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Granada Group: Holdings


This listing is indicative only, as of March 2002 (and thus predates the merger with Carlton to form ITV plc)

subsection heading icon terrestrial free-to-air broadcasting

Seven ITV licences in the UK covering 15 million homes –

  • Granada TV
  • LWT
  • Yorkshire TV
  • Tyne Tees TV
  • Meridian Broadcasting
  • Anglia TV
  • Border Television

Digital broadcasting and pay television

50% of ITV Digital, UK digital terrestrial pay television operator

Granada Pay TV (3 channels - Granada Plus, Granada Breeze and Granada Men & Motors)

MUTV (33% stake in sports channel partnership with BSkyB and Manchester United Football Club)

Shop! - 33% stake in home shopping channel joint venture with Littlewoods

UKTV - international Pay TV channel (New Zealand, India, Pakistan and Middle East)

thecomedychannel - 20% of joint venture with Murdoch and Packer's Foxtel

Granada Sky Broadcasting (50.5%)


Box Clever - 50% of UK electrical retail chain and television rental business with over 500 high street outlets (rest held by Nomura)


Liverpool FC (9.9%)

Arsenal FC (5%)

Media investments

Granada's stakes in other groups include -

  • ITN (20%)
  • GMTV (25%)
  • London News Network (50%)
  • Scottish Media Group (18.1%)
  • Seven Network (10.4%) - Australian television
  • Village Roadshow (18%) - Australia-based cinema, film production and broadcasting group
  • TV3 (45%) - commercial television in Ireland, controlled by CanWest
  • Powerchannel Europe (23.5%)


Granda Broadband - UK ISP and content provider

Ask Jeeves UK (25%; Carlton has 25% stake)

Boots/Granada joint venture Digital Wellbeing (40%) - 50% with Liverpool Football Club

Arsenal FC broadband - 50% with Arsenal Football Club

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Letts Educational - cribs and other school publishing

Black Cat - education software publisher

NFER-NELSON - UK provider of paper-based school test products

Film/tv production

Granda Creative film and television production and distribution activity includes -

  • Granada Television Productions
  • London Weekend Television Productions
  • Yorkshire Tyne Tees Productions
  • United Production - production units of Anglia TV, Meridian Broadcasting and HTV
  • Granada Film (inc London Studios and Milbank Studios)
  • Granada Sport
  • Granada International - program distribution
  • Granada Entertainment USA - LA production unit
  • Red Heart - Australian production unit (50% joint venture with Seven Network, unwound 2001)
  • Granada Produktion Fur Film & Fernsehen - Berlin
  • Granada Far East - joint venture with BYAV of Hong Kong