Yorkshire took the 25 per cent stake in the London-based indie in November 1999. The deal
Yorkshire took the 25 per cent stake in the London-based indie in November 1999. The deal was initially struck between the companies to pursue sport features programming.However, when Yorkshire's owner, Granada, bought United News & Media's ITV assets in August 2000 it took over the sport arm of United Productions, making Zig Zag less important.Granada north director of programmes John Whiston said: 'We've had a very fruitful couple of years together but it's time for Zig Zag to move on. We both feel that this growth will be better achieved independently.'The company was launched by managing director Danny Fenton in 1992. Fenton said that the intention was always for Zig Zag to go it alone, adding: 'We'll continue to work with Yorkshire on projects either currently in production or in the future.'