Granada Breeze

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Granada Breeze
Granada Breeze.svg
Launched 1 October 1996
Closed 31 January 2002
(Sky Digital and ITV Digital)

Mid March 2002

30 April 2002
Owned by Granada Sky Broadcasting
Slogan "Love and Life"
Formerly called Granada Good Life

Granada Breeze was a lifestyle channel operated by Granada Sky Broadcasting, a joint venture between Granada Television and British Sky Broadcasting. The channel was launched as Granada Good Life on 1 October 1996.

It was aimed at female viewers and showed programmes on lifestyle, cookery, health as well as U.S. daytime television shows such as Judge Joe Brown. The channel was rebranded as Granada Breeze on 1 May 1998. It is usually remembered for paranormal shows such as 'Psychic Livetime'[1] and 'Predictions With Derek Acorah';[2] these programmes have not been shown on TV since Breeze's closure.

The channel was initially split into four segments: Granada Food & Wine, Granada Health & Beauty, Granada TV High Street and Granada Home & Garden. These were abolished at the time of rebranding to Granada Breeze.

On ITV Digital the channel shared time with Men & Motors, but when Breeze closed, a testcard was shown in its slot and was not replaced. Its closure was put down to cost, capacity and poor ratings.

The decision to buy programmes rather than make them lost them most of their regular viewers. The channel failed to capitalise on the increasing popularity of its paranormal shows and stopped making them along with all their other shows in 2001. Two Granada Breeze regulars, Yvette Fielding and Derek Acorah, went on to feature in the popular paranormal TV show Most Haunted on Living TV.

On 31 January 2002, Breeze closed down on Sky Digital and ITV Digital. It then left Telewest in mid-March 2002 and it finally shut down on 30 April 2002 on NTL. This allowed Men & Motors to extend broadcasting hours.


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