BritBox Arrives on US Shores
The biggest coup for the new service is that they will have British Soap Operas Eastenders, Emmerdale, Casualty, Holby City and more.
BritBox also features specially curated playlists, such as "Very British Beginnings", which showcases actors such as Daniel Craig, Emily Blunt, and James Corden early in their careers. BritBox will rotate its programs to keep it fresh.
So what kinds of shows will Britbox bring us?
BritBox president Soumya Sriraman intends future acquisitions through licensing, coproductions, and partnerships in an effort to broaden viewer reach, engagement, and retention.
"BBC and ITV are known for a vast array of diverse and award-winning programming that fans in the USA love and want to watch", BritBox president Soumya Sriraman said in a statement.
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If you have a penchant for British TV shows but happen to live in the USA, you'll be delighted to know of a new subscription service that is now available from two of the U.K.'s biggest broadcasters. And while newer shows aren't well represented, there are some worthwhile options when it comes to classic British TV, including the originalversion of The Office, Miss Marple, Gavin & Stacey, A Bit of Fry and Laurie, Absolutely Fabulous, Blackadder, and Red Dwarf.
At launch, there are over 2,000 hours of programming and more will be added on a daily basis. It will be a library of classic British comedy and dramas as well as offer up new shows, some within hours of when they air in the UK.
A TV streaming service aimed at US -based Anglophiles is now officially available.
Worldwide and ITV have officially launched their British television SVOD service BritBox in the U.S.
A free trial is available for new users, before the $6.99 per month pricing kicks in. The companies said the service will also work with Roku and Google's Chromecast "shortly" after Tuesday's launch. Fans of British TV would do well to compare its content with streaming service Acorn TV, which, for a slightly more competitive $5 a month, also offers a range of Brit-made shows.
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