BritBox UK


BritBox UK orders Simon Maxwell drama with Claire Foy starring

BritBox in the UK has ordered a new crime thriller starring The Crown’s Claire Foy. Marlow, from Simon Maxwell’s Motive Pictures and Endeavor Content, is an eight-parter that tracks the lives of two families who live on the banks of the Thames. The show explores the centuries-old history of the families and their ongoing conflicts. […]

BritBox UK summons Viaplay drama ‘Cold Courage’

BritBox UK has acquired Viaplay and Lionsgate’s political drama Cold Courage. The eight-part crime drama series is based on the best-selling Studio books by Pekka Hiltunen, which were adapted for the screen by David Joss Buckley (Hinterland) and Brendan Foley (The Riddle). It will be available exclusively on the streamer from 3 September. The series […]

BritBox UK launches with Channel 4 and distribution deals in place

Channel 4 has joined the BBC and ITV’s joint streaming service BritBox as it launches in the UK almost nine months after plans were first confirmed. The fledgling platform has struck a three-year deal with C4 for more than 1,000 hours of content from catch-up service All 4, including comedy, drama and non-scripted programmes, as […]

Viacom’s Channel 5, Comedy Central join BritBox UK

Viacom’s UK channels, Comedy Central and Channel 5, have joined the BBC and ITV’s joint SVOD BritBox. The deal – for which discussions have been ongoing for more than a year, long before the service was formally announced – will see hundreds of hours of British content from the Viacom channels joining BritBox from launch. […]

Exclusive: ITV kickstarts internal trials of BritBox ahead of launch

ITV has begun beta-testing BritBox among staff ahead of its launch later this year. TBI understands that a briefing took place earlier this week around the UK-focused venture with the BBC, where the service was unveiled to select staff. All employees were invited to apply to trial the service, but only a select group of […]

BritBox UK talks snag amid different agendas for BBC, ITV

The future of BritBox UK could be in question as the BBC and ITV look to work their way out of a reported deadlock in discussions. The planned UK service, which is to provide British content alongside new BritBox originals commissioned from UK production companies, has hit a roadblock due to stalled talks between the […]

ITV banking on targeted programmable advertising after tough Q1

ITV is “making good progress” on delivering its strategy after turning in a Q1 performance “very much as we expected”, according to CEO Carolyn McCall. The UK commercial broadcaster’s revenues were down 4% to £743m ($964m), with modest growth from ITV Studios and 22% growth in video-on-demand revenues offset by an overall decline in spot […]

ITV boss defends “different and distinctive” BritBox UK plans

ITV boss Carolyn McCall has defended the broadcaster’s SVOD tie-up with the BBC, BritBox UK, saying the endeavour is sufficiently “distinctive” and will be “liberating” for producers. Unveiled a month ago by McCall, BritBox UK is intended to be the British equivalent of the eponymous two-year-old US SVOD, offering both archive content and originals. However, […]