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16th March 2011

Archant, the UK's largest independently owned regional media business, today announced that they have re-launched their property channel, now powered by the leading property search and information business, Zoopla.

The new-look property channel now includes many of the unique Zoopla search and research features including free, instant valuations for every UK home and the property community AskMe! Q&A. With almost half a million UK listings for sale and to rent and tools to help consumers connect better with local agents, will start to be promoted heavily in all Archant local papers and magazines and help to drive even more enquiries and vendors for local agents.

The new website and promotion by Archant will be a clear win for agents and developers who advertise on Zoopla. Archant publishes over 60 local and regional newspapers including leading daily titles such as the Eastern Daily Press and weekly titles such as the Ham & High, 80 regional magazine titles including Cotswold Life and Devon Life, as well as publishing an online portfolio of over 200 websites, making it one of the leading community media publishers in the UK.

Alex Chesterman, Founder & CEO of Zoopla said: “This deal is a natural fit, combining the ability of a traditional publisher to drive traffic using their strong media assets to a market-leading online platform provided by us. The partnership leverages each of our core competencies to benefit both consumers of Archant media and members of the Zoopla platform."

Martin Cunningham, Commercial Director at said:: "We are delighted to have partnered with Zoopla, who have delivered us an innovative and market-leading online property search product. We will be making a significant investment in the promotion of to maximise the benefit from each of our media assets."

To visit the newly launched homes24 website powered by go to

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For further information, please contact Tim Vooght at or on 020 3872 5615.

Notes to editors

Zoopla is the UK's most comprehensive property website, focused on empowering users with the resources they need to make better-informed property decisions. We help consumers both find their next home and research the market by combining hundreds of thousands of property listings with market data, local information and community tools.

At Zoopla we are fans of transparency and everything we do is aimed at making the market more efficient for both property consumers and advertisers alike. Zoopla has rapidly become the UK’s leading online destination for property consumers to search for homes and do their market research and the favoured online marketing partner for UK estate agents, letting agents and property developers.

Launched in 2008, Zoopla has since been one of the fastest growing websites in the UK, now attracting over 40 million visits per month and we are proud to have collected numerous awards and accolades along the way, including being named one of the Top 10 UK Tech Companies (Guardian) and one of the Top 10 Most Innovative UK Companies (Smarta).

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