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 coverage of global race series MotoGP for BT Sport in the UK. North One is also in a second season of providing worldwide coverage of the revolutionary, eco-friendly all-electric rally series - Extreme E - from locations across the globe - an epic achievement which won the Broadcast Sports Awards' Sports Production of the Year for 2021.
We have also retained the contract to produce NFL highlights, this season for ITV. We are producing a weekly magazine show - The NFL Show - plus two of the UK-based live games and the Super Bowl.
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 nearly two decades. We have produced hundreds of episodes of each show and both have recently relaunched - Fifth Gear is now in its second season as Fifth Gear: Recharged - concentrating on electric and electric hybrid vehicles - on Discovery + and Quest, while a new, more domestic facing iteration of The Gadget Show: Better Tech, Better Life has debuted on Channel 5 in its successful new Wednesday evening slot.
Amongst myriad other programming, North One has scored notable hits on Channel 4 with some sixty hours of programming (so far) with lorry mechanic, motorbike racer and TV daredevil Guy Martin - including his upcoming, uniquely Guy take on the UK energy crisis – Guy Martin’s Power Trip. 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 twelfth series (and a Christmas special).
In the realm of popular history, we recently made an anniversary documentary based around the first conflict of the Falklands War – The Forgotten Battle with Ben Fogle, for ITV, while Guy Martin's latest foray into the nation's military past saw him test his abilities as both a WW2 Battle of Britain fighter pilot and as part of the crew on a Lancaster bomber.
We have also launched a host of new brands – as well as partnering with Paul Hollywood for his Easy Bakes online offerings, we have made a second series of Paul Hollywood Eats... this time in Mexico, for Channel 4. Also for C4, a new series with Alex Brooker looking at some of the nation’s favourite – and more eccentric pasttimes – Hobby Man, as well as a new, cutting edge perspective on police access –Drone Cops – looking at the work of the airborne law enforcement officers of the West Midlands force. For UKTV we have returning brands with Ricky Tomlinson and Ralf Little (Very Northern Road Trip, UKTV Gold) and ex World’s Strongest Man, Eddie Hall (Eddie Eats America and Eddie Eats Christmas, for Dave). We have also revealed Secrets of Your Takeaway and Ready Meals with Alexis Conran for Channel 5, and just dropped a new paranormal series with Jack Osbourne for Discovery + – Haunted Homecomings. We are also co-producing a popular history documentary for ITV – Vicky McClure : My Grandad’s War and, for Disney+, we have a four-part documentary series about the greatest fairy tale season in Formula 1 history, fronted and narrated, by one Keanu Reeves.