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was a lifestyle channel operated by Granada Sky Broadcasting, a joint venture between Granada Television
Granada Television is the ITV contractor for North West England. Based in Manchester since its inception, it is the only surviving original ITA franchisee from 1954 and is ITV's most successful....
and British Sky Broadcasting
British Sky Broadcasting Group plc is a satellite broadcasting, broadband and telephony services company headquartered in London, United Kingdom, with operations in the United Kingdom and the Ireland....
. The channel was launched as Granada Good Life
on 1 October 1996.
It was aimed at female viewers and showed programmes shows on lifestyle, cookery, health and US daytime television such as Judge Joe Brown. The channel was rebranded as Granada Breeze on 1 May 1998. Towards the station's closure, it showcased paranormal programmes, one of which was presented by Medium Derek Acorah
Derek Acorah is a British medium. He is best known for his work on Most Haunted, broadcast on Living, between 2002 and 2005. He recently presented the series Derek Acorah on Sky Real Lives...
, but these programmes have not been shown 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. However, these were abolished at the time of rebranding to Granada Breeze.
On ITV Digital
ITV Digital was a British digital terrestrial television broadcaster, which launched a pay-TV service on the world's first digital terrestrial television network as ONdigital in 1998 and briefly re-branded as ITV Digital in July 2001, before the service ceased in May 2002. Its main shareholders...
, the channel shared time with Men & Motors
Men & Motors was a men's lifestyle television channel in the UK. It was the last remaining station operated by the former Granada Sky Broadcasting joint venture, set up by Granada Television and satellite broadcaster British Sky Broadcasting in 1996...
, but when Breeze closed, a testcard was shown in its slot and was not replaced. Its closure was put down to cost, capacity and ratings.
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.