Matchlight specializes in observational documentary, history, arts, current affairs and popular factual television. The company was established in 2009 and has since made over 100 hours of factual television for BBC One, ITV, BBC Two, BBC Alba, BBC Three, BBC Four, BBC Scotland, Channel 4 and Channel 5.
In 2010, Matchlight's At Home with the Georgians was nominated in the History category in the Royal Television Society's Programme Awards. In 2012, Matchlight won a Scottish BAFTA award for Afghanistan: The Great Game - A Personal View by Rory Stewart (Best Factual Series). Matchlight's Ted Hughes: Stronger Than Death, directed by Richard Curson Smith, won the Best Arts Documentary at the 2016 Celtic Media Festival, the film was also nominated for a Grierson Award in 2016 and a British Academy Scotland (BAFTA) in the same year.
Transplant Tales, produced by Matchlight in 2015, was nominated in the Factual Series category at the British Academy Scotland (BAFTA) Awards 2015 and the RTS Scotland Awards 2016. My Baby, Psychosis and Me co-produced by Matchlight and Sprout and directed by Rebecca Burrell won the Documentary prize at the Mind Media Awards 2016 and the RTS Scotland Award in 2017 for Documentary, Specialist Factual. Scotland and the Klan, presented by Neil Oliver, was nominated for a British Academy Scotland (BAFTA) award in 2017 and won the 2017 RTS Scotland Award for Best Documentary, History.