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Wednesday 06 November, 2002

Telewest Comms PLC

Telewest Communications plc sells Maidstone Studio



6 November 2002

                                           Telewest Communications plc sells                                           
                                                   Maidstone Studios                                                   

Telewest Communications plc's ('Telewest') wholly owned subsidiary TVS Television Limited has agreed to dispose of the
entire issued share capital of Maidstone Studios Limited ('Maidstone Studios') to Dovedale Associates Limited ('
Dovedale Associates').

Maidstone Studios has three recording studios together with post-production facilities for use in television
production. 

The consideration due to Telewest for the sale of Maidstone Studios will be £4.25 million, to be paid in cash. It is
Telewest's intention to use the proceeds from the disposal for capital expenditure in relation to its business.

Enquiries:
Telewest:               Mary O'Reilly     020 7299 5888    
Brunswick:              Sarah Tovey       020 7404 5959    
Maidstone Studios       Geoff Miles       01622 6911111    

Notes to Editors:

Maidstone Studios is a recognised studio complex that has been serving the industry for 20 years.  It offers a full
range of television production and post-production services.

Telewest Broadband, the broadband communications and media group, currently provides multi-channel television,
telephone and internet services to more than 1.7 million UK households, and voice and data telecommunications services
to over 73,000 business customers. Its content division, Flextech, is the biggest provider of basic channels to the UK
pay-TV market and is the BBC's partner in UKTV, which has a portfolio of pay-TV channels, based on the corporation's
programming, including UK Gold.

Dovedale Associates is a company formed by a group of local businessmen specifically to acquire Maidstone Studios as a
facility house in order to expand their existing media interests.

						

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