Ten have gone to press today, spruiking the “New face of ONE” from May 8 when ONE enters an exciting new realm of programming as premium sporting events join together with a vibrant collection of high octane drama and adventure driven shows.
The free-to-air premiere of US drama Sons of Anarchy will be on ONE along with the Australian premiere of UK hit show An Idiot Abroad featuring Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant and Karl Pilkington. Plus with other programs including COPS, Long Way Round (Ewan McGregor and Charlie Boorman’s epic world motorcycle journey), Airline and Ice Road Truckers, to sporting favourites AFL, Formula One and the NBA, ONE has you covered.
Sons of Anarchy, launches May 11, 9.30pm.
Sons Of Anarchy revolves around the lives of a close-knit outlaw motorcycle club operating in ‘Charming’, a fictional town in Northern California. The show centres on protagonist Jackson “Jax” Teller, the Vice President of the club who begins questioning the club and himself.
Lights Out – Coming soon.
Lights Out revolves around an aging former heavyweight boxing champion who struggles to find his identity and support his wife and three daughters after retiring from the ring. Financial problems leave him at a perilous crossroads – battling the urge to return to boxing or reluctantly accepting a job as a brutal and intimidating debt collector.
Cops – launches Tuesday May 10 and airs Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 8.30pm and 9.00pm.
COPS follows the men and women of U.S law enforcement every week as they take on everything from domestic disputes to car chases. Crazy, bizarre and often seriously dangerous, COPS never fails to surprise, startle and entertain. Over 20 seasons and more than 750 episodes later, the show remains as compelling and unpredictable as ever, regularly winning its Saturday night time slot in the U.S.
Breakout Kings – coming soon.
Breakout Kings plots the story of a squad of U.S. Marshals who recruit several current prisoners, in order to catch escaped convicts. If the prisoners agree to help, their sentences will be reduced and they will be transferred to a minimum-security facility.
Terriers – coming soon.
Terriers follows ex-cop and recovering alcoholic Hank Dolworth along with his best friend and former criminal Britt Pollack in an unlicensed investigation business.
An Idiot Abroad – launches Monday May 16, 8.30pm.
An Idiot Abroad follows Karl Pilkington’s travels around the globe as Ricky Gervais sends him on an adventure visiting the New Seven Wonders of the World. Without prior warning or knowledge of the situations he is to be placed in, the country’s cultural habits or their idiosyncrasies, each episode charts his hilarious reactions and encounters
Ross Noble’s Australia Road Trip – coming soon.
Roaring across the outback during his recent stand-up tour, Ross presents us with his idiosyncratic eye-view of the most quirky and memorable sights, sounds and encounters of his adopted country.
Airline – landing Tuesday May 10, weeknights at 7pm.
Airline is a fly-on-the-wall look at the daily happenings of passengers, ground workers and on-board staff of UK airlines Britannia and Easy Jet.
Emergency Search & Rescue – weeknights from May 10, 6.30pm [UPDATED].
Emergency Search & Rescue offers more access-all-areas to the emergency services, discovering the unique challenges faced by search and rescue teams in one of the world’s most inhospitable and isolated areas.
Bondi Rescue – Weeknights 6.00pm from May 10 [UPDATED].
Now in its sixth series – Bondi Rescue follows the work of the elite lifeguards in charge of safety at the world’s busiest and most spectacular beach. With people’s lives literally in their hands, these lifeguards ensure safety is their number one priority.
Extreme Fishing with Robson Green – Best of special Sunday May 8, 7.00pm.
Kicking off with a best of special on Sunday 8 May at 7pm, acclaimed British actor Robson Green moves permanently to Sundays from May 22 (7pm). He tackles some of the world’s wildest marine life as he takes to the waters on a global adventure with some of the world’s most daring fishermen and women.
Megastructure Breakdown – coming soon
It’s Megastructures in reverse: the planet’s biggest recycling projects, where mega-ton machines are hacked, sawed and sliced down to their smallest components, then given a second life. This isn’t just a demolition job – here, the goal is to salvage as many reusable parts as possible. These structures are complex, and busting them apart demands a combination of tools and techniques. Some parts of the structures contain valuable components that must be extracted carefully, while other sections can be smashed up or blown to bits. There are also toxic materials, from asbestos to highly corrosive chemicals, that make this process extremely dangerous. Hazards abound, and one false move could cost a worker an arm, a leg – or his life. Megastructure Breakdown explores the complicated mechanical processes that get the job done.
Witness all the drama, danger and strategic engineering behind the dismantling of some of the world’s biggest structures in Megastructure Breakdown.
Long Way Round – launches Wednesday May 11, 7.30pm
Long Way Round documents the 31,000 km journey of Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman from London to New York on motorcycles. They travelled eastwards through Europe and Asia, flew to Alaska and continued by road from there to New York.
Ice Road Truckers – continues.
Ice Road Truckers follows the competition and the camaraderie of six truckers over a season on the ice road, as they brave white-outs, thin ice, and the deadly cold to perform one of the most dangerous jobs in the world. Ice Road Truckers takes viewers on a thrilling, adrenaline-pumping ride.
Everest Beyond the Limit – May 12, 7.30pm.
Everest Beyond The Limit documents a two-month expedition of Everest by veteran guide Russell Brice from start to finish. Highlighting the struggles, highs lows and triumphs as people from around the world attempt to reach the world’s tallest peak.
The Edge of Existence – coming soon.
The Edge of Existence chronicles the people who live in some of the most fantastic, yet inhospitable, places of the world. Donal MacIntyre moves in with members of these remote, resourceful communities, shadowing their every move in attempt to find out how they survive in these harsh environments.
And yes – there is still some sport on ONE:
ONE will broadcast the highest rating sporting event of 2011, the AFL Grand Final, in full high definition.
Our 2011 broadcast fixture is jam-packed with blockbuster games, including the traditional Anzac Day clash and the Grand Final re-match between Collingwood and St.Kilda.
ONE provides significant coverage of AFL across all states and this year launches new AFL panel based programs such as ‘The Final Siren’ and ‘The Game Plan’.
Moto GP is the world’s premier motorcycling championship, with a season of 18 GPs in 14 countries bringing together the world’s top motorcycle manufacturers and riders.
This year Australia’s own Casey Stoner looks set to again produce the stellar performance that led him to the title in 2007.
ONE will broadcast all Moto GP events LIVE, culminating in the Australian Moto GP from Philip Island in October.
One’s LIVE broadcast of Formula 1 has significantly broadened the sport’s appeal in Australia, with the 2011 season already setting new standards.
One will air all 20 events LIVE including 3 full days of the recent Australian F1 Grand Prix.
Australia’s hopes will rest on the ever improving Mark Webber to bring home the title in 2011.
As for the rest of the sport ONE HD used to air, much of the American NBA, NFL and the like will still air outside of prime time. The daytime and post midnight line up so far is still mostly sport based. More details will come to hand once full schedules are released soon.