BritBox sets April 28 for Nordics launch

BBC Studios-ITV joint-venture Britbox will launch next week in the Nordics, the company has confirmed. The streamer, which launches under a new banner of BritBox International, will feature a range of new and classic British TV, along with originals such as the Matthew Macfadyen-starring Stonehouse. Starting April 28, the streamer will be available in Denmark, […]

Virgin Media O2 adds BritBox to set-top offering

UK streaming service BritBox UK is now available direct via the latest generation of set-top boxes of cable giant Virgin Media O2. The partership means that Virgin TV subscribers will now be able to access the service, which offers content including Broadchurch, Downton Abbey, Vera, Only Fools and Horses and Love Island as well as […]

BritBox UK chief to step down

BritBox UK’s chief Will Harrison is stepping down as the UK streamer prepares to be folded into ITV’s new SVOD/AVOD service, ITVX. The former Warner Bros. and Ingenuous Media exec joined BritBox in 2019 following it launchs, with the streamer now claiming almost 750,000 subscribers. However, parent company ITV – which has bought out the […]

BritBox teams up with C More for Nordic launch

BritBox International, the international version of the ‘best of UK’ SVOD offering, has teamed up with Swedish pay TV outfit C More to launch in the Nordic market. Starting in early 2022, C More’s customers will have access to BritBox under the partnership, bringing over 3,000 hours of both new original series and library content […]

BritBox available on Xbox

BritBox, the joint-venture subscription streaming platform of the BBC and ITV, has launched on Xbox games consoles.  The BritBox app is now available on the Xbox Microsoft Store, and on the Xbox One and Xbox Series X models.  The streamer offers the biggest collection of British box sets, including series such as Broadchurch, Downton Abbey, […]

BritBox on Roku

Britbox, the joint-venture SVOD of ITV and the BBC, is now available on Roku streaming devices.  Existing subscribers can access the streamer via their Roku devices, while new customers can sign up to the service directly on their streaming stick or smart TV.  Viewers can watch a wide range of content including the likes of […]

BritBox confirms South Africa rollout for August 6

BritBox has confirmed its expansion into South Africa for August 6. Announced earlier this year as part of a wider international push, the SVOD will enter its fifth worldwide territory, following successful launches in the US & Canada, the UK and Australia. The streamer will cost R99.99 per month for South African audiences, while customers […]

BritBox hires AMC’s Arnot as SVP of marketing

BritBox North America has hired Nada Arnot to the newly created post of SVP of marketing. Reporting to BritBox North America head Emily Powers, Arnot will be charged with managing the marketing and communications across the business. Arnot’s appointment comes at a time of significant expansion for the BBC Studios/ITV joint-venture and when the streamer […]

ITV predicts soaring ad revenue

UK commercial broadcaster ITV said it expects advertising revenues for May and June to be up 85% and 90% on last year following solid year-on-year growth in April, and confirmed that SVOD JV BritBox is on track for a launch in South Africa later this summer. Providing a trading update, ITV said that revenue for […]

Berenberg: NENT stands apart as European SVOD ‘champion’ as other broadcasters look to AVOD

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT) stands apart as a ‘traditional’ broadcaster that has successfully captured a large share of the digital market in an environment where the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated a permanent shift to digital video consumption, according to an analysis by Berenberg. Assessing the overall video distribution market, Berenberg believes that “the shift away […]

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