Press Releases 2018
PILOT PRODUCTIONS For immediate release Pilot Productions' programmes no longer available on YouTube
From 1 January 2018 YouTube has discontinued its pay channels, meaning customers will no longer be able to watch our programs on this platform. Only clips and trailers will be available.
And from 1 March 2018 Amazon Prime has changed its payment policy which means our programs are no longer available for streaming through your Amazon Prime subscriptions.
We apologise to our tens of thousands of viewers around the world who have been affected by these changes but these unfortunately are out of our control.
If you would like to continue renting or buying our programs digitally you should go directly to our Shop (globetrekkerstore.com) where you buy our programs. Alternatively, you can still rent or buy on Vimeo and Amazon.
Our programs are also available for purchase on DVD.
Thanks for your continued support of our programs.
Your team at Pilot Productions
PILOT PRODUCTIONS For immediate release Pilot Productions is celebrating its 30th birthday in 2018
Pilot Productions was originally formed in 1988 in Sydney, Australia by Ian Cross and Simon Nasht and transferred to London and Budapest the following year for its first production, a co-production with the BBC on a pan European series, Extra.
Until 1997, the company had an office in Budapest where it produced a number of series for European broadcasters during and after the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe. These series included Central Express and Extreme East.
The company began production of the Lonely Planet travel series in 1992 which was rebranded Globe Trekker in 2000. Other series produced by Pilot Productions have included Treks in a Wild World, Planet Food and Bazaar.
Pilot has produced 248 episodes of Globe Trekker comprising 17 series and numerous specials.
The company’s various series have won 50 international awards. It self distributes its programs for television, OTT networks and the inflight market, and also produces DVDs and CDs.
Pilot has more recently produced a series of history programs including the most recent Empire Builders, while continuing its travel slate with series such as Tough Trucks and Tough Trains.
Ian Cross, Managing Director said: “When we began there was no internet, mobile, or HD TV. Now we are in the myriad of technological change with the digital revolution transforming everything. But good content survives, as we are still demonstrating after 30 years.”
Press Releases 2017
Press Releases 2016
Well-loved travel series makes digital moves to interact directly with fans
Press Releases 2014
Press Releases 2013
Pilot Productions, the world's biggest independent television producer of travel related programmes, has announced the launch of a new website to showcase its library of programmes.
Press Releases 2012
A raft of adventurous new sales for Pilot Productions
Press Releases 2011
Globe Trekker is 20 years old!
Press Releases 2010
World Cafe Middle East nominated for 'Best lifestyle programme' at the Asia television awards
World Cafe Middle East presenter Bobby Chinn nominated for best entertainment presenter award at the Asia television awards
Globe Trekker is fifteen! Pilot Productions announce the return of the World's most watched travel show for 2011
Unveiling the majesty of architecture and design, pilot productions announces 'metropolis' - once and future city.
The ultimate clash of civilisations in 16th century europe. Pilot productions announces exciting new history series in 'ottomans vs. Christians'
Pilot productions world cafe series returns to serve up middle eastern delights.
Pilot productions announces new deals with scripps networks & others across its lifetyle and travel shows catalogue.
Pilot productions' globe guides shows return for a third fantastic series.
Pilot productions serves up another delight as globe trekker returns to turkey.
Pilot productions serves up the best of catalan cuisine in planet food: barcelona.