One then continues from MediaCityUK until 09:15 with entertainment and features, whilst BBC News
BBC News
goes to BBC Business Live until 09:00 and reverts to its traditional format from 09:00.

The BBC News
BBC News
at Ten began simulcasting on the channel on 30 January 2006 as part of the Ten O'Clock Newshour, followed by extended sport and business news updates. The bulletin was joined in being simulcast on 10 April 2006 when the BBC News
BBC News
at One (with British Sign Language in-vision signing) and BBC News
BBC News
at Six bulletins were added to the schedule following a similar format to the News at Ten in terms of content on the channel once each simulcast ends.

During the summer, the hour-long programme News 24 Sunday was broadcast both on BBC
BBC
One and the BBC News
BBC News
Channel at 09:00, to replace The Andrew Marr Show , which is off air. It was presented by a news presenter, and came from the main News channel studio. The programme was made up mostly of interviews focusing on current affairs, and included a full paper review, a weather summary, and a news update at 09:00, 09:30 and 10:00. Sunday Morning Live and alternate programming now fill this slot.

From 2013, a new programme was created for BBC
BBC
Two for 11am-12pm weekdays, consisting of 30 minutes domestic and 30 minutes of BBC World News. On Wednesdays, when parliament is sitting the latter is replaced by the Daily Politics for coverage of Prime Ministers Questions . In March 2016 the channel started showing Newsnight at 23:15.

Exclusive Programmes

Part of the previous BBC News
BBC News
set

* Beyond 100 Days - The latest news from both sides of the Atlantic, presented by Katty Kay from Washington and Christian Fraser from London (Monday to Thursday * BBC
BBC
World News – The latest international news as they break from the BBC. * BBC News
BBC News
– The latest national and international news as they break from the BBC. * Newsday – Live international news from London and Singapore every weekday. Presented by Babita Sharma , Kasia Madera , Rico Hizon and Sharanjit Leyl . * Asia Business Report – Live from Singapore, the essential business news as it breaks and a look ahead to the news that will shape the business day. This is presented by whoever has covered the Newsday shift. * Sportsday/ Sport Today – All the latest sports news and results from around the globe. * World Business Report – The latest business news with informed analysis from the world's financial centres. * Business Live Sally Bundock and Ben Thompson or Tanya Beckett with the latest business news as it breaks and a look ahead to the news that will shape the business day. With the latest news from end of trading in Asia, latest from Europe, Middle East and Americas. * The Papers – Clive Myrie , Maxine Mawhinney , Nicholas Owen and Martine Croxall present lively and informed conversation about the next day's or today's headlines. Broadcast at 05:45, 09:30 (weekends), 22:30 also shown on BBC
BBC
Parliament in the UK). * The World Debate – The panels and contributing audiences discuss topical themes put to representatives from global politics, finance, business, the arts, media and other areas. * Health Check – presented by Dr Ayan Panja and Claudia Hammond
Claudia Hammond
, the programme is transmitted four times each month at weekends and covers developments in global health, including interviews with health experts. * Panorama – Current affairs programme, featuring interviews and investigative reports on a wide variety of subjects. * The Editors – a monthly programme looking at what's happening in each editor's area. * The Travel Show
The Travel Show
* Inside Out England – A selection of stories from the regional programmes across England, presented by Elaine Dunkley. * Witness - A monthly round up of BBC
BBC
World's stories of global events told by the people who were there. * Victoria Derbyshire Interviews – Uncut versions of the original stories, exclusive interviews with Victoria Derbyshire and Joanna Gosling .

Previous BBC News
BBC News
programming includes Head 2 Head, Your News , E24, The Record Europe, STORYFix and News 24 Tonight, a weekday evening programme which ran from 2005 to 2008, providing a round up of the day's news.

2015 Schedule Changes

As part of budget cuts, major changes to the channel were announced in late 2014/early 2015. This included axing some bulletins and replacing them with Victoria Derbyshire and BBC
BBC
Business Live with Sally Bundock and Ben Thompson in the morning. Outside Source with Ros Atkins – an "interactive" show already broadcast on BBC
BBC
World News – aired Mondays-Thursday at (During major stories 18:00) and 21:00 and a new edition of World News Today Friday-Sunday at 21:00 (During major stories 19:00/20:00 Monday-Friday) adding to the 19:00 edition on BBC
BBC
Four . HARDtalk was moved to 20:30 in May. The 00:00 edition was replaced on Sundays-Thursday with Newsday and on Friday-Saturday a standard edition of BBC
BBC
World News .

BBC
BBC
World News Shared Programming

Between 00:00-06:00 (weekdays) UK time, the channel simulcasts with its sister channel, BBC
BBC
World News, for the first 25 minutes of each hour with world news shown all through the simulcasts. Previously UK output continued until 01:00.

Simulcasts may also happen during major or set-piece events; the News Channel presenter will join the BBC
BBC
World News presenter in Studio C as it used by both channels, or a journalist will present on location. Examples include the Glasgow helicopter crash , the election of Pope Francis and the Boston Marathon bombing and certain elections.

On 1 October 2007, BBC
BBC
World News started broadcasting BBC
BBC
World News America and World News Today at 00:00 and 03:00 GMT respectively. World News Today was simulcast on the BBC News
BBC News
channel at 03:00 GMT. BBC
BBC
World News America used to be aired as a reduced length, time-delayed version at 00:30 GMT, with ABC World News Tonight with David Muir also being shown at 01:30 every Tuesday-Friday.

From 13 June 2011, the weekday editions of BBC News
BBC News
at 01:00, 02:00, 03:00 and 04:00 were replaced with Newsday . The programme acts as a morning news bulletin for the Asia-Pacific region and is broadcast as a double-headed news bulletin with Rico Hizon in Singapore
Singapore
and Babita Sharma in London. Asia Business Report and Sport Today are aired at the back of the first three hours of Newsday. But Newsday changed to 23:00–02:00 on BBC News
BBC News
a year later meaning. Mike Embley presents Tuesday-Friday BBC
BBC
World News 23:00–02:00 with Kasia Madera on Saturdays and Daniela Ritorto 00:00–06:00 Sunday, 02:00–05:00 Friday/Monday. the slot's focus is placed on audiences watching on PBS in the US in June 2015 this was changed to Newsday at 00:00-02:00. BBC World News and World Business Report air at 05:00 this was previously known as The World Today on both channels and in lieu of commercials seen on the international broadcasts, the presenters give a brief update on UK news for domestic audiences.

In June 2015, BBC News
BBC News
began simulcasting Outside Source with Ros Atkins on Mondays-Thursday at (During major stories 18:00) / at 21:00 and a new edition of World News Today Friday-Sunday at (during major stories Monday-Friday 19:00) 21:00.

Traditionally, during simulcasts in December, care has been taken to conceal the newsroom Christmas tree for international audiences.

SPORTS

A sports bulletin from the BBC
BBC
Sport Centre with Olly Foster in March 2012

Since 5 March 2012, sports bulletins come from the BBC
BBC
Sport Centre in MediaCityUK in Salford Quays , where the sports network BBC
BBC
Radio 5 Live is also based.

Headlines are usually provided at 15 minutes past the hour with a full bulletin after the bottom-of-the-hour headlines. There are also extended sports bulletins per day, entitled Sportsday or Sport Today (when simulcasting with BBC
BBC
World News) broadcast at 00:45, 01:45, 02:45, 03:45, 13:30, 18:30, 19:30 (weekends only), 22:30 (weekdays only). Each bulletin is read by a single sports presenter, with the exception of Saturday Sportsday, which is double headed.

The channel's sports bulletins (internally known as Sport 24) have always had a separate, dedicated production gallery, which is also responsible for the graphics.

Bulletins during BBC
BBC
Breakfast are presented by Sally Nugent or Mike Bushell , with the latter also appearing on other sports bulletins on the channel. As of March 2012 the main sports presenters on the channel are Olly Foster, Katie Gornall, Katherine Downes , Damian Johnson , Andrew Lindsay and Jenny Culshaw.

Until March 2012 bulletins came from the News Channel studio at the quarter to the hour. Presenters for bulletins on the channel have included: Reshmin Choudhury, Amanda Davies , Sean Fletcher , Olly Foster, Matt Gooderick, Lizzie Greenwood-Hughes , Amelia Harris, Celina Hinchcliffe , Rachael Hodges , Damian Johnson , Adnan Nawaz , George Riley and Olympic gold medallist turned journalist Matthew Pinsent .

BUSINESS

Before BBC News
BBC News
moved to Broadcasting House, an hourly business update was included during the weekday schedule from the BBC
BBC
Business Unit. There were two shifts, from 08:30–14:00 and 14:00–23:00, presented by Penny Haslam, Maryam Moshiri , Ben Thompson, Adam Parsons , Susannah Streeter , Joe Lynam , Sara Coburn or Sally Eden. News Channel updates were usually broadcast at 40 minutes past the hour between 08:00 and 23:00. The 21:40 round-up was often earlier and the 22:40 bulletin is an extended round-up of the day's business news. Until May 2009, the business updates on the BBC News
BBC News
Channel were broadcast from one of the London Stock Exchange 's studios in central London. From then until March 2013 the bulletins were provided from the channel's studio at BBC Television Centre . The business updates were axed in March 2013 as part of the BBC's Delivering Quality First plan. But after complaints returned in November 2013. Stock market updates now only appear during the quarter-to-the-hour headlines, but it was changed after complaints in November with Ben Thompson and Victoria Friz are the main presenters sharing 08:00–14:00 or 14:00–18:00 between them. With Alice Baxter, Jamie Robertson, Aaron Heslehurst and Sally Bundock offer relief. There is normally an extended bulletin at 16:45 when the main business stories of the day are discussed on Afternoon Live.

Bundock and Thompson present Business Live on weekdays at 08:30. Declan Curry presented Your Money, a weekly round-up on a Saturday morning.

Rico Hizon or Sharanjit Leyl regularly present the main business stories during the early hours of the morning from Singapore
Singapore
during the BBC's Asia Business Report , which is simulcast from BBC
BBC
World News. Alice Baxter and Sally Bundock present World Business Report .

NEWS PRESENTERS

For more details on this topic, see List of BBC
BBC
newsreaders and reporters .

* Sally Bundock World Business Report, Business Live, BBC
BBC
World News, The Papers * Ben Thompson World Business Report, Business Live, BBC
BBC
News * Aaron Heslehurst World Business Report, Business Live, The Papers * Simon McCoy BBC News
BBC News
at One, BBC
BBC
News, Afternoon Live * Sophie Long BBC
BBC
News * Ben Brown BBC
BBC
News, BBC
BBC
Weekend News, World News Today * Joanna Gosling BBC
BBC
News, Victoria Derbyshire, BBC
BBC
World News * Jane Hill BBC
BBC
News, BBC News
BBC News
at One, BBC News
BBC News
at Six, BBC News
BBC News
at Ten, The Film Review * Huw Edwards BBC News
BBC News
at Five, BBC News
BBC News
at Ten, BBC News
BBC News
Special, Election Night * Ros Atkins Outside Source * Katty Kay World News America & Newsday (the latter is when broadcasting from US during significant events), Beyond 100 Days * Christian Fraser BBC
BBC
World News, World News Today, BBC
BBC
News, Beyond 100 Days, The Papers * Joanna Gosling BBC News
BBC News
* Annita McVeigh BBC News
BBC News
, BBC
BBC
World News * Julian Worricker BBC
BBC
News, Victoria Derbyshire * Emily Maitlis BBC News
BBC News
at One, BBC News
BBC News
at Six, BBC News
BBC News
at Ten, BBC
BBC
News, Newsnight, Election Night * Clive Myrie BBC News
BBC News
at One, BBC News
BBC News
at Six, BBC News
BBC News
at Ten, BBC News, The Papers & World News Today, Beyond 100 Days * Babita Sharma Newsday , BBC
BBC
World News & World News Today * Kasia Madera Newsday, BBC
BBC
World News, BBC News
BBC News
& World News Today * Rico Hizon Newsday & Asia Business Report * Sharanjit Leyl Newsday, BBC
BBC
World News & Asia Business Report * Mike Embley BBC
BBC
World News * Maxine Mawhinney BBC
BBC
News, BBC
BBC
Weekend News, BBC
BBC
World News, Victoria Derbyshire * Naga Munchetty BBC
BBC
World News, Breakfast, Victoria Derbyshire, The Papers * Nicholas Owen BBC
BBC
News, BBC
BBC
Weekend News, The Papers * Martine Croxall BBC
BBC
News, The Papers, World News Today * Victoria Derbyshire Victoria Derbyshire * Fiona Bruce BBC News
BBC News
at Six, BBC News
BBC News
at Ten, BBC
BBC
News * George Alagiah BBC News
BBC News
at Six, BBC News
BBC News
at Ten * Sophie Raworth
Sophie Raworth
BBC News
BBC News
at One, BBC News
BBC News
at Six, BBC News
BBC News
at Ten, BBC
BBC
News * Kate Silverton BBC News
BBC News
at One, BBC News
BBC News
at Six, BBC News
BBC News
at Ten, BBC
BBC
News, BBC
BBC
Weekend News, BBC
BBC
World News * Reeta Chakrabarti BBC News
BBC News
at One, BBC News
BBC News
at Six, BBC News
BBC News
at Ten, BBC
BBC
News, BBC
BBC
Weekend News, Newsroom Live, Victoria Derbyshire (Newsreader) * Mishal Husain
Mishal Husain
BBC News
BBC News
at Six, BBC News
BBC News
at Ten, BBC
BBC
News, BBC Weekend News, BBC
BBC
World News, Election Night * Nuala McGovern Outside Source, World News Today * Alice Baxter BBC
BBC
World News, World Business Report, Business Live World News Today, BBC
BBC
Business, The Papers, Afternoon Live * Alpa Patel BBC
BBC
World News, World News Today, Newsday

RELIEF

* Chris Rogers BBC
BBC
News, The Papers, Newsday, BBC
BBC
World News, World News Today, Our World, Inside Out England * Philippa Thomas World News Today, Outside Source, Reporters * Tim Wilcox BBC
BBC
News, BBC
BBC
World News & World News Today * Shaun Ley BBC
BBC
News, BBC
BBC
Weekend News, The Papers * Gavin Grey BBC
BBC
News, BBC
BBC
World News, The Papers, Newsday, * Carole Walker BBC
BBC
News, BBC
BBC
Weekend News * Ben Bland BBC
BBC
World News, BBC
BBC
News, World News Today, Newsday, The Papers, BBC
BBC
Business * Karin Giannone World News Today * Maryam Moshiri BBC
BBC
Business Live, World News Today, BBC
BBC
News, BBC World News codecs="vorbis"" data-title="Original Ogg file (113 kbps)" data-shorttitle="Ogg source" data-width="0" data-height="0" data-bandwidth="112778" /> The BBC News
BBC News
title music by David Lowe

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The channel was criticised at launch for its style of presentation, with accusations of it being less authoritative than the BBC
BBC
One news bulletins, with presenters appearing on-screen without jackets. Jenny Abramsky had originally planned to have a television version of the informal news radio channel BBC
BBC
Radio 5 Live , or a TV version of Radio 4 News FM both of which she had run. The bright design of the set was also blamed for this – one insider reportedly described it as a "car crash in a shower" – and was subject to the network relaunch on 25 October 1999. The channel swapped studios with sister channel BBC
BBC
World, moving to studio N8 within the newsroom, where it remained until 2008. New music and title sequences accompanied this set change, following the look of newly relaunched BBC
BBC
One bulletins.

Graphics and titles were developed by the Lambie-Nairn design agency and were gradually rolled out across the whole of BBC
BBC
News, including a similar design for regional news starting with Newsroom South East and the three ' BBC
BBC
Nations' – Scotland , Wales and Northern Ireland . The similarity of main BBC News
BBC News
output was intended to increase the credibility of the channel as well as aiding cross-channel promotion.

A graphics relaunch in January 2007 saw the channel updated, with redesigned headline straplines, a redesigned 'digital on-screen graphic ' and repositioned clock. The clock was originally placed to the left hand side of the channel name though following complaints that this could only be viewed in widescreen, it was moved to the right in February 2007. Bulletins on BBC
BBC
World News and BBC
BBC
One also introduced similar graphics and title sequences on the same day.

In 2008, the graphics were again relaunched, using the style introduced in 2007 and a new colour scheme.

THE LAMBERT REPORT

The Lambert Report into the channel's performance in 2002 called upon News 24 to develop a better brand of its own, to allow viewers to differentiate between itself and similar channels such as Sky News . As a direct result of this, a brand new style across all presentation for the channel launched on 8 December 2003 at 09:00. Philip Hayton and Anna Jones were the first two presenters on the set, the relaunch of which had been put back a week due to previous power disruptions at Television Centre where the channel was based. The new designs also featured a dynamic set of titles for the channel; the globe would begin spinning from where the main story was taking place, while the headline scrolled around in a ribbon; this was occasionally replaced by the BBC News
BBC News
logo. The titles concluded with a red globe surrounded by a red stylised clamshell and BBC News
BBC News
ribbons forming above the BBC News logo.

Bulletins on BBC
BBC
One moved into a new set in January 2003 although retained the previous ivory Lambie-Nairn titles until February 2004. News 24 updated the title colours slightly to match those of BBC
BBC
One bulletins in time for the 50th anniversary of BBC
BBC
television news on 5 July 2004.

COUNTDOWN SEQUENCE

The countdown since 2005 has shown the elements of journalism and production involved in bringing news stories to air (2013 version shown).

An important part of the channel's presentation since launch has been the top of the hour countdown sequence, since there is no presentation system with continuity announcers so the countdown provides a link to the beginning of the next hour. A similar musical device is used on BBC
BBC
Radio 5 Live , and mirrors the pips on BBC
BBC
Radio 4 .

Previous styles have included a series of fictional flags set to music between 1997 and 1999 before the major relaunch, incorporating the new contemporary music composed by David Lowe , and graphics developed by Lambie-Nairn . Various images, originally ivory numbers fully animated against a deep red background, were designed to fit the pace of the channel, and the music soon gained notoriety, and was often satirised and parodied in popular culture, perhaps most famously by comic Bill Bailey
Bill Bailey
who likened the theme music to an "apocalyptic rave ". Images of life around the UK were added in replacement later with the same music, together with footage of the newsroom and exterior of Television Centre. The 2003 relaunch saw a small change to this style with less of a metropolitan feel to the footage.

A new sequence was introduced on 28 March 2005, designed and created by Red Bee Media and directed by Mark Chaudoir. The full version ran for 60 seconds, though only around 30 seconds were usually shown on air. The music was revised completely but the biggest change came in the footage used – reflecting the methods and nature of newsgathering, while a strong emphasis was placed on the BBC
BBC
logo itself. Satellite
Satellite
dishes are shown transmitting and receiving red "data streams". In production of the countdown sequence, Clive Norman filmed images around the United Kingdom, Richard Jopson in the United States, while BBC News
BBC News
cameramen filmed images from Iraq
Iraq
, Beijing ( Tiananmen Square
Tiananmen Square
), Bund of Shanghai
Bund of Shanghai
, Africa, as well as areas affected by the 2004 Asian tsunami and others.

The sequence has since seen several remixes to the music and a change in visuals to focus more on the well-known journalists, with less footage of camera crews and production teams. Changes have also seen the channel logo included during the sequences and at the end, as well as the fonts used for the time. The conclusion of the countdown was altered in 2008 to feature the new presentation style, rather than a data stream moving in towards the camera. Also in 2008, the graphic for the countdown changed, resembling BBC
BBC
One Rhythm and Movement Idents, due to the logo being in a red square in inferior-left corner.

To coincide with the move of BBC News
BBC News
to Broadcasting House , on 18 March 2013 the countdown was updated again along with several other presentation elements. Three of the most striking features of the new countdown include music performed by the BBC
BBC
Concert Orchestra , a redesign of the "data streams" and the ending of the sequence no longer fading to the BBC News
BBC News
globe and logo, but instead stopping with a time-lapse shot outside the corporation's headquarters. The countdown was also extended back to 90 seconds, of which approximately 86 were seen before the first hour from Broadcasting House.

A full three-minute version of the countdown music was made available on BBC News
BBC News
Online and David Lowe's own website after a remix on 16 May 2006.

An international version of the countdown was launched on BBC
BBC
World News on 5 September 2005 featuring more international content and similar music. Various changes have been made to the music and visuals since then, with presentation following the style of BBC
BBC
News. The visuals in the sequence were updated on 10 May 2010. In June 2011, further imagery was added relating to recent events, including the conflict in Libya and views of outside 10 Downing Street. In January 2013, as part of the relocation of BBC News
BBC News
to Broadcasting House in Central London, BBC
BBC
World News received a new countdown in the same style as the BBC News
BBC News
Channel's updated countdown, with some minor differences.

SEE ALSO

* BBC
BBC
portal

* Book: BBC
BBC
Channels (UK)

* List of television stations in the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
* Sky News * ITV News Channel * ABC News Channel

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