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qunewsguy

UK Channel 4 News theme used in Beautyrest mattress ad

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Okay so it's technically production library music, but every time I hear the theme used for Channel 4 News in the UK it catches me off-guard. It's cropped up in the latest Beautyrest mattress ad:

https://www.youtube.com/embed/p9KaEoKMt1k

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Sometimes news music from other countries find other unintended uses world wide. One notable example was when BBC America simulcasted BBC World News in the morning they used the ITV news theme.

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I think they used it in one last year or in 2013 — I certainly remember it, and it caught my attention at the time.

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Of course, the theme was used by KTSP in Phoenix in the mid-'80s:

 

 

The music was also used in Australia around that time for The National, a short-lived newscast on the ABC:

 

 

And in the trailer for the movie Pale Rider:

 

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