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BritBox launches on Freesat

UK free to air satellite TV platform Freesat has added SVoD service BritBox UK to the varied portfolio of apps on its new, 4K-ready set-top boxes. Sitting alongside episodes of vintage favourite, The Avengers, there is also new drama to look forward to with World War Two saga, The Singapore Grip. All episodes will be […]

September 14, 2020By Colin Mann

BritBox UK expands Out of this World collection

BritBox UK, the digital video subscription service created by the BBC and ITV, has announced a further selection of cult TV series and films from the 60s and 70s will be joining the service’s existing ‘Out of this World’ collection later this month. Blake’s 7, The Avengers (not the Marvel one), Doctor Who and the […]

September 8, 2020By Nik Roseveare

ITV, BBC invest big in BritBox Australia

ITV and BBC Studios (BBCS) are set to invest more than A$35 million (€21.2m) into BritBox’s Australian operation, which is scheduled to launch this autumn. BBCS and ITV will both invest A$17.7m ($12.7m) into the SVoD platform over the next three years. The service, which launched in the US in 2017, and has since also […]

August 21, 2020

Film4 Collection launching on BritBox UK

BritBox UK has announced that a collection of 25 titles, primarily drawn from the Film4 library will be available on the service from September 17th. A further 25 titles will be added before the end of the year. FIlm 4 says the selection has been curated to reflect the modern and contemporary British cinema synonymous […]

August 21, 2020By Nik Roseveare

ITV revenues plummet in challenging times

UK commercial broadcaster ITV has published its Interim results for the period ending June 30th 2020. Revenues slumped by 17 per cent to £1.21 billion (€1.02bn) largely caused by a lack of demand for advertising bought about by the pandemic. Carolyn McCall, ITV Chief Executive, said: “This has been one of the most challenging times […]

August 6, 2020

BritBox plans global expansion

BBC Studios and ITV have revealed plans to roll out their joint venture SVoD service BritBox globally, which could see the streaming platform expanding to up to 25 countries worldwide. Building upon the success of the service in the US and Canada, where it recently hit one million subscribers, as well as the UK, where […]

July 27, 2020By Colin Mann

BritBox unveils debut originals

BritBox UK, the streaming service created by ITV and the BBC, has confirmed four original commissions. In addition to A Spy Among Friends; the limited series based on the best-selling book written by Ben Macintyre and produced by ITV Studios’ BAFTA award-winner Patrick Spence, BritBox UK has greenlit a raft of scripted drama. The Beast […]

July 22, 2020

Hogan appointed BritBox Australia manager

As BritBox escalates its plans to launch in Australia later this year, joint venture partners BBC Studios and ITV have announced the appointment of Moira Hogan as Country Manager. Tasked with leading the BritBox Australia strategy and team, Moira joins from Network 10, where she was Head of Content and Commercial Partnerships for Digital Media.  […]

July 16, 2020

BritBox supports UK performing arts

With theatres and auditoriums still very much subject to restrictions, subscribers to SVoD service BritBox will be able to enjoy comedies, tragedies, ballets and operas from the UK’s pre-eminent performers at home, as the service expands to support the British performing arts from July 23rd. A wide selection of titles will be added to BritBox’s […]

July 15, 2020

Origin partners with Netgem TV

Origin broadband and Netgem have joined forces to offer Origin TV, a new multiscreen service combining a wealth of free live and On-demand content from public broadcasters, YouTube and YouTube Kids, genre based ‘go to’ channels, along with premium sport content through Premier Sports, with access to Spanish and Italian top football matches exclusively from […]

June 30, 2020