For the past three decades, North One has been a globally recognised producer of world class factual entertainment, sports and live event TV programming. North One content is shown in over 100 countries worldwide - and its productions are multiple award winners - three BAFTAs and over twenty RTS awards (so far).
More ground-breaking sports contracts followed, with NBA Basketball for Channel 4, Rugby Union for the BBC, global coverage of the World Rally Championship and ITV’s Formula 1 coverage.
Starting out as the sports television wing of the Chrysalis Media Group, the company was responsible for Channel 4’s seminal coverage of Italian football throughout the 1990s, as well as breaking out into factual entertainment with the gigantically successful Saturday night ‘Top Ten’ franchise, which single-handedly invented the ‘list’ genre and saw the company produce over 100 hours of archive documentaries, again for Channel 4.
The company was the first acquisition of what is, today, a global powerhouse – All3Media - becoming North One Television in 2004.
More recently, North One produced worldwide coverage of the Isle of Man TT and currently provides global coverage of motorsport’s fastest growing race series – Formula E – and, on two wheels, MotoGP for BT Sport in the UK. This year has also seen North One launch worldwide coverage of the revolutionary, eco-friendly all electric rally series - Extreme E - from locations across the globe.
In popular factual, two long-running consumer brands - car show, Fifth Gear and tech series, The Gadget Show – have both been in constant production for over fifteen years - with more than four hundred episodes apiece (including more than thirty hours produced during lockdown).
Amongst myriad other programming, North One has scored notable hits with over fifty hours of programming (so far) for Channel 4, starring lorry mechanic, motorbike racer and TV daredevil Guy Martin. Also for C4, another long returner is the BAFTA nominated comedy travel show, Travel Man, originally with Richard Ayoade, now with Joe Lycett - currently in production on its tenth and eleventh series.
In the past year, we have also launched a host of new brands - travelogues Paul Hollywood Eats... Japan (C4), Ricky and Ralf's Very Northern Road Trip (UKTV Gold) and Eddie Eats America (and Eddie Eats Christmas - for Dave) plus, with Sir Trevor McDonald, a celebration of the news stories that always made us smile - And Finally ... (ITV).
Add to that two documentaries made with national hero Captain Sir Tom Moore at the very height of lockdown - as well as a raft of archive programming - including Channel 4's epic celebration of the past forty years - Back to the 80s/90s/00s/10s - with Sir Lenny Henry, Vic Reeves, Davina McCall and Jimmy Carr - and North One is emerging from the pandemic in rude health...