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BritBox MD stepping down

Will Harrison, Managing Director at BritBox UK, is set to depart the streaming service as ITV prepares to roll out ITVX. Harrison, who has been in the role since BritBox launched in 2019, will not be replaced, with the news coming a week after major shareholder ITV said it will be folding BritBox into new […]

March 11, 2022

Research: Brits spend £300 a year on subscription services

With the average Brit spending 3 hours and 37 minutes online every day, and an average of 1 hour 21 minutes a day watching online services such as Netflix, research by comparethemarket reveals UK households spend nearly £300 (€360.56) every year on online subscriptions. One in 12 people spend more on subscriptions each month than […]

March 8, 2022

Hugh Laurie’s Agatha Christie adaptation on BritBox

BritBox UK has announced that Hugh Laurie’s three-part adaptation of Agatha Christie’s 1934 novel, Why Didn’t They Ask Evans?, will launch exclusively on the streaming service this spring. The series is commissioned by BritBox North America and produced by Mammoth Screen and Agatha Christie Limited. The cast features Will Poulter (The Revenant, Detroit, Dopesick) as […]

February 8, 2022

Study: Prime Video gaining fast on Netflix in UK

Insights and consulting company Kantar’s Entertainment on Demand study uncovers the following behaviours within the UK VoD market over the 3 months to December 2021: Between September and December 2021, the number of VoD-enabled households that subscribed to at least one video streaming service in Great Britain grew to 17.1million, up almost 400k, quarter on […]

January 25, 2022

BritBox expands into Nordics with C More

BritBox International, the streaming service from BBC Studios and ITV, will soon be available in Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Norway through a distribution partnership with C More. The partnership marks the first strategic distribution deal for BritBox in the Nordics, and means Britbox will be available in a total of eight countries. From early 2022, […]

December 14, 2021

BritBox order Secrets of the Spies

BritBox UK has announced a new, three-part original factual commission, available exclusively to subscribers from March 2022. Secrets of the Spies delves deep into a world of secrets and lies; from James Bond to Ian Fleming, Kim Philby to Sergei Skripal; the world of espionage is one of blurred lines where fact is often stranger […]

December 6, 2021

Analyst: Is Britbox in trouble?

Earlier this month ITV unveiled its Q3 numbers with analysts praising the broadcaster for a much stronger than expected advertising take up and anticipating an advertising increase of around 24 per cent by the end of the trading year. But Britbox, the ITV and BBC-backed OTT service, could be in trouble. Analysts from investment bank […]

November 23, 2021

Data: 56% Brits watch SVoD content each week

The take-up of SVoD continues to soar, with 56 per cent of Brits now viewing these services each week, according to  post lockdown 2021 IPA TouchPoints data. The IPA TouchPoints dataset, which provides a 360-degree understanding of British consumers’ daily lives, reveals that since 2018 to post lockdown 2021, the reach of SVoD services (including […]

November 17, 2021

BT TV adds Netflix to TV packages

BT TV has announced a revamp of its flexible TV packages, with Netflix now bundled into Entertainment, Big Entertainment and VIP plans. Following the expansion of the flexible packages, BT TV customers can still tailor their TV line-up by adding and removing content subscriptions each month, and seamlessly switch between packages. The plans also allow […]

November 12, 2021

Irvine Welsh’s Crime premieres Nov 18 on BritBox

BritBox UK has announced that first TV series from celebrated writer Irvine Welsh, Crime, will be available as a box set exclusively to stream on BritBox from November 18th. Crime tells the story of Detective Inspector Ray Lennox, played by Scott, in a city on the edge of the abyss. Lennox is a man whose […]

October 18, 2021By Nik Roseveare