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Britbox adds new original drama, UK breakfast shows

July 27, 2018

BritBox, the US streaming service from UK PSBs the BBC and ITV, has unveiled its next new original series, Dark Heart, a TV adaptation of the popular detective literary series, which will star Tom Riley and (the unrelated) Charlotte Riley.

Britbox also announced during its TCA presentation in Beverly Hills, US that the service will be adding daily British breakfast news programmes Good Morning Britain featuring Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid and ITV’s This Morning, featuring Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby.

Britbox additionally revealed it will present a special, live Halloween episode of Inside No.9, the award-winning comedy created by and starring Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith, which will be simulcast alongside the live BBC broadcast.

“BritBox is proudly a mass niche service,” said BritBox President Soumya Sriraman. “We blend the immediacy of broadcast with the swagger of a digital streamer creating what I like to call a ‘broad-streamer’. We feature the stars you know, the stars you will know soon and one-of-a-kind originals that with an unmatched library of classic and current entertainment gives you the unapologetically British experience.”

BritBox is available for $6.99 per month-after an introductory free trial period.

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