BritBox platform unveils Royal Wedding plans

BritBox, the BBC Studios/ITV SVOD platform that targets North America, has announced plans to showcase the upcoming wedding of Prince Harry to American actress Meghan Markle.

The wedding special on May 19 will allow US viewers to watch ITV’s broadcast of the wedding celebration live.

Anchored from a specially constructed studio on the Long Walk in Windsor, the live stream will begin on BritBox at 10:30am BST and will also have time shifted streams for EDT and PDT viewers.

In addition to the live coverage, there will be a one-hour highlights show available soon after the event concludes. Also, BritBox has commissioned two programmes that will have their premieres in the week leading up to the wedding – Meghan & Harry: A Revolutionary Romance and WEDTalks: The BritBox Wedding Watchers Guide.

Furthermore, BritBox is also taking the Royal celebration to the big screen – the first time there has been a theatrical release of a Royal Wedding.  Harry & Meghan – The Royal Wedding, will be available to US movie theatres across the US on May 19th in partnership with Fathom Events.

“BritBox will be the ultimate destination – for streaming and now for the first time in theatres – to enjoy the nuptials in true British style,” said Soumya Sriraman, president of BritBox.

“In addition, we’ve curated a line-up that not only gives viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the wedding, but also gives fans a view of the soon-to-be married couple and the Royal Family.”

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