BBC and ITV confirm plans for new UK streaming service BritBox

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Photo credit: ITV

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The BBC and ITV have confirmed plans for a new streaming service for UK viewers – the aptly-named BritBox.

The BritBox streaming service is already available in the US and Canada, with over half a million subscribers.

BritBox is an original streaming service which brings loads of British boxsets together in one place. It's even got daily highlights of Good Morning Britain.

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Photo credit: ITV/BBC - 123

It's promising viewers the biggest collection of British-created content across any streaming service, and it's also planning to commission new, original shows from British companies as well.

The broadcasters are in the concluding phase of talks, and now working on a formal legal agreement ahead of the service's launch. The BBC and ITV expect to add other partners to BritBox.

Carolyn McCall, CEO of ITV, commented: "I am really pleased that ITV and the BBC are at the concluding stage of discussions to launch a new streaming service.

Photo credit: ITV
Photo credit: ITV

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"BritBox will be the home for the best of British creativity – celebrating the best of the past, the best of today and investing in new British originated content in the future."

BBC director general Tony Hall, said: "I am delighted that the BBC and ITV are working together on something truly special – BritBox. A new streaming service delivering the best home-grown content to the public who love it best.

"The service will have everything from old favourites to recent shows and brand new commissions. It’s an exciting time for the viewing public."

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