~ BBC News Channel ~
The BBC launched their UK rolling news channel, shortly before the advent of Digital, although it was planned primarily as a Digital channel. Initially launched in 1999 as BBC News 24, it was later renamed as the somewhat more mundane 'BBC News Channel' (although the word channel rarely appears on air). The channel often appears on the main terrestrial channels as filler material in late hours, or even as mainstream material during breaking news. Over the years the look of the channel has closely followed that of BBC World, their slightly older counterpart news channel for an international audience. At launch, both channels had a look very distinct from the news on the rest of the BBC, however from late 1999 onwards they have all followed a very similar corporate look.
BBC News 24 (10/1999-9/12/2003)
BBC News 24 - Main Titles (4:3)
BBC News 24 - Main Titles (16:9)
BBC News 24 Countdown 2002
BBC News 24 Countdown 2002 (Longer Version)
BBC News 24 Countdown 2002 (16:9)
BBC News 24 Promo
BBC News 24 - Breakfast
BBC News 24 Countdown 2003
The January 2003, several new countdown sequences were introduced on News 24. It had the same music, however the visuals now featured that thing that branding people love so much - people! Lots of shots of people, possibly filmed by somebody who just realised how to use time-lapse cameras! This version starts at 35 seconds.
BBC News 24 Countdown 2003 (16:9)
BBC News 24 - Iraq War Titles 2003
BBC News 24 (9/12/2003 Onwards)
BBC News 24 Opening - December 2003
After several weeks in a virtual studio (and one pushed back launchdate), BBC News 24 finally unveiled a brand new set and graphics package on the 8th December 2003. This file features the end of one of the new countdowns, building upon the existing style, a run down of the headlines, then into the new opening titles. Whatever the current top headline is, its animated into the opening sequence. In this case, it's the Rugby World Cup celebrations.