Ian Cross sets up Pilot Productions.
Pilot Productions produces “Extras” a pan-European co-production with the BBC, SVT, TVE as well as others.
Pilot Productions opens an office in Budapest, Hungary and produces “Central Express”, an Eastern European current affairs series for RAI 2 Italy and France 3.
Pilot Productions produces “Extreme East” and “Extreme Asia”, youth culture, music and art series.
The production of the Lonely Planet series begins.
Pilot Productions produces the first series of Lonely Planet for Channel 4 and Discovery networks.
Pilot Productions produces their first music CDs.
Pilot Productions produces their first Music Travel Video shows.
Lonely Planet wins 6th American Cable Ace Award.
Pilot Productions sets up its in-flight sales division.
Pilot Productions sets up in Los Angeles for the production of Treks in a Wild World.
Pilot re-brands Lonely Planet series as Pilot Guides (also to become known later as Globe Trekker).
Planet Food is launched.
Pilot Productions sets up their own in-house distribution division.
Globe Trekker Specials are produced – a series of guides that is both authoritative and entertaining, bringing together some of the world’s best travel experiences.
The Great Festivals of the World themed travel guide book is published.
Globe Trekker is launched on PBS network in the U.S.
555 Productions Inc. in Los Angeles is established, running and overseeing the video, DVD and CD production and distribution arm of the business in the Americas.
Pilot Productions establishes an office in Singapore.
Bazaar is produced, the ultimate guide to shopping in the global village.
Ian Wright Live is released, where the man himself takes an offbeat, humorous look at the world of travel.
Globe Guides is released, a monthly guide of where to go and what to do throughout the year around the planet.
Globe Trekker is in its 10th series and proves to be as popular as ever.
Series 12 of Globe Trekker is produced, plus Series 2 of Globe Guides and a new show – World Café Asia – are released.
World Café Asia wins awards for Best Host at Asia TV Awards.
Pilot produces a 4th series of Treks in a Wild World for National Geographic International.
Globe Trekker Series 12 completed.
Pilot commences production of Metropolis, an architecture and travel series.
Globe Trekker wins 4th Programming Excellence Award from American Public Television.
Pilot produces 13th season of Globe Trekker.
Pilot produces World Café Middle East.
Pilot produces first historic mini series: Ottomans V Christians.
World Café Middle East wins Best Entertainment Program at Asia TV Awards. Pilot produces Historic Walks.
Globe Trekker celebrates it’s 20th year of making travel programmes.
Pilot produces Tough Trains.
Pilot produces the 17th series of Globe Trekker.
Pilot programming available across a range of digital platforms: YouTube, iTunes, Vimeo, Roku.
Pilot produces Tough Boats series.
Production on Empire Builders series begins.
Launch of new e-commerce shop.
Pilot produces Tough Trucks series.
Pilot launches Study Guides on pilotguides.com
Pilot continues to produce Tough Trucks, Adventure Golf and Empire Builders.
Pilot produces 3-part series Ultimate Blitzkrieg – WW2 Battle of Crete.
Pilot produces “Hidden Algeria”, “Hope and Fear: How Pandemics Changed the World” and “A Short History of the English Garden”.