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ITV appoints Bagchee as Chief Product Officer

ITV has appointed Deep Bagchee as its first ever Chief Product Officer. He will lead the company’s future strategy across all of its digital products and services and will join later this year. Deep was previously Chief Product Officer at The Economist Group, where he led both the digital product and design teams across The […]

September 15, 2021

Spitting Image returns to BritBox on Sept 11

Following the successful return of the show last autumn, Spitting Image is set to hit BritBox UK on 11th September, with new puppets of prominent figures already rolling off puppet production line including: Olivia Colman, Sajid Javid, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Tom Cruise, Tom Daley, Jess Phillips, Ariana Grande, Gary Lineker, Bill Gates, Ellen DeGeneres, and Raheem […]

September 1, 2021

Chelsea Flower Show on BritBox US

BritBox, the subscription streaming service from BBC Studios and ITV, will be the exclusive home to the BBC’s continued coverage of The RHS Chelsea Flower Show in North America. The array of gardening displays and horticulture excellence will air live abd daily on BritBox from September 21st to September 25th. Considered the greatest of its […]

August 24, 2021

Footballers Wives launches on BritBox on August 26

BritBox has announced that cult noughties drama Footballers Wives will be launching on the service on August 26th. One of the most frequently requested series since BritBox UK’s inception in 2019, every episode will be made available for subscribers to enjoy, along with every episode of spin-off Extra Time. Footballer’s Wives are young, rich, beautiful […]

August 18, 2021

BritBox launching in South Africa

BritBox, the ITV/BBC OTT joint-venture, will launch on August 6th in South Africa with a charge of R100/month (€5.70). Customers who sign up for a one-year subscription – a Rand 999.90 commitment — will get two months free. There is also a free, seven-day trial with no obligations to subscribe. BritBox says that its output […]

July 29, 2021By Chris Forrester

Bank: “BritBox will not succeed”

A report from equity analysts at Berenberg Bank suggests an unclear future for the ITV/BBC BritBox streaming joint-venture. The bank says that Britbox is a “distraction that will not succeed”. The bank’s report makes blunt reading for the BritBox venture. “BritBox trends look weak: While the near-term picture on advertising looks clearly more positive, the […]

July 23, 2021

BritBox orders more Spitting Image

Following the successful return of the show last autumn, Spitting Image is set to return Britbox UK with a second season on September 11th, with puppets of new prominent national figures already in development. Spitting Image has delivered record subscribers for BritBox UK, the BBC and ITV created streaming platform, and a 4.4 million audience […]

July 23, 2021By Nik Roseveare

Our Generation: The Music that Shaped Britain on BritBox

BritBox UK today announced a new, feature-length Original factual commission, available exclusively to subscribers from August 26th. Our Generation: The Music that Shaped Britain provides a definitive account of the key musical and cultural explosions which have rocked Britain through the decades – packed with revelation and insight from the people who know them better […]

July 14, 2021

BritBox appoints Santer as Chief Creative Officer

BritBox, the ITV & BBC Studios owned joint streaming venture, has announced that Diederick Santer has been appointed to the new role of BritBox International Chief Creative Officer. Santer will join BritBox in September and will oversee all aspects of programming on the SVoD service globally, including commissioning and acquisition across all genres and for […]

July 13, 2021

The Story of Champagne exclusively on BritBox on July 29th

BritBox has announced that feature length documentary Sparkling: The Story of Champagne will be available exclusively on BritBox UK from 29th July. The documentary is directed by Frank Mannion, produced by Oxana Popkova and Frank Mannion, and edited by Charlie Emseis. Sparkling: The Story of Champagne is a love letter to champagne, starring a host […]

June 30, 2021