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ITV Granada announces live Diamond Jubilee coverage across Asia and the Middle East

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(Hong Kong, 16th May 2012) ITV Granada has revealed plans to broadcast coverage of The Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations, live from London on Tuesday 5th June.

The all-day live event, produced by ITN, will be hosted from Buckingham Palace by Julie Etchingham and Phillip Schofield. It begins with a service of thanksgiving at St Paul's Cathedral and then follows the royal procession from Westminster Hall along the Mall to Buckingham Palace. The hosts will be joined by an experienced line-up of presenters at key points along the way including Mary Nightingale, Mark Austin and Natasha Kaplinsky.

Simon Li, Channel Director at ITV Granada comments "Viewers enjoyed our live coverage of the Royal Wedding last year, so we are bringing them even more Royal content this year. The celebration of the Queen's 60 year reign is a monumental event, and ITV Granada is pleased to be able to bring this highly anticipated occasion live to audiences across Asia and the Middle East."

As part of the channel's plans to celebrate 60 years of England's Monarch's reign, ITV Granada will also be showing unique documentary Elizabeth: Queen, Wife, Mother, on 4th June. Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry join the Queen's closest companions in a rare and intimate account of Queen Elizabeth II, the woman beneath the crown.

Viewers can tune into the live Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations on Tuesday 5th June from 14:30 Malta / Thailand, 15:30 Hong Kong / Singapore / KSA and Malaysia / UAE 16:30 on ITV Granada.

About ITV Granada

ITV Granada shows a wide array of contemporary entertainment, award-winning drama, cool comedy and the latest in reality shows from leading producers in the UK and around the world. Available throughout Asia and the Middle East, reaching over 6 million households, in more than 40 countries.

ITV Granada is available in Hong Kong - nowTV 517, Indonesia - TelkomVision 503, Malaysia - ASTRO 735, Malta - Go Cable 305 & Melita Cable 309, Singapore - StarHub 523 & Mio TV 23, Taiwan - Chung Hwa Telecom 82, Middle East – OSN 47, and Thailand through CTH's extensive distribution network.

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