Britbox


BritBox launches in Australia in latest step of global rollout

ITV-BBCS joint-venture SVOD BritBox has made its bow in Australia. The streamer offers viewers ‘the largest streaming collection of British drama and comedy on demand’, and launches in the country following successful rollouts in the US, Canada and the UK. The former two countries have a combined total of more than one million subscribers. Launching […]

BT picks Bango for third-party subscription management

Data commerce platform Bango has partnered with BT to power the operator’s bundled TV subscriptions. BT has selected the Bango Platform as a “key integration point,” which will allow it to open up a greater number of products and services to customers. The first launch under this partnership is BBCS/ITV SVOD BritBox – which BT is […]

Amazon hires ex-BritBox chief Soumya Sriraman to lead US channels business

Amazon has hired BritBox’s recently departed president & CEO for North America Soumya Sriraman to oversee its channels business in the US.  She becomes the US head of Amazon’s Prime Video Channels, which operates access to networks including Starz, Showtime, HBO and Starz among numerous others, and replaces Daniel Brown, who had held the role for […]

BritBox appoints Emily Powers to lead streamer in North America

UK content streamer BritBox has named the new chief for its North American operation, replacing the outgoing Soumya Sriraman. Emily Powers, previously SVP and commercial head for BritBox, becomes EVP & head of BritBox for North America, with a remit to lead on all commercial relationships, distribution partnerships, performance marketing and customer retention. Powers will also explore […]

ITV to commission AVOD originals and eyes more BritBox coproductions

ITV CEO Carolyn McCall has said the UK commercial broadcaster will start to commission original programming for its AVOD service ITV Hub and has talked up co-production opportunities for its joint venture streamer BritBox. McCall, who has had to steer ITV through a huge revenue drop over the past six months since the pandemic started, […]

BT extends BritBox partnership with six-month free trial

BT TV subscribers will get a six-month complimentary subscription to BritBox, the companies have announced. Expanding on a partnership initially announced in May, new and existing customers are able to take advantage of the offer which saves them just shy of £36 over the six month period. During that time, users will have access to content […]

BritBox North America chief Sriraman departs

BritBox president & CEO for North America Soumya Sriraman is leaving the BBC Studios and ITV joint venture streamer. Sriraman has been in the role since 2017, having previously been VP of franchise and digital enterprises at BBC Worldwide North America, before it became part of BBCS. She will formally depart at the end of […]

BritBox launches on Freesat

ITV and BBC streaming joint venture service BritBox has launched on Freesat, the UK’s free to air satellite TV platform. BritBox will be among the apps available on Freesat’s latest 4K UHD-capable set-tops. BritBox is currently available on TV streaming devices adding Amazon Fire TV to Apple TV and Google Chromecast, as well as through […]

BritBox partners to invest A$35m in Australian venture

UK commercial broadcaster ITV and BBC Studios (BBCS) are to inject more than A$35m (€21 million) into BritBox’s soon-to-launch Australian operation. BBCS and ITV, which revealed in March plans to launch an Aussie version of the British content-focused streamer, will both invest A$17.7m ($12.7m) in the streamer over the next three years. The SVOD service, which […]

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