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LONDON, 8 October 2003: Granada, the largest and most successful company in the UK commercial television sector, announces the launch of an Internet Service Provider to support the needs of event-driven, traffic intensive websites.

Proven through many months of successful use within Granada the ISP provides a range of services including bandwidth, hosting and other managed services. The services are focused towards the unique needs of media, event and sports organisations with websites that have extreme and unpredictable visitor numbers; and a high level of interaction, such as voting. Granada already hosts websites for Arsenal FC, CiTV and ITV F1, as well as television programmes ‘I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here…!’ and ‘Popstars: The Rivals’.

To take full advantage of the new ISP service, Granada will team up with Entelegen, a leading provider of outsourced sales and market acceleration solutions to technology companies, to sell the services of the ISP to the media and entertainment industry on behalf of Granada.

"We believe we have a unique offering for companies working in the independent media sector who support their programming or events with innovative web content," says Lorraine Branford, Head of Technology at Granada Interactive Sport, the division behind the ISP. "We have proven with our own internal customers that we have the ideal solution for traffic intensive interactive websites. We now look forward to offering our services to the rest of the market through our partnership with Entelegen."

"Granada has credentials and experience second to none in the media and entertainment industry," says Ian Hendry, co-founder and director of Entelegen. "These services are already proven and in use with some high profile websites. We believe the combination of Granada’s established expertise and the quality of the services will resonate with independent companies using the web to its fullest in support of their core content."


Granada is the largest and most successful company in the UK commercial television sector, and one of Europe's biggest programme producers. It has production operations in five countries worldwide and a new media business, which includes interests in pay television channels and encompasses a range of Internet and broadband ventures.

Further information is available from or by contacting Nikki O'Shea on +44 (0)020 7316 3196 or nikki.o'


Entelegen is Europe's leading provider of outsourced management, market acceleration, business development and sales solutions to technology companies establishing or re-establishing an international market presence. Clients include the BBC, Samsung and Thales as well as several leading specialist software vendors.

Further information is available from or by contacting Ian Hendry on +44 (0)1252 720 635 or at

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