BritBox, the streaming service today opened for business, bringing the greatest collection of British boxsets with the finest homegrown talent to viewers for £5.99 a month in HD and across multiple devices. BritBox is a digital video subscription service created by the BBC and ITV.
BT is partnering with BritBox to create a range of products and offers that feature access to BritBox for millions of customers across its brands and services, and as part of the deal EE will be the exclusive mobile partner for BritBox. BT and EE will share more information about the products, services and marketing that will include Britbox in the coming months.
Guy Kinnell, Vice President of TV & AV Samsung Electronics UK Ltd said:
“We have an ongoing commitment to provide the greatest experience to our customers, including offering the best range of apps currently available. BritBox provides a new way to access the best of British content exactly whenever they want which consumers can experience on Samsung before any other Smart TV platform.”
Reemah Sakaan, Group Director ITV SVOD commented:
“BritBox is all about bringing together the best of British creativity and talent in a new digital world. Today’s launch and announcement of our partnership deals with Channel 4 and BT underline the quality and scale we want the service to embody. It’s wonderful to be bringing such a wealth of brilliant British TV and film to subscribers from today, and I’m looking forward to revealing our exciting, original commissions in the near future.”
Classic television like Only Fools and Horses, Downton Abbey, Gavin & Stacey, Wolf Hall, Love Island and Broadchurch are among shows available.
C4 and C5 have come on board after ITV and the BBC announced BritBox as a way to get into the paid streaming market.
The service will cost £5.99 per month and will mostly feature classic series, but will also include new shows, beginning with Lambs of God.