BBC and ITV to Launch BritBox UK Streaming Service This Year

BBC and ITV to Launch BritBox UK Streaming Service This Year

BBC and ITV to Launch BritBox UK Streaming Service This Year

In recent years more and more Britains have decided to abandon their TV licensing fee, cutting their chords to explore the freedoms offered by streaming services, moving away from the set schedules of broadcast television. 

The BBC and ITV have decided to combat streaming services head-on, creating BritBox UK, a new service which will provide an “unrivalled collection of British boxsets and original series, on demand, all in one place”. The service will include classic BBC and ITV Boxsets, as well as commissioned content that is exclusive to the service.    

BritBox is set to go live in the second half of 2019, with several reported claiming that the service will cost £5 per month. ITV has confirmed that they will spend £25 million in the venture and a further £40 million in 2020, though at this time it is unknown how much the BBC will invest. 

Right now, BritBox is already available in the US and Canada and boasts over half a million subscribers. BritBox will not replace BBC iPlayer or ITV’s Hub catch up services. 

BBC and ITV to Launch BritBox UK Streaming Service This Year  

Britbox is designed to act as a permanent library of BBC and ITV content, which can be viewed at any time, anywhere. 

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