Programming in the Region
Tyne Tees has come a long way since the Fifties when the station’s most notable programme was the One O’Clock Show which provided daily lunch-time entertainment for viewers – 1,098 editions.
As a regional company our main commitment is to reflect the lives of the people living in the North East and North Yorkshire.
From our very first news magazine programme North East Roundabout to today’s award winning North East Tonight with Mike Neville, Tyne Tees crews and reporters have travelled far and wide to chronicle the changing landscape of life in the region.
Tyne Tees also provides a roundup of the week’s news in Newsweek, signed and subtitled for our deaf and hard of hearing viewers.
Tyne Tees has always had a strong commitment to news.
In 1993, £1.5 million was invested in a purpose built News Studio on Teesside enabling Tyne Tees to give viewers in the South of the region comprehensive news from their area, via the Bilsdale transmitter. As a result viewers in the North of the region receive a separate news service from the Pontop Pike transmitter.
Tyne Tees was the first company in England to use ENG (Electronic News Gathering) cameras.
Digital cameras are now used and can send reports back to base through a state of the art links truck.
Documentaries over the years have covered all areas of life in the region, from lighted-hearted to the hard-hitting.
Tyne Tees continues this tradition with the Magnetic North series and the ever popular Dales Diary with Luke Casey – now in to its ninth series.
Tyne Tees has kept its viewers up to date on the political scene – with its most recent political programme Around the House broadcast direct from Westminster.
Sport also plays a major part in our regional programming.
For the past 40 years Tyne Tees has provided coverage of many major sporting events in the region including Ice Hockey, Darts, Snooker and Athletics as well as memorable occasions for the regions football fans.
Today’s dedicated sports team gives the viewers comprehensive reports in North East Tonight, complemented by our weekend results programme Full Time, the weekly sports magazine Café Sport, as well as football highlights in The North East Match.
Arts and entertainment programmes such as East Coast Main Line, The Mike Neville Show, New Voices, First Cut and Tom O’Connor Entertains have always rated highly in the regional schedule.
More recently viewers have enjoyed the Masterclass series – in which top stars including Sir Wayne Sleep and Carla Lane shared their secrets with students.
Noted for our Religious programmes, Tyne Tees has covered all Christian and Ethnic religions in the region and continues to give the viewers a wide variety of programming including The Lindisfarne Gospels – the latest installment of our series The ABC of Christian Heritage.
With Voices Raised and Sunday Craftshop have also proved popular with the viewers.
Tyne Tees gives its support to the Community by screening Community Links which offers groups and organisations the opportunity to tell viewers about their service.
Tyne Tees has also been proud to be associated with Crimestoppers which has helped the police solve many crimes in the region.