MEDIA: Granada reveals internet’s areas

Granada Broadband, part of Granada Media, has at last revealed the content of its free TV internet access service.

Granada Broadband, part of Granada Media, has at last revealed the

content of its free TV internet access service.



Granada has confirmed the development of five new on-line consumer

information areas, which are set to go live in the autumn: news, sport

and weather; entertainment; home style and living; money and advice; and

jobs and education.



These will be available on a separate channel which can be accessed

through TVs with a free set-top box.



The group already has about 30 staff working on on-line products, such

as TV programme web sites, but said that an unspecified number of

recruits will be working on the new venture. Granada is looking for a

managing editor, plus channel editors and deputies.



Heading up the recruitment drive is Justin Judd, controller of content

and production for Broadband. He is responsible for the ’look, feel and

content’ of the new sites, a spokeswoman said. Judd reports to Broadband

MD, Simon Shaps.



The service will be run through PowerChannel, the internet-based

consumer information provider. Granada’s partnership in the UK with the

company comes under the Broadband banner.



Following its recent restructure, Granada Media has four divisions:

Broadband, Enterprises (which takes in the commercial aspects of TV and

sales), Creative (responsible for production) and Broadcast.



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