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ITV Studios launches Granada TV in Hong Kong

September 11, 2010

Granada TV, the popular GEC of UK based ITV Studios Global Entertainment has forayed in the broadcasting space of Hong Kong on platform of PCCW’s Now TV. With this, the TV viewers of Hong Kong will get to see the qualitative programming of Granada TV which is produced by internationally established production facilities of its parent company ITV.

The channel covers vast genres of programming serving drama, comedy, reality based programs, talk shows and many others. Programs available to Now TV viewers include Dancing on Ice; I’m A Celebrity…Get Me out Of Here! and Popstar to Operastar.

ITV Studios global entertainment regional director Asia James Ross says, “This latest launch cements Granada TV’s reputation as the fastest growing entertainment channel in Asia. Hong Kong has always been a priority market for Granada TV.”

PCCW executive VP of TV and new media Janice Lee says, “Now TV strives to deliver the most diversified and entertaining programming in Hong Kong. The addition of Granada TV aligns with our strategy to continuously offer more choices in quality content to viewers and to escalate the level of enjoyment.”

Granada Television produces hard-hitting documentary series, Granada was producing programmes for an international audience, such as The Stars Look Down (1974), Laurence Olivier Presents (1976–78), Brideshead Revisited (1981), the multi-award-winning Disappearing World series (between 1969 and 1993) and, from 1984 on, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.

NDTV to distribute Granada TV in India and South Asia

October 31, 2008
NDTV has entered into an agreement with UK commercial broadcaster ITV Global Entertainment to distribute Granada TV in India and South Asia.

This is the first third party channel that NDTV will be distributing. The bouquet includes NDTV Good Times, NDTV Imagine, NDTV India and Imagine Showbiz.

“We will be distributing Granada TV in India and South Asia. There is an untapped potential for quality niche channels in the Indian market and Granada TV, with its strong content line-up, will fill this gap,” said NDTV head of network distribution and affiliate sales Rahul Sood.

NDTV’s initial focus will be to get Granada TV up on digital platforms. Being a pay channel, the English general entertainment channel will complement lifestyle channel NDTV Good Times. The other channels distributed by NDTV are free-to-air.

NDTV 24X7 and NDTV Profit, the two pay-TV news channels, are distributed by One Alliance.

Granada TV is set to launch on 1 November on the ABS-1 satellite for the Asian region. The channel will air content from ITV’s existing library, such as Prime Suspect, The Jeremy Kyle Show, The Friday Night Project, Ballroom Bootcamp, Airline and Vroom Vroom.

“With over 50 years of experience as the UK’s number one commercial television network, we are tapping into our unique catalogue of quality content and commercial skills as a broadcaster to bring this new must-see channel to Asia,” said ITV Global Entertainment president and MD Peter Iacono. “Granada TV is a large-scale, serious undertaking offering compelling love stories, drama, gripping mysteries and exciting light entertainment — that’s what everyone will love and tune-in to. It’s about family; it’s about lifestyle; it’s just plain and simple good TV.”