British networks mark EU exit with live countdowns

The United Kingdom has officially exited the European Union, even if trade and security deals have yet to be finalized.

To mark the occasion on Jan. 31, 2020, British networks presented live countdowns as 11 p.m. GMT approached, along with special broadcasts throughout the evening.

For the final countdown, BBC News aired a live camera of 10 Downing Street where a projection was shown of Big Ben striking eleven while Sky News had a shot of the White Cliffs of Dover where a projection was also utilized.

BBC’s Studio B was decked out for the occasion in European Union colors with a special “Leaving the EU” opening title sequence.

Meanwhile, Sky News branded its coverage as “Brexit Night Live.”