BritBox expands device range, now available on Chromecast

BritBox, the new UK streamer from ITV and the BBC, has increased the range of devices on which the service is available.  Most noteworthy among the additions is Google Chromecast sticks, with smart TVs from Panasonic and Vestel also being included. With availability on these devices, in addition to other TV devices such as Apple […]

Sky cools on BritBox

Sky has reportedly lost interest in a distribution deal with the ITV-BBC joint venture Britbox.  According to a report in the Sunday Times, the operator feels that Britbox would not offer significant additional value to its customers, cooling off hopes that the new SVOD could join the likes of Netflix and BBC iPlayer on its […]

BritBox taps LoginRadius for customer identity

ITV and BBC SVOD joint venture BritBox is tapping LoginRadius, which provides a cloud-based customer identity platform, to provide technology for its forthcoming streaming service in the UK. BritBox has selected LoginRadius as the sole provider of its managed identity platform. LoginRadius will be working alongside vendors including Akamai for content distribution, Irdeto for content […]

BritBox launches Christmas advent line-up to attract subscribers

A month after its UK launch, ITV/BBC-owned streaming platform BritBox is seeking to boost subscriptions with a line-up of homegrown Christmas classics. Across December, BritBox will feature over 100 Christmas TV specials from years past. A different special will be shown daily with highlights including sixteen specials from Only Fools and Horses, all four Downton […]

Deltatre selected as tech provider for BritBox

Deltatre has been revealed as the tech provider of BritBox in the UK. The service, which launched in the country earlier this month, offers users a range of classic British TV for £5.99 per month following a 30-day free trial.  Having kicked off the offering, BritBox has disclosed it is utilising Deltatre’s AXIS targeted UX […]

BritBox launches, signs up Channel 4 and secures EE distribution deal

Channel 4 has joined the BBC and ITV’s joint streaming service BritBox as it launches in the UK almost nine months after plans were first confirmed. The fledgling platform has struck a three-year deal with C4 for more than 1,000 hours of content from catch-up service All 4, including comedy, drama and non-scripted programmes, as […]

ITV Hub hits 30 million registered users ahead of BritBox launch

ITV’s ad-supported on-demand service ITV Hub has surpassed 30 million registered users. The milestone was hit two years ahead of the British PSB’s initial target, with the broadcaster launching a strategy in July 2018 that aimed to increase registered users from 25 million to 30 million by 2021. The platform had 21 million registered users […]

BritBox exec teases further global expansion

BBC Studios’ North American streamer BritBox could be set for a wider roll-out after global distribution president Paul Dempsey admitted there were more markets where the UK-skewing service could work. SVOD service BritBox, which was first launched in the US and Canada in 2017, offers an array of UK programming and earlier this summer said […]

BritBox announces UK management team

BritBox has announced its management team for the UK ahead of the streamer’s launch in Q4. The team is led by the previously announced Reemah Sakaan who has expanded her BritBox US and CA role to become group director of SVOD at ITV. She is responsible for leading the UK launch and reports to Kevin […]

Britbox announces first British distribution deals

Britbox, the SVOD streaming initiative of the BBC and ITV, has announced its first set of distribution deals in the UK.  The company has announced that the OTT platform will be available on Samsung, Freeview Play and YouView devices. Launching between October and December 2019, Britbox will set subscribers back £5.99 per month and will […]

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