Get ready for a new range of viewing options — especially if you’re an anglophile!
BBC Worldwide and ITV have teamed up to launch BritBox, a new subscription video-on-demand streaming service available now. It’s designed to be the most comprehensive collection of British television in the United States.
Fans of British shows can binge classics including Fawlty Towers and Blackadder, as well as new episodes of currently airing shows like the soaps Emmerdale and EastEnders will be available 24 hours after their UK broadcast. The service will also offer curated playlists, like “Best of British comedy,” “Literary Adaptations,” or “Very British Beginnings,” which will showcase the work of celebrities including James Corden (Late Late Show), Daniel Craig (Spectre), and Emily Blunt (Mary Poppins Returns) early in their careers.
BritBox also features the U.S. premieres of mystery drama New Blood and the history-inspired miniseries Tutankhamun, and will also serve as the exclusive home for shows including Sharpe, Upstairs Downstairs (both the older and recent series), Brideshead Revisited, Bleak House, and Desperate Romantics.
Other available shows include Miss Marple, Inspector Morse, Sherlock Holmes, Poirot: The Early Cases, Prime Suspect, Are You Being Served?, As Time Goes By, The Office (UK), Absolutely Fabulous, and Gavin and Stacey.
“BBC and ITV are known for a vast array of diverse and award-winning programming that fans in the U.S. love and want to watch,” said BritBox President Soumya Sriraman. “Those fans now have a one-of-a-kind SVOD service option that offers a single point of access to an extensive collection of outstanding British programming to discover and enjoy.”
BritBox is available for $6.99 a month, and can be accessed on responsive web, AppleTV, Android phones and tablets, and iPhone and iPad apps, with Roku and Chromecast soon to follow.