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ITV sees global SVOD pass 2.6m, revenues hit by COVID-19

UK commercial broadcaster ITV’s global subscription video-on-demand activities now have over 2.6 million subscribers, with BritBox UK, the broadcaster’s JV with the BBC, surpassing its target of hitting half a million subs by January, according to ITV CEO Carolyn McCall. ITV’s SVOD offerings include BritBox UK, BritBox US, which passed 1.5 million subs in October […]

BritBox joins Amazon Prime Video Channels

BritBox, the streaming joint-venture of BBC Studios and ITV, has announced that it will join Prime Video Channels. The service will be available as an add-on subscription in Spring 2021 in the UK, significantly increasing its availability to approximately 90% of video-on-demand homes in the country. This will also mark the first time that BritBox […]

BritBox appoints ITV SVOD chief Reemah Sakaan to become international CEO

BBC Studios (BBCS) and ITV have appointed the latter’s group director of SVOD Reemah Sakaan as international CEO for joint venture streamer BritBox. Sakaan, who was responsible for the launch of BritBox in the UK and is also currently chief brand & creative officer at BritBox Global, will start in April and will be tasked with […]

BritBox announces South African rollout for H2 2021

UK content streamer BritBox will launch in South Africa in the second half of 2021, ITV has announced. The service, which operates as a joint-venture of ITV and BBC Studios, will expand into its fifth worldwide territory following launches in the US, Canada, the UK and Australia. The expansion comes as a part of an […]

Amazon wins Q4, but Disney+ dominates 2020 SVOD signups

Amazon accounted for almost half of the UK’s new streaming customers across the festive period, a new report has revealed. According to figures from Kantar, Amazon attracted 49% of the 1.3 million new subscriptions in the final quarter of 2020 – approximately 635,000 signups. Amazon managed to draw in almost three times more subscribers than […]

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, […]