SpoilerTV - TV Spoilers

BBC and ITV confirm proposals for BritBox - A new transformational streaming service



The BBC and ITV are in the concluding phase of talks to establish a strategic partnership to bring an exciting new streaming service to UK audiences.

The BBC and ITV have agreed a joint vision for the service, to be called BritBox, and are now working on a formal legal agreement. The BBC and ITV anticipate that other partners will be added to BritBox and both will speak to regulators and the wider industry about their proposals.

BritBox would be an original streaming service providing an unrivalled collection of British boxsets and original series, on demand, all in one place and would provide:

• The biggest collection of British content available on any streaming service
• Brand new commissions for British production companies specifically created for BritBox.

Carolyn McCall, CEO of ITV, commented on the news:

“I am really pleased that ITV and the BBC are at the concluding stage of discussions to launch a new streaming service.

“BritBox will be the home for the best of British creativity - celebrating the best of the past, the best of today and investing in new British originated content in the future. “

BBC Director General, Tony Hall, said:

“I am delighted that the BBC and ITV are working together on something truly special - BritBox. A new streaming service delivering the best home grown content to the public who love it best. The service will have everything from old favourites to recent shows and brand new commissions. It’s an exciting time for the viewing public.”

Both organisations are delighted with the success of their BritBox streaming service in North America which is ahead of expectations having already broken through targets with over half a million subscribers.

This success shows the BBC and ITV have the knowhow to launch and manage a streaming service and research with the British public shows that there is a real appetite for a new British streaming service - in addition to their current subscriptions.

The aim is to launch the service in the second half of 2019. While neither the BBC or ITV can confirm pricing at this stage, it will be competitive. Consumers who are interested in subscribing to BritBox when it becomes available can do so now at www.BritBox.co.uk

The BBC and ITV will provide a further update when a formal agreement is reached.

Source:

Get Email Alerts


 
About The SpoilerTV Daily Newsreel

Every day 100's of items are submitted to us and we don't always have the time to make separate posts for the news and/or there is so much that it would quickly push all other items off the homepage.

So a result we've come up with the idea of the Newsreel, which will feature smaller shows and news items as they happen.

There will be a new Newsreel each day, and as news is added we will update the post and and push it back to the top of the site so that you can see that new items have been added. A tweet of the item will also be sent to our @SpoilerTV account.

New Items will be listed at the top of the article.

This will allow us to provide more news on more shows in a much more timely fashion
About Movie News Roundup

Rather that creating lots of new posts as new info is released and fragmenting the commentary, we thought it would be a good idea for the upcoming major movies to create a single post for each major movies that will collate all the info as it's posted.

New items will be added to the top of the list as well as the post being re-posted back to the top of the homepage when a new item is added. We will additionally send out a fresh tweet alerting you of the new information.

This will allow you to bookmark this page so that you can return to it whenever you like. It will also help consolidate all the discussion on this movie in a central place and make it less likely that you'll miss some key information.