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Telewest has acquired full ownership of Sit-up TV, the owner of Price-drop TV and Bid TV, in a £98m deal.
Telewest Broadband is to create 70 jobs at its call centre in Brierley Hill, including 50 new posts and 20 existing vacancies.
Telewest is to shed 250 jobs at its call centre in Knowsley over the next three months, but 198 jobs will be created at the nearby Albert Dock site due to an expansion of its Blueyonder broadband internet service.
Telewest is to develop an interactive healthcare service for the National Health Service, using its broadband network to deliver information and advice via TV sets.
Telewest is to acquire Rapid Travel Solutions for up to £10m, which will enable it to connect travel agents to its broadband internet network.
Telewest is investing £15m in SitUp, the interactive TV company that is developing a home shopping network.
Telewest is to expand the Liverpool-based technical support centre for its high-speed internet service, with the creation of 70 new jobs.
Telewest has acquired Eurobell, the supplier of cable TV in the south of England, from Deutsche Telekom for up to £280m.
Telewest is forming a joint venture with the Atomic Tangerine subsidiary of the Stanford Research Institute to develop interactive TV services for broadcasters, retailers and advertisers.
Telewest is forming a £4m joint venture with Vis to develop games for interactive TV.
Telewest is planning to expand its cable TV business beyond its network areas by offering services that use wireless technology and DSL telephone lines.
Telewest is forming an alliance with Andersen Consulting to develop new technology for video-on-demand and interactive TV.
Telewest and Flextech have agreed plans for a £9.6bn merger, enabling the combined group to develop a new range of TV and cable services.
Telewest is creating 840 jobs with the launch of its digital service, which will include 150 TV and radio channels.
Telewest is creating 27 new jobs at its Brierley Hill customer service office, in order to cope with rising demand for its new digital services.
Telewest Communications has acquired the remaining 50% of Cable London from Cable & Wireless Communications for £428m.
Telewest Communications is to create 40 jobs in Gateshead in preparation for the launch of its new cable digital service, with vacancies in operations, cable installation, equipment servicing and customer services.
Telewest Communications is to recruit an additional 50 people for its expanding telesales call centre in Team Valley, Gateshead.
Telewest Communications has finalised terms for the £649m acquisition of General Cable, the fifth largest cable TV operator.