Edinburgh Festival Fringe to see comedy performances streamed on major platform

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Festival Fringe will be live streamed on ITVX. -Credit:Getty

Streaming platform ITVX is set to show four hour-long compilation episodes of this year's Festival Fringe performances.

Each episode is said to focus on a number of highlights that will be presented by performers of the chosen shows.

Comedy.co.uk reports that the episodes will be part of an ITVX Presents series that is being produced by NextUp comedy.

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They added that ITV confirmed: "The magic, chaos and hilarity of the Edinburgh Fringe will be streamed directly to viewers on ITVX this summer via four specials.

"This will be the real Edinburgh experience in a venue at the heart of the Fringe with new line-ups each night featuring some of the most exciting comics and breakthrough stars of 2024.

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"Audiences will be immersed into the anarchic and irreverent atmosphere as if they were in the rooms themselves - all streamed live on ITVX, and available to catch-up for 30 days afterwards."

The specific dates and details surrounding line-ups and specific venues will not be announced until closer to August.

Comedy.co.uk reported that Nana Hughes, ITV's Head of Comedy, said: "We wanted to build on the success of last year's comedy season knowing there is strength in numbers. We have packaged for your pleasure the return of Alan Carr's hilarious autobiographical comedy, Changing Ends, alongside a brand new comedy, Piglets, set in a police academy from the team behind Green Wing, acquisitions from around the world and a first for ITVX, we're stripping live comedy from the Edinburgh comedy fringe."

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Craig Morris, Managing Editor of ITVX, added: "Comedy has proved to be one of the most popular genres on ITVX, with streaming hours increasing by 80 per cent year-on-year. We already have over 2,500 hours of funny on ITVX - and these programmes will be a welcome addition."