BBC Countdowns Compilation [UPDATED]
UPDATED DECEMBER 2020
Once again, just as with the original compilation, a shadowy corporation has claimed the copyright of the video, and had it completely removed from YouTube. This time it’s WDMedia / MA Alliance, and once again I have no idea how they claimthe rights to do this, as BBC Studios had already rightfully claimed the copyright, and allowed the video to stay on YouTube, while they collected advertising revenue. Attempts to contact them via the details provided by YouTube were ignored, and of course YouTube doesn’t care and refused to stand in. Luckily the video is still live on Vimeo.
Over the years I have received many emails and comments to produce an updated version of this project. Almost 10 years on and here it is! Completely recreated in 1080p with higher quality sources. It’s also much longer – over 12 minutes now thanks to the additional countdowns that have been created since then.
If you happen to have any higher quality sources than what you see here, please get in touch.
There is also a high quality audio version:
This new revised version features the following countdowns:
- Original 1999 BBC News 24 90 Second Countdown (with 2002 visual refresh)
- Original 1999 BBC World 10 second countdown
- 2002 BBC World 60 second countdown
- 2003 BBC News 24 70 second countdown
- 2003 BBC World 60 second “ribbon around the world” countdown
- 2005 BBC World 60 second first “News gathering” countdown
- 2006 BBC News 24 60 second countdown “news gathering” countdown (with 2007 visual refresh)
- 2007 BBC World 60 second countdown
- 2008 BBC News Channel / World News 90 second countdown
- 2010 BBC News Channel 60 second countdown
(with London Olympics visuals refresh)
- 2013 BBC News Channel / World News 90 second “orchestral” countdown (with 2016 / 2017 visual refreshes)
Here’s the rest of this page from the original version:
Way back in 2007, I created a very popular “mock” video, where I mixed all of the BBC top of the hour countdowns together, into one continues piece of music. Then on 19/7/2011, my popular YouTube video BBC Countdowns Compilation was removed due to a copyright claim by ‘United Artists’.
The video had been available on YouTube since March 2008, and had even been previously Content ID’d as containing material from the ‘BBC Motion Gallery’ but had not been removed, the BBC instead choosing to receive the ad revenue from YouTube.
The composer David Lowe had also been aware of the video, and had been in contact with me to say how much he liked it. He is also a member of the Facebook Fan Page I created for the countdown.
I have no idea who United Artists are, but they have caused the removal of the video from YouTube, and put my account into ‘bad standing’ because of copyright infringement.
Anyway, you can view the original here: