Seven News in Australia uses this contemporary remix of John Williams’ The Mission. In terms of branding, Seven News has always been closely aligned with NBC News. Before they started to use this theme, their newscast was called Nightly News and it used the same cut of The Mission that NBC Nightly News used to open its broadcast. But this is far from the only similarity between Australian TV news and American TV news. The National Nine News uses a theme from the famous movie Cool Hand Luke, the same theme used most notably by owned and operated ABC stations for their Eyewitness News. And the Ten Evening News for a while used opening graphics that were more than just inspired by the late 80s open for the CBS Evening News. Finally, over at Channel 9 they have had their own version of 60 Minutes since 1978 and their own version of Nightline since 1992.
I don’t know who produced this version of the Seven News theme, but I’d love to find out! Let me know if you have more info.
Unknown – Seven News theme