Telewest has announced its new broadband Internet portal, (BB).

BB provides access to a number of broadband services, developed with the help of several major broadband-content and -technology partners. The site offers access to games, entertainment, music and local-content and services. It also offers a broadband-orientated search engine, online chat through a "sophisticated" broadband-chat client, radio and email.

Philip Snalune, head of marketing for the site, said: "We have invested in a service that combines a fantastic portfolio of games, with state of the art infrastructure and a creative team including some of the most talented people in the UK games industry."

Games featured include Unreal Tournament and Quake 3. These titles are hosted on dedicated servers for the best connectivity possible. Local weather and regional news are also available from the site, where visitors can also book entertainment tickets.

Philip Jansen, managing director of Telewest's consumer division, said: "High-speed, broadband-Internet access offers consumers many unique and exciting benefits that dial-up services cannot."