Granada Media will next month become the latest television company to join the free ISP and portal foray with the launch of G-Wizz.
In a bid to capitalise on the huge success of Granada's soap operas, G-Wizz is a TV lover's portal with channels for many of the company's top shows including Emmerdale, This Morning and Coronation Street.
In addition to the usual ISP/portal offerings of free access, news and information, G-Wizz will also gives users the chance to reveal their soap allegiances online with free email addresses such as [email protected] or [email protected]'sreturn.co.uk.
Based around the TV shows, G-Wizz will feature insight into the programmes and personalities with gossip, star interviews and behind the scenes news.
Other television companies owned by Granada, including LWT, Yorkshire and Tyne Tees, will have their own sites hosted by regional TV presenters.
There will also be chat rooms where soap fanatics can discuss the latest story lines, and a games area hosted by Bruce Forsyth with real money prizes.
Granada is planning to use a range of different outlets for its CDs including restaurants, hotels, motorway service stations and its own rental outlets.
BT is acting as the Internet access provider for G-Wizz.
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