The BBC and ITV have confirmed that their joint subscription streaming service, BritBox, is coming to the UK.
BritBox offers a mix of original shows and content from the two broadcasters’ archive. The service launched in the US in 2017 before expanding into Canada the following year and now has more than half a million North American subscribers.
Both broadcasters suggest that additional partners will join the UK version ahead of launch.
The service is expected to launch “in the second half of 2019” and consumers interested in subscribing can register at www.britbox.co.uk.
Carolyn McCall, CEO of ITV, commented on the news: “I am really pleased that ITV and the BBC are at the concluding stage of discussions to launch a new streaming service.
“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, added: “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.”