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Listen Watch Share is gone! I like it at the moment, but I think it'll grow on me even more as weeks go on.

I built myself up for something that it really wasn't. The intro is too slow for a service such as Newsbeat in my opinion, and Radio 1 doesn't really do weather apart from in the breakfast bulletins. Listen, Watch Share is indeed dead, and what has replaced it is nothing but a generic-sounding piece of crap. It doesn't do Newsbeat justice.

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Had a few listens, and I actually quite like them. They seem to have a good balance between serious-sounding yet keeping within the overall sound of Radio 1/1Xtra. There's a decent build-up which I feel the last package lacked.

The sonic logo isn't hugely original - it's basically just the same note twice. But times have changed since the 1tro days and Radio 1 doesn't have a four-note logo anymore so I suppose the news should be no different.

I'll reserve my full judgement until I hear it on-air tomorrow but so far I'm impressed.

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Had a few listens, and I actually quite like them. They seem to have a good balance between serious-sounding yet keeping within the overall sound of Radio 1/1Xtra. There's a decent build-up which I feel the last package lacked.

The sonic logo isn't hugely original - it's basically just the same note twice. But times have changed since the 1tro days and Radio 1 doesn't have a four-note logo anymore so I suppose the news should be no different.

I'll reserve my full judgement until I hear it on-air tomorrow but so far I'm impressed.

It's sounding a little more childish and newsround in my opinion. I'm a sort-of fan of the main bed, but... that could just be a generic bed from their library, because that's how it sounds.

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Wow Tyler, you're on the ball. So in the end, I waited until this morning to hear it and...

I quite like it. It's not the return to the 2000-2006 style and quality packages I was hoping for, but I'm glad they've kept the in. In terms of the actual jingles, I liked them. Well paced, etc. Better than the 2011 package IMO.

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A little bit gutted that the "Listen Watch Share" strap line has gone though.

I never liked that much. Much preferred "digital, FM, online", it made so much more sense and just sounded better.

The tagline on this new one works. I like it. Also like the way it pulses with the beat.

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After hearing it with the content over the top, I have now decided that I dislike it. The bed into news sounds too slow and the sport bed (from how I heard it, anyway) sounded pretty indistinguishable. Jonathan, the newsreader at the time of listening (10:30 bulletin), was talking about Syria and it was too fast. It took away from the actual news. And the "BBC...Radio....1" is too slow, and there's no Newsbeat ident at the start either.

All in all, meh.

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Small observation - for the first time in many years the same ending (stab?) is now used on breakfast and daytime updates (excluding the ramp version at the start of the breakfast show)

I noticed this too! I never really understood why they used different outs in the first place at different times of day.

Also, did anybody else think Jonathan Blake (I think that was who was reading the news this morning, I can't remember) had the beds a bit low this morning? Would have preferred them to be more obvious, but apart from that, I like them.

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Oh, also, Greg obviously mentioned them today- he didn't seem too keen. He was lamenting the loss of being able to sing "that, was, the news" at the end of the bulletin.

He sounded much more excited within the podcast. Well, what a flop.

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