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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 launches on Xbox

BritBox, the SVoD service from the BBC and ITV that gives access to a library of British content, is now available to Xbox users in the UK. The BritBox app is available via the Xbox Microsoft Store on the Xbox One and Xbox Series X models. BritBox offers subscribers a collection of British box sets […]

October 15, 2021By Nik Roseveare

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

BritBox launches on Roku

The BritBox SVoD service is now available on Roku streaming players and Roku TV models. Existing BritBox customers can log in to BritBox on their Roku streaming device whilst Roku users who do not yet have BritBox can sign up via their remote control thanks to seamless integration with Roku Pay. BritBox UK, a joint […]

August 31, 2021By Nik Roseveare

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

Dad’s Army most-streamed Xmas BritBox show

After closely watching subscriber habits from Christmas Eve through to Boxing Day, BritBox, the SVoD service from the BBC and ITV, has revealed that the most-streamed content over the Christmas period was the classic comedy Dad’s Army, which was added to the platform on December 24th. In its first three days, subscribers streamed the 78-episode […]

December 31, 2020By Colin Mann

Total Media launches BritBox’s Spitting Image with new mobile format

Streaming service BritBox has worked with Total Media and Picnic Media to drive subscriptions via an entirely new mobile ad format called Swipe Right. Inspired by dating apps, the ‘Swipe Right’ format was used for Spitting Image’s revival earlier this month. The novel mobile ad format allows users to ‘swipe left’ to dislike or ‘swipe […]

October 29, 2020

Spitting Image specials for US Election

BritBox has announced that its satirical puppet show Spitting Image will have two specials to cover all the key moments and circus around the 2020 US Election. Viewers will have a one-off chance to watch the first episode of the special on ITV on October 31st. Both episodes will then be available to view only […]

October 21, 2020

BritBox orders more Spitting Image

BritBox has ordered a second season of Spitting Image that will air in autumn 2021. The satirical puppet show returned to UK screens on October 3rd as the first BritBox original, and received critical acclaim; new subscribers for BritBox increased ten-fold compared to the average daily rate for the BBC and ITV created streaming platform. […]

October 7, 2020By Nik Roseveare

BritBox free on BT; Sriraman steps down

As previously reported, BT is offering its TV and broadband customers a six months free subscription to BritBox. The SVoD service from the BBC and ITV offers a library of classic British-skewed box sets and movies, with titles such as The Office, Downton Abbey, Top Gear and Doctor Who. The platform also launched its first […]

October 6, 2020